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April 6, 2015

Iran
"Messing" with Israel

In his lengthy interview with Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, President Obama makes many statements about Israel’s security and how the proposed deal with Iran enhances it. These words from th…

February 6, 2019

Americas
Macri Floats Above Argentina’s Economic Mess

A hapless political opposition fails to capitalize on the president’s mistakes and adapt to the future.

Argentina's President Macri, Fisrt Lady Awada and their daughter celebrate at their campaign headquarters...

January 21, 2020

News Release
New Website Explores How Changes in Health Shape Global Trends

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) introduces Think Global Health, a multi-contributor website that examines how changes in health are reshaping economies, societies, and the everyday lives of pe…

October 28, 2016

Venezuela
How Venezuela Got Into This Mess

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*] By the end of 2017, the Venezuelan economy will likely be less than three-quarters of its 2013 size. Inflation is set to increase from 700 p…

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October 13, 2010

Palestinian Territories
The Mideast Moratorium Mess

The end of Israel’s ban on settlement building creates political problems for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a dilemma the Obama administration in part brought on itself, says Mideast expe…

October 9, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Kiriakou: Afghanistan ’A Mess’

John Kiriakou, a former CIA anti-terrorism official based in Pakistan, says the situation in Afghanistan has worsened in the past couple of years and life in Kabul has become much more perilous.

April 28, 2017

Venezuela
How to Clean Up the Mess in Venezuela

Venezuela announced this week that it will withdraw from the Organization of American States, deepening its isolation and intensifying the sense of crisis there. In recent months, Venezuela has desce…

How to Clean up the Mess in Venezuela

December 3, 2019

Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman Is Having a Fire Sale of His Political Power

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 20, 2019.

July 9, 2013

Rule of Law
Emerging Voices: Ruth Canagarajah on Post-War Land Grabs in Sri Lanka

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Ruth Canagarajah, a Fulbrigh…

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September 30, 2019

Puerto Rico
Is Puerto Rico Back on a Path Toward Debt Sustainability?

The plan of adjustment put forward by the oversight board, if approved by enough creditors and the courts, would cut Puerto Rico’s tax supported debt from $50 billion to $25 billion and smooth its re…

Is Puerto Rico Back on a Path Toward Debt Sustainability?