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May 18, 2017

Iran
a girl holds a poster of Rouhani Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Iranians are heading to the polls this Friday to decide Iran’s next president: incumbent Hassan Rouhani or his challenger Ebrahim Raisi. A victory for Raisi could mean he is being tested out for a po…

May 15, 2017

Human Trafficking
A migrant woman stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border Sex Trafficking and the Refugee Crisis: Exploiting the Vulnerable

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which brought a deserved spotlight to the 5,551 cas…

Apr 27, 2017

Defense and Security
grid Forced Off the Grid: A Cyberattack on the United States

Eshani Bhatt is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The current U.S. power grid system is at risk of an external cyberattack that could severely crippl…

Mar 31, 2017

United States
RTX3067U (1) End to Euphrates Shield, but Not to U.S.-Turkey Tensions

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the end of Operation Euphrates S…

Mar 1, 2017

Conflict Prevention
NK Will Nagorno-Karabakh’s Frozen Conflict Heat Up?

Eshani Bhatt is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last weekend, a firefight erupted between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian-backed separatists near…

Dec 8, 2016

Climate Change
nyc Red States and Green Cities: Predictions for Trump-Era Climate Action

Jennifer Wilson is a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations.  President-Elect Donald Trump’s reported nomination of Scott Pruitt to head of the Environmental …

Dec 20, 2016

Conflict Prevention
erdogan Turkey-EU Trade on Tenterhooks? Faltering Membership Talks Threaten Economic Ties

Sabina Frizell is a research associate in the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. After yesterday’s assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkish of…

Nov 18, 2016

International Organizations
drc Kabila’s Repression: A Consequence of UN Inaction

Susanna Kalaris an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. As Americans flocked to polling stations on November 8, United Nations peacekeepers in the Democrat…

Oct 6, 2016

United States
gazprom A Literal Cold War: The EU-Russian Struggle Over Energy Security

Niall Henderson is an Interdepartmental Program Assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations. On September 14, Ukraine initiated arbitration against the Russian Federation for violations of the UN …

Dec 7, 2015

CFR Cyber Net Politics Red Team Book Review: Red Team by Micah Zenko

As the details of the hacking of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became public in 2014 and 2015, the refrain from the press, Congress, and the general public was: how could this happen?…