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May 29, 2012

Political Movements
A Syrian Turning Point for Russia?

The weekend massacre near Houla that has galvanized international outrage may spark a stronger Russian stand against the Assad regime, says Syria expert Mona Yacoubian.

July 12, 2012

Elections and Voting
A South African Take on the U.S. Race

Between enthusiasm for President Obama’s pro-democracy message and appreciation for the Democratic Party’s support for the anti-apartheid movement, South Africans strongly favor Obama’s reelection, s…

August 22, 2012

Afghanistan
Gloomy Prognosis for Afghanistan

Recent "insider attacks" on U.S. forces raise concerns about the Afghan security transition in 2014 and long-term U.S. support for local troops, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.

January 17, 2013

Europe
Bracing for ’Brexit’?

Prime Minister David Cameron, weakened domestically, must try to affirm Britain’s future in the EU without being entangled in new moves toward EU integration, says Chatham House’s Robin Niblett.

May 3, 2013

Iraq
Iraq’s Worsening Situation

The political standoff between the Shiite government of Nuri al-Maliki and Sunni protestors is fueling growing instability in Iraq, which recorded its most violent month in five years, explains Iraq …

October 3, 2013

Israel
Israel’s New Mideast Pressures

Amid diplomatic challenges on Iran and Syria, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu could face conservative opposition at home for progress on peace with Palestinians, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

May 22, 2014

Europe
Do the European Parliamentary Elections Matter?

This week’s European parliament elections could mark a victory for eurosceptics and fringe political groups, an outcome that would likely sour transatlantic relations, says expert Judy Dempsey.

June 18, 2015

Vatican City
How to Read Pope Francis on the Environment

The pope’s encyclical on the environment carries a profoundly religious message about care for the earth, wedded to a new call for activism, say religious scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.

September 22, 2015

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Tricky Path for Iran Sanctions

U.S. officials will have to consider the consequences of new sanctions as they weigh how to address Iran’s regional policies without derailing implementation of the nuclear accord, says expert Richar…

October 9, 2015

Afghanistan
Can Afghan Forces Resist the Taliban?

The battle for Kunduz highlights the military and political challenges facing Afghanistan and the narrowly defined U.S. mission there, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.