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April 5, 2018

Europe and Eurasia
Armenia’s Tricky EU-Russia Balancing Act

Armenia’s partnership agreement with the EU signals its shift toward Europe amid growing tensions between Russia and the West.

Armenian president participates in EU press conference

May 10, 2017

France
After Macron Win, Political Challenges Await

Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory in France's presidential elections, but the new president will face major challenges to forming a governing coalition.

September 17, 2015

Vatican City
The Pope’s Soft-Power Push

Pope Francis will use his upcoming high-level visits to the U.S. and UN to press the concerns of the poor and marginalized, says expert Kenneth Himes.

January 12, 2015

Global
Will Journalism Suffer After the Paris Attack?

The terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo could have a chilling effect on the coverage of Islam in certain countries, says expert Karin Karlekar.

September 5, 2014

Russia
Russia Wants ’Hot Peace,’ Not War

NATO powers should prepare less for overt Russian aggression in eastern Europe, and more for indirect, subversive activities like cyber-attacks, says expert Mark Galeotti.

June 16, 2014

Iraq
Is Iraq Headed for Civil War?

Many Iraqis fear their country is sliding toward a wider sectarian war, pitting the Shiite majority against Sunni forces led by jihadi fighters, says expert Jane Arraf.

June 5, 2014

Ukraine
Troubling Secessionist Models for Ukraine

The history of frozen conflicts in some of Russia’s neighboring areas signals trouble for Ukraine’s efforts to reintegrate its secessionist regions, says expert Charles E. King.

February 13, 2014

France
Why Franco-American Ties Matter

President Hollande’s state visit was an attempted boost for the United States’ lead EU security partner and a sign of a more activist foreign policy in the White House, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

January 30, 2014

Egypt
The U.S. Dilemma in Egypt

The United States doesn’t welcome a military takeover in Egypt, but its options are hamstrung by the need for Egypt to be a regional security partner as well as a peace partner for Israel, says Miche…

January 23, 2014

Syria
Small Steps to Syrian Transition?

Though it’s unlikely the Geneva II talks on Syria will yield major breakthroughs, movement is possible on humanitarian aid, cease-fires, and prisoner exchanges, says former ambassador to Syria Edward…