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August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.–China Competition

Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This report highlights the perspectives of leading scholars of international affairs from Southeast Asia on important issues facing the region.

February 13, 2017

Turkey
Reconciling U.S.-Turkish Interests in Northern Syria

Overview Since spring 2015, Turkey has suffered a wave of high-profile terror attacks linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). In response, Turkey deploy…

December 14, 2016

Asia
What Future for the Asia Pivot Under Trump?

How will President-Elect Trump follow up the Obama administration’s Asia pivot? Five Asia experts reflect on the region’s top priorities. 

February 17, 2017

Syria
Podcast Kurdish fighters gesture while carrying their parties' flags in Tel Abyad of Raqqa governorate after they said they took control of the area June 15, 2015 (Reuters/Rodi Said). Rethinking the U.S. Approach in Northern Syria: A Conversation with Aaron Stein

Yesterday I spoke with Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow in the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and author of the new Center for Preventive Action paper, “Reconcilin…

March 31, 2017

United States
RTX3067U (1) End to Euphrates Shield, but Not to U.S.-Turkey Tensions

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the end of Operation Euphrates…

December 1, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
world-hivaids-2016 World AIDS Day 2016 in South Africa

Thursday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, a fitting occasion to call attention to an HIV vaccine clinical trial that has started in South Africa. The vaccine being tested is based on one used in a Tha…

November 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
zuma-anc-vote South Africa’s Wounded President Zuma Survives

Over the weekend of November 27, Jacob Zuma faced his greatest political challenge to date, a vote of ‘no-confidence’ from within his own party, the African National Congress (ANC). He had previously…

November 2, 2012

China
In ‘A Contest for Supremacy,’ Aaron Friedberg portrays the United States and China as almost fated to wind up in conflict, and suggests Beijing is already lapping Washington in preparing for such a fight (Aly Song/Courtesy Reuters). Review: ’A Contest for Supremacy’ by Aaron Friedberg

In the spring of 2010, after years of relative quiet in the South China Sea —the strategic body of water separating southeastern China from Southeast Asia, and including regions disputed by at least …

October 21, 2016

China
stockholm-forum-2016 Podcast: Live From the Stockholm China Forum

Earlier this month in Washington, I had the pleasure of recording a live Asia Unbound podcast at the Stockholm China Forum with four outstanding Asia experts: Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics a…

April 9, 2008

Israel
RTR30DKO_Ammar_Awad.jpg Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

This crisis guide offers an in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions through video and a timeline with interactive maps.