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November 27, 2017

Turkey
Trump Erdogan Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

June 12, 2018

Donald Trump
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks towards U.S. President Donald J. Trump on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. Signals for the Indo-Pacific From Trump’s Summitry

India, which still views U.S. foreign policy with some skepticism, is essential to the success of the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy. What will New Delhi conclude from the recent U.S. diplomac…

June 12, 2018

Palestinian Territories
Prince William (and the Foreign Office) in Jerusalem

I’ve written many times about the British royal family’s remarkable record of refusing to make an official visit to Israel while making scores of visits to Arab capitals. That will change in a matter…

November 17, 2017

Donald Trump
Podcast Rex Tillerson Ambassador Nicholas Burns on U.S. Diplomacy

Ambassador Nicholas Burns joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S. diplomacy under the Donald J. Trump administration.

May 8, 2018

Rohingya
Hannah McKay/Reuters The Rohingya Crisis and the Meaning of Genocide

Despite evidence of systematic violence against the Rohingya, countries remain reluctant to classify the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as genocide.

October 8, 2014

Turkey
Fiddling While Kobani Burns.A_2 Fiddling While Kobani Burns

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Last week, the Turkish Grand National Assembly voted to authorize the use of force in Syria and Iraq. Tur…

May 2, 2018

Donald Trump
Buhari-Trump-White-House-Nigeria-USA Buhari's Visit to Washington a Small Win for President Trump

Unlike the recent visits of French President Emmanuel Macron, who criticized Trump’s policies before a joint session of Congress, or German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who continues to be critical of a range of Trump’s polices, Buhari praised Trump in ways that will be pleasing to him and his base. 

April 1, 2013

United States
FiddlingWhileCairoBurns Fiddling While Egypt Burns

Life is getting increasingly difficult for Egyptians.  The New York Times ran a front page story on Sunday about what anybody who has been paying attention to Egypt already knows:  the country is run…

April 17, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Politics-DA-Port-Elizabeth South Africa’s DA Struggles to Broaden Support Amid Zuma's Departure

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the official opposition to the governing African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa’s parliament, and is struggling to grow its support now that Zuma is gone.

April 16, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
US President Trump U.S. Needs Asian Partners in Economic Fight With China

Trump right to reconsider TPP even if allies resist renegotiation bid.