May 6, 2016
And then there was one. Despite all the naysayers, Donald Trump emerged from the field of seventeen Republican candidates to become the presumptive GOP nominee. He’s made it clear that he will put wh…
April 1, 2016
Experts analyze the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of Syria's President Bashar-al Assad.
May 13, 2015
Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
April 21, 2015
Experts discuss the foreign policy priorities of recently elected leaders in Asia.
December 29, 2014
Last week, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2014 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. Below are ten world figures who died in 2014. Each made a mark on history. Some we…
January 14, 2014
Gamal Mubarak or Omar Suleiman? Omar Suleiman or Gamal Mubarak? Not too long ago this was what many Egyptians and virtually any westerner who had an interest in Egypt were asking. Everyone had …
October 17, 2013
I co-authored this piece with my friend and colleague, Michael Koplow, author of the blog Ottomans and Zionists.
Ehud Barak’s political instincts have never been great, but his security instincts ar…
November 4, 2013
I first arrived in Turkey on a chilly, gray afternoon in early October 1992. I had been living in Jerusalem studying Arabic and Hebrew—this was during my Arab-Israeli conflict stage—when the guy wit…
October 21, 2013
A number of diplomatic challenges, including disagreements over the crisis in Syria, could threaten to undermine years of improving U.S.-Turkey relations, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.
September 26, 2013
Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, discusses Iranian foreign policy.