As Egyptians participated in their first free presidential election, the political dynamics of the country have changed radically. Egyptian politics operate under a set of entirely new principles indicating that whoever is elected president, the age of the pharaoh is finally and clearly over. Read the Expert Brief »
As results come in, it seems that the election will boil down to a run-off between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military. This will pit two very different visions of the country against each other. The next month of campaigning will be more partisan and divisive than before. Read more on Democracy in Development »
Europe, along with Japan, Australia, Canada, and Israel, should remain the rock of U.S. national-security strategy, even as the Obama administration continues to move U.S. security resources to an uncertain Asia. Read the op-ed »
The World Health Assembly in Geneva this week needs to do more to define a workable mission for the struggling World Health Organization. Without a commitment to bold reform and greater efficiency, the future looks bleak for the go-to international agency on public health. Read the Expert Brief »
The unraveling of the eurozone would have a serious indirect impact on the U.S. financial system by repricing risk upward while pushing stocks down. As the U.S. dollar rises and the euro falls, the United States faces the possibility of a "headwind to exports." Read the interview »
The Cameron government's reluctance to take advantage of extraordinarily cheap borrowing costs risks permanent damage to the British economy and society. Read the op-ed »
Tracking Progress on the Protection of Human Rights
Although the concept of human rights is abstract, how it is applied has a direct and enormous impact on daily life worldwide. A CFR multimedia guide tracks how the international community seeks to promote and guard human rights. View the "Global Governance Monitor"
World Events Calendar
May 25: Global African Diaspora Summit, South Africa CFR Resources on: Africa »
Conducting Monetary Policy at the Zero Bound - Rules, Learning, and Risk Management: William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, discussed monetary policy at a CFR meeting. Watch the video.