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May 18, 2017

Iran
Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Iranians are heading to the polls this Friday to decide Iran’s next president: incumbent Hassan Rouhani or his challenger Ebrahim Raisi. A victory for Raisi could mean he is being tested out for a po…

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February 23, 2017

Iran
The Iran Nuclear Deal: The Future of the JCPOA

Experts evaluate the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, the issues that have arisen in the past year, and what the new administration should consider …

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June 20, 2016

Afghanistan
Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan

Introduction Since 2001, the United States and its international partners have expended substantial resources to secure, stabilize, and rebuild Afghanistan. Recent developments, however, indicate …

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May 4, 2016

Asia
Major Flashpoints in Southern Asia

Experts address current transformations of Asia’s strategic landscape, and how the return of geopolitics affects regional peace and security.

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March 29, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Secrets, Noise, and Civil Liberties

Jameel Jaffer, “The Drone Secrets We Should See,” Politico, March 29, 2013. The administration owes the public a fuller account of the program. It should begin by releasing the legal memos that supp…

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March 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Ascendant African Growth Engine?

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

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December 6, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Political Islam in the Middle East

Political power has been a divisive experience for Islamist parties, but it may also greatly expand opportunities in the region, says CFR’s Reza Aslan.

April 6, 2012

United States
The End of Drone Strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Nine days ago, I wrote a piece for Foreign Policy online, “We Can’t Drone Our Way to Victory in Afghanistan," in which I detailed a range of host-nation rules that govern the behavior of U.S. militar…

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August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom L) in Karachi May 9, 2011 (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reut…

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi