March 6, 2018
With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.
November 8, 2017
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.
May 15, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.
May 7, 2015
The U.S. and Gulf Arab leaders gathering in Camp David are pursuing divergent courses in the Middle East, with differences over Iran nuclear talks likely to drive them further apart, writes CFR’s Ray…
March 25, 2014
The Egyptian government’s widening crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members, including a surge in death sentences, threatens to radicalize a new generation of Egyptians and spawn jihadist violence, wr…
October 5, 2011
With the United States eager to withdraw from Afghanistan and reconciliation with the Taliban considered key to any peace process, Afghan women’s rights are once again in question, writes CFR’s Gayle…
July 13, 2011
The process that led to South Sudan’s independence offers lessons for avoiding a new, devastating conflict in the region and underscores the importance of sustained and vigorous U.S. diplomacy, write…
January 7, 2011
The killing of Punjab’s governor, Salman Taseer, was symptomatic of widespread religious intolerance and fanaticism in Pakistan, says CFR’s Ed Husain.
April 14, 2010
The Obama administration, at first swift to move away from Bush-era detainee practices, has found itself struggling through a political and legal thicket about where and how to try those accused of w…
February 12, 2010
The recently released Annual Threat Assessment warned of cyberattacks and attacks by al-Qaeda, but that doesn’t mean al-Qaeda is capable of cyberterrorism, says CFR’s Robert K. Knake.