October 31, 2018
Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
January 14, 2019
The United States should avoid a rapid, unconditional exit from Afghanistan but also minimize the costs of staying.
January 11, 2019
The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.
January 9, 2019
Investing more in human capital is the region’s best hope to escape the middle-income trap.
Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy.
December 21, 2018
The U.S. withdrawal from Syria removes the main obstacle to a Turkish campaign to eradicate Syrian Kurdish forces and could lead to a more dangerous phase of Syria’s civil war.
December 20, 2018
If 2018 was a year marked by international challenges that percolated but did not boil over into full-blown crises, next year may well be the year in which that good fortune runs out.
A long-awaited election in the Democratic Republic of Congo offers hope for the country’s first democratic transition, but a contested result could incite turmoil.
December 19, 2018
This year saw progress in areas from species comebacks to space exploration.
December 18, 2018
Five CFR experts highlight trends worth tracking in the year ahead.