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January 13, 2022

Religion
CFR Welcomes Ebenezer Obadare as Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes Ebenezer Obadare to its David Rockefeller Studies Program as the Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies. At CFR, he will research and write on…

October 29, 2021

News Release
Martin Indyk Examines Henry Kissinger’s Deft Middle East Diplomacy, in CFR Book

To understand the arc of American diplomatic influence in the Middle East, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Distinguished Fellow Martin S. Indyk returns to the origins of the American-led peace pro…

October 6, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Council Announces New Chair in Middle East and Africa Studies

Eni S.p.A. has made a $5 million commitment to establish a permanently endowed chair in Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). This chair has been named in honor of…

October 6, 2020

News Release
Regime Change in the Middle East Is a False Promise, Writes Philip Gordon in New CFR Book

“The iron rule of regime change in the Middle East seems to be that its costs will be higher than expected, unintended consequences will emerge, and results will leave much to be desired.” So warns P…

October 18, 2022

Economics
Regionalization, Not Globalization, Is The Economic Story of Our Time, Writes Shannon O’Neil in New Book

Globalization “isn’t the only, or even the real, story of international economics over the past four decades,” writes Shannon K. O’Neil in her latest book The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter. …

November 8, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
CFR Welcomes Linda Robinson as a Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Linda Robinson has returned to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a senior fellow for women and foreign policy. Robinson was previously an adjunct fellow at CFR and a senior editor of Foreign …

June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

June 2, 2016

South Africa
Despite Setbacks, South Africa’s Democratic Future Is Bright, Says John Campbell in New Book

John Campbell argues in Morning in South Africa that despite South Africa’s currentpolitical and economic malaise, there are grounds for optimism about the country’sdemocratic future. 

February 25, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Can economic stagnation in the Middle East be reversed?

Only if countries in the region tackle domestic policies that hinder investment and progress, concludes new study from the Council on Foreign Relations. February 21 – Middle Eastern and North Afri…

May 13, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Cold War Focus on Stability in the Middle East Provides Lessons for Today, Say Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon in New Book

“The underreported story of the Cold War is that the United States succeeded in achieving many of its objectives in the Middle East,” argue Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the…