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December 20, 2013

Global
2014 Conflict Prevention Priorities: Three Things to Know

Unrest in the Middle East, brinksmanship in the East China Sea, and instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan top foreign policy experts’ concerns for 2014, says CFR’s Paul Stares.

November 1, 2013

Saudi Arabia
The U.S.-Saudi Rift: Three Things to Know

Rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States reflect the differences in the longtime allies’ interests on a range of Middle East priorities, says CFR’s Fred Kaplan.

September 24, 2013

Kenya
Al-Shabab Terrorism in Kenya: Three Things to Know

Al-Shabab’s deadly Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi is unlikely to alter Kenya’s foreign policy, but the incident could encourage tighter U.S.-Kenya relations and reinforce Washington’s engagement with…

July 25, 2013

Israel
Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations: Three Things to Know

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have relaunched, ensuring major new challenges for both parties and the United States, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

May 20, 2013

Gender
Child Marriage: Three Things to Know

The pervasive practice of child marriage is stirring concern among U.S. foreign policymakers because it threatens to undermine U.S. interests in development, prosperity, and stability, says CFR’s Rac…

March 19, 2013

Israel
Israel’s New Government: Three Things to Know

Israel’s new coalition government is widely divided on prospects for peace with the Palestinians, but the coalition is likely to last longer than many expect, says CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

December 19, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Conflict Prevention Priorities: Three Things to Know

CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three of the top conflict prevention priorities for 2013.

August 30, 2012

Egypt
Morsi’s Iran Visit: Three Things to Know

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s visit to Iran signals a shift in his country’s foreign policy away from Washington’s influence, which, paradoxically, could have some positive upshots for the Unite…

May 17, 2012

Development
The G8 Summit: Three Things to Know

The G8 meeting at Camp David will focus on food security and advancing political transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, while the debate over solutions to the eurozone crisis will largely s…

March 26, 2012

International Organizations
The Arab League Summit: Three Things to Know

This week’s Arab League Summit in Baghdad presents questions about the organization’s role in a changed Middle East, the durability of Assad’s regime in Syria, and Iraq’s security and regional ties, …