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February 24, 2016

Iran
Why Iran’s Elections Matter

Despite heavy vetting of candidates, Iran’s elections for parliament and Assembly of Experts will offer insights into whether hardline or more moderate factions gain influence, says expert Mohammad A…

January 29, 2016

Libya
New Order or Disorder for Libya?

Libya’s UN-brokered unity agreement is fragile at best and could fracture in the event of a stepped-up Western intervention against Islamic State forces, says expert Mary Fitzgerald.

January 23, 2015

Europe
What a Syriza Victory Would Mean for Europe

This weekend’s snap election in Greece could determine the direction of the country’s future, as well as shift the economic course for the rest of the eurozone, says expert Eleni Panagiotarea.

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…

May 1, 2012

China
A ’Bumpy’ U.S.-Chinese Relationship

A high-level dialogue occurs against a backdrop of political change and tensions over Chen Guangcheng. CFR’s Adam Segal says the relationship has no guiding principle.

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…