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May 22, 2018

Donald Trump
Michael Fullilove and Herve Lemahieu on Power in Asia

Michael Fullilove and Herve Lemahieu join CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the Asian power landscape.

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March 31, 2017

International Organizations
UN Peacekeeping: A New Leader for the Blue Helmets

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Monday, French diplomat J…

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May 11, 2018

North Korea
Changing Strategic Circumstances in Asia

With the recent Inter-Korean Summit, U.S.-China trade disagreements, and unrest in much of the region, the balance of power in Asia continues to be in a state of flux.

Play North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping

January 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Rising Death Toll of the South Sudan Crisis

Nicholas Kulish, writing in the January 9 New York Times, reported that the International Crisis Group estimates the number of dead from the current round of fighting that started December 15 in Sout…

A displaced man speaks on a cellphone in his makeshift shelter at Tomping camp, where some 15,000 displaced people who fled their homes are sheltered by the United Nations, near South Sudan's capital Juba January 7, 2014.

April 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
UN Security Council Unanimously Authorizes UN Mission in Mali

On April 25, the Security Council approved a UN “peacekeeping” force of 12,600 for Mali. They asked the UN Secretary General to appoint a Special Representative for Mali, and called on member states …

French soldiers speak to a Nigerian soldier on patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013.

September 26, 2014

United States
This Week: ISIS struck in Syria and Iraq as the Middle East takes center stage at the UN

Significant Developments Syria. The United States conducted its first ever military strikes against ISIS in Syria this week, targeting primarily oil refineries and infrastructure used for command an…

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of September 23, 2014 (Matthew Bruch/Courtesy Reuters).

April 7, 2014

International Organizations
Lessons of the Rwandan Genocide

Coauthored with Patrick McCormick, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Twenty years ago yesterday two surface-to-air missiles ripped into a plane carr…

June 28, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: World Powers Talk Syria, Mexicans Vote, and Congress Recesses

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon was out this week, so Stewart Patrick kindly offered to fill in. Stewart and I discussed the world powers crisis meeting on Syria in Geneva; the Mexican…

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July 26, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 26, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Bo Xilai indicted on corruption charges. Former Chinese Politburo member and party boss of Chongqing Bo Xilai was ch…

China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai looks on during a meeting at the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on March 6, 2010. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters)

April 26, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria Plan Flounders, Iraq’s Kurds Worry

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The United Nations Security Council established the U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria on Saturday, increasing the number of ceasefire monitors there fro…

Members of the first U.N. monitoring team in Syria, together with members of the Syrian Free Army, visit Homs on April 21, 2012.