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April 28, 2014

Historic Iraq Election Brings New Uncertainties

An array of internal challenges looms over Iraq’s future as the country votes in its first general election since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal, explains expert Ned Parker.

May 3, 2013

Iraq’s Worsening Situation

The political standoff between the Shiite government of Nuri al-Maliki and Sunni protestors is fueling growing instability in Iraq, which recorded its most violent month in five years, explains Iraq …

June 14, 2012

Iraq’s ’Precarious’ Future

Ongoing violence and corruption in Iraq since the U.S. military pullout could augur a return to full-on sectarian strife and continued poor governance, says CFR’s Ned Parker.

December 28, 2011

Elections and Voting
Potential ’Political Chaos’ in Iraq

As the last U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq this month, an emerging political battle among the country’s top leaders has raised concerns over its stability. It underscores the difficult road ahead for…

November 8, 2011

Secretary Clinton Discovers Human Rights

Secretary of State Clinton gave a strong human rights speech on Monday night, to the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Like its cousins the International Republican Institute and the National Endo…

September 9, 2014

Crisis in Iraq: The View From Baghdad

Ned Parker, Reuters bureau chief in Baghdad, discusses the current situation in Iraq and the challenges of overcoming sectarian divisions, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call…

September 7, 2011

CFR News
Leading Experts on Global Health, Arms Control, Korea Join CFR

CFR’s Studies Program has added several scholars to its roster.

November 6, 2014

United States
Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy Ten Cold War Films Worth Watching

The Cold War has provided the grist for rich histories, enlightening memoirs, and terrific novels. It has also provided source material for some great movies. Here in alphabetical order are my ten fa…

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve Then and Now: Better Equipped to Avert Crises?

Author Liaquat Ahamed, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow and Citigroup Global Chief Economist Willem Buiter, and NYU's Professor of Economics Mark Gertler, join CFR Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby to discuss…