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October 19, 2017

Iraq
What to Watch For in Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

As the campaigns to wrest the Islamic State from the territory it held in Iraq and Syria near completion, new conflicts may arise if old political arrangements prevail.

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate victory in Raqqa.

April 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Amir’s TV Station

Qatar's Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on December 2, 2010. (Louafi Larbi/Courtesy Reuters) The president’s meeting today with the Amir of Qatar offers a timely opportunity to take sto…

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on December 2, 2010.

January 15, 2014

Political Movements
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

The future of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard bearer for Islamist groups around the world, remains uncertain following Mohammed Morsi’s fall.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi hold up a Quran while making "Rabaa" gestures during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

April 1, 2016

Syria
Who Is Bashar al-Assad?

Experts analyze the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of Syria's President Bashar-al Assad.

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November 13, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading: Ramlat Bulaq, Bedouin Poetry, and the Islamic State vs. Israel

Omnia Khalil reviews the struggles of everyday life in the Cairene neighborhood of Ramlat Bulaq. William Tamplin takes a look at Jordan’s most popular Bedouin poet and his use of verse to express Ar…

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June 5, 2015

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Debunking Iraq’s Myth, Demolishing History in Egypt, and Biking Syria’s Civil War

Sara Pursley, in a two-part report on Jadaliyya, debunks the myth of Iraq as an artificial state. Mahmoud Riad protests the demolition of the National Democratic Party’s headquarters in Cairo. Ahma…

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September 25, 2015

Afghanistan
Toward a New Afghanistan

Abdullah Abdullah discusses issues facing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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February 12, 2015

United States
This Week: Egypt Seeks Nukes, ISIS Gets Escalation, and U.S.-Iran Shun Extensions

Significant Developments Egypt. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced an agreement to jointly build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant on Tuesday duri…

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a meeting in Cairo February 10, 2015 (Klimentyev/Courtesy Reuters).

September 11, 2014

Iraq
Confronting ISIS Requires a Bigger Plan

The Obama administration’s plan for expanding its military campaign against ISIS, however worthy, raises questions about how the militants can be defeated on the ground, says CFR’s President Richard …

July 10, 2014

United States
This Week: Israel and Hamas Fight while Baghdad and Kurdistan Argue

Significant Developments Israel-Palestine. Israel entered its third day of Operation Protective Edge today as rockets rained down on many parts of Israel. More than fifteen rockets were fired into T…

An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod July 8, 2014 (Ratner/Courtesy Reuters).