September 10, 2005
This Council-sponsored, independent Task Force points out that nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that should be on par with war-fighting an…
June 9, 2014
Lebanon is at risk of experiencing renewed civil strife in the coming months, primarily as a result of the spillover effects of the Syrian civil war, now in its fourth year. Although …
December 14, 2017
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the November/December 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Emma Sky and Lisa Monaco. The latest issue puts U.S. interventions under serious scrutiny …
September 29, 2017
Women's economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity, according to global data from the World Bank, IMF, McKinsey, and the OECD. Yet despite the consensus around women's role in…
February 6, 2014
The lack of progress in Syrian peace talks doesn’t mean diplomacy can’t work, but the process needs to include regional powers, says expert Mona Yacoubian.
March 7, 2013
The pitched battle for Syria’s future could eventually pull the country apart and precipitate a seismic sectarian shift in the region, says Mideast expert Mona Yacoubian.
June 6, 2017
Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Syria including military intervention, prioritizing the fight against ISIS, cooperation with Russia, and responding to chemical attacks from the Assad gover…
May 29, 2012
The weekend massacre near Houla that has galvanized international outrage may spark a stronger Russian stand against the Assad regime, says Syria expert Mona Yacoubian.
May 10, 2011
President Assad’s brutal attack on Syrian protestors, and a lack of support for protestors from Syria’s army and business class, make it likely that the regime will survive even if it becomes increas…