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April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

August 8, 2016

Thailand
Thailand’s Democratic Erosion

The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand’s democratic system.

February 15, 2013

Syria
The Hezbollah Connection in Syria and Iran

In recent years, the strategic alliance between Iran and Hezbollah has grown to the point where the Lebanese militant group’s fealty to Tehran is paramount, a dynamic currently on display in Syria, 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…

July 13, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Turkey’s Cooling Ties with U.S., Israel

Turkey’s rise as a regional and economic power with its own set of interests, along with anger toward Israel about the Gaza flotilla incident, explains much of the chilling in Turkey’s relationships …

December 11, 2009

Defense Technology
Guarding the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Following a post-Cold War erosion of senior level attention to nuclear weapons stewardship, the Air Force general charged with protecting the U.S. nuclear arsenal says his service is finally regainin…

November 26, 2007

Political Movements
Bazzi: Lebanon’s Presidential Politics--No Violence, More Haggling

Mohamad Bazzi, former Middle East bureau chief for Newsday, says there will likely be more haggling ahead of a new deadline for Lebanon’s political parties to agree on a compromise candidate to becom…

March 14, 2006

Iraq
Haass: On Balance, Iraq War’s Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Clearly Negative’

Richard N. Haass, president of CFR and head of policy planning at the State Department during the outbreak of the Iraq war three years ago, says that in hindsight, while history’s judgment will depen…

October 24, 2003

Iran
Iran Expert Terms Nuclear Decision A Victory for Tehran ’Pragmatists’

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran specialist at the International Crisis Group (ICG), a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts, says that Iran’s apparent decision to …