June 21, 2018
China and Israel have sharply ramped up trade, investment, and cultural ties in recent years, but obstacles to closer relations may yet emerge.
May 31, 2018
The latest recurrence of domestic protests in Iran stems from the country’s role in regional wars, combined with corruption and economic mismanagement. This discontent is likely to continue to pose a…
February 13, 2018
The scandal-plagued leader’s removal could set the party of Nelson Mandela on a path toward reestablishing South Africa as a role model for the rest of the continent.
December 18, 2017
The president’s first national security strategy eloquently sums up the U.S. role in the world and what should be done to defend it, but much of the document is at odds with what the president himsel…
November 29, 2017
Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Mugabe, ushered his country into independence, then established a tyrannical regime and presided over the destruction of the economy. He was ousted in a November pa…
October 17, 2017
Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.
September 22, 2017
Talks later this year between President Serzh Sargsyan and President Ilham Aliyev can reduce the likelihood of renewed armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
July 6, 2017
North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile during the week of the Hamburg summit injects an air of crisis into an already tricky set of meetings.
June 30, 2017
Rodrigo Duterte’s chaotic strategy against Islamic State-linked groups in the Philippines might fail to defeat the most extreme militants while squandering the chance for peace.
February 23, 2017
Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, writes CFR’s Max Boot.