December 19, 2017South Africa
In addition to the president, the Top Six is made up of the deputy president, the treasurer, the secretary general, the deputy secretary general, and the national chairperson. Three of those elected on December 18 are allies of Dlamini-Zuma while two are close to Ramaphosa.
February 23, 2007Iraq
Michael Knights, a British expert on security in southern Iraq, says British efforts to improve security around Basra have fallen short.
September 22, 2005Iran
Much has been made in recent months of Iran’s role in Iraqi politics, particularly in the heavily Shiite southern provinces. Some Sunni Arab leaders have accused Iraq’s Shiite leadership of being dir…
October 4, 2017Kurds
For over a decade, U.S. efforts to promote stability across the Middle East have run afoul of many complexities. The recent independence referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territory …
September 18, 2007United States
September 18, 2007—CFR.org’s “Crisis Guides” won the $2,000 First Prize in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. The multimedia guides use interactive tools to provide context and h…
April 5, 2017South Africa
President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has exposed growing fissures within the ruling African National Congress, writes CFR’s John Campbell.