September 6, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
Robert Mugabe, who ruled over Zimbabwe for 37 years, died on September 6. His was an undeniably epic life of glaring contradictions. He was a passionate voice for the liberation of the Zimbabwean people from the injustice and humiliation of white minority rule, but a brutal oppressor when those same people sought to exercise political freedom.
October 29, 2019Islamic State
Al-Qaeda could benefit from the death of the Islamic State’s leader, potentially regaining its worldwide reach and influence.
November 1, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
April 11, 2019Sudan
The people of Sudan have earned the world’s admiration and respect. Their bravery, persistence, unity, and discipline have achieved what for so many years had seemed impossible - the end of Omar al-B…
December 11, 2018Saudi Arabia
Why is everyone so angry about Saudi Arabia's crown prince? Jamal Khashoggi is only a small part of the story.
September 19, 2018United Nations General Assembly
Next week Donald J. Trump returns to the United Nations for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. While Trump exceeded expectations during his first UN appearance last year, he will face mor…
September 24, 2019United Nations General Assembly
For further reading, please see the CFR In Brief “Trump’s Iran-Saudi Arabia Dilemma” by Philip H. Gordon, the CFR blog post “Scale and Nature of Attacks on Saudi Oil Makes This One Different” by Amy …