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September 6, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Iran Tensions Mount as Syria’s Regional Isolation Increases

Significant Middle East Developments Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency briefed members with a series of satellite images yesterday further suggesting nuclear sanitation at Iran’s Parchin …

Iran's International Atomic Energy Agency ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh reacts as he addresses a news conference during a board of governors meeting at the United Nations headquarters (Herwig Prammer/Courtesy Reuters).

April 4, 2012

Jordan
Guest Post: Jordan’s Reform Calculations

This post is written by Kelley Calkins, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. Here she offers her assessment of the Jordanian leadership’s calculations concerning domestic reform …

Jordanian Islamic Front Action supporters shout slogans against Syria's president Bashar al-Assad during a demonstration in Amman on March 9, 2012 (Muhammad Hamed/Courtesy Reuters).

June 15, 2011

United States
Political Pathways for Progress

Alfonso Aguilar, Angela Kelley, and Andrew Kohut address the prospects for greater political cooperation on immigration legislation. This panel discussion focuses on areas where political compromise …

December 21, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Guest Post: Behind Recent GCC Calls for Unity

Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah welcomes Sultan Qaboos bin Saiid of Oman in Riyadh on December 19, 2011. Leaders of the Gulf Arab states arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the Gulf Cooperation C…

Guest Post: Behind Recent GCC Calls for Unity

February 13, 2012

Military Operations
When America Attacked Syria

In response to the worsening civil war in Syria and the Bashar al-Assad regime’s continuous use of rockets, artillery, and sniper fire against civilian population centers, some policymakers, analysts…

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November 30, 2011

Myanmar
A Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

In a meeting conducted via video conference, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses recent changes in Myanmar, her decision to rejoin the political system, and Myanmar-U.S. relations.

November 30, 2011

Myanmar
A Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

In advance of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit in December, the Council on Foreign Relations held a meeting conducted via live videoconference with Aung San Suu Kyi.

June 15, 2011

United States
The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will hold a half-day, multisession symposium in Washington, DC, on U.S. immigration policy. The symposium will include a keynote ad…

February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…