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February 16, 2021

Syria
The Daughters of Kobani

Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.

January 26, 2021

Iran
The Last Shah

Ray Takeyh provides new interpretations of many key events—including the 1953 coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq and the rise of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini—significantly revising our unde…

December 1, 2020

Nigeria
Nigeria and the Nation-State

Former Ambassador John Campbell illustrates the history and importance of Nigeria, a country too often overlooked by the West.

October 1, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Isolationism

Charles A. Kupchan mines the nation’s past to uncover the ideological and political roots of ongoing changes in U.S. foreign policy, including the sources of Donald J. Trump's “America First” doctrin…

October 15, 2020

China
Toxic Politics

CFR Senior Fellow Yanzhong Huang discusses how China’s environmental crisis is undermining public health and becoming an Achilles heel in its reemergence as a global power.

September 15, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
An Open World

Two foreign policy experts chart a new U.S. grand strategy to meet the greatest geopolitical challenges of the coming decade.

October 6, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Losing the Long Game

The definitive account of how regime change in the Middle East has proven so tempting to American policymakers for decades—and why it always seems to go wrong.

June 9, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Shields of the Republic

Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted?

May 12, 2020

World Order
The World

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and nonexpert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come…

July 1, 1998

Europe and Eurasia
Centralization or Fragmentation?

The European Union has shown remarkable resiliency and dynamism over the past decade. Despite the end of the Cold War and the struggle to ratify the Maastricht Treaty, the EU continues its quest to d…