Expert Briefs

CFR scholars provide expert analysis and commentary on international issues.

How Washington Can Bolster Iraq

Author: David Palkki

The events in Iraq affect core U.S. interests, and Washington should be prepared to help both battle jihadist forces and press for political reforms over the long run, says CFR's David Palkki.

See more in Iraq; Defense and Security

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