Congress just 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 would not likely get what they are seeking, says expert Stephen I. Vladeck.
Around the Web: American Conservative Suing Saudi Arabia
Around the Web: Vox How Saudi Arabia Captured Washington
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Shimon Peres was a force in Israeli life since 1948. His optimism about relations with neighbors, which drew some criticism, appeared to be coming true near the end of his life, writes CFR's Elliott Abrams.
Foreign Affairs: Brent E. Sasley Israel's Mirror
CFR Event A Conversation With Shimon Peres
Around the Web: New York Times Shimon Peres of Israel Dies at 93
The federal government should take a larger role in enforcing trade rules and provide relief to workers who have suffered serious losses as a result of trade, write CFR's Ted Alden and Robert Litan.
CFR Discussion Paper A Winning Trade Policy for the United States
CFR Voter Guide Campaign 2016: Candidates on Trade
As besieged parts of Aleppo face intensifying bombardment, diplomacy gives civilians few hopes for respite. CFR's Global Conflict Tracker offers background and analysis on Syria's civil war.
Around the Web: NYT Syria and Russia Appear Ready to Scorch Aleppo
Interactive The Syrian Civil War Five Years On
Afghanistan’s unity government has stalled on political reforms and remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency, says expert Christopher D. Kolenda.
Foreign Affairs: Javid Ahmad How Kabul is Cleaning Up the Illicit Economy
Around the Web: Center for International Cooperation The U.S. Presence and Afghanistan’s Unity Government
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