March 6, 2018
With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.
November 8, 2017
With a bold modernization project, Saudi Arabia is embarking on reforms U.S. policymakers have been urging for decades. The crown prince’s recent crackdown could undermine this crucial effort.
October 17, 2017
Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.
May 15, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.
May 5, 2016
The terror group Boko Haram is diminished but far from vanquished in Nigeria, and it appears to be expanding its regional reach, writes CFR’s John Campbell.
July 29, 2014
A growing number of authoritarian states are banning civil society activities, raising the prospect of spreading instability that should arouse action in Washington, says CFR’s Mark Lagon.
March 25, 2014
The Egyptian government’s widening crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members, including a surge in death sentences, threatens to radicalize a new generation of Egyptians and spawn jihadist violence, wr…
October 31, 2013
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it’s to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights a course for change.
January 10, 2014
U.S. strategic interests in Africa’s Sahel have been marginal for decades, but there is a strong case for expanding ties with regional allies to quell a spreading security threat, write J. Peter Pham…
May 21, 2012
Even before Egyptians cast ballots for a new president this week, they will have engineered a surprising shift in power that reflects impressive strides, writes CFR’s Steven Cook.