January 3, 2018
North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.
September 15, 2017
Germany’s elections will determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in power, with ramifications for the migration crisis, the future of the European Union, and U.S.-German relations.
November 2, 2016
At climate talks in Morocco, negotiators will try to move forward on issues left unresolved by the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, developed and developing countries still remain far apart on major is…
September 28, 2016
It has been almost three weeks since North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, but China and the United States have not yet reached agreement on the text of a new UN Security Council resolution c…
February 10, 2015
Israel’s election campaign continues day after day, hot and heavy, with five weeks to go. Prime Minister Netanyahu has struck a blow with the best campaign ad so far, and it can be found here with En…
September 16, 2014
After forty years, UN forces meant to separate Israel and Syria have fled their posts--fled into Israel, for safety. Here is the account from The Tower web site:
The United Nations Disengagement Obs…
July 15, 2013
News of a credit crunch and broader economic slowdown in China once again raises the question of how that country’s evolving economy might affect its political trajectory. The traditional view of mod…
December 6, 2011
The annual prizes for the best books on the Middle East have just been awarded by the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy. I served as a juror and highly recommend all three winners. The anno…
April 20, 2016
As countries prepare to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, the work to reduce global carbon emissions is only beginning, says CFR’s Michael Levi.