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August 15, 2019

Political Movements
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard-bearer for Islamist groups around the world, has been once again driven underground as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has consolid…

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi protest in Cairo.

August 14, 2019

Afghanistan
Afghanistan Endgame, Part One: Is Sirajuddin Haqqani Ready for Peace?

In peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States should not fail to address the evolution of the Haqqani-al-Qaeda nexus.

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August 13, 2019

Hong Kong
The Crisis in Hong Kong: What to Know

As protesters in Hong Kong use increasingly creative means to demand change, the possibility that Beijing will respond with force is growing.

August 7, 2019

United States
Election 2020: Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Presidential Candidate

It has been a while since Americans have elected successive presidents from the same state. Not since November 2, 1880 in fact.* That’s when Republican James A. Garfield of Ohio won the right to succ…

Kirsten Gillibrand

August 6, 2019

United States
“Mini Mac” Shows China’s Currency Shifting Into Undervaluation

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s Big Mac Index us…

August 1, 2019

Elections and Voting
Joe Biden

CFR invited the Democratic candidates to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues before the second set of presidential debates. The questionnaire was sent to all candidate…

Joe Biden

August 1, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: India Criminalizes Instant Divorce

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, covering July 22 to August 1, was compiled by Alex…

Muslim brides wait for the start of their mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India. May 11, 2014.

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
Joe Sestak

CFR invited the Democratic candidates to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues before the second set of presidential debates. The questionnaire was sent to all candidate…

Joe Sestak

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
The Democratic Candidates on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Do you support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and, if so, how would you go about trying to achieve it?

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
The Democratic Candidates on Saudi Arabia

Given the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the civil war in Yemen, what changes, if any, would you make to U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia?