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December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Elections 2018 Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

November 14, 2016

Egypt
bp11142016 Egypt’s Economic Reform: The Good and the Bad

Tough economic times are likely to be Egypt’s reality for a while, despite the announcement that Egypt and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to a much-needed $12 billion loan.

September 21, 2017

Afghanistan
Play Ghani CFR A Conversation With Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discusses the challenges facing Afghanistan, including its fight against terror groups, and his country’s relationship with the United States.

September 20, 2017

Pakistan
Play Shahid Khaqan Abbasi A Conversation With Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

SANGER: Good afternoon, and welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting. It’s wonderful to see all of you here, and particularly to welcome the prime minister—still new Prime Minister of …

July 17, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play Zarif_EC_1.jpg A Conversation With Mohammad Javad Zarif

Foreign Minister Zarif discusses current developments in the Middle East.

December 17, 2014

Pakistan
Behind Pakistan’s Taliban War

Military forces have degraded the Pakistani Taliban’s insurgency, but the Peshawar school attack demonstrates the limits of government control and lethality of rebel forces, says CFR’s Daniel Markey.

December 24, 2014

China
IMG_0241(1)(1) The Top Ten Stories in South Asia, 2014

It was a busy news year in South Asia, with events that will have far-reaching consequences for the region. Between India’s historic election, a hard-won unity government in Afghanistan, and ongoing …

September 19, 2014

Pakistan
islamabad protest Protests Threaten Democracy in Asia, in a Bizarre Reversal of Democratic Norms

Although I am not CFR’s South Asia expert, the past month of protests in Pakistani by Pakistani politician Imran Khan, who has been camped out close to parliament along with his supporters, brings to…