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June 8, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
In Support of Arab Democracy

A Council-sponsored Task Force says that the United States should support the evolutionary development of democracy consistently throughout the Middle East. It points out that a strategy to promote d…

October 27, 2005

Democracy
Feldman: U.S. Must Not Leave Iraq Before Security Is Ensured, Hopes Sunni Political Involvement May Reduce Insurgency

Noah Feldman, an expert on Islam and democracy, and a former constitutional adviser in Baghdad, says the fact that Sunnis are expressing more interest in elections and politics is “definitely a good…

February 13, 2006

Peacekeeping
A Conversation with Prince Turki al-Faisal

Watch Prince Turki al-Faisal talk about the Saudi-U.S. relationship and about the global security challenges that they both face.

June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

April 1, 2006

Saudi Arabia
Thicker Than Oil

Read an excerpt of Thicker Than Oil. For fifty-five years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Then came the 9/11 attacks, which sorely tested that relationship. In Thicker Tha…

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Discussion

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

RICHARD HAASS (president, Council on Foreign Relations):  Well, good morning.  We’re only seven minutes late.   This morning’s event is titled “The Emerging Shia Crescent: Implications for theMiddle…

March 25, 2008

Religion
Religion and the Open Society Symposium: Session One: Religion, Pluralism, and Freedom of Inquiry

Watch experts discuss how religion may have helped or hindered the development of free and open societies.