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June 8, 2017

Islamic State
Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?

With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.

A boy is evacuated from the Iranian parliament during an attack.

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

May 1, 2015

United Kingdom
Is Britain Retreating From the World?

Despite the lack of foreign policy debate in the run-up to the UK general elections, pressing questions about the United Kingdom’s relationship with Scotland and the EU loom, says expert Richard G. W…

October 2, 2014

Libya
Is It Too Late For Libya?

Post-Qaddafi Libya is riven along regional, economic, and religious lines, and may descend into civil war despite a recent flurry of international diplomacy, says journalist Mary Fitzgerald.

June 2, 2014

China
China’s Rights Struggle Twenty-Five Years After Tiananmen

Despite China’s economic progress in the twenty-five years since the crackdown on democracy activists, ongoing abuses of political and civil rights pose a threat to authorities, says CFR’s Jerome A. …

December 24, 2013

Human Rights
What’s Next for Mikhail Khodorkovsky?

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, just pardoned after ten years in prison, is unlikely to challenge Putin at the ballot box, but don’t rule out a role for him in Russia’s political opposition, …

August 8, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Another Cold Spell for U.S.-Russia Relations

President Obama’s cancelled state visit to Moscow next month is another indication that the so-called U.S.-Russia reset has derailed, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

January 23, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Europe’s Troubled Politics

Even with signs of the euro crisis abating, Europe’s political landscape remains fraught with fracturing alliances and unresolved questions regarding national sovereignty, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

May 25, 2012

Egypt
How to Read Egypt’s Elections

Egypt’s next president is likely to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or a Mubarak-era figure. Either way, U.S. ties are likely to cool, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

April 5, 2007

Peacekeeping
Cole: Khamenei Used British Captives to Energize Iranian Nationalism

Juan Cole, an expert on Iran, says Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used the capture of British military personnel “to whip up Iranian nationalistic sentiments” to garner support for his…