October 29, 2019
Iran poses an acute threat to oil infrastructure across the Middle East, potentially allowing it to extort concessions from world powers.
May 30, 2019
The ICC was created to bring justice to the world’s worst war criminals, but debate over the court still rages.
May 6, 2019
Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.
April 19, 2019
Khalifa Haftar’s march on the Libyan capital is a bid for control of a fragmented state. Backed by a set of powerful governments, he could carry on the fight for a long time.
March 15, 2019
It is time to put denuclearization on the back burner and adopt realistic approaches toward North Korea. An all-or-nothing approach will yield nothing, leaving the United States worse off than before…
Read an excerpt of False Dawn.
December 3, 2018
Anniversaries recall our triumphs, honor our losses, and mark our tragedies. Two thousand eighteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the end World War I, the fiftieth annive…
August 15, 2018
The Islamic State has been nearly defeated and migrant crossings to Europe have declined, so why is Libya’s state failure so troubling?
June 28, 2018
The following is a guest post by Alexander Decina, research associate for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
For more than two years, the UN-backed Government of National …
June 16, 2018
The Singapore summit lessened the chances of conflict in the short term, but the ultimate legacy of the summit could still be a march toward war.