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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

January 15, 2003

Council on Foreign Relations Books
Council Fellow Walter Russell Mead Wins World’s Top Prize in Foreign Policy Writing, the Lionel Gelber Prize for 2002

January 15, 2003 - Walter Russell Mead has won the Lionel Gelber Prize for outstanding writing on international affairs for his book Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the…

January 20, 2011

Politics and Government
The Calculations of Tunisia’s Military

Tunisian army soldier stands in front of the headquarters of the Constitutional Democratic Rally party of ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali during a demonstration in Tunis on January 20, 2011 …

The Calculations of Tunisia’s Military

March 9, 2011

Egypt
Egypt Post-Mubarak: ’Afterglow’ and Unease

Egypt is basking in a moment of freedom of expression but the optimism is tinged by concerns over security, says journalist Sharon Otterman.

October 25, 2010

China
India-U.S.-China Strategic Triangle

After a week of meetings with Indian academics, think tank analysts, and government officials, I came away with a clear sense that there is a great deal of concern about China in Delhi these days. …

Statue of Indian Elephant

November 1, 2010

India
Continental and Maritime in U.S.-India Relations

The Indian financial newspaper, Business Standard, has published my latest “DC Diary” column.  With President Obama landing in New Delhi this week, it seemed like a good time to ask why Washington …

Continental and Maritime in U.S.-India Relations

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Goodfellas on the Nile

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak in Cairo in early January (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) In this extended season of the unthinkable becoming r…

Goodfellas on the Nile

September 19, 2011

India
The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future

Experts discuss the finding and recommendations of the CFR-Aspen Institute India joint study group report, The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future.

September 19, 2011

India
The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future

This special event is organized in conjunction with the U.S.-India Joint Study Group on Shared National Interests, a collaboration between CFR and Aspen Institute India. The group is composed of form…

August 17, 2011

Egypt
Egypt’s Post-Mubarak Political Uncertainty

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has sparked a debate in Egypt about retributive justice versus the rule of law, which will be among the many issues to play out in the fall’s parl…