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July 7, 2016

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands in front of an image depicting the country's late President Hugo Chavez during a meeting with members of Venezuela's United Socialist Party (PSUV) in Caracas Venezuela’s Woes Reach Mercosur

Mercosur is under considerable internal strain. As at other times in the trade bloc’s history, shifting political winds and changing trade priorities have placed the member countries at loggerheads. …

July 8, 2011

What Happens When Iran Kills American Soldiers?

There must be very few times in American history when a foreign government is accused of killing American troops, and absolutely nothing is done about it. Every school kid used to learn lines like "…

December 4, 2015

Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” Wins 2015 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

French economist Thomas Piketty has won the fourteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Belknap Press) and will receive $15,00…

June 18, 2014

Summer-Reading-Library-Book More Books to Read This Summer

Last week, Bob McMahon, Gideon Rose, and I offered up our summer reading suggestions on The World Next Week podcast. India Adams and her colleagues on the CFR Library staff were not to be outdone. Th…

November 26, 2013

Anti-government protesters wave flags while standing in heavy rain outside the Interior Ministry in Bangkok on November 26, 2013. Nearly 3,000 flag-waving anti-government protesters massed in front of Thailand's Interior Ministry on Tuesday, a day after they stormed compounds of two other ministries. (Kerek Wongsa/Courtesy Reuters) Thailand on the Brink—Again

Today marks the second day of  Bangkok protestors’ occupation of several of Thailand’s major ministries. Although so far there has been minimal violence, by Thai standards, demonstrators yesterday ph…

September 13, 2013

Reflecting on Lehman’s Global Legacy

Experts from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East reflect on the impact and legacy of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy five years ago.

September 5, 2012

USIranMisaligned The United States and Iran: Misaligned

I generally don’t write about Iran, and on the rare occasion that I do, I try my best to channel Ray Takeyh, Karim Sadjadpour, and Suzanne Maloney.  I’ll never come close to understanding Iran the wa…

June 18, 2012

A Conversation with Peter Piot

Peter Piot and Michel Sidibé discuss Piot's new book, No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the state of the AIDS epidemic in the w…

March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?

Margaret MacMillan, warden at University of Oxford's St. Antony's College and professor of history at University of Toronto, gives an overview of the Arab uprisings and discusses the historical conte…