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February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.

August 22, 2017

Afghanistan
Carlos Barria/Reuters Trump’s Path to Indefinite Afghan War

President Trump’s much-anticipated Afghan policy rightly avoids troop withdrawal timelines but offers little prospect for progress against the durable Taliban.

June 5, 2017

China
Tracking the Yuan Does a Banking Crisis Lead to a Currency Crisis? (The Case of China)

One key question around China is pretty straight forward: will losses in China’s banks and shadow banks—whether on their lending to Chinese firms or their lending to investment vehicles of local gove…

June 2, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Women receive food aid in Nigeria. Norwegian Refugee Council Highlights Neglected Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a highly respected, independent non-governmental organization that works with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), has released its annual list of th…

May 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Internally Displaced Continue to Grow in 2016

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have issued a report indicating that there were 31 million persons world-wide newly internally displaced in …

May 25, 2017

Afghanistan
Afghan security forces Did Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

In May 2016, President Barack Obama authorized a U.S. military drone strike that killed Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. A year later, we can judge whether this leadership “decapitation” strike…

April 27, 2017

United States
Teaching Notes Web Page Disarray.jpg A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

April 17, 2017

Turkey
BP04172017 RIP Turkey, 1921–2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum—he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history.

March 20, 2017

Media
BP03202017 Fake News Has a Long History in the Middle East—and the Lessons for Americans Are Unmistakably Dire

Information has long been falsified and weaponized in Turkey and the Arab world—and we're headed that way fast.

June 27, 2013

Democratization
Statistical Evidence

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, Jan Teorell evaluates a range of political, economic, and social factors in light of the …