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October 17, 2017

Kurds
Reuters Can the United States Broker Peace Between Iraq and the Kurds?

Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.

February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

July 27, 2015

United States
Turkey, Syria, and the United States Turkey, Syria, and the United States: Quagmires Are Us

This weekend Turkey and the United States took steps toward getting more heavily involved in the Syrian quagmire. First, after a year of protracted negotiations, Turkey agreed to allow the United Sta…

June 27, 2014

Iraq
RUnningbeforewalking_CROPPED.jpg Kurds: Running Before Walking

Erbil had a weird feel to it this week.  The euphoria that came when the Kurd’s military, known as the peshmerga, took over Kirkuk on June 11 has not exactly faded, but reality is making people nervo…

July 29, 2013

United States
Books Recommended Reading For the Fall Semester

A friend who teaches U.S. foreign policy at a public policy school asked me for a few reading recommendations for the fall semester. Specifically, she requested books or reports written in the past a…

May 13, 2011

Weekend Reading Weekend Reading

A goldsmith poses with gold bangles in his jewellery shop in Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters) My interview on Charlie Rose discussing Turkey. From Tahrir Documents, a call for demonstra…

October 31, 2011

United States
A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria’s President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Syria No-Fly Zone: Realistic Objectives

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria's President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Last week, Syrian opposition activists agreed on the theme of their customar…

January 25, 2012

Iraq
Screening of Qarantina

Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed discusses his second film, Qarantina, which follows the story of a broken family in Baghdad who takes in a mysterious boarder. Qarantina is part of the Global Lens 2012 …

January 25, 2012

Iraq
Screening of Qarantina

The Council on Foreign Relations and The Global Film Initiative invite you to a screening and discussion of Qarantina, by Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed. Qarantina follows a broken family living within…