February 22, 2018
A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.
February 6, 2018
While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.
September 22, 2016
Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.
April 20, 2016
As countries prepare to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, the work to reduce global carbon emissions is only beginning, says CFR’s Michael Levi.
November 14, 2014
Outmatched by the Russian military, Ukrainian forces require more support from the Pentagon, including defensive weapons, says expert Steven Pifer.
October 24, 2014
A refugee crisis in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is intensifying as winter approaches and the threat posed by ISIS forces shows no signs of abating, says journalist Jane Arraf.
September 5, 2014
NATO powers should prepare less for overt Russian aggression in eastern Europe, and more for indirect, subversive activities like cyber-attacks, says expert Mark Galeotti.
March 6, 2014
A decisive U.S. response to Russian provocation in Ukraine could create new opportunities for the United States to make headway on a number of fronts in the Middle East, says expert Dennis Ross.
February 25, 2014
At a crucial moment for Ukraine and its economic viability, the EU and United States should join efforts with Russia to try to stabilize the country, says veteran journalist Serge Schmemann.
December 31, 2013
As twin explosions in Volgograd raise concerns of terrorist attacks disrupting Russia’s Winter Olympics in February, expert Dmitri Trenin explains the root causes of insurgency in the North Caucasus.