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.
May 1, 2017
Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic im…
February 23, 2017
Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, writes CFR’s Max Boot.
January 19, 2017
What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.
June 16, 2016
The Revolutionary Guards are involved in maintaining domestic order, projecting Iranian influence in the Mideast, and presiding over major business interests. They are poised to take on a bigger role…
August 13, 2014
The events in Iraq affect core U.S. interests, and Washington should be prepared to help both battle jihadist forces and press for political reforms over the long run, says CFR’s David Palkki.
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 25, 2010
Reports of Sunnis being banned from Iraq’s March 7 elections are a reminder of the dangerous fault lines in Iraqi politics, which the United States can best influence with support rather than interfe…
December 2, 2009
CFR’s Rachel Schneller says Iraqi political factions should be given time to sort out their power-sharing rules rather than be rushed into elections in January 2010, a date pegged to U.S. troop withd…