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October 9, 2013

Iran
The Rouhani Presidency: A kinder, gentler Islamic Republic?

In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, CFR Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh discusses the perception of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani as a reformer or pragmatist, the role of the …

November 19, 2010

Russia
Kinder, Gentler U.S.-Russia Mood at NATO Summit

The NATO summit in Lisbon today occurs in a climate of warmer U.S.-Russia relations, with Russia seeking ways to cooperate with the alliance on missile defense and Afghanistan, says CFR expert Stephe…

March 13, 2018

Authoritarianism
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look

Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.

Cars pass by a poster of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the upcoming presidential election, in Cairo, Egypt, February 19, 2018. The writing on the poster reads: "Long live Egypt". REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

February 6, 2017

Development
International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today, Feb. 6, 2017, marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Learn more about the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting through these five publications from t…

Girls pose for a portrait in eastern Sierra Leone

January 26, 2015

About That Netanyahu Invitation to Address Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 24, 2011. (Molly Riley/Courtesy: Reuters) Israel’s prime m…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 24, 2011. (Molly Riley/Courtesy: Reuters)

November 9, 2017

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Growing U.S. Opioid Crisis: Lessons From Around the World

Speakers discuss the growing opioid epidemic in cities across the United States, the influx of inexpensive heroin and potent synthetics such as fentanyl, and the lessons the United States can learn f…

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March 21, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Task Force Issues Report on Education Challenges, Reforms

The CFR Independent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security released its report describing the threats posed to U.S. prosperity, security, and preeminence by a failing K-12 educatio…

 Teacher Kennis Wong points to Chinese characters on the board at Broadway Elementary School in Venice, Los Angeles (Lucy Nicholson /Courtesy Reuters)

November 6, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventing the Unraveling of the Balkans Peace Agreements

Tensions are rising in the Balkans and the risk of renewed violence is growing, but the United States can help preserve peace and stability in the region. As part of the Center for Preventive Action’…

Podcast Demonstrators storm Macedonia parliament

November 22, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Enrique Peña Nieto’s Campaign Book

Mexican Gov. Enrique Pena Nieto answers reporters' questions at the National Press Club in Washington (Molly Reilly/Courtesy Reuters). It seems the campaign book so popular in the United States…

Enrique Peña Nieto’s Campaign Book

June 6, 2017

Economics
Building Inclusive Economies: A Conversation With Laura Tyson

Drawing upon decades of experience in the field of international economics, Laura Tyson shares her insight on the relationship between women’s economic participation and global economic growth. She d…

Podcast Laura Tyson