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June 19, 2013

Heads of State and Government
Obama’s Broader Message in Berlin

The president’s speech combined lofty idealism and pragmatic realism at the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Wednesday, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

January 31, 2013

Conflict Prevention
Can Egypt Survive Its Latest Crisis?

Its economy is in terrible condition and state authority is apparently breaking down. It’s time to contemplate an intervention by Egypt’s military, says CFR’s Steven Cook.

April 3, 2012

Syria
Merits of a Syrian Cease-Fire

A deadline for cease-fire in Syria is set, but the international community remains divided on ways forward. CFR’s Ed Husain says many questions remain about opposition unity, leadership transition, a…

February 7, 2012

Elections and Voting
How Europe Views the U.S. Presidential Campaign

Europeans are closely watching the U.S. presidential campaign despite their ongoing economic troubles because the United States remains the number one power in the world, says German expert Josef Jof…

February 28, 2012

Cuba
The Frozen U.S.-Cuba Relationship

Under President Raul Castro, Cuba has begun economic and political reforms while bolstering ties with Brazil and the Vatican. But Washington has failed to seize on opportunities for expanding relatio…

May 4, 2011

Afghanistan
Bin Laden’s Death and U.S. Afghan Policy

While U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan won’t be directly affected, bin Laden’s death could result in an expedited draw-down schedule, leaving the country open to a Taliban takeover and leading to…

June 18, 2010

Afghanistan
Fear and Uncertainty in Afghanistan

While senior military officials are urging support for Afghanistan operations, Afghans are fearful about the Kandahar offensive and uncertain about U.S. plans to start withdrawing troops in July 2011…

February 8, 2010

Europe
Obama and EU: Shedding Rose-Colored Glasses

President Obama’s decision to skip an upcoming summit in Spain set off a European reaction that highlighted areas of conflicting interests between the EU and the U.S., says CFR Europe expert Charles …

October 15, 2009

Media
A Bleak Outlook on the Impossibility of Sustained Foreign Correspondence

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

October 15, 2009

Media
Reporting on the Cold War ’At its Most Frigid’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…