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January 9, 2014

Iraq
Iraq’s High-Stakes Struggle

With its Shiite government struggling for survival and poised for a confrontation with Sunni extremists in Fallujah, Iraq faces a deepening sectarian conflict partly fueled by spillover from Syria, s…

January 29, 2019

France
The Future of France: Growing Discontent and the Yellow Vests Movement

In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it m…

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June 9, 2011

Tunisia
Shaky Economies for Egypt, Tunisia

The G8 pledged new aid to Tunisia and Egypt to help their transition to democracy, but it will be a challenge to turn the aid into desperately needed jobs and an investment-friendly climate, says Mid…

August 26, 2010

Iraq
Anxious Iraqis Look at Uncertain Future

Iraqis worry that political stalemate, widespread corruption, and weak domestic security forces will plague their country if the U.S. pulls out completely next year, says veteran journalist Jane Arra…

May 18, 2017

China
Estimated Chinese Intervention in April

Chinese reserves appear to be stable over last three months.

Estimated Chinese Intervention in April

January 4, 2010

Elections and Voting
Iraqi Politics: Uncertainty Ahead

Iraqis don’t blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an uptick in violence, but that doesn’t mean he’ll prevail in March 7 parliamentary elections, says veteran Middle East correspondent Jane Arraf.

August 24, 2009

Iraq
Reappraising U.S. Withdrawal from Iraqi Cities

Veteran reporter Jane Arraf says the massive truck bombings of August 19 in Baghdad have shaken the people and government. She says the United States may have to take a new look at the policy of leav…

December 4, 2018

Sexual Violence
New Ways for the United Nations to Tackle Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Sexual exploitation and abuse has tarnished the operations of peacekeepers charged with protecting civilians, thereby undermining the integrity and effectiveness of international peacekeeping institu…

Podcast UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a high-level meeting on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, before the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, United States. September 18, 2017.

March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task For…

November 10, 2005

Jordan
Arraf: Terrorist Attacks in Amman, Baghdad Underscore ‘Complete Uncertainty’ in Region

Jane Arraf, the Council’s Edward R. Murrow press fellow, who recently was CNN’s bureau chief in Baghdad, and earlier, the Reuters bureau chief in Amman, says what is striking about the continued terr…