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February 22, 2018

Food and Water Security
Why Is Cape Town Drying Up?

A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.

Dry Cape Town dam

December 14, 2011

Afghanistan
Who Is Targeting Afghanistan’s Shia?

Attacks on Shia Muslims in Afghanistan claimed by a Pakistani militant group are a disturbing omen -- for sectarian ties and the prospects for a peace deal with insurgents, says counterterrorism expe…

May 6, 2010

United States
Jihadists and Times Square

Ties to Pakistan in the Times Square bomb case suggest a direct al-Qaeda influence on the goals of some of Pakistan’s Taliban militants, says counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman.

September 11, 2006

Cuba
Latell: A Post-Fidel Cuba Likely to Experiment with Economic Reforms

Brian Latell, who for many years was the CIA’s top Cuban and Latin American analyst, says if Fidel Castro is unable to recover from his ailments his successors are likely to be more willing to experi…

October 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Refugee Surge

A refugee crisis in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is intensifying as winter approaches and the threat posed by ISIS forces shows no signs of abating, says journalist Jane Arraf.

December 31, 2013

Russia
Slouching Toward Sochi

As twin explosions in Volgograd raise concerns of terrorist attacks disrupting Russia’s Winter Olympics in February, expert Dmitri Trenin explains the root causes of insurgency in the North Caucasus.

May 5, 2008

China
Romney Says Olympic Sponsors Are Concerned about Their Brand Images

Mitt Romney, president and CEO of the organizing committee for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, says China should take “symbolic action” to let the world know it is willing to listen to th…

February 6, 2018

Olympics
The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event.

November 14, 2014

Russia
Ukraine Needs U.S. Arms to Play Defense

Outmatched by the Russian military, Ukrainian forces require more support from the Pentagon, including defensive weapons, says expert Steven Pifer.

January 12, 2010

Israel
Focus on West Bank, Not Negotiating

As the United States plans to spur Mideast peace efforts, CFR expert Elliott Abrams says progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will come through development and building a legal system in the …