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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…

September 6, 2013

Global
Syria & U.S.-Russian Relations: Three Things to Know

U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

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.

March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

February 15, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Three Things to Know

North Korea’s third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear…

January 29, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Immigration Reform: Three Things to Know

As renewed bipartisan efforts to reform U.S. immigration policy get under way, CFR’s Edward Alden gives three reasons why the time for reform may finally be at hand.

December 13, 2012

United States
The U.S. Fiscal Cliff: Three Things to Know

CFR’s Peter Orszag highlights the potential opportunities and limitations of a fiscal cliff deal.

October 12, 2012

Europe
EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Three Things to Know

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize selection comes as the bloc struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Nevertheless, the EU represents one of the great peacemaking accomplishments of the modern era.

September 25, 2012

Germany
History Lessons: The Munich Agreement

CFR’s James M. Lindsay reflects on the signing of the Munich Agreement on September 30, 1938 and how the United States can apply the lesson learned to potential threats in the world today.

September 12, 2012

Libya
Attacks in Libya, Egypt: Three Things to Know

The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the killing of the U.S. ambassador may be "the first salvo" of a civil war in the country, says CFR’s Isobel Coleman.