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December 19, 2006

Iraq
Tariq al-Hashimi

Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, New YorkDecember 20, 2006ANNE GARRELS:  Hello, ladies and gentlemen.  I'd like to convene the meeting and welcome you all.  Thank you.  My name is Anne G…

December 19, 2006

Iraq
A Conversation with Tariq al-Hashimi

Watch Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi discuss the current situation in Iraq, particularly the Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict.

January 23, 2015

Americas
ID Card Pakistan Leveraging Tech Innovations in Development

Over the past decade, technology has begun to revolutionize industries ranging from education and healthcare to financial services and commerce. These transformations are not limited to the developed…

December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Sunset-World-Leaders Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

July 25, 2011

Race and Ethnicity
Europe: Integrating Islam

Western Europe’s burgeoning Islamic population continues to spark concerns about Muslim assimilation and a cultural divide.

February 5, 2009

Iraq
Iraq’s Political Landscape

Iraq’s provincial elections provide signals about the maturity of the country’s political system, as well as highlight new power brokers in the provinces.

March 2, 2013

Saudi Arabia
march12013weekendreading Weekend Reading: Saudi Tweets, Ennahda’s Decline, and Ramadan’s Odd Missive

An interview with anonymous Twitter user @Mujtahidd, who has been tweeting provocative things about Saudi Arabia’s rulers. An article from Muftah, discussing the declining credibility of Tunisia’s E…

October 31, 2013

Egypt
Reforming the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it’s to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights a course for change.

September 13, 2012

United States
Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, smiles at his home in Tripoli on June 28, 2012 (Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Tragedy in Libya and Regional Unrest

On a personal note, I send my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods killed in Benghazi on Tuesday. Chris and I were…

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…