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March 23, 2007

Turkey
A Conversation with Ali Babacan

Watch Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Babacan discuss foreign policy challenges in the Caucasus and the Middle East.

May 1, 2017

Iran
Iran’s Presidential Test

Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic im…

President Hassan Rouhani registers to run for re-election.

April 7, 2017

Syria
Welcome to Syria, President Trump: Years of Rational Policy Led to This Horror, and There’s No Easy Way Out

If the war Obama and the Pentagon struggled to avoid is now upon us, it's likely to make a bad situation worse. 

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March 27, 2017

United States
Bill Maher Makes Us Dumber: How Ignorance, Fear and Stupid Pop-Culture Clichés Shape Americans’ View of the Middle East

Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we're also fearful, stupid and wrong.

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June 24, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

Entrenched conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future of the Middle East.

The Sunni-Shia Divide InfoGuide

July 15, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ InfoGuide Presentation, "The Sunni-Shia Divide."

April 27, 2017

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.

February 29, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Obama Establishes Trade Enforcement Agency

The Obama administration signed an executive order creating a new agency to monitor and protect U.S. interests in international trade. The newly-minted Interagency Trade Enforcement Center will be ho…

A cargo ship cruises as the sun sets at Ala Moana beach ahead of the APEC meeting in Honolulu

July 5, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Ending Impunity for Pakistan’s Security Forces

Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, the ISI, is facing mounting allegations of involvement in the murder of journalist Saleem Shehzad. Pakistan’s security forces have long committed human r…

January 12, 2012

Global
The World Next Week: January 12, 2012

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S., Japan, and S. Korea foreign ministers discuss North Korea; Elections are held in Taiwan; The anniversary of Ben Ali's ouster is marked…