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August 14, 2018

Pakistan
Attendees wave Pakistan's national flag while singing national songs at a ceremony to celebrate the country's 71st Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Pakistan at Seventy-One: the Search for a New Pakistan

On Pakistan's seventy-first independence day, the country faces an economic crisis and a terrorism crisis. Whether prime minister–designate Imran Khan can deliver on his promise of a “naya Pakistan” …

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan elections 7.23.2018 Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

September 26, 2013

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gül, president of the Republic of Turkey, gives his remarks on recent regional developments and provides perspective on current U.S.-Turkey relations.

September 24, 2010

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

President of the Republic of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, discusses the transforming relationship of Turkey with the United States, Europe, and the Middle East

September 24, 2010

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

ROBERT RUBIN: Good morning, and welcome. I'm Bob Rubin, and I am very pleased on behalf of the council to welcome you to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting with our distinguished guest, …

June 22, 2018

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

February 13, 2007

Turkey
A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

Watch Abdullah Gül, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Turkey, discuss Turkey's relationship with Iraq and the broader Middle East.

January 26, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
A woman drives a car in October 2013 in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world where women are barred from driving. Saudi female activists are campaigning to change this rule (Courtesy Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser). Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia After King Abdullah

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz raises important questions about the future of the kingdom, including issues that have ripple effects around the world such as regional relati…

April 25, 2018

Yemen
Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman smiles during a news conference as part of the Nobel Women's Initiative, in Honduras, October 24, 2017. Five Questions on the Yemen Peace Process

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

February 28, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
TrumpSaudi Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.