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June 4, 2019

South Africa
Ramaphosa’s Bold Pick for Public Works Minister of South Africa

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on national television the selection of South Africa’s new cabinet. Although there was no surprise to see the names of such competent officials as Pravan Gordhan, Ephraim Patel, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Sisulu, and Tito Mboweni, Ramaphosa’s selection of Patricia de Lille as minister of public works and enterprises really “put the cat among the pigeons.”

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June 12, 2018

Palestinian Territories
Prince William (and the Foreign Office) in Jerusalem

I’ve written many times about the British royal family’s remarkable record of refusing to make an official visit to Israel while making scores of visits to Arab capitals. That will change in a matter…

June 26, 2019

Religion
U.S. Involvement in the Middle East

Steven A. Cook, Bernard A. Haykel, and Ariane M. Tabatabai discuss U.S.-Middle East policy, with Trudy S. Rubin moderating, as part of the 2019 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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June 25, 2019

Religion
A Conversation With Sam Brownback

Ambassador-at-Large Sam Brownback discusses international religious freedom in the U.S. State Department with Elizabeth Dias, as part of the 2019 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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May 24, 2017

Religion
The Rise of Ethnonationalism and the Future of Liberal Democracy

Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the future of liberal democracy.

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Religion and Foreign Policy Program

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy (RFP) program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on religion and global affairs.

February 6, 2015

China
Time For Xi to Reform His Reforms

As Xi Jinping nears the two-year mark of his tenure as president of China, he might want to take stock of what is working on the political front and what is not. Here are some early wins and losses. …

A book vendor reads a book as he waits for customer next to portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and late Chairman Mao Zedong, at an open-air fair in Juancheng county, Shandong province January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

May 1, 2006

Israel
Siegman: U.S., Israel Should Recognize Hamas Can Deliver Peace Agreement

Henry Siegman, CFR’s expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, says that despite the refusal of Israel’s government or the United States to deal with Hamas he believes there is a strong potential for Ha…

October 20, 2006

Israel
Middle East Conflict: The Nature of War in the 21st Century

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October 20, 2006

Israel
Middle East Conflict: The Nature of War in the 21st Century

Watch Former Head of the National Security Council Giora Eiland discuss Israel's foreign policy decisions, the relationship between political and military leadership, and how this has affected the wa…