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October 10, 2019

Kurds
The Time of the Kurds

The Kurds, one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, may be on the verge of achieving their independence amid turbulence in Syria and Iraq.

The Time of the Kurds

May 14, 2019

China
China’s Maritime Disputes

China’s growing assertiveness amid territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas has raised concerns about armed conflict.

China’s Maritime Disputes

February 13, 2018

South Africa
Jacob Zuma’s Undoing

The scandal-plagued leader’s removal could set the party of Nelson Mandela on a path toward reestablishing South Africa as a role model for the rest of the continent.

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (left) and President Jacob Zuma stand at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town.

November 29, 2017

Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe: Icon and Kleptocrat

Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Mugabe, ushered his country into independence, then established a tyrannical regime and presided over the destruction of the economy. He was ousted in a November pa…

Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe president

November 3, 2017

Kenya
What Went Wrong With Kenya’s Elections?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s impasse over the 2017 election has cast a shadow on Kenya’s future.

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

February 4, 2015

Global
The Year of the Flu

Health experts are already calling 2015 one of the most complicated ever for influenza outbreaks, and the prevalence of lethal strains normally found in birds is especially troubling, writes CFR’s La…

January 16, 2015

Taliban
The Taliban

The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan.  As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of con…

The Taliban InfoGuide

August 13, 2014

Iraq
How Washington Can Bolster Iraq

The events in Iraq affect core U.S. interests, and Washington should be prepared to help both battle jihadist forces and press for political reforms over the long run, says CFR’s David Palkki.

June 24, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

Entrenched conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future of the Middle East.

The Sunni-Shia Divide InfoGuide

March 20, 2014

Arctic
The Emerging Arctic

The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whethe…

The Emerging Arctic