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May 11, 2022

Climate Change
Cooling the Planet Through Solar Reflection

Stewart M. Patrick, the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at CFR, and Robert J. Lempert, principal resear…

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June 29, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Turkey’s Growing Foreign Policy Ambitions

Turkey’s geography and membership in NATO have long given the country an influential voice in foreign policy, but the assertive policies of President Erdogan have complicated its role.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in front of massive Turkish flags and portraits of himself and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

July 9, 2020

Afghanistan
The False Promise of Peace in Afghanistan

In a new report, Seth G. Jones details steps on how to prevent the peace process in Afghanistan from collapsing or stalling indefinitely

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, shake hands after signing an agreement at a ceremony between members of Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States in Doha, Qatar on February 29, 2020.

March 31, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks, EU-China Summitry, and More

Russia-Ukraine peace talks continue in Istanbul, Turkey, officials from the European Union (EU) and China convene for a virtual trade summit, and Hungary holds closely watched general elections.

Podcast A Ukrainian serviceman walks at the frontline, east of Kharkiv, on March 31, 2022, during Russia's military invasion on Ukraine.

June 30, 2021

Labor and Employment
Responsible Recruitment Through Technology: A Path Forward

This post was authored by Sophie Zinser, a Schwarzman Academy Fellow in the Asia Pacific Program and Middle East North Africa Program at Chatham House in London. She is also a consultant at Diginex S…

Textile factory workers in India

January 22, 2021

Taiwan
Top Conflicts to Watch in 2021: The Danger of U.S.-China Confrontation Over Taiwan

Yun Sun is a senior fellow, codirector of the East Asia program, and director of the China program at the Stimson Center. 2020 witnessed tension across the Taiwan Strait unseen since the 1996 miss…

People wave flags while soldiers driving tanks pass on a street as part of a military drill in Taichung, Taiwan, on November 3, 2020.

July 20, 2021

Western Sahara
Five Questions on the Western Sahara Peace Process

The following interview is with Fatma El Mehdi, one of eight negotiators in the Western Sahara peace process and a leader in the Sahrawi community.

Sahrawi People

December 21, 2021

Ethiopia
The Daunting Obstacles to Peace in Ethiopia

This week the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced that forces that have been clashing with the federal government in a see-sawing military campaign were withdrawing from positions outside the boundaries of the Tigray region. The TPLF framed the decision as a step intended to catalyze meaningful negotiations with Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian armed forces march carrying weapons and small Ethiopian flags during a pro-government rally.