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September 22, 2021

Iraq
A Conversation With President Barham Salih of Iraq

President Barham Salih discusses Iraq's role in regional conflicts and its relationship with the United States. 

Play Iraqi President Barham Salih gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on January 3, 2019.

September 27, 2019

Iraq
A Conversation With Barham Salih

President Barham Salih discusses the challenges facing Iraq, its role in the region, and its relationship with the United States.

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July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
Cory Booker

CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…

Cory Booker

August 6, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Cory Booker, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: Cory Booker announced on January 13, 2020, that he was ending his campaign. Is America ready for a president who is single and a vegan? Cory Booker, New Jersey’s junior senator, certainly …

Cory Booker

October 5, 2018

Iraq
Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope

Salih and Abdul-Mahdi are capable politicians in a nation that desperately needs that, at a time when progress seems possible.

Barham Salih, Iraq's new president, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad.

February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

August 11, 2020

Iraq
Iraq’s New Government: What to Know

Iraq’s new prime minister has formed a government in the hope of uniting the country’s factions, but challenges in combating corruption, powerful militias, and foreign influence loom.

April 24, 2020

Iraq
Nobody Can Help Iraq Anymore

The country has another new prime minister nominee—but no new hopes of success.

September 15, 2020

Lebanon
Macron Wants to Be a Middle Eastern Superpower

The French president is making a bid to shape the region—but does his reach exceed his grasp?

December 15, 2020

Elections and Voting
The 2020 Election by the Numbers

It’s almost over. Yesterday Electoral College electors convened virtually or in person in state capitals across the country to cast their votes. The result was what everyone expected, the election of…

An elector looks at his signed ballot for Joe Biden.