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September 4, 2013

Europe
EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Three Things to Know

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize selection comes as the bloc struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Nevertheless, the EU represents one of the great peacemaking accomplishments of the modern era.

December 13, 2011

Iraq
U.S.-Iraq Post-Withdrawal Relations

CFR’s Stephen Biddle discusses the increasing emphasis on non-military ties between the United States and Iraq.

August 27, 2013

Syria
Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will hold the Syrian government accountable for the use of chemical weapons on civilians. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three sets of conside…

September 6, 2013

Global
Syria & U.S.-Russian Relations: Three Things to Know

U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

December 4, 2014

United States
Obama’s Immigration Action: Three Things to Know

President Obama’s executive action on immigration policy is ambitious yet flawed, and Congress must now decide how to proceed, explains CFR’s Edward Alden.

November 27, 2012

Syria
Turkey-Syria Border Tension: Three Things to Know

Following Turkey’s decision to authorize military action against Syria, CFR’s Steven Cook highlights three reasons why tensions are unlikely to escalate to war.

April 13, 2015

United States
U.S.-Cuba Relations: Three Things to Know

President Obama’s decision to restore relations with Cuba is sensible foreign policy, but a number of obstacles remain on the path to normalization, explains CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.

April 25, 2012

Security Alliances
The Future of NATO

As U.S. and European leaders prepare for the NATO summit in May, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick and Chatham House Director Robin Niblett discuss why the alliance will remain important for Europe and the Un…

March 14, 2012

Global Governance
Beyond the BRICS

A second tier of middle-income powers is emerging beyond the BRICS alliance of Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick discusses how these countries complicate traditi…

May 9, 2012

Brazil
Brazil’s Perspective on the Global Economy

After emerging from the 2008 financial crisis relatively unscathed, Brazil’s inevitable entrance into the club of major global powers is increasingly accepted. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick and Carlos Sim…