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May 8, 2017

Nigeria
Chibok Release and Boko Haram’s Strategy

Boko Haram’s release of eighty-two girls to the Nigerian government appears to be part of its strategy to maximize the value of the Chibok kidnapping victims. According to The Guardian, Boko Haram su…

President Muhammadu Buhari sits with eighty-two freed Chibok girls.

April 3, 2017

Egypt
Egypt Goes From Bad to Worse: Under President Sisi, the Nation Longs for the Good Old Days of Mubarak

Five years after the Arab Spring, Egyptians under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are further from democracy than ever.

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March 24, 2017

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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 from March 18 to March 25, was compiled w…

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March 20, 2017

Media
Fake News Has a Long History in the Middle East—and the Lessons for Americans Are Unmistakably Dire

Information has long been falsified and weaponized in Turkey and the Arab world—and we're headed that way fast.

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June 24, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

Entrenched conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future of the Middle East.

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May 31, 2016

Trade
Reigniting Emerging-Economy Growth

HONG KONG – It is no secret that emerging economies are facing serious challenges, which have undermined their once-explosive growth and weakened their development prospects. Whether they return to t…

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July 15, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ InfoGuide Presentation, "The Sunni-Shia Divide."

April 27, 2017

Energy and Environment
Oil Dependence and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development.

April 6, 2007

Global
Nuclear Energy: Balancing Benefits and Risks

Teaching Notes on Nuclear Energy: Balancing Benefits and Risks from the Council Special Report (CSR).

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January 9, 2014

Egypt
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Ban: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian government’s ban of the Muslim Brotherhood and its classification as a terrorist organization is unlikely to uproot the organization, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.