Marking a groundbreaking interreligious leadership effort, Celene Ayat Lizzio was appointed emerging Islamic studies scholar-in-residence at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School. Inspired by her scholarly work and commitment to interfaith dialogue, Ms. Lizzio, an expert on Islamic family law and Muslim feminist theology, has been recognized as a Harvard presidential scholar. Ms. Lizzio began participating in CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative in 2013.
CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker maps violence that is both causal and symptomatic of Nigeria's political instability. Based on statistics from weekly surveys of Nigerian and international media, the interactive guide tracks violent incidents directed at government property, places of worship, and suicide bombings. To better understand Nigeria's volatile state, follow the tracker.
Twenty years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, speaks with Foreign Affairs' Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman about the nation's violent history, his eleven year reign, and the country's political future. Read the interview »
Stanford University's Robert Crews looks at Moscow's attempts to integrate Crimean Muslims into Russian society in this Foreign Affairssnapshot. According to Crews, Moscow's success in Crimea won't just depend upon economics or international politics, but on the delicate negotiations between Russia's Muslim clerics and the region's Tatar population.
CFR offers timely analysis on the recent unity agreement between former Palestinian rival political factions Hamas and Fatah.
CFR's Robert Daninblogs that it is unlikely that the deal reached in Gaza "is any more credible, or stands any better chance of implementation, than the previous failed unity agreements between the two parties."
CFR's Elliott Abramsblogs about how the unity agreement will affect peace negotiations with Israel and offers policy advice to Secretary Kerry.
Iraq expert Ned Parker explains the numerous internal challenges looming over Iraq's future, including religious and ethnic tensions, the legacy of corruption, abuses by security forces, and the presence of Sunni jihadist groups. Read this CFR interview to better understand the complex crisis unfolding in Iraq. Read more »
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