November 4, 2009Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
RICHARD N. HAASS: If people would take their seats; if they would conclude their conversations. Great. Well, good afternoon. I'm Richard Haass, and I want to welcome everyone to the Council on Fore…
December 5, 2012Egypt
Those who wish to remain optimistic about political developments in Egypt must today contend with a most ridiculous yet still serious development. The new Prosecutor General, Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah…
November 21, 2017Saudi Arabia
A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.
May 25, 2018Iran
U.S.-Iranian conflict resolution is in flux following withdrawal from the nuclear deal, and it remains unclear whether sanctions will be sufficient to force Iran back to the negotiating table. A deeper dive into the energy realpolitik of the matter reveals a host of barriers to improving the status quo in the Middle East.
May 24, 2018Nigeria
The al-Barnawi faction has reportedly sought to win the people of the Lake Chad basin over by creating an economy—which can then be taxed—by providing certain incentives and financial and material support.