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March 17, 2010

Iraq
Iraq Update

Watch experts analyze the results and political implications of the March 2010 Iraqi elections.

March 17, 2010

Iraq
Iraq Update

MODERATOR: Welcome to today's council meeting. I would like to introduce the speakers. And before I do that, let me please ask you to completely turn off your cell phones, BlackBerrys, all wireless …

January 4, 2011

Dangers and Ditches

Young returnees from north Sudan smile in Aweil. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) CFR’s Center for Preventive Action (CPA) recently asked a wide range of government officials, academics, and think…

Young returnees from north Sudan smile in Aweil

March 8, 2011

Politics and Government
Will Libya Hurt Obama in 2012?

A rebel fighter holds a Kingdom of Libya flag in a battle near Ras Lanuf on March 4, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Will the administration’s slowness in responding to events in Libya hurt…

A rebel fighter holds a Kingdom of Libya flag in a battle near Ras Lanuf

March 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part II

Vehicles belonging to Qaddafi forces explode after an air strike by coalition planes along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiya on March 20, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Last week I wrot…

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Qaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah on March 20, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters)

February 4, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Will the Revolution Go South?

Opposition supporters throw rocks during rioting with pro-Mubarak supporters near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) Sub-Saharan African leaders, particularl…

Will the Revolution Go South?

May 10, 2011

Defense and Security
What Are Obama’s Options on Afghanistan?

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, gestures during a gun battle in Helmand province. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public…

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, gestures during a gun battle in Helmand province. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters)

February 4, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Revolution and Reaction

Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. This week’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in Egypt makes clear that President Hosni Mubarak—o…

Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011.

June 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

A man casts a fishing net in the Makoko fishing community in Lagos November 21, 2009. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) The U.S. Institute of Peace has just published a sophisticated and nuanced  r…

Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

July 5, 2011

Sudan
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping and Independence

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers hold Ak-47 rifles during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) The United Nations’ …

Sudan: UN Peacekeeping and Independence