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February 23, 2018

Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/Reuters Cold War II

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Puti…

September 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play Gheit CFR Restoring Stability in a Turbulent Middle East: A Perspective From the League of Arab States

Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit discusses the state of affairs in the Middle East. 

September 22, 2017

Doha, Qatar Weekend Listening: The Gulf Crisis, Not Just My Hijab Part I and Part II

Marc Lynch and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen break down the crisis in the Gulf. Four stories about Middle Eastern women and their hijabs.

April 24, 2017

Report Watch Vol. II: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and Lorand Laskai is a research associate in the Asia Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow L…

October 13, 2016

United States
Play RTR3PYR_EC.jpg The Legacy of the Ronald Reagan Administration

Experts discuss the policies and priorities of the Ronald Reagan administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.

September 16, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Play RTX1P7OP_Ahmad-Masood_EC.jpg Assessing NATO's Future

Experts discuss the ability of NATO to adapt given the political and economic realities of its members.

September 2, 2015

Asia Unbound_Xi and Park Park’s Decision to Join Xi Jinping’s World War II Commemoration

Many Western observers are likely to raise their eyebrows tomorrow when they see that South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is standing alongside Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin on the reviewing stand …

July 21, 2015

Anti-Intellectualism II The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part II

In my last blog post, I examined the rise of anti-intellectualism in China from a historical perspective. As if to corroborate my argument, last week police in China’s Jiangxi province detained Wang …

July 2, 2015

United States
books July 2015 You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings II

Six months ago, I published the first blog in this series, highlighting earlier academic findings. Jeffrey Stamp, “Aero-Static Warfare: A Brief Survey of Ballooning in Mid-nineteenth-century Siege W…

March 13, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African Mercenaries Mercenaries in Nigeria, Part II

With the detailed March 13 New York Times story on the presence of mercenaries in Nigeria, further comment is required. The image of white mercenaries atop armed personnel carriers and flying helico…