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April 16, 2018

Syrian Civil War
A firefighter works inside the destroyed Scientific Research Center in Damascus. Can Syria’s Chemical Weapons Be Stopped?

The United States should follow targeted strikes in Syria with intensified global efforts to nullify the regime’s chemical weapons capabilities.

March 23, 2018

Russia
Henry Nicholls/Reuters Russia’s Poisonous Message to the World

The circumstances surrounding the attack on a former Russian spy in England leave little doubt that Russia was the culprit and cast a lengthening shadow over the global regime to stop chemical weapon…

March 15, 2018

Russia
UK Skripal Poisoning Crime Scene Are Cold War Spy-Craft Norms Fading?

The poisoning of former double agent Sergei V. Skripal in the UK indicates that Russia may have abandoned some unspoken rules of espionage. CIA veteran Jack Devine examines the history and current state of spy-craft.

March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria-Aliko-Dangote-Forbes-Billionaires Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.

October 4, 2017

Kurds
The Time of the Kurds The Time of the Kurds

The Kurds, one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, may be on the verge of achieving their independence amid turbulence in Syria and Iraq.

January 26, 2018

United States
Trump State of the Union Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. The White House has not revealed the details of the speech yet, but it will likely hit m…

January 17, 2018

Human Rights
modern slavery infoguide More Than 40 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, Shows New CFR InfoGuide

January 17, 2018—Slavery is universally prohibited by national and international laws, but more than 40 million people continue to be enslaved worldwide. Fueled by a population boom and extreme pover…

October 27, 2017

Influence Campaigns and Disinformation
The World Next Week Podcast

Yesterday I joined Robert McMahon on CFR’s podcast, The World Next Week, which gives a preview of world events in the week ahead. We discussed Venezuela, Argentina, President Xi Jinping, and Facebook…

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.

October 6, 2017

CFR News
CFR Wins Fourth Emmy for Interactive Guide to Deforestation in the Amazon

The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) “Deforestation in the Amazon” InfoGuide won an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding New Approaches: Current News.” The award was announced yesterday at t…