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April 8, 2008

Religion
New CFR book: Noah Feldman on the Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Islamist political movements, like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Justice and Development Party in Morocco make the adoption of sharia—the law of the traditional Islamic state—a crucial plan…

December 8, 2017

Global
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

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November 6, 2017

Japan
Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

Abe's consumption tax hike stalled what until then had been a demand led recovery, leading to a three year period with no growth in domestic demand. 

Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

January 9, 2006

Middle East and North Africa
Noah Feldman, Leading Expert on Islamic Thought, Joins Council to Examine Future of Democracy in the Middle East

January 9, 2006 — Professor Noah R. Feldman, a specialist in constitutional studies and the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory, has joined t…

February 13, 2008

Islamic State
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Noah Feldman tells the story behind the increasingly popular call for the establishment of the sharia—the law of the traditional Islamic state—in the modern Muslim world.

February 12, 2016

Syria
Will Cease-Fire Agreement Bring Syrians Relief?

A cease-fire agreement in Syria may not be the turning point its international backers have claimed it is, says expert Noah Bonsey.

February 10, 2017

United States
The Legal Fight Over Trump’s Authority

The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains …

July 12, 2016

Islamic State
Does Iraq Have a Plan for After the Islamic State?

Even as Iraqi special forces and Shia militias roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Baghdad has done little to address the underlying causes of Sunni militancy.

April 27, 2018

Donald Trump
One Year of Trump: U.S. Image Abroad

This event is part of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs. 

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October 10, 2008

United States
The Supreme Court’s Mixed Signals on International Law

Noah Feldman, CFR adjunct senior fellow and Harvard constitutional law expert, says two landmark Supreme Court rulings send conflicting messages to the world about U.S. adherence to international law.