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June 30, 2016

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The Warsaw Summit: NATO Examines Itself, Again

At its Warsaw summit, NATO should try to find better solutions to the problem of burden-sharing and a more sustainable strategy for managing tensions with Russia, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

April 25, 2016

Egypt
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is Saudi Land

On April 9, the Egyptian government announced that it was returning the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The disposition of these two islands has the potential to sow trouble for…

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October 14, 2015

Religion
The Roots of Religious Extremism

Jonathan Sacks discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict.   

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September 11, 2015

Global
Who Is Pope Francis?

Experts discuss the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policies of Pope Francis ahead of his upcoming visit to the United States.

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January 8, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Could Lagos Be a Model for the Developing World?

Seth D. Kaplan, writing in the opinion pages of the January 7 New York Times, observes that by 2015, half the world’s population living on less than $1.25 a day will reside in fragile states. These p…

People sit and trade under a bridge at the Orile-Iganmu district of Lagos August 29, 2013

April 8, 2013

Politics and Government
Turkey’s Political Football

When you travel in the Middle East you are bound to have multiple “Holy Moly!” moments.  My wife and I had one of those last Thursday.  Yet we weren’t touring the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, gazing up…

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November 2, 2012

Climate Change
The Global Green Growth Institute: On a Mission to Prove Green Growth

Introduction On October 23, 2012, a new international organization dedicated to changing the way countries grow economically made its official debut on the world stage. The eighteen member countri…

July 12, 2012

China
"Winner Take All"—A China Story?

It was with a mix of trepidation and anticipation that I read Dambisa Moyo’s newly-released book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World: trepidation because my c…

A Chinese contractor walks at the site of the Nairobi-Thika highway project, under construction near Kenya's capital Nairobi, on September 23, 2011.

April 30, 2012

North Korea
Korea Update

Experts provide an update on North Korea, including its relationships with South Korea, China, and the United States.

April 30, 2012

North Korea
Korea Update

Related Readings:North Korea's Transition Dilemma, an interview with Scott A. SnyderThe U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges, edited by Scott A. Snyder