Iran’s Likely Next Supreme Leader Is No Friend of the West

Author: Ray Takeyh
Washington Post

The man most likely to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Iran's supreme leader, Ibrahim Raisi, is neither pragmatic nor friendly to the West, writes CFR's Ray Takeyh. Raisi, who heads one of the Islamic Republic's largest charitable foundations, embodies the repressive and revolutionary values of the regime and would continue Iran's transformation into a police state.

See more in Iran; Presidents and Chiefs of State


The Fix

Author: Jonathan Tepperman

A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.

See more in Global; Economics


Cyberspace, Terrorism and International Law

Author: David P. Fidler
Journal of Conflict & Security Law

Governments have long worried about terrorists using the Internet to launch cyberattacks, spread propaganda, recruit and radicalise individuals and raise funds. However, the Islamic State’s exploitation of social media has caused a crisis and generated questions about international law’s role in addressing terrorism in cyberspace.

See more in Global; Terrorism; International Law


Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Speaker: John Boyce
Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden
Introductory Remarks: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Remarks: Margaret Chan
Presider: Richard E. Besser
Speaker: Paulyn Rosell-Ubial

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in countering these threats globally.

See more in Global; Diseases, Noncommunicable