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June 2, 2017

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
How Six Days in 1967 Shaped the Modern Middle East

On the war’s fiftieth anniversary, five scholars discuss how Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Arab world were remade.

Israeli soldiers in front of the Dome of the Rock.

September 3, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East After the Iran Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal inked by Iran and major powers has implications not just for proliferation, but Middle Eastern security as well. Five experts weigh in on what the deal means for regional powers and …

November 2, 2017

United States
Trump and Asia: Resources from CFR and Foreign Affairs

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump will start a two week trip that includes visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Recent resources from the Council on Foreign Relations…

May 2, 2011

Afghanistan
What’s Next for al-Qaeda?

Osama bin Laden’s death is a real and symbolic blow to al-Qaeda, and its stature in the Middle East is already diminished by the pro-democracy movements in the region, but the group remains lethal. S…

September 13, 2013

Global
Reflecting on Lehman’s Global Legacy

Experts from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East reflect on the impact and legacy of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy five years ago.

January 25, 2011

United States
Obama’s Call For American Revival

President Obama’s State of the Union focused on spurring economic growth and innovation but fell short on deficit reduction, argues CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby. The stress on domestic over foreign policy…

December 27, 2016

Global
Prospects for the Global Economy in 2017

In the wake of a turbulent 2016, four experts analyze what’s in store for the global economy in the coming year, from China’s rebalancing efforts to the rise of populism in Europe.

September 9, 2008

Financial Markets
Experts Debate Fannie/Freddie Nationalization

Four CFR experts discuss the U.S. Treasury’s takeover of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, what the move means for financial markets, and what risks remain.

May 28, 2010

United States
Obama’s NSS: Promise and Pitfalls

President Obama’s first National Security Strategy departs from Bush administration doctrine by redefining the war against terror groups and embracing multilateralism, and may expect too much from gl…

December 14, 2016

Asia
What Future for the Asia Pivot Under Trump?

How will President-Elect Trump follow up the Obama administration’s Asia pivot? Five Asia experts reflect on the region’s top priorities.