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November 15, 2011

Pakistan
Priorities in U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and the fragility of the Pakistani democracy.

March 23, 2012

Syria
Bashar and Asma Assad Syria: Stopping the Shopping

There is something pathetic about the new sanctions adopted by the EU today against Syria. Here is what was done, as explained by the Telegraph of London: The four women closest to President Assad w…

July 1, 2012

Syria
Syria: the Background

Much scorn has been directed at fashion magazines that lionized Asma al-Assad, the wife of the Syrian dictator. This is fair enough, but we don’t really expect careful judgments about world politics …

September 30, 2014

Global
The Intersection of Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Asma T. Uddin and Haris Tarin discuss the intersection of free speech, religious freedom, and social change, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

April 1, 2016

Syria
Play RTX27VZ6_EC.jpg Who Is Bashar al-Assad?

Experts analyze the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of Syria's President Bashar-al Assad.

March 21, 2014

China
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for a photograph as they visit Forbidden City in Beijing on March 21, 2014. Is Peng Liyuan China’s Evita?

Dean of the People’s Liberation Army Art Academy. Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization. Renowned Soprano Singer. Practitioner of Buddhism. China’s anti-smoking ambassador. Member of t…

October 26, 2012

Yemen
weekendreading10262012 Weekend Reading: Women and Early Islam, Yemen’s Separatists, and Syrian Refugees in Egypt

Helen Lackner on Open Democracy, discusses the possibility of southern separatists in Yemen disrupting the country’s unity. Nada Moselhy describes the experience of many of the Syrian refugees now l…

April 25, 2013

Syria
EuropeanSyriaPrevarication Europe’s Syria Prevarications

The West’s overall approach to Syria since the uprising began in March 2011 has been a combination of empty sloganeering (“we strongly and unequivocally condemn this violence”), wishful thinking (“it…

August 25, 2008

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Institutions and Civil Society

A look into Pakistan’s institutions, civil society, and the various players less known.

September 6, 2012

Political Movements
No End in Sight in Syrian Conflict

The growing likelihood of a protracted civil war in Syria does not necessarily warrant Western military intervention, which could "cause more damage, chaos, and instability than not," says Assad biog…