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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, …

December 22, 2013

Global
World Outlook for 2014

Despite the administration’s much-publicized Asia "pivot," the spreading impact of the Syria conflict and negotiations to limit Iran’s nuclear program will continue to top the foreign policy docket, …

February 25, 2013

Trade
Why Transatlantic Trade Winds Are Blowing

U.S. and EU policymakers see multiple signs for a free-trade deal that could stimulate halting economies on both sides of the Atlantic and spur global talks, says expert Jeffrey Schott.

October 17, 2012

Turkey
Turkey’s Mounting Syria Problem

An intensifying anti-Assad stance has disrupted Turkey’s pragmatic regional policy and aroused concerns at home that it is on a war footing, says expert Steven Heydemann.

October 4, 2012

Sudan
Oil Diplomacy in the Sudans

A recent agremeent between Sudan and South Sudan to restart oil exports is likely to improve the macroeconomic situations of the countries, while paving the way for future negotiations over land disp…

August 13, 2012

Media
What’s at Stake in Putin’s Culture War

The trial of a punk band in Russia reflects the Putin regime’s hard-line opinions on political dissent, and those views are shaping its foreign policy, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

May 17, 2012

International Organizations
The G8 and Eurozone Clouds

This weekend’s G8 summit will be dominated by negotiations over the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and limiting contagion to the global economy, says expert C. Randall Henning.

May 3, 2012

Elections and Voting
The Next Putin Presidency

Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president could be characterized by greater political competition and middle-class opposition domestically, along with mixed relations with the United States, …

December 13, 2011

Political Movements
Why Russian Protests Matter

The mass protests in Russia challenging the parliamentary vote reflect increasing hostility to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and have the potential to change Russian politics in a fundamental way, sa…

June 24, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Longer, Lighter Afghan Presence

President Obama should have used his speech on the Afghanistan troop drawdown to confirm the long-term commitment of U.S. forces in the region, to signal an enduring, robust U.S. presence in troubled…