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Iran will limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief under an agreement it reached with major powers. However, the U.S. Congress must approve the deal and Iran must take specific steps to restrict its nuclear program before the agreement can be implemented, explains CFR’s Philip Gordon.
See more in Iran; Politics and Strategy
Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achieving their century-old quest for independence.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Turkey; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (known as the "BRICS") are forming multilateral bodies intended to reduce Western influence over the global financial system, explains CFR's Stewart Patrick.
See more in Global; International Organizations and Alliances
The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR's John Campbell in this video explainer.
See more in Nigeria; Politics and Strategy
Members of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gathering in New York must recommit to reducing their arsenals and address new proliferation challenges, explains CFR’s Adam Mount.
See more in Global; Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The White House and Congress have several differences to reconcile on cybersecurity legislation, explains CFR’s Robert Knake.
See more in United States; Cybersecurity
The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of conflict will have consequences that extend far beyond the region.
See more in Afghanistan; Pakistan; Terrorist Organizations and Networks; Regional Security
Terrorism today is increasingly transnational, geographically dispersed, and ideologically diverse, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.
See more in Global; Terrorism; Radicalization and Extremism
President Obama's decision to restore relations with Cuba is sensible foreign policy, but a number of obstacles remain on the path to normalization, explains CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.
See more in United States; Cuba; Politics and Strategy
The deterioration of violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, disputes in Ukraine and the East and South China Seas, and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea are among the top concerns of foreign policy experts, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in Global; Conflict Prevention
President Obama's executive action on immigration policy is ambitious yet flawed, and Congress must now decide how to proceed, explains CFR's Edward Alden.
See more in United States; Immigration
Diplomatic relations between Japan and China must improve for the Asia-Pacific region to thrive economically and politically, explains CFR’s Sheila Smith.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Diplomacy and Statecraft
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong feel Beijing has reneged on its guarantees of greater autonomy for the former British colony, says CFR's Barbara Demick.
See more in Hong Kong; Political Movements and Protests; Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures
A greater international response is required to help West African governments overcome major logistical challenges in responding to Ebola, says CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Diseases, Infectious; Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is likely to deepen until leaders in Baghdad can form an inclusive government and defeat jihadist fighters on the battlefield, explains CFR's Isobel Coleman.
See more in Iraq; Humanitarian Intervention; Refugees and the Displaced
The violence in Gaza is likely to continue until a third party brokers a deal that allows both Israel and Hamas to claim successes as a result of the bloodshed, says CFR's Robert Danin.
See more in Israel; Palestine; Military Operations; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whether the Arctic can be developed sustainably and peaceably.
See more in Arctic; Energy and Environment
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights; Religion
The United States should take a leading role in shaping international norms for the use of armed drones, explains CFR's Sarah Kreps.
See more in Global; Drones
Poor government oversight and protests in Brazil have expanded the World Cup narrative beyond soccer and into politics, explains CFR's Julia Sweig.
See more in Brazil; Development; Economics