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May 8, 2018

Rohingya
The Rohingya Crisis and the Meaning of Genocide

Despite evidence of systematic violence against the Rohingya, countries remain reluctant to classify the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as genocide.

Hannah McKay/Reuters

January 11, 2008

Sri Lanka
Kadirgamar: Worries of ’Unrestrained War’ in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka democracy activist Ahilan Kadirgamar paints a bleak picture for the country in 2008 after the collapse of a six-year-old truce between the government and the separatist Tamil Tigers.

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.

May 30, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Will Assad Prevail in Syria?

Given Iran and Russia’s strong support of the Syrian government, there are indications that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad may be prevailing in the country’s civil war, says expert Michael Y…

October 31, 2011

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Seven Billion and Global Stresses

A growing population will add pressures to the world and the environment, and there must be greater focus on women’s education and reproductive health, says demographic expert John Bongaarts.

March 29, 2011

Syria
Syria’s Stalled Revolution

Syria’s unrest isn’t widespread enough to lead to a government ouster, with the Assad regime enjoying solid support from the country’s Alawite leadership and Sunni majority, says expert Joshua Landis.

January 28, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab World’s ’Unprecedented’ Protests

The level of public anger against homegrown problems in Egypt and other Arab countries is something new, and it pushes the Obama administration back in the direction of the Bush-era "freedom agenda,"…

November 23, 2009

United States
Reassuring India

As the Indian prime minister meets President Obama this week, lead negotiator on U.S.-India nuclear deal Nicholas Burns says the Obama administration must reassure New Delhi that it is a "valued stra…

May 13, 2009

Syria
Syria Looking for Improved Relations with Obama Administration

Syria expert Joshua Landis says both the Syrian government and the Obama administration are looking to improve relations, but the renewal of sanctions by the United States, designating the country as…

March 7, 2008

Kosovo
Kupchan: Recognizing Kosovo Least Bad Option for United States

Interview: CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan says recognizing Kosovo as independent is the best pragmatic solution from a list of bad options.