The President's Inbox: The Greater Middle East
Upon President Obama's inauguration, he will find a myriad of foreign policy challenges demanding his attention, particularly in the Middle East. As the new administration begins, please join CFR experts Stephen Biddle, Steven Cook, and Daniel Markey to assess and discuss the most pressing issues in the greater Middle East.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.
A Colombian incursion into Ecuador sparks a regional diplomatic crisis at a time of increased arms spending across South America.
Francisco R. Rodriguez, an expert on Venezuelan affairs, says the show of force by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the Colombian incursion into Ecuador is an attempt to bolster his declining popularity at home.