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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:26:15 -0400
The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance, says CFR’s Karen Brooks.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:28:57 -0400
Syria's breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR's Lori Esposito Murray.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:03:07 -0400
President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined the term.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:10:19 -0400
Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:53:17 -0400
The Arctic should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, says Thad Allen, co-chair of CFR’s Independent Task Force on the Arctic.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:42:52 -0400
An escalation in U.S. counterterrorism strikes is unlikely to degrade the country’s al-Qaeda affiliate and a two-year-long Saudi-led air campaign is no closer to defeating Houthi rebels, says Ambassador Barbara Bodine.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:55:20 -0500
The rise of populist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands is showcasing the pressing need for European Union reform, says expert Pieter Cleppe.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:27:36 -0500
The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains expert Cristina Rodriguez.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:00:38 -0500
As diplomatic efforts to broker a settlement to the civil war have so far come up short and the Islamic State retains a foothold in the east, a segmented Syria will likely experience reduced but persistent violence for years to come, says Ambassador Robert Ford.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:10:59 -0500
The world has just experienced a watershed year for populist politics, with antiestablishment challengers winning elections and illiberal regimes modeling an alternative, says expert Yascha Mounk.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:29 -0500
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings, raising human rights concerns, says expert John Gershman in this interview.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:24:12 -0500
The defeat of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reforms is another sign that voter anger over poor economic performance is driving anti-establishment politics across Europe, says CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:45 -0500
Italy’s vote on constitutional reforms, which may determine whether the country can escape its economic doldrums and rescue its ailing banking system, could have consequences for all of Europe, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:58:35 -0400
If President Xi Jinping hopes to extend his leadership beyond two terms, he must prevent the Communist Party from selecting a successor in the coming months, says expert Minxin Pei.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:39:38 -0400
Iraq’s campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State and restore the Iraqi government’s authority requires coordination among numerous armed groups with competing interests, says CFR’s Philip H. Gordon.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:05:32 -0400
A missile attack on a U.S. warship in the Bab al-Mandeb strait, off the coast of Yemen, illustrates how the U.S. Navy responds to an array of threats while patrolling the world’s waterways, says CFR visiting fellow Captain Clint Carroll.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:37:47 -0400
Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely get justice, says expert Stephen I. Vladeck.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:58:02 -0400
Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency, says expert Christopher D. Kolenda.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:25:33 -0400
North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a great danger to Northeast Asia and the United States. Washington should pursue policies that will induce Beijing to exert more pressure on its neighbor, says retired Admiral Mike Mullen.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:45:22 -0400
South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:13:47 -0400
The battle for Aleppo has taken a staggering civilian toll and it is likely to escalate because both regime and opposition forces see the city as crucial to a political endgame, says expert Lina Khatib.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:22:42 -0400
As a result of the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is likely to see another Scottish independence referendum in its future, says Chatham House’s Richard G. Whitman.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:35:22 -0400
The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand's democratic system, writes CFR's Karen B. Brooks.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:50:32 -0400
Despite facing territorial losses, the Islamic State shows no sign of relenting in its campaign to spread terror beyond Iraq and Syria, says journalist Rukmini Callimachi.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:57:19 -0400
The Olympics will likely go smoothly, but spending and construction for the games will burden the city for years to come, says journalist Juliana Barbassa.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:06:22 -0400
The recent rise in Islamist violence in Bangladesh is caught up in a polarizing political debate over the country's identity, says CFR's Alyssa Ayres.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:32:00 -0400
Major tests lie ahead for Turkey's relations with the United States and European Union as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can be expected to consolidate power following a coup attempt, says expert Kemal Kirisci.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:28:56 -0400
A UN tribunal's ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China's efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:46:03 -0400
Even as Iraqi special forces and Shia militias roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Baghdad has done little to address the underlying causes of Sunni militancy, says journalist Ned Parker.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:55:58 -0400
The United Kingdom's vote to leave the EU demonstrates that rising populism in Europe and the United States are both driven by voters who feel alienated from the benefits of globalization, says CFR's Edward Alden.