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December 15, 2016

On Cybersecurity, Take a Lesson from Israel  

The debate over where “the Silicon Valley for cybersecurity” will be located is over. For some time now, the answer has been Tel Aviv. The Startup Nation has been producing new cybersecurity companie…

Cyber CFR Net Politics

June 20, 2013

Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian PM Resigns: 2003 or 2013?

The Palestinian prime minister, not long in office, has resigned. Why? A power struggle between him and the president, everyone says. The date is September, 2003. Or, the date is today. What has ch…

September 14, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake discusses the future of bipartisanship in Congress and the steps needed to advance the foreign policy agenda of the United States.

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October 17, 2014

Political Movements
Weekend Reading: The Artful Arab Spring, Disillusionment in Sidi Bouzid, and Rethinking Fragmented States

St. Lawrence University offers an interactive look at the Arab uprisings through the lens of graffiti art. Michael Marcusa examines the revolutionary spirit of the youth of Sidi Bouzid three-and-a-h…


January 13, 2012

Weekend Reading: A Critique of Comrades, Islamic Feminism, and On Syria From Cairo

Samer Soliman writes a critique of revolutionary comrades on Al-Masry al-Youm. Fatemeh Fakhraie writes on Today’s Zaman that being a Muslim and a feminist is not a non-sequitur. Rami Khouri: How Sy…


July 2, 2012

Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

February 6, 2015

Weekend Reading: Kurds in ISIS, Houthis in Sanaa, and Netanyahu in Washington

Rebecca Collard reports on Kurdish men who have joined ISIS and attacked their own people. Nabeel Khoury looks at who the Houthis are, their ambitions, and the options before them. Michael Koplow r…


April 17, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading: The Horrors of Yarmouk, IS Relief, Judicial Reform in Tunisia

Rami Alhames shows the disturbing situation in the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp. Hussam al-Jaber offers a glimpse into Deir al-Zor, Syria, under the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s harsh rules o…


July 25, 2014

Weekend Reading: Gaza

Eitan Chitayat on being under fire in Tel Aviv. Rami Almeghari on being under fire in Gaza. Gaza and the Israeli coast from outer space.


August 15, 2014

Weekend Reading: HRW Reports on Raba’a, Defeating IS, and Iran’s Man in Baghdad

Full text of the Human Rights Watch report on last year’s forcible dispersal of the pro-Morsi Raba’a sit-in. Nabeel Khoury, writing for The Tahrir Forum, argues that if the United States fails to de…