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September 30, 2014

Energy and Climate Policy
U.S. Energy Exports

Calls for lifting U.S. controls on energy exports are mounting as production nears a forty-five-year high.

An oil rig in North Dakota.

January 22, 2016

Syria
Syria’s Agonizing Diplomatic Path

UN-mediated talks in Syria are jeopardized by disagreement over which opposition parties should participate, but a broader obstacle is whether a compromise over Bashar al-Assad’s future can be reache…

December 31, 2015

Human Rights
Women Around the World: Year in Review

Welcome to a special edition of “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, highlighting 2015’s most sign…

Yazidi-woman-UN-Samantha-Power

July 25, 2011

Race and Ethnicity
Europe: Integrating Islam

Western Europe’s burgeoning Islamic population continues to spark concerns about Muslim assimilation and a cultural divide.

June 9, 2014

Syria
Syria: Humanitarian Disaster—and Security Threat

Syria’s civil war poses an expanding threat to the region and beyond. Washington should seize the opportunity that still exists to weaken the Assad regime, writes CFR’s Elliott Abrams.

January 9, 2014

United States
This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations, Egyptian Convictions, and more U.S. Shuttle Diplomacy

Significant Developments Syria. Representatives from various Syrian opposition groups-- including some Islamist factions-- met in Cordoba, Spain today to try to forge common ground before the schedu…

Members of Syrian opposition groups stand after visiting the former mosque of Cordoba during a consultative meeting in Cordoba, southern Spain January 9, 2014 (del Pozo/Courtesy Reuters).

August 29, 2013

Syria
The UN Inspectors’ Job in Syria

The search for evidence of chemical weapons in Syria is painstaking and hampered by harsh conditions, but could yield decisive findings as debate over military action intensifies, says expert Amy E. …

February 22, 2013

Fossil Fuels
Asking the Right Questions About Changes in Derivative Markets

As part of a book I’m working on, I’ve spent some time wading through the econometric literature on speculation in commodity markets, oil in particular. This body of research tries to shed light on h…

Asking the Right Questions About Changes in Derivative Markets

April 5, 2013

The World Next Week: Kerry Visits Asia, Obama Proposes a Budget, and Egypt Retries Mubarak

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon gave up his seat this week so that Isobel Coleman and I could discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to East Asia, President Obama’s forthcoming b…

Secretary of State John Kerry walks across the tarmac of Baghdad International Airport on a March visit to Iraq (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).