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July 7, 2011

Lebanon
Lebanon’s Non-Government

The turmoil in Syria has left Lebanon’s own political situation completely in flux. Months ago, Hezbollah arranged for Najib Mikati to become prime minister. Mikati is a Sunni, as Lebanon’s constitut…

November 17, 2015

France
Terror in Paris and the Islamic State

Experts discuss Friday’s attacks in Paris, violent extremism in Europe, and possible connections to terrorist movements in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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July 2, 2012

Syria
Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

November 25, 2014

China
The Anticorruption Campaign and Rising Suicides in China’s Officialdom

On November 13, the deputy commissar of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, Vice Admiral Ma Faxing, committed suicide by leaping from a building at a naval complex in Beijing. In the same month, at le…

Yang Dacai, a former provincial official, listens to a verdict at a court in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, September 5, 2013. The court jailed Yang for 14 years on Thursday for corruption after pictures of him grinning at the scene of an accident and wearing expensive watches went viral online, earning him the nickname "watch brother". A picture of the rotund Yang Dacai smiling while inspecting the scene of a bus accident in which 36 people died last year provoked outrage, and criticism grew when pictures of hi

June 3, 2005

Lebanon
Lebanon: Election Update

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections?They are the first democratic elections since 1976, when Syria began a 29-year occupation of its neighbo…

December 17, 2013

United States
On the Road to Economic Recovery and Productivity, with Lingering Concerns over Inequality

With the federal budget deficit rapidly shrinking and the United States seemingly on the road to sustained economic growth, Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the e…

December 17, 2013

United States
On the Road to Economic Recovery and Productivity, With Lingering Concerns Over Inequality

With the federal budget deficit rapidly shrinking and the United States seemingly on the road to sustained economic growth, Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the e…

November 21, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Europe 2014: An Outlook from the European Central Bank

Jörg Asmussen reflects on the European Central Bank's role in overcoming the eurozone crisis and the economic challenges for Europe ahead in 2014.

November 21, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Europe 2014: An Outlook from the ECB

Jörg Asmussen reflects on the European Central Bank's role in overcoming the eurozone crisis and the economic challenges for Europe ahead in 2014.