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January 8, 2020

Iran
The Iran Crisis: Resources From the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs

Resources from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer background and analysis on the consequences of the U.S. targeted killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani for U…

November 13, 2018

News Release
U.S. Should Reassess Its Approach Toward Turkey, Writes Steven A. Cook in New CFR Report

November 13, 2018—“While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States,” writes Steven A. Cook in the Council Special Report, Neither Friend nor Foe: The Future of U.S…

November 2, 2018

United States
Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

November 2, 2018—Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second…

February 21, 2018

Indonesia
Fighting ISIS, Piracy, and Crime Should Guide U.S.-Indonesia Relations, Argues Kurlantzick in New Report

February 20, 2018—“The relationship between the United States and Indonesia has long underperformed its potential,” writes Joshua Kurlantzick, senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Forei…

Keeping the U.S.-Indonesia Relationship Moving Forward

June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

December 13, 2016

Global
CFR Survey Ranks Russia-NATO Confrontation and North Korea Crisis Among Top Potential Conflicts in 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

September 26, 2016

United States
Prepare for the U.S. Presidential Debates

Get up to speed on the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates’ foreign policy stances.

July 16, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
New CFR InfoGuide Explores Islam’s Sunni-Shia Divide

As sectarian tensions convulse Syria and Iraq, the Council on Foreign Relations has released a new interactive guide examining the roots and consequences of the divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

January 31, 2006

United States
Vali Nasr, Leading Specialist on Political Islam, Joins Council as Adjunct Senior Fellow

January 31, 2006—Professor Vali Nasr, a leading expert on Islam who specializes in political and social developments in the Muslim world, has joined the Council as an adjunct senior fellow in Middle …

July 31, 2006

Middle East and North Africa
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future

The Shia Revival offers an in-depth analysis of the various causes and forces that have contributed to this long-born political struggle for the soul of Islam and sheds light on historic moments of S…