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December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

September 3, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East After the Iran Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal inked by Iran and major powers has implications not just for proliferation, but Middle Eastern security as well. Five experts weigh in on what the deal means for regional powers and …

December 1, 2017

Russian Hacking and Disinformation
Robert Mueller Russia Investigation Russia, Trump, and the 2016 U.S. Election

Charges of foreign power interference in the U.S. presidential election have raised grave national security concerns and touched off multiple federal inquiries that could drag on for months.

October 4, 2017

Kurds
Kirkuk Statue Image Unraveling the Oil Geopolitics Intertwined in the Kurdish Independence Referendum

For over a decade, U.S. efforts to promote stability across the Middle East have run afoul of many complexities. The recent independence referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territory …

September 11, 2017

Iraq
Kurd referendum Is the World Ready for “Kurdexit”? Referendum Among Iraqi Kurds Has Middle East on Edge

Iraq continues to bedevil American foreign policy, and the world. Now the Kurds will vote on their own state.

September 7, 2017

International Organizations
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

August 7, 2017

Sanctions
Economic-Sanctions.jpg What Are Economic Sanctions?

For many policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges, from counterterrorism to conflict resolution.

July 26, 2017

Gender
Honduras girls Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering July 17 to July 26, was compiled with sup…

March 2, 2017

Turkey
BP03022017 Turkey and the GCC: Cooperation Amid Diverging Interests

A policy paper by Steven A. Cook and Hussein Ibish exploring relations between Turkey and the Arab Gulf states for the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.

June 20, 2017

North Korea
The U.S.-South Korea Alliance and North Korea Under Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in The U.S.-South Korea Alliance and North Korea Under Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in

Hwang Jihwan is an associate professor at University of Seoul and a visiting scholar at Catholic University of America. Trump, Moon, and North Korea Many in Washington and Seoul are concerned t…