With Iraq weakened and a civil war raging in Syria, it’s unclear whether local forces and a U.S.-led international coalition can roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, explains this Backgrounder.
CFR Meeting What to Do About the Islamic State
Around the Web: New York Times Islamic State's Grip on City Appears Firmer Than Iraqis Acknowledge
Around the Web: Brookings The Ideology of the Islamic State
Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari is likely to have a short political honeymoon as he addresses the Boko Haram insurgency and reduced oil revenues, writes CFR's John Campbell.
Around the Web: New Yorker The Best Thing Goodluck Jonathan Ever Did Was to Concede
CFR Expert Brief Nigeria's High Stakes Elections
CFR Backgrounder Boko Haram
The prospect of sanctions relief as part of an Iran nuclear agreement has alarmed some in Congress, but they should see the value of a UN Security Council resolution affirming the deal, says CFR’s John B. Bellinger III.
CFR Meeting Lindsey Graham on Iran's Nuclear Program
Around the Web: RFE/RL Unpacking the Iran Sanctions
Op-Ed: Ray Takeyh The Strategic Genius of Iran's Supreme Leader
China’s advancement in the pharmaceutical sector has major implications for global health but it remains constrained by governance and other factors, says CFR’s Yanzhong Huang.
Around the Web: Economist Made in China?
Around the Web: Bloomberg View China's Leap Forward in Digital Medicine
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is unlikely to change course politically or economically absent strong regional pressure, writes Patrick Duddy in this Contingency Planning Memo.
CFR Backgrounder Venezuela's Economic Fractures
Around the Web: Foreign Policy Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Helped Maduro?
Around the Web: New York Times Venezuela's Currency Circus
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