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November 1, 2021

Energy and Environment
Oil Dependence and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development.

October 26, 2021

Lebanon
What Is Hezbollah?

Military experience gained from fighting in Syria’s civil war and decades of clashes with Israel have made the Iran-backed group stronger than ever, but the biggest threat it faces may be upheaval in…

A crowd of Hezbollah supporters surrounds a giant model of a fist holding a gun.

October 6, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
UN Representation in an Era of Revitalized Multilateralism

Competing UN credential submissions are not unprecedented. Many of the pressures and challenges of the modern era, however, are.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the seventy-sixth session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021.

September 30, 2021

Religion
The Changing Landscape of Terrorism in the United States

Farah Pandith, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss, professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs and School of Education and director of the Polarization and Extrem…

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September 21, 2021

Pakistan
The Future of Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Conversation With Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan discusses Pakistan's relationship with the United States and the quest for peace and stability in the region.  

Play School girls holds Pakistani flags during the rally in connection of 70th Independence day of Pakistan out side Hyderabad press club.

September 3, 2021

Global
Eight More Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: non-English language films from around the world. 

Three movie posters in black frames: Das Boot (man in naval cap behind a submarine); Osama (child in front of veiled women); The French Minister (man sitting on his desk in an office)

September 2, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Yemen’s Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering

Yemen’s internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an intractable political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

Five Houthis ride atop a military vehicle.

August 18, 2021

Iran Nuclear Agreement
What Is the Iran Nuclear Deal?

The United States’ withdrawal from the arms control agreement has heightened tensions and left the remaining signatories scrambling to keep the deal alive.

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August 17, 2021

Palestinian Territories
What Is Hamas?

The Palestinian armed group has struggled to govern Gaza. Yet, it remains committed to resisting Israel and shows little desire to reconcile with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank.

Gun-toting Hamas militants ride a vehicle amid a massive crowd of the group's supporters

August 12, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Pakistani Activists Call for Domestic Violence Law

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 August 3 to August 11.  

Pakistani women in Karachi protest violence against women and the recent murder of Noor Mukadam.