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June 22, 2018

Yemen
How the UAE Wields Power in Yemen

The Gulf nation’s ground troops have cultivated alliances in Yemen with local armed groups, but its ability to shape the civil war’s outcome is limited.

An Emirati soldier escorts Yemen's prime minister in the port city of Mukha.

June 27, 2018

Mexico
Is Political Change Coming to Mexico?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will likely become Mexico’s next president at a time of mounting concern over corruption and violence, but his reform plans are hazy.

Alan Ortega/Reuters

November 6, 2007

Mexico
O’Neil: $1.4 Billion Anti-Drug Plan for Mexico Likely to Win Congressional Approval

Shannon O’Neil, CFR’s Mexico expert, says Washington’s $1.4 billion multiyear plan to bolster Mexico’s crackdown on drug and criminal rings, while drawing criticism, is likely to win congressional ap…

March 5, 2007

Americas
O’Neil: Bush Looking for Foreign Policy Success on Latin American Trip

rShannon O’Neil, a CFR expert on Latin America, says President Bush heads for Latin America on March 8 hoping for a “foreign policy success,” but because of his lame duck status, it will be hard for …

September 17, 2015

Vatican City
The Pope’s Soft-Power Push

Pope Francis will use his upcoming high-level visits to the U.S. and UN to press the concerns of the poor and marginalized, says expert Kenneth Himes.

October 13, 2011

Iran
Mounting Questions on Iran Terror Plot

It seems unlikely that the plot to kill a Saudi ambassador involved the highest levels of Iran’s government, says expert Kenneth Katzman, including the plan to use non-Muslim proxies to carry it out.

April 1, 2010

Iran
UN Sanctions May Sting Iran’s Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will likely be the target of UN Security Council sanctions that could be ready within weeks, says Iran sanctions expert Kenneth Katzman, while Congress focuses on preventin…

June 29, 2009

Democracy
Iraq at Crossroads Amid U.S. Disengagement

As U.S. combat forces begin to withdraw from Iraq’s cities, expert Kenneth M. Pollack says he remains "very concerned" about the political situation in Iraq. He stresses the need for the "continued a…

December 9, 2008

Democracy
Despite Security Improvements, Iraq Remains ’Very Troubled Country’

Kenneth M. Pollack of the Brookings Institution says that he is concerned that the U.S. and political establishment" increasingly feels that Iraq is heading toward victory" even though "Iraq still is…

August 1, 2007

Iraq
Pollack: ‘Surge’ Producing Real Progress in Iraq

Kenneth M. Pollack, a leading expert on Iraq, says his latest trip to Iraq showed the country was “a mess,” but there were also significant improvements on the ground as a result of the U.S. “surge” …