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May 14, 2019

China
China’s Maritime Disputes

China’s growing assertiveness amid territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas has raised concerns about armed conflict.

China’s Maritime Disputes

February 5, 2016

Defense and Security
The Rebalance to Asia

Despite the Obama administration’s new approach to East Asia, overall security aid to Southeast Asia actually fell by 19 percent between 2010 and 2015, shows a new analysis by the Council on Foreign …

The Rebalance to Asia

October 4, 2017

Kurds
The Time of the Kurds

The Kurds, one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, may be on the verge of achieving their independence amid turbulence in Syria and Iraq.

The Time of the Kurds

December 15, 2015

Democracy
The Arab Uprisings Five Years On

On the eve of the Arab Uprisings’ fifth anniversary, CFR’s Steven A. Cook surveys the region’s tumult and backslide into autocracy.

The Arab Uprisings Five Years On

November 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to ove…

The Eastern Congo

June 24, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

Entrenched conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future of the Middle East.

The Sunni-Shia Divide InfoGuide

September 21, 2011

Iran
Crisis Guide: Iran

Iran poses steep challenges to its Middle East neighbors and the world. Explore the country’s complex regime structure and controversial nuclear program, and watch experts debate the range of policy …

Crisis Guide: Iran