September 14, 2017
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
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.
May 4, 2015
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
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.
August 19, 2014
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is likely to deepen until leaders in Baghdad can form an inclusive government and defeat jihadist fighters on the battlefield, explains CFR’s Isobel Coleman.
July 16, 2014
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…
June 19, 2014
The United States should take a leading role in shaping international norms for the use of armed drones, explains CFR’s Sarah Kreps.
June 5, 2014
Poor government oversight and protests in Brazil have expanded the World Cup narrative beyond soccer and into politics, explains CFR’s Julia Sweig.
March 28, 2014
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…
October 2, 2013
A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government’s defa…