December 4, 2013
Continuing demonstrations in Ukraine after the failure of a "no confidence" vote in Parliament suggest fierce opposition to closer ties with Moscow, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
October 25, 2013
Western powers should pursue a negotiated settlement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that includes real concessions from all sides, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.
October 9, 2013
The treatment of terrorism suspect Abu Anas al-Libi, who seems destined for trial in U.S. federal court, fits the Obama administration’s new protocol for such captures, says expert Stephen Vladeck.
August 8, 2013
President Obama’s cancelled state visit to Moscow next month is another indication that the so-called U.S.-Russia reset has derailed, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
June 28, 2013
Whether NSA leaker Edward Snowden is extradited to the United States will hinge more on diplomatic relations than international legal considerations, says expert Stephen Vladeck.
June 13, 2013
Syria, arms control, and economic ties are likely to be the focus of the Putin-Obama meeting in Northern Ireland, where both sides are hoping to set a new tone for the relationship, says CFR’s Stephe…
May 9, 2013
New plans for another global summit on the Syrian crisis represent modest progress, but the real question is whether the Kremlin is willing to withdraw support for the Assad regime, says CFR’s Stephe…
April 26, 2013
Afghan forces are performing well so far amid the pullback of U.S. troops, but this summer’s fighting season will offer proof of their capabilities, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.
January 15, 2013
All signs suggest that the United States will not be keeping large numbers of forces in Afghanistan for much longer, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.
December 13, 2012
The passage of a new trade bill that takes aim at Russia’s human rights record could complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to improve U.S-Russian relations, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.