March 8, 2012
On International Women’s Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.
December 8, 2011
The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will likely confront a greatly changed Middle East political landscape due to ongoing civillian upheaval, says Steven A. Cook, CFR’s senior fellow fo…
November 15, 2011
CFR’s Robert Danin says the Arab League’s move to suspend Syria opens the door for greater action by the international community.
March 26, 2012
This week’s Arab League Summit in Baghdad presents questions about the organization’s role in a changed Middle East, the durability of Assad’s regime in Syria, and Iraq’s security and regional ties, …
July 28, 2011
This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and …
May 2, 2011
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that bin Laden’s death helps the drive for democracy in the Middle East and weakens the influence of…
January 17, 2013
Arch Puddington presents Freedom House’s "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the diff…
August 4, 2014
The violence in Gaza is likely to continue until a third party brokers a deal that allows both Israel and Hamas to claim successes as a result of the bloodshed, says CFR’s Robert Danin.
October 6, 2011
Expert Robin Wright discusses the unfolding developments of the Arab Spring with CFR’s Isobel Coleman. Wright argues that a "counter-jihad" is happening, which is "challenging the political status qu…
June 6, 2013
The protests in Turkey are unlike those in Egypt and the Arab world, but they can only be defused by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says CFR’s Steven Cook.