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May 10, 2017

Russia
Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency, says …

January 21, 2009

North Korea
No Signs Kim Has Eased Control in North Korea

Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on North and South Korea, says he sees no evidence North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has moved to relinquish control, despite reports concerning his illness and success…

December 6, 2016

Italy
Italian Vote Showcases European Discontent

The defeat of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reforms is another sign that voter anger over poor economic performance is driving anti-establishment politics across Europe, says C…

December 1, 2016

Italy
Europe Braces For Italy’s Referendum

Italy’s vote on constitutional reforms, which may determine whether the country can escape its economic doldrums and rescue its ailing banking system, could have consequences for all of Europe, says …

May 15, 2017

Defense and Security
Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency.

J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building

November 17, 2009

Afghanistan
Disillusionment in Afghanistan

CFR’s Kim Barker, on return from a recent trip to Kabul, says Afghans are disillusioned with both the reelection of President Hamid Karzai and what they perceive as the U.S desire for an exit strateg…

April 7, 2017

Syria
Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban?

Syria’s breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR’s Lori Esposito Murray.

September 15, 2016

China
China Vital to Countering a More Dangerous North Korea

North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a great danger to Northeast Asia and the United States. Washington should pursue policies that will induce Beijing to exert more pressure on i…

October 28, 2016

China
A Looming Power Struggle for China?

If President Xi Jinping hopes to extend his leadership beyond two terms, he must prevent the Communist Party from selecting a successor in the coming months.

October 19, 2006

Conflict Prevention
Segal: Chinese Expressing Anger at North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il and Korean Military

Adam Segal, a leading expert on China’s military and technological policies, says that North Korea’s decision to test missiles and explode a nuclear device in the face of Chinese warnings has produce…