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April 14, 2010

Cyprus
A Conversation with Ahmet Davutoglu

Watch Ahmet Davutoglu, minister of foreign affairs, Republic of Turkey, talk about the direction of his country's foreign policy.

April 14, 2010

Cyprus
A Conversation with Ahmet Davutoglu

MARC GROSSMAN: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. There are a couple of rules before I get started that I've already talked to the Minister about and the …

March 6, 2015

Turkey
Ahmet Davutoglu Only in New York Ahmet Davutoglu: Only in New York

With all the hubbub over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to New York City this week was al…

September 22, 2008

Turkey
Turkey’s Top Foreign Policy Aide Worries about False Optimism in Iraq

Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief foreign policy aide to Turkey’s prime minister, says he fears recent optimism on Iraq in the United States overlooks significant, dangerous problems which remain unresolved.

April 23, 2018

Iran
Play Zarif Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on U.S.-Iran Relations

Minister Zarif discusses U.S.-Iran relations, regional politics in the Middle East, and the future of the Iran nuclear deal. 

January 19, 2017

Iran
Why Is Iran Imprisoning Iranian-Americans?

What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.

September 8, 2016

Iran
The Danger to Scholars

I’m a proud co-signer of an open letter defending some of America’s most impressive scholars against Middle Eastern dictators who are trying to keep them out and shut them up. The title is "Open lett…

July 18, 2016

Turkey
Turkey’s Prospects After the Coup Attempt

Major tests lie ahead for Turkey’s relations with the United States and European Union as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can be expected to consolidate power following a coup attempt, says expert Kem…

August 28, 2015

Americas
Workers stand on top of bags of sugar at the Mumias sugar factory in western Kenya February 24, 2015. In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies. With much of the production coming from small rain-fed plots rather than large irrigated plantations, costs are much higher than Kenya's competitors (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Tackling Corruption in Guatemala, Snap Elections, and AGOA’s Challenges

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  International Anticorruption Efforts Seem…

May 19, 2015

Iran
A Sad Anniversary as Iran’s Brutalization of the Baha’i Continues

This week marks a landmark in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s crimes against that country’s small Baha’i community: Seven years ago this week the regime imprisoned seven peaceful Baha’i leaders. What …