March 25, 2013
Mexico’s new president is pushing through a sweeping package of economic reforms that could help the country emerge as a major economic player, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil.
February 4, 2013
The Syrian opposition has realized that Assad likely cannot be toppled militarily, but must be pushed out through a negotiated solution, says CFR’s Ed Husain.
November 30, 2012
Middle East expert Robert Malley discusses how the United States is crafting policy for a Middle East it may no longer be accustomed to.
March 6, 2012
Vladimir Putin’s reelection as president raises concerns over domestic reforms and relations with Washington. Russia’s future will be determined by Putin’s handling of opponents and whether oppositio…
July 27, 2011
A potential civil war in Syria, a broken state in Libya, and Egypt’s transition of power loom as chief Mideast challenges for Washington. CFR’s Robert Danin reviews the path for U.S. planners.
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.
July 18, 2011
Arab world pro-democracy movements raise questions about how much Islam will figure into the political calculus in emerging governments in Tunisia and Egypt, as well as new ones that might arise else…
January 31, 2011
The United States should be quietly pressing for President Mubarak to step aside and allow for a transfer of authority in Egypt--either a constitutional reform process or a caretaker government, says…
February 6, 2018
While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.
April 29, 2010
Although a positive outcome from the 2010 Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference is in doubt, arms control expert Henrik Salander says there’s a growing feeling that nuclear weapons can eventually…