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January 7, 2020

Central America
Top Conflicts to Watch in 2020: Worsening Conditions in the Northern Triangle

This year, deteriorating economic and security conditions in the Northern Triangle, resulting in increased migration outflows from the region, was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Pr…

Thousands of migrants from Central America travel through Mexico on their way to the United States, on October 27, 2018.

June 25, 2012

Cuba
Birds of a Feather Meet in Havana

It is not surprising that the worst regime in Europe and the worst regime in Latin America see much in common, so the visit to Cuba today by the president of Belarus has a certain logic to it. In fa…

Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko shakes hands with Cuban vice minister of foreign affairs Dagoberto Rodriguez at Havana's Jose Marti airport on June 24, 2012 (Enrique de la Osa/Courtesy Reuters).

February 17, 2017

China
A Lethal Bird Flu Returns to China

A surge in deaths in China from a virulent form of influenza has set off a scramble among health officials to find infected bird stocks, while experts have yet to produce a viable vaccine, writes CFR…

December 4, 2019

Turkey
Trump Is Happy to Seem Weak Next to Erdogan

The benefits of their personal relationship are clear for the Turkish president. But the U.S. president has his reasons, too.

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019.

December 3, 2019

Syria
There’s Always a Next Time to Betray the Kurds

The Kurds have no choice but to always trust the United States—and to suffer the inevitable consequences.

A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier holds a Kurdistan flag during a deployment in the area near the northern Iraqi border with Syria

November 19, 2019

Election 2020
The President’s Inbox: Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?

Each week between now and the Iowa caucuses, I’m talking with two experts with differing views on how the United States should handle a foreign policy challenge it faces. These special episodes are p…

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 4.

March 23, 2015

Iran
Lindsey Graham on Iran's Nuclear Program

Lindsey Graham discusses the ongoing international diplomatic process on Iran’s nuclear program.

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September 30, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Steve Bullock, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Can one of the last candidates to enter the 2020 race be the last one standing? Steve Bullock certainly hopes so. The Montana governor waited until after twenty-one other Democrats had declared for t…

Steve Bullock

November 15, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Costas Vaxevanis and Nuhu Ribadu—Birds of a Feather

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…

Africa - Costas Vaxevanis

September 28, 2006

Financial Markets
Exit Schumer-Graham; Enter Schumer-Graham-Baucus-Grassley ….

And exit an undervalued yuan; enter an undervalued yuan and a undervalued yen. Schumer and Graham are dropping their bill – apparently for good.   It was pretty clear that they were unwilling to …