March 19, 2019
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been unable to convince her own party to pass the Brexit deal she negotiated with the European Union because of its backstop provision. What is it, and why does it m…
March 13, 2019
If the president wants to withdraw from Syria, he might as well just withdraw.
March 12, 2019
Measles cases have spiked as a growing number of anti-vaxxers, opting out of immunizations for their kids, threaten decades of progress toward eliminating the disease.
January 31, 2019
In less than two months, the United Kingdom is set to crash out of the European Union without an arrangement for what comes next.
January 11, 2019
The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.
January 9, 2019
Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy.
December 20, 2018
If 2018 was a year marked by international challenges that percolated but did not boil over into full-blown crises, next year may well be the year in which that good fortune runs out.
December 18, 2018
Five CFR experts highlight trends worth tracking in the year ahead.
November 27, 2018
Washington continues to claim Ankara as “strategic partner.” Let’s stop pretending it is.
November 7, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to overhaul Brazil’s economy and align the country more closely with the United States, with uncertain implications for its relations with China.