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August 28, 2014

Iraq
Will Shia Divisions Hamstring Iraq?

Haider al-Abadi has unified the country’s Shias, but may struggle to keep their support as he forms a new government and attempts to redress Sunni grievances, says expert Mohamad Bazzi.

January 23, 2014

Syria
Small Steps to Syrian Transition?

Though it’s unlikely the Geneva II talks on Syria will yield major breakthroughs, movement is possible on humanitarian aid, cease-fires, and prisoner exchanges, says former ambassador to Syria Edward…

November 12, 2013

Iran
Despite Hitch, Iran Nuclear Deal in Sight

An interim nuclear accord between Iran and world powers is still within reach despite lingering disagreements over details, says expert Barbara Slavin.

September 19, 2013

Syria
Awkward U.S.-Russia Dance on Syria

The unexpected convergence of the United States and Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons is likely to be strained by delays in the disarmament process, says expert Nicolas Gvosdev.

July 2, 2012

Egypt
Morsi’s ’Difficult Balancing Act’ Ahead

Egypt’s newly sworn in President Mohamed Morsi will have to tackle everything from setting a rocky economy back on course to combining reform efforts with placating a powerful military, says expert D…

August 15, 2011

Political Movements
The EU’s Political Integration Dilemma

As Germany and France look to contain a mushrooming sovereign debt crisis, the eurozone will have to consider greater political integration or face a crumbling of the common currency zone, says EU ex…

June 14, 2011

Greece
A ’Deepening’ European Union

Though Standard and Poor’s ranks Greece as the world’s lowest-rated economy, calling into question the eurozone’s future, economist Iain Begg says the debt crisis will paradoxically have the effect o…

April 19, 2011

Security Alliances
NATO’s Decline over Libya

NATO’s failure to apply sufficient military force to oust Libya’s leader and protect civilians is a blow to the credibility of the alliance and the United States, says expert Robert E. Hunter.

March 25, 2011

Libya
Obama’s ’Poorly Conceived’ Libya Intervention

President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya is hobbled by poor timing and muddled objectives, but charges that the war is illegal are unfounded, says CFR’s James Lindsay.

November 5, 2010

Congresses and Parliaments
Gridlock on U.S. Economic Policy

GOP election gains make it less likely Congress will enact needed deficit cuts and more fiscal stimulus, and the Fed’s quantitative easing plan could create new bubbles, says CFR Distinguished Visiti…