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Haiti

A recent security deal between Haiti and Kenya will see Nairobi deploy one thousand police officers to the island to help curb surging gang violence. Here’s how civil unrest has stymied Haiti’s development.
Yemen

Yemen

Iranian support has boosted the military prowess of Yemen’s Houthis, helping them project force into the Red Sea. In return, the group has extended the reach of Iran’s anti-West axis of resistance.

Iran

Iran’s web of armed partners such as Hezbollah and the Houthis serves to strengthen its influence in the Middle East and could pose a significant threat to the United States and U.S. allies in the region, especially Israel.  

Yemen

Panelists discuss Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, American and British responses, and prospects for regional escalation.  ELDER: Thank you. Hi, everybody. Thanks for joining us for this media brief…
International Criminal Court

International Law

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC),[1] Karim A. A. Khan,[2] faces several challenging policy issues in the months ahead regarding the Israel-Hamas situation.[3] In this co…

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Hamas’s attack on Israel and the ensuing war in the Gaza Strip raise a host of questions about the combatants’ legal obligations.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

International calls for a cease-fire are mounting as the humanitarian situation in Gaza deteriorates rapidly amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria needs a change of direction, not a change of government.  

Nigeria

Nagging Constraints to Democratic Stability and Economic Prosperity in Nigeria  Prepared statement by Ebenezer Obadare Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies  Council on Foreign Re…

U.S. Foreign Policy Program

Nothing may seem more obvious to supporters of democracy than the need to oppose, punish, and deter coups. But defining a coup, let alone reacting sensibly to one, is difficult for many democratic go…
Ukraine

The War in Ukraine

Ukraine

Miriam Elder, the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at CFR, and Carla Anne Robbins, a senior fellow at CFR and co-host of CFR’s The World Next Week podcast, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss where the war between Russia and Ukraine is headed as it enters its third year. 

 

Events

Climate Change

John Kerry discusses his work as U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, the challenges the United States faces, and the Biden administration’s priorities as it continues to address climate change.  

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Former CENTCOM Commanders David Petraeus and Anthony Zinni discuss the military aspect of the Israel-Hamas war and lessons learned from U.S. involvement and operations in the Middle East.

Renewable Energy

Meghan L. O’Sullivan, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Jeane Kirkpatrick professor of the practice of international affairs at Harvard University, leads the…

Trade

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is dedicated to the life and work of the distinguished economist Martin Feldstein.

Explainers

Who Governs the Palestinians?
For years, power in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has been divided among the Palestinian Authority, militant group Hamas, and Israel. Now, Israel’s vow to destroy Hamas is fueling debate over who should administer Gaza instead.

Expert Spotlight

Steven A. Cook
Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

Middle East and North Africa Turkey Arab Spring

War Between Israel and Hezbollah Is Becoming Inevitable

Gideon Rose

What Oppenheimer Left Out

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The alliance between the United States and South Korea has endured through seven decades of shifting regional and geopolitical security contexts. Yet it now faces challenges from within. Domestic pol…