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November 8, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Shaky Experiment in Modernization

With a bold modernization project, Saudi Arabia is embarking on reforms U.S. policymakers have been urging for decades. The crown prince’s recent crackdown could undermine this crucial effort.

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October 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
The State of Slavery in Mauritania

Tyler Falish is a student in Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development and a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. T…

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July 20, 2016

Malaysia
The Impact of the U.S. Justice Department 1MDB Announcement on Malaysian Politics

I could write a six hundred word blog before getting to the point here, but I will get right to it: The 1MDB asset seizure is likely to have minimal impact on Malaysian domestic politics. To recap … …

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April 25, 2016

Egypt
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is Saudi Land

On April 9, the Egyptian government announced that it was returning the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The disposition of these two islands has the potential to sow trouble for…

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March 7, 2016

United States
Lisa O. Monaco on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Lisa O. Monaco discusses threats to U.S. homeland security as well as counterterrorism strategy against ISIS.

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March 1, 2016

Pakistan
Sartaj Aziz on Pakistan's Foreign and Security Policy

Sartaj Aziz discusses Pakistan’s role in the security and stability of the region and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s policy priorities for U.S.-Pakistan relations.

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December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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November 17, 2015

India
Assessing the Future of U.S.-India Relations

Experts discuss U.S.-India relations and a new CFR independent task force report.

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August 28, 2015

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 28, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China’s stock plunge. Chinese stocks plunged this week…

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August 25, 2015

Pakistan
Pakistan: You Have One Job

Over the weekend, Pakistan’s national security advisor, Sartaj Aziz, called off planned talks with India’s national security advisor after a series of public disagreements escalated to the point of n…

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