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February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Madrid Donor Conference

This publication is now archived. How much financial aid for Iraq was pledged at the October 23-24 Madrid donor conference?About $33 billion in grants and loans, almost two-thirds of it from the Unit…

September 29, 2017

Spain
Students demonstrate with Catalan separatist flags in Barcelona. Can Catalonia Split With Spain?

Spain’s effort to block Catalonia’s referendum on independence may push more Catalan voters to support it.

April 11, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Play Keynote Session: Historical Perspectives on the Middle East Historical Perspectives on the Middle East

For this event, the panel discusses the past, present, and future of the Middle East. 

January 16, 2017

United States
kerry-hollande_pic Paved with Good Intentions? France’s Middle East Peace Conference

The Madrid peace conference in 1991 to launch comprehensive Arab-Israeli negotiations was a diplomatic triumph. The 2007 Annapolis conference relaunched peace-making and a new, well-prepared three tr…

August 24, 2015

Infrastructure
The so called "Great Wall of Louisiana", a 1.8-mile long concrete wall located east of downtown New Orleans, United States, is seen from the air August 19, 2015. This barrier was designed to reduce the risk of storm surge in many parts of the city that were flooded during Hurricane Katrina due to levee or floodwall failures (Carlos Barria/Reuters). Katrina at 10: Reflections on a Human-Made Disaster

The following is a guest post by Stephen E. Flynn, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Resilience Studies, and Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute at Northea…

October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Play Le Drian The Importance of Multilateralism: A Conversation With Jean-Yves Le Drian

Minister Le Drian discusses the importance of multilateralism in confronting the foreign policy challenges facing France, including the Brexit negotiations, climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal…

February 8, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Is Insulting the President a Crime: Ramallah This Time

On January 23, I did a blog post here noting that in his short time in power Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi had 24 times had people jailed for the "crime" of "insulting the president." My comment t…

June 21, 2013

Economics
Pathways to Freedom - LAM Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

My colleagues in CFR’s Civil Societies, Markets, and Democracy Initiative have just released a new book, Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, which highlig…

January 15, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Time for Panetta to Visit Paris

Foreign Policy reports that Secretary of Defense Panetta is in Europe: "The SecDef is wheels up from Lisbon this morning, headed for a day-stop in Madrid and then staying overnight in Rome. In Madrid…

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.