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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, 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…

July 31, 2019

Asia
CFR Welcomes New Fellows on Trade, Asia, and Latin America

July 31, 2019—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes three new fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program: Jennifer A. Hillman, Mira Rapp-Hooper, and Paul J. Angelo. …

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…

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…

November 12, 2013

Asia
Alyssa Ayres Joins CFR as Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

Alyssa Ayres, a top official in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs for the past three years, has joined the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as senior fellow for India…

January 21, 2014

Pakistan
United States Should Include Pakistan in its Rebalance Policy Toward Asia, Argues CFR Special Report

As U.S. and coalition forces prepare to draw down troops in Afghanistan, a new report urges Washington to view Pakistan not solely or even principally in the context of U.S.-Afghanistan policy, but r…

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…

September 22, 2011

Asia
States on China’s Periphery Are Potential Source of Regional Instability, Warn Asia Experts at the Council on Foreign Relations

In this new memoranda series, four CFR fellows focus on crisis triggers, analyze where U.S. and Chinese interests converge and diverge, and present policy options for preventing such crises and mitig…

February 25, 2010

Asia
U.S. and Regional Experts Outline Ways to Build Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia’s security environment constitutes a formidable foreign policy challenge for the United States. Issues such as the frozen war on the Korean peninsula, China’s expanding military prowes…