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December 19, 2014

Global
2015 Conflict Prevention Priorities: Three Things to Know

The deterioration of violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, disputes in Ukraine and the East and South China Seas, and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea are among the top concerns of foreign p…

August 19, 2014

Iraq
Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq: Three Things to Know

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is likely to deepen until leaders in Baghdad can form an inclusive government and defeat jihadist fighters on the battlefield, explains CFR’s Isobel Coleman.

December 20, 2013

Global
2014 Conflict Prevention Priorities: Three Things to Know

Unrest in the Middle East, brinksmanship in the East China Sea, and instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan top foreign policy experts’ concerns for 2014, says CFR’s Paul Stares.

September 18, 2013

Syria
Syria’s Chemical Weapons Disarmament: Three Things to Know

The implementation of the U.S.-Russia agreement to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons will face challenges, and the deal could "easily unravel" as a result of the ongoing civil war, says CFR’s Paul…

February 15, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Three Things to Know

North Korea’s third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear…

December 19, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Conflict Prevention Priorities: Three Things to Know

CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three of the top conflict prevention priorities for 2013.

November 15, 2012

China
China’s Leadership Transition: Three Things to Know

As China unveils a new top leadership, CFR’s Elizabeth Economy highlights three challenges the new Politburo Standing Committee faces.

October 12, 2012

Europe
EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Three Things to Know

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize selection comes as the bloc struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Nevertheless, the EU represents one of the great peacemaking accomplishments of the modern era.

July 19, 2012

Syria
Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Intensification of the violence in Syria presents renewed cause for military intervention, either to protect innocent civilian lives or to potentially police or enforce a peace agreement or political…

June 12, 2012

Global Governance
The G20 Mexico Summit

As world leaders prepare for the Group of Twenty nations summit June 18-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick talks with Enrique Berruga of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations about …