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January 20, 2006

Financial Markets
Why tracking petrodollars is hard …

The latest news:  Iran, worried about sanctions, is shifting its assets from Europe to Southeast Asia.   Iran probably holds its reserves in euros, not dollars -- but if it did hold dollars, they ce…

June 19, 2008

Political Movements
The Fight between Iran’s Neoconservatives and Conservatives

Hossein Bastani, an Iranian journalist, discusses the split within Iran between the so-called neoconservatives, who support Ahmadinejad, and the more traditional conservatives, who support the older …

June 2, 2011

Religion
Islam in America

CALVIN G. SIMS: Good afternoon. Thank you for coming. I want to welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm Calvin Sims. I am a program officer at the Ford Foundation and a member of the counci…

June 2, 2011

Religion
Islam in America

Experts examine myths regarding American Muslims and address fears of Islam in the United States.

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

February 24, 2012

Elections and Voting
Iran’s Elections and Nuclear Politics

Iran’s March 2 parliamentary elections will shed light on the power struggle among conservative forces, says expert Farideh Farhi, adding that the political environment in Tehran and Washington makes…

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.

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…

Men hold placards offering temporal employment services in Glenvista, south of Johannesburg, October 7, 2010.

February 24, 2016

Iran
Why Iran’s Elections Matter

Despite heavy vetting of candidates, Iran’s elections for parliament and Assembly of Experts will offer insights into whether hardline or more moderate factions gain influence, says expert Mohammad A…