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January 6, 2011

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Road to Disintegration

The assassination of a leading Pakistani politician and news of the faltering government are symptomatic of wider and deeper problems in a country fundamentally falling apart, says expert Stephen P. …

May 25, 2018

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Singapore and Reykjavik: The Perils of Summitry

The 1986 meeting in Iceland between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was like none other. It offers helpful context for a potential U.S.-North Korea arms control summi…

Reagan and Gorbachev shake hands after their talks in Reykjavik.

March 27, 2018

Russia
What’s Next for Russia’s Relations With the West?

The expulsion of Russian diplomats by more than twenty governments is a remarkable show of unity and a deepening of Moscow’s rift with the West.

Russian flag flies over Seattle consulate.

June 3, 2010

Turkey
Managing a More Assertive Turkey

Turkey’s recent diplomatic strains with the United States and Israel reflect the "more assertive and self-confident" posture of a country looking to reestablish its role as a major influence in the M…

February 26, 2009

Security Alliances
Issues Facing NATO On Its 60th Birthday

F. Stephen Larrabee, a specialist on European security issues, says NATO’s troubled expedition in Afghanistan shadows its 60th birthday summit in April, while prospects exist for easing tensions with…

August 25, 2008

Georgia
Russia’s Offensive in Georgia a Signal to NATO to Stay Away from Its ’Space’

F. Stephen Larrabee, an expert on NATO and Eastern Europe, says Russia’s invasion of Georgia was an effort to limit "Western influence into the former Soviet space."

September 28, 2016

United States
What the 9/11 Lawsuits Bill Will Do

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely …

June 2, 2014

China
China’s Rights Struggle Twenty-Five Years After Tiananmen

Despite China’s economic progress in the twenty-five years since the crackdown on democracy activists, ongoing abuses of political and civil rights pose a threat to authorities, says CFR’s Jerome A. …

January 19, 2016

Taiwan
A Stable Transition in Taiwan?

Taiwan’s new government will face the challenge of deciding whether to make further progress in cross-strait relations and not destabilize regional security, says CFR’s Jerome A. Cohen.

August 28, 2013

China
China’s Rule-of-Law Trial

The unusual trial of Bo Xilai and China’s crackdown on both corruption and press freedom reveal a confused and conflicted leadership, says CFR’s Jerome Cohen.