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April 25, 2014

Russia
Sanctions Against Russia: Three Things to Know

Ukraine’s intensifying crisis has the Obama administration hinting at tougher sanctions against Russia, which could threaten Moscow’s ability to trade and invest, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.

January 9, 2014

Egypt
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Ban: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian government’s ban of the Muslim Brotherhood and its classification as a terrorist organization is unlikely to uproot the organization, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

October 2, 2013

United States
U.S. Government Shutdown: Three Things to Know

A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government’s defa…

July 11, 2013

Egypt
Global Reaction to Egypt’s Turmoil: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian military’s seizure of power has prompted support from some wealthy Gulf states, criticism from Turkey, and caution from the United States, notes CFR’s Steven Cook.

June 6, 2013

Political Movements
Turkey’s Protests: Three Things to Know

The protests in Turkey are unlike those in Egypt and the Arab world, but they can only be defused by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says CFR’s Steven Cook.

March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

October 4, 2012

Syria
Turkey-Syria Border Tension: Three Things to Know

Following Turkey’s decision to authorize military action against Syria, CFR’s Steven Cook highlights three reasons why tensions are unlikely to escalate to war.

August 30, 2012

Egypt
Morsi’s Iran Visit: Three Things to Know

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s visit to Iran signals a shift in his country’s foreign policy away from Washington’s influence, which, paradoxically, could have some positive upshots for the Unite…

June 15, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Parliament Dissolved: Three Things to Know

The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve parliament has "thrown Egypt into turmoil once again," threatening the upcoming presidential election runoff and the hopes of the coun…

December 8, 2011

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Arab Revolutions

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will likely confront a greatly changed Middle East political landscape due to ongoing civillian upheaval, says Steven A. Cook, CFR’s senior fellow fo…