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April 18, 2018

Cuba
What Is Cuba’s Post-Castro Future?

Miguel Diaz-Canel, set to replace Raul Castro as president of Cuba after sixty years of Castro rule, will be faced with the challenges of implementing economic reform and sidestepping regional isolat…

Cuba After the Castros

November 17, 2017

Lebanon
Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gambit

Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.

King Salman meets with Saad Hariri in Riyadh.

August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
What Is the Far Right’s Threat to National Security?

Armed protests in Charlottesville highlight how the U.S. government has long devoted insufficient resources toward countering domestic far-right movements.

A militia member rallies in Charlottesville.

August 9, 2016

United Kingdom
Scotland After Brexit

As a result of the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is likely to see another Scottish independence referendum in its future.

July 30, 2003

United States
Richard Garwin on Nuclear Weapons

Transcript of R.L. Garwin interview by Ms. Allison Smith CBC Morning (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) at 0815 A. Smith: North Korea isn’t the only country suspected of launching a nuclear we…

September 28, 2016

United States
What the 9/11 Lawsuits Bill Will Do

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely …

August 8, 2016

Thailand
Thailand’s Democratic Erosion

The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand’s democratic system.

November 12, 2010

Afghanistan
Rethinking an Afghanistan Exit Strategy

Pakistan’s instability, a Taliban insurgency, and growing skepticism in the United States argue for an earlier drawing-down of forces from Afghanistan if there’s no progress, says Richard Armitage, c…

November 8, 2002

International Organizations
Iraqi Resolution Is ’Enormously Important,’ Says U.N. Expert Richard Gardner

Richard N. Gardner, an expert on the United Nations and a Columbia Law School professor, says that the U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq, which was approved 15-0 on November 8, is “enormously …

January 2, 2008

Democracy
Haass: Pakistan Faces ‘Prolonged Difficult Future’

Richard N. Haass, an expert on the Middle East and South Asia from years in government, says that the latest developments in Pakistan lead him to see that country heading into a period of considerabl…