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The UN Security Council

by Zachary Laub
The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

Defusing Lebanon's Powder Keg

by Mohamad Bazzi, Deborah Jerome
Lebanon faces new sectarian violence, and tensions along its border with Israel threaten to boil over. CFR's Mohamad Bazzi says to help avert conflict, Washington must eventually engage with the most powerful force in Lebanon: Hezbollah.
Analysis Brief

Responding to Syria's Aggression

by Deborah Jerome
The Syrian regime's intensifying crackdown on protesters has alarmed some countries in the region and stirred international concern, but there is little consensus about how to curb the violence and little appetite for military intervention.

Media Conference Call: Violence in Syria

with Elliott Abrams, Robert M. Danin, Robert McMahon
As the uprising continues in Syria, the international community moved to condemn the Assad regime in the aftermath of the government's attacks on the city of Hama. CFR's Elliott Abrams and Robert Danin discuss how these developments affect U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East.
Blog Post

Turkey: Speaking Truth to Power

My old friend Suat Kinikloglu recently penned an op-ed in the English language  daily, Today's Zaman, called "Questioning Turkey's 'doves' on Syria." It is one of the most interesting articles...

Innovative Solutions in Responding to Future Challenges

with Arwa Damon, Strive Masiyiwa, Sarah Sewall, Richard Williamson, Wolf Blitzer
This meeting is part of the symposium entitled Imagine the Unimaginable: Ending Genocide in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and CNN.