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June 13, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s Statehood Debate

The recent vote may not advance Puerto Rican statehood, but it may focus attention on its heavy debts and exposure to upcoming U.S. health-care and budget measures.

Puerto Rico anti-austerity protestors

May 10, 2016

Puerto Rico
Can Puerto Rico Escape Its Debt Crisis?

Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has entered a new stage. Without congressional action and deeper reforms, the island could find itself unable to provide basic services, says CFR expert Brad Setser.

February 24, 2016

Iran
Why Iran’s Elections Matter

Despite heavy vetting of candidates, Iran’s elections for parliament and Assembly of Experts will offer insights into whether hardline or more moderate factions gain influence, says expert Mohammad A…

January 29, 2016

Libya
New Order or Disorder for Libya?

Libya’s UN-brokered unity agreement is fragile at best and could fracture in the event of a stepped-up Western intervention against Islamic State forces, says expert Mary Fitzgerald.

January 23, 2015

Europe
What a Syriza Victory Would Mean for Europe

This weekend’s snap election in Greece could determine the direction of the country’s future, as well as shift the economic course for the rest of the eurozone, says expert Eleni Panagiotarea.

May 1, 2012

China
A ’Bumpy’ U.S.-Chinese Relationship

A high-level dialogue occurs against a backdrop of political change and tensions over Chen Guangcheng. CFR’s Adam Segal says the relationship has no guiding principle.

August 28, 2014

Iraq
Will Shia Divisions Hamstring Iraq?

Haider al-Abadi has unified the country’s Shias, but may struggle to keep their support as he forms a new government and attempts to redress Sunni grievances, says expert Mohamad Bazzi.

January 23, 2014

Syria
Small Steps to Syrian Transition?

Though it’s unlikely the Geneva II talks on Syria will yield major breakthroughs, movement is possible on humanitarian aid, cease-fires, and prisoner exchanges, says former ambassador to Syria Edward…

December 17, 2010

United States
WikiLeaks and Challenges to Internet Freedom

The WikiLeaks’ controversy reveals inconsistencies in the U.S. government’s approach to Internet speech and the responsibilities of private companies in control of what is now considered public space…

July 21, 2011

Cybersecurity
The Pentagon’s Cyberstrategy

The Pentagon’s new strategy for operating in cyberspace breaks little ground and offers few specifics, says CFR’s Adam Segal. While the last six months have been busy for U.S. cybersecurity policy, h…