April 18, 2007
Steven Pifer, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, sees little chance a constitutional court will resolve Ukraine’s political crisis, and points to missteps by the Ukrainian president.
October 9, 2015
In early 2014, Russia began supporting armed separatist forces in the eastern—predominantly Russian-speaking—part of Ukraine. Subsequent fighting was halted in September 2015 by a cease-fire agreemen…
May 15, 2018
Washington has already enabled Israel’s permanent occupation, and with the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem willingly given up a crucial leverage issue with the Israeli government.
June 25, 2009
In October 2015, the author wrote an update to this memo to reflect recent developments in Ukraine. Read the update.
Ukraine continues to face internal political turmoil and tense rela…
April 27, 2018
The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
January 1, 2009
Many of the principal foreign policy challenges facing the new administration deal with the greater Middle East and Asia. Europe, by contrast, appears relatively stable. One potential exc…
June 7, 2018
The president has been clear about his protectionist views. Why didn’t anyone listen?
April 9, 2018
Everything Trump does in Syria revolves around what’s good for Trump. And that’s bad for America.
April 6, 2018
The arc of Egypt’s history is flat, and it bends toward autocracy.
May 8, 2018
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the significance of the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …