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September 15, 2016

China
China Vital to Countering a More Dangerous North Korea

North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a great danger to Northeast Asia and the United States. Washington should pursue policies that will induce Beijing to exert more pressure on i…

April 13, 2018

Syrian Civil War
What Are U.S. Military Options in Syria?

Military threats to deter chemical attacks have so far failed to restrain the Syrian regime, and they risk escalating the horrific conflict even further.

A girl evacuated from the Damascus suburb of Douma arrives in northern Syria.

March 27, 2018

Russia
What’s Next for Russia’s Relations With the West?

The expulsion of Russian diplomats by more than twenty governments is a remarkable show of unity and a deepening of Moscow’s rift with the West.

Russian flag flies over Seattle consulate.

July 23, 2015

Iran Nuclear Agreement
How Binding Is the Iran Deal?

The Iran nuclear deal and subsequent UN Security Council resolution do little to bind the United States legally, though policymakers would face political pressure against reinstating sanctions, says …

December 8, 2014

Egypt
Is the U.S.-Egypt Special Relationship Over?

The United States and Egypt are unlikely to rebuild the strategic partnership they had decades ago, even though some in both countries favor a rapprochement, says CFR’s Steven Cook. 

October 29, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Spying Casts Shadow Over Atlantic Alliance

European outrage over NSA surveillance speaks to a larger disappointment with President Obama’s inability to strike a better balance between security and civil liberties, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

October 3, 2013

Israel
Israel’s New Mideast Pressures

Amid diplomatic challenges on Iran and Syria, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu could face conservative opposition at home for progress on peace with Palestinians, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

December 29, 2011

Elections and Voting
Kicking off the 2012 GOP Contest

Looking ahead to the Iowa caucuses and upcoming primaries in January, CFR’s James Lindsay says Republican candidates are taking aim at President Obama’s foreign policies, yet it’s unclear what they w…

September 26, 2011

Pakistan
A Tougher U.S. Tack on Pakistan

The United States has effectively issued an ultimatum to Islamabad implying greater unilateral action against Pakistan-based extremist groups, but Washington must be prepared to act on it, says CFR’s…

May 4, 2011

Afghanistan
Bin Laden’s Death and U.S. Afghan Policy

While U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan won’t be directly affected, bin Laden’s death could result in an expedited draw-down schedule, leaving the country open to a Taliban takeover and leading to…