January 7, 2013Nigeria
CFR’s Africa program has launched the Nigeria Security Tracker, an online tool that uses interactive maps and graphs to depict the magnitude and geographic distribution of violence in the oil-rich We…
December 19, 2012United States
George F. Kennan: An American Life (The Penguin Press), by renowned historian John Lewis Gaddis, won the eleventh annual Arthur Ross Book Award for the best book published on international affairs.
March 1, 2012Political History and Theory
"Between 1500 and 1800, the West sprinted ahead of other centers of power in Asia and the Middle East. Europe and the United States have dominated the world since," writes Charles A. Kupchan in a new…
January 13, 2012Saudi Arabia
As the United States confronts a volatile Middle East, Saudi Arabia is "a central player—sometimes in accord with U.S. policy, sometimes not—in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, in the quest for stabi…
May 18, 2011Development
In his new book, Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security, Stewart Patrick argues that most fragile states are not a threat to the United States.
November 23, 2010Global
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) notes the addition of several scholars this fall, bringing the total to 75 full- and part-time fellows. Many are distinguished scholar-practitioners who have he…
September 1, 2010United States
Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill has been named Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His focus will be on American foreign policy writ la…
April 26, 2010Gender
Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman
April 9, 2010Economic Crises
The Russian Economic Crisis by Jeffrey Mankoff.
March 17, 2010Democracy
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama challenged governments "on the wrong side of history" that "we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." During his first year in …