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January 2, 2024

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Far-right Terrorism, With Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware

Bruce Hoffman, the Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security at CFR, and Jacob Ware, a research fellow at CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to disc…

Podcast An FBI agent outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh after a shooting left eleven people dead in on October 27, 2018.

April 23, 2024

Election 2024
There Is a Risk of Extremist Violence Around the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election, Warns New CFR Report

As the United States prepares for the 2024 presidential election, a new Contingency Planning Memo from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) warns of the possibility of extremist violence throughout…

April 24, 2024

U.S.-Cuba Relations

Cuba has long been a major foreign policy challenge for the United States. President Biden is the latest U.S. leader to grapple with how to balance democracy promotion with the desire for a better bi…

A man shows U.S. and Cuban flags at his house in Havana.

March 23, 2024

Moscow Attack Shows Troubling, Lethal Reach of ISIS

The mass casualty theater attack in Moscow was a reminder that affiliates of the Islamic State have reorganized and infiltrated even powerful states.

April 18, 2024

Palestinian Territories
What Is Hamas?

The Palestinian militant group struggled to govern the Gaza Strip before launching a surprise attack on Israel in 2023. Now facing Israel’s military campaign to destroy it, Hamas’s future is in doubt…

Gun-toting Hamas militants ride a vehicle amid a massive crowd of the group's supporters

October 4, 2022

West Africa
Stoking Resentment Obscures Foreign Agendas

As African populations continue to reject the status-quo, opportunists find a foothold.

Protesters in Burkina Faso hold up a Russian flag, and a sign that reads "Let's go to the French embassy."

April 10, 2024

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

Thirty years ago, Rwanda’s government began a campaign to eradicate the country’s largest minority group. This Why It Matters episode discusses how in just one hundred days, 800,000 people in Rwanda were killed, while the rest of the world sat on the sidelines.

Podcast Woman carrying her child reads the names of Rwandan genocide victims.

April 17, 2024

Can Egypt’s Economic Overhaul Stave Off Crisis?

International lenders have pumped tens of billions of dollars into Egypt’s faltering economy amid the war in the Gaza Strip, but experts say the country’s economic crisis is not yet resolved.