December 3, 2019
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.
December 4, 2019
The benefits of their personal relationship are clear for the Turkish president. But the U.S. president has his reasons, too.
The Turkish president’s war will likely fail because he doesn’t know what he wants.
November 20, 2019
CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…
Democracy does not die in the darkness so often anymore. It dies in the light, one election at a time, with voters embracing the populists and autocrats who promise to cut the red tape and deliver …
October 29, 2019
Iran poses an acute threat to oil infrastructure across the Middle East, potentially allowing it to extort concessions from world powers.
October 28, 2019
A recent spate of state laws to restrict abortion services in the United States has reignited debate over the procedure. How does the United States’ regulation of abortion compare to the rest of the …
October 17, 2019
President Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally.
October 14, 2019
A major new report about the Syrian war raises the question of whether Washington ever cared about it in the first place.
September 26, 2019
The Chinese Communist Party has used arbitrary detention to maintain power since the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago.