January 26, 2018
South Korea hopes to solidify its image as modern and efficient as host of the winter games, but its success relies heavily on cooperation from the North.
September 22, 2017
Talks later this year between President Serzh Sargsyan and President Ilham Aliyev can reduce the likelihood of renewed armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
August 22, 2017
President Trump’s much-anticipated Afghan policy rightly avoids troop withdrawal timelines but offers little prospect for progress against the durable Taliban.
May 1, 2017
Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic im…
May 4, 2017
South Korea’s tumultuous political season culminates in a May 9 presidential election, with front-runner Moon Jae-in favoring a softer stance toward North Korea.
February 23, 2017
Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, writes CFR’s Max Boot.
April 17, 2012
France’s next president faces tough choices on EU integration, immigration, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, and economic reforms, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.
November 16, 2016
President Park Geun-hye’s scandal has intensified the need for constitutional revisions that would enable South Korea to better manage leadership crises, writes CFR’s Scott Snyder.
April 13, 2016
A new genetic technology has the potential to cure diseases and boost plant, insect, and human lives, but it also poses profound ethical questions.