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September 26, 2018

Afghanistan
A Conversation With Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah discusses the challenges facing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including its fight against terror groups, and his country’s relationship with the United States…

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September 26, 2013

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gül, president of the Republic of Turkey, gives his remarks on recent regional developments and provides perspective on current U.S.-Turkey relations.

September 24, 2010

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

President of the Republic of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, discusses the transforming relationship of Turkey with the United States, Europe, and the Middle East

September 24, 2010

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

ROBERT RUBIN: Good morning, and welcome. I'm Bob Rubin, and I am very pleased on behalf of the council to welcome you to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting with our distinguished guest, …

February 13, 2007

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

Watch Abdullah Gül, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Turkey, discuss Turkey's relationship with Iraq and the broader Middle East.

October 29, 2019

Islamic State
After Baghdadi: What Hurts the Islamic State May Help Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda could benefit from the death of the Islamic State’s leader, potentially regaining its worldwide reach and influence.

October 25, 2019

Sudan
Women This Week: Sudan's First Female Chief Justice

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering October 11 to October 24, was compiled by…

Sudanese protesters march during a demonstration Khartoum, Sudan July 2019.

August 1, 2019

Nigeria
Notes From Yobe State on Living With ISWA

From far away it is difficult to know what daily life is really like in an area controlled by a Boko Haram faction. Chitra Nagarajan, a journalist and author who has written for the Guardian (UK), among other publications, recently spent time in Yobe State doing research on gender.

A girl walks past a bull stall on the street in Dapchi.

January 26, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia After King Abdullah

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz raises important questions about the future of the kingdom, including issues that have ripple effects around the world such as regional relati…

A woman drives a car in October 2013 in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world where women are barred from driving. Saudi female activists are campaigning to change this rule (Courtesy Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser).

June 27, 2019

Egypt
Egypt Doesn’t Matter Anymore

The death of Mohamed Morsi is the latest milestone along the country’s slide into terminal irrelevance.

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is seen behind bars during his trial at a court in Cairo May 8, 2014.