January 19, 2017
What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.
June 30, 2016
At its Warsaw summit, NATO should try to find better solutions to the problem of burden-sharing and a more sustainable strategy for managing tensions with Russia, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
April 13, 2016
A new genetic technology has the potential to cure diseases and boost plant, insect, and human lives, but it also poses profound ethical questions.
November 22, 2013
Civil unrest and public anger about the slow pace of change could destabilize Myanmar and the region just as the country is opening up politically, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.
October 19, 2011
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Mark Lagon argues for a more consistent approach to human rights promotion than the United States has often pursued in the past.
February 11, 2011
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Mark Lagon examines the uneven history of promoting democracy in U.S. foreign policy and offers lessons for how the United States can best advance democracy today…
Events in Egypt highlight the need for the U.S. government to drop double standards on governance and human rights issues when dealing with friendly dictatorships, writes CFR’s Mark Lagon.