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.
January 19, 2017
What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.
February 19, 2016
The first national elections since the Iranian nuclear agreement will neither lead to meaningful reforms nor moderation in government policies, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.
June 29, 2011
New IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has to move quickly to establish independence from the European authorities who got her the job, enhance the IMF’s legitimacy, and display her ability to m…
May 31, 2013
In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Joshua Kurlantzick chronicles the winding path of Thailand, which appeared poised for dem…
December 17, 2012
In a major electoral comeback, Japan’s conservatives have won a supermajority in parliament. But the results have stirred anxieties about how they will use their power, says CFR’s Sheila Smith.
August 2, 2012
Weak governance and radical jihadists are at the heart of Mali’s crisis, says CFR’s John Campbell, who cautions that any intervention should focus on humanitarian aid and diplomacy, not the security …
February 17, 2011
Instead of addressing serious problems in global imbalances, the February 18-19 meeting of the G20 finance minister is poised to go astray with ineffectual talks on reforming the international moneta…