Sri Lanka democracy activist Ahilan Kadirgamar paints a bleak picture for the country in 2008 after the collapse of a six-year-old truce between the government and the separatist Tamil Tigers.
CFR’s Michelle Gavin discusses the violence and political tumult that have erupted in the wake of Kenya’s December elections.
Watch Terje Roed-Larsen, president of the International Peace Academy, discuss the challenges facing conflict prevention efforts in the Middle East.
A Transcript of the Council on Foreign Relations symposium on the future of conflict prevention, session two.
A transcript of the CFR Conflict Prevention Symposium, Session 1.
Listen to Terje Roed-Larsen, president of the International Peace Academy, discuss the challenges facing conflict prevention efforts in the Middle East.
The Bush administration wants to contain Iran by rallying the support of Sunni Arab states and now sees Iran's containment as the heart of its Middle East policy: a way to stabilize Iraq, declaw Hezbollah, and restart the Arab-Israeli peace process. But the strategy is unsound and impractical, and it will probably further destabilize an already volatile region.
Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, Botswana’s minister of foreign affairs, discusses his country’s policy toward Zimbabwe and China.
A surge in Taliban-inspired violence, including a spike in suicide bombings, may be evidence of a deeper crisis roiling Afghan society.
This article examines the divisions among Eritrea's population as their goverment prepares for war with Ethiopia.
Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan discusses current events shaping U.S.-Pakistan relations, including Kashmir, the tribal provinces, and extremism.
Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. special envoy to Somalia, says the security situation remains dismal in Mogadishu and the Somali people lack confidence in the Transitional Federal Government.
Pakistan may be inching toward a power-sharing arrangement that Washington hopes will ensure political stability and bolster democratic reforms.
As political drama heightens in Pakistan, there is reason for the United States to be seriously concerned about its key ally in the war on terror.
Political violence in Lebanon could spell the return of civil war.
Sudan’s U.S. ambassador says Western states need to give the National Unity Government space to solve the Darfur crisis.
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The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More