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February 24, 2012

Afghanistan
Protests Over Quran Burning May Spread Beyond Afghanistan

The protests sweeping Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base may spread to other Muslim countries unless U.S. and NATO officials act swiftly, says CFR’s Ed Husain.

May 26, 2011

Sudan
Abyei Dispute May Threaten Sudan’s Peace Agreement

Escalating fighting in Sudan’s disputed border region of Abyei "has the potential, the threat, of growing into something much larger that could in fact endanger the peace agreements between the North…

May 4, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bin Laden May Become More Powerful Dead

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that Osama bin Laden is more valuable to al-Qaeda dead than alive. Comparing bin Laden’s death to that of Sayyid Qutb, Husain argues…

April 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
CFR’s Campbell: Nigeria Elections May Challenge Country’s Stability

Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections will upset the country’s power sharing system. CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies cautions that campaign appeals to ethnicity and religion coupled…

September 14, 2017

Kurds
Video: The Time of the Kurds

Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achievi…

May 31, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria’s New President: Three Things to Know

The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR’s John Campbell in this video explainer.

July 16, 2014

Arctic
Video: The Emerging Arctic

The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whethe…

May 4, 2015

Global
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Three Things to Know

Members of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gathering in New York must recommit to reducing their arsenals and address new proliferation challenges, explains CFR’s Adam Mount.

January 30, 2015

United States
U.S.-Cuba Relations: Three Things to Know

President Obama’s decision to restore relations with Cuba is sensible foreign policy, but a number of obstacles remain on the path to normalization, explains CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.

March 28, 2014

Global
Russia’s Ouster From the G8: Three Things to Know

Western leaders’ ejection of Russia from the Group of Eight eliminates a "longstanding irritant" for the G7, but it will not likely influence Putin’s strategic calculations, says CFR’s Stewart M. Pat…