Expert Briefs

CFR scholars provide expert analysis and commentary on international issues.

Egypt’s Fateful Verdict

Author: Ed Husain

The Egyptian government's widening crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members, including a surge in death sentences, threatens to radicalize a new generation of Egyptians and spawn jihadist violence, writes CFR's Ed Husain.

See more in Egypt; Politics and Strategy; Terrorism

Reforming the Muslim Brotherhood

Author: Ed Husain

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it's to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR's Ed Husain highlights a course for change.

See more in Egypt; Democratization

A Coast Guard for the Emerging Arctic

Author: Captain Peter Troedsson, USCG

As human activity intensifies in the Arctic, U.S. interests would be best represented by a reinforced Coast Guard, exercising the role it carries out in other coastal areas, writes CFR Military Fellow Peter Troedsson.

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