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May 3, 2012

Pakistan
Pakistan on the Brink: A Conversation with Ahmed Rashid

Leading Pakistani journalist and bestselling author Ahmed Rashid analyzes the current state of Afghanistan and Pakistan, prospects for U.S. government negotiation with the Taliban, and the potential …

Podcast

July 1, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender-Based Violence Prompts Outcry in Egypt, Jordan

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 covers June 25 to July 1. 

Demonstrator participate in a protest against gender-based violence in Amman, Jordan on July 22, 2020

April 18, 2008

Israel

September 21, 2007

Egypt
A Conversation with Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Watch Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, discuss the potential outcomes of the proposed Middle East peace conference and prospects for peace in the region as a whole.

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September 21, 2007

Egypt

October 24, 2013

China
Shazeda Ahmed: Saving Face in U.S.-China Space Relations

Shazeda Ahmed is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In early- to mid-October, NASA came under fire for allegations of prejudice against Chinese scientists. Prominent sci…

The sun is captured over Earth's horizon by one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station on May 21, 2013 (NASA/Courtesy Reuters).

August 17, 2009

Afghanistan
Afghan Elections: A Perilous Time

Ahmed Rashid, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says the August 20 presidential election in Afghanistan is "critically important" to achieving political stability, but he worries the vote will trigger…

April 22, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: April 22, 2022

Pegasus spyware detected in PM Boris Johnson's office; Spyware targets Catalan separatists; NATO to conduct Locked Shields exercise; Lazarus Group steals $600 million in cryptocurrency; REvil returns…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands at a lectern.

May 31, 2022

Nigeria
Elite Compact Thrown Into Doubt as Atiku Abubakar’s Emergence Blows Nigerian Presidential Race Wide Open

The outcome of party presidential primaries appears to signal the end of post-military elite political consensus. 

Nigerian Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar gives an impassioned speech while gesturing

December 11, 2009

Pakistan
Coming up Short on Pakistan

President Obama says Pakistan is crucial to the success of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. But five Pakistani experts argue the Pakistan part of Obama’s strategy is flawed.