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March 27, 2018

Russia
What’s Next for Russia’s Relations With the West?

The expulsion of Russian diplomats by more than twenty governments is a remarkable show of unity and a deepening of Moscow’s rift with the West.

Russian flag flies over Seattle consulate.

May 8, 2012

China
Maturing U.S.-China Relations

The case of dissident Chen Guangcheng amid high-level talks revealed determination by Beijing and Washington to maintain stable ties, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

July 17, 2014

Germany
Will U.S.-Germany Relations Recover?

U.S.-Germany relations have plunged to new lows, but the alliance is far greater than the recent controversy over espionage, says expert Karen Donfried.

April 18, 2013

United States
Repairing U.S.-Russia Relations

Moscow and Washington share a number of significant interests that require cooperation, despite heightened bilateral tensions over human rights issues, says former U.S ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

April 13, 2009

United States
India’s National Elections and Improved U.S. Relations

CFR’s Evan Feigenbaum says the United States should ensure improved relations with India are not paralyzed by domestic Indian politics.

October 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Shift in Israel-Hamas Relations?

The prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas could indicate a shift in Hamas’ willingness to deal with Israel, but the release of convicted terrorists could also mean renewed violence, says former …

February 26, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Markey: Complex U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia for the Policy Planning Council, says relations between Pakistan and the United States have fluctuated widely in recent years. The Un…

July 28, 2008

International Law
The Dilemma of International Justice

Stewart M. Patrick, a former member of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff, discusses the utility of international courts in combating rampant rights abuses.

August 23, 2011

Political Movements
New Tremors in Egypt-Israel Relations

The recent flare up of hostilities along the Israel-Egypt border signals a hardening of Egypt’s stance toward Israel and further difficulties for the sluggish Mideast peace process, says expert Dav…

May 13, 2009

Syria
Syria Looking for Improved Relations with Obama Administration

Syria expert Joshua Landis says both the Syrian government and the Obama administration are looking to improve relations, but the renewal of sanctions by the United States, designating the country as…