September 6, 2019Zimbabwe
During his thirty-seven years in power in Zimbabwe, he committed virtually every human rights violation there is. His hands were awash in the blood of Zimbabweans. Fanning and exploiting racial and class differences, he destroyed the country’s economy, once on the cusp of being one of Africa’s most developed, driving out commercial white farmers. By the time he died, Zimbabwe was an international pariah, an economic basket case, and many or most of the country’s most educated and productive citizens had left the country.
November 19, 2019Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
By announcing that Israeli settlements do not violate international law, the Trump administration continues a pattern of policy shifts that further weakens the prospects for Palestinian statehood.
November 15, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
November 6, 2019Election 2020
The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is now live. The Iowa caucuses, the formal start of the presidential nominating process, are just three months away. Given that elections matter for U.S. f…
November 5, 2019Defense and Security
Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus has been the Middle East. He held a wide range of a…
July 30, 2018Iran
The premium appears to be creeping back into international oil prices as markets wait to see who will be policing the sea lanes in the aftermath of a Saudi announcement that it would temporarily halt…