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March 6, 2018

Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda’s Resurrection

With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.

Members of al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra

October 27, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s Democratic Decline in the America First Era

President Trump appears little troubled by the sharp democratic decline in Southeast Asia, but the rise of authoritarianism could hurt U.S. interests in the region.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2017.

May 1, 2017

Iran
Iran’s Presidential Test

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 1, 2017

Iran
Iran’s Presidential Test

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…

President Hassan Rouhani registers to run for re-election.

March 25, 2014

Egypt
Egypt’s Fateful Verdict

The Egyptian government’s widening crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members, including a surge in death sentences, threatens to radicalize a new generation of Egyptians and spawn jihadist violence, wr…

October 31, 2013

Egypt
Reforming the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it’s to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights a course for change.

May 31, 2013

Thailand
Thailand

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…

May 31, 2013

Indonesia
Indonesia

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Indonesia’s political, security, and economic achievements si…

May 6, 2013

Pakistan
What if Pakistan’s ’Old Lion’ Returns to Govern?

Nawaz Sharif appears poised to return as Pakistan’s prime minister, which would create new challenges for the country’s already fractious politics and add strains to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, w…

December 17, 2012

Political Movements
Japan’s New Legislative Balance

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.