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September 22, 2017

Qatar
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 12, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Play Afghanistan: Endless War? Afghanistan: Endless War?

Panelists look at America's longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.

March 16, 2017

International Organizations
RTX31AR1_B Trump’s Misguided National Security Budget: Every Problem is Not a Nail

President Trump’s unapologetic “hard power” budget reveals an alarming ignorance about the threats to U.S. national security and the instruments needed to advance U.S. global interests. The document …

January 3, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16 Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 24 – December 30

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 24, 2016 to December 30, 2016. This update also represents violence …

October 2, 2008

Iraq
Political Situation in Iraq is ’A House of Cards’

Marc Lynch, an expert on Iraqi politics, says that despite security gains in Iraq, the political situation remains unsettled, suggesting progress might be ephemeral.  

December 6, 2017

United States
Play Combating Online Operations Combating Online Information Operations

The panelists will explore how the United States and the tech community can respond to foreign actors' use of online platforms to propagate disinformation and amplify specific viewpoints.  

May 29, 2015

Development
FIFA Corruption This Week in Markets and Democracy: FIFA Corruption, Chronic Hunger, and Poverty Reduction

This post marks the launch of a new feature on the Development Channel, "This Week in Markets and Democracy." Each Friday, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, will highlight the week…

November 20, 2017

Religion
Podcast AAR2017LuncheonPanel Ethnonationalism and Vulnerable Populations

Jocelyne Cesari, Marcia Chatelain, and Simran Jeet Singh discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the social and political consequences for at-risk communities.

February 25, 2015

Wars and Conflict
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington, DC, February 2015 (Courtesy Joshua Roberts/Reuters). White House Summit Embraces Women’s Rights to Counter Violent Extremism

Last week, the White House sponsored an international summit on strategies to counter violent extremism (CVE), focusing on groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda. Amon…

April 5, 2001

Agricultural Policy
The Regulation of GMOs in Europe and the United States

Overview This paper was prepared for a workshop on trans-Atlantic differences in GMO regulation sponsored by the Council of Foreign Relations. It draws in part on an unpublished paper, "Apples and…