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December 29, 2014

Global
A Turbulent Year Ahead

Ongoing Middle East conflicts, economic storm clouds, and perennial tensions in Asia augur a tough 2015 for global leaders, says CFR’s James M. Lindsay.

September 15, 2014

United Kingdom
A Divided Kingdom

The United Kingdom will be irrevocably changed as a result of this week’s independence referendum, whichever way Scotland votes, says expert Richard Whitman.

September 11, 2014

Iraq
Confronting ISIS Requires a Bigger Plan

The Obama administration’s plan for expanding its military campaign against ISIS, however worthy, raises questions about how the militants can be defeated on the ground, says CFR’s President Richard …

May 28, 2014

United States
Obama’s Unclear Foreign Policy Path

President Obama’s foreign policy speech, following his announced drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, lacked a clear strategic rationale, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.

March 11, 2014

Ukraine
Can the OSCE Defuse Ukrainian Tensions?

Though overshadowed by NATO and the EU in recent years, the OSCE may offer the most palatable forum for Russia and the West to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, says expert Richard Gowan.

March 3, 2014

Ukraine
How to Respond to Ukraine’s Crisis?

Negotiating a Russian withdrawal from Crimea is still possible, but U.S. and Western leaders have options to strengthen Ukraine if the situation worsens, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.

October 2, 2013

United States
How the Shutdown Weakens U.S. Foreign Policy

The U.S. government shutdown raises troubling questions about American predictability and feeds doubts about the ability of Congress to be a partner with the White House on foreign policy, says Richa…

April 25, 2013

Intelligence
Domestic Intelligence and the Boston Bombings

The Boston Marathon bombings illustrate the stresses on domestic intelligence gathering and counterterrorism in a democratic system, says CFR’s Richard Falkenrath.

March 13, 2013

Iraq
The Iraq Invasion Ten Years Later: A Wrong War

The Bush administration’s decision to wage war on Iraq in 2003 still looms large for its flaws and its damage to U.S. interests, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.

August 27, 2012

Iran
Israel, Iran, and the Military Option

While a nuclear-armed Iran presents "a terrible outcome strategically," a U.S. or Israeli military attack carries unforeseeable risks, says CFR President Richard Haass.