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September 14, 2016

South Sudan
Understanding the Roots of Conflict in South Sudan

South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.

May 4, 2016

Ukraine
What Lies Ahead for Ukraine?

The conflict in Ukraine’s east could remain unresolved indefinitely unless all sides pursue a different course toward a compromise, says expert Nikolas Gvosdev.

November 1, 2017

United States
VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for the VICE Special Report from HBO based on the book A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard Haass.

January 12, 2009

Europe and Eurasia
European Energy Security European Energy Security

In what Russia claims to be a purely commercial dispute, Gazprom cut off gas to Ukraine, disrupting supplies across Europe. However, some suggest that Russia’s real aim is to exploit European depen…

March 16, 2012

Americas
A person walks past a glass door damaged by bullets at the police headquarters where Marisol Valles Garcia used to work in Praxedis G. Guerrero Organized Crime Beyond Drug Trafficking

Harvard’s winter 2012 ReVista magazine focuses on crime and violence primarily in Mexico and Central America. Many of the authors were participants in a Harvard-sponsored working group, bringing toge…

April 26, 2013

Americas
Two-Nations-Indivisible.jpg Two Nations Indivisible

Teaching Notes on Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead by CFR Senior Fellow Shannon K. O’Neil.

December 20, 2013

holidayreading_CROPPED Holiday Reading

There will not be much in the way of blogging while I am away with my family.  From the Potomac to the Euphrates will return when I return.  In the meantime, I’ve put together a brief list of what "T…

July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
World-War-I-Poetry TWE Remembers: World War I Poetry

“I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Most Americans know the opening lines of the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer. What they probably don’t know is that Kilmer was a war hero—t…

April 11, 2012

South China Sea
Armed Clash in the South China Sea

In April 2015, the author wrote an update to this memo to reflect recent developments in the South China Sea. Read the update. Introduction The risk of conflict in the South China Sea is signif…

February 11, 2011

Democratization
Mexico: Development and Democracy at a Crossroads

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Shannon O’Neil charts the progress of Mexico’s economic and democratic reforms. She sees grounds for optimism on both fronts but concludes that Mexico risks falli…