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January 27, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Salafi Nigeria Salafism in Northern Nigeria Beyond Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Alex Thurston. Alex is the author of  Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics, and is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Ser…

February 14, 2013

Education
Update on the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

After the failed attempt to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in 2007, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) sponsored a report by the bipartisan Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy…

May 5, 2015

Iran
Senegal vs. Iran?

One of the oddest news stories of the week reported that: Senegal will send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition combating Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, the West…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

May 11, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Play RTX32HW5_EC.jpg From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

April 6, 2017

Global
Play Corruption_EC.jpg Corruption and National Security: What Has and Has Not Worked

Experts discuss how corruption affects U.S. national security and global stability, and the measures used by the U.S. government to fight corruption and promote transparency.

September 12, 2016

Iraq
bp09122016 Summer of Sadism

This past summer has seen increased bloodshed in the Middle East, and it is getting harder to imagine viable solutions to resolving the conflicts across the region.

February 14, 2013

United States
Update on the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and…

February 29, 2016

United States
Cruz Feb 2016 Sen. Ted Cruz and the Myth of Carpet Bombing

On December 5, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) while speaking at the FreedomWorks “Rising Tide” Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, made the alarming pledge, “If I am elected president, we will utterly destroy ISIS…We …