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December 14, 2015

Global
CFR Survey Ranks Syria’s Civil War Top Priority in 2016

Preventing further intensification of Syria’s civil war should be the top priority for U.S. policymakers in 2016, according to leading experts who took part in the Council on Foreign Relations’ eight…

June 26, 2008

Israel
Washington’s Policy of Isolating Syria Hurting U.S. Interests, says Council Special Report

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, [email protected]’s attempt to isolate and undermine the Assad regime has largely failed, concludes a new Council Special Report. The Bush ad…

December 21, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Syria’s Civil War Is Top U.S. Conflict Prevention Priority, Finds CFR Survey

The Council on Foreign Relations’ fifth annual Preventive Priorities Survey ranks conflict prevention priorities based on their potential impact on U.S. interests and their likelihood of occurring in…

February 16, 2021

News Release
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Recounts the Untold Story of the Women Who Fought to Defeat ISIS, in New Book

In 2014, a remarkable all-women militia faced off against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Kobani, a small town in northeastern Syria, which became a turning point in the fight against ISIS. In h…

January 14, 2021

North Korea
North Korea Is the Top Threat for 2021, Finds CFR Survey

A crisis stemming from North Korea’s continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile testing is the top-ranked conflict concern for 2021, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’…

October 6, 2020

News Release
Regime Change in the Middle East Is a False Promise, Writes Philip Gordon in New CFR Book

“The iron rule of regime change in the Middle East seems to be that its costs will be higher than expected, unintended consequences will emerge, and results will leave much to be desired.” So warns P…

June 4, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
New CFR InfoGuide Explores Emergence of the Kurds

As Kurds strive for a greater role in Turkey and continue to resist the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has released a new interactive guide ex…

December 18, 2019

News Release
CFR Survey: Disruptive Cyberattack a Top Concern for 2020

The threat of a highly disruptive cyberattack on U.S. critical infrastructure, including electoral systems, is the top-ranked concern for the second straight year, according to the Council on Foreign…

July 16, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
New CFR InfoGuide Explores Islam’s Sunni-Shia Divide

As sectarian tensions convulse Syria and Iraq, the Council on Foreign Relations has released a new interactive guide examining the roots and consequences of the divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

December 19, 2013

United States
CFR Conflict Prevention Survey Ranks Spillover from Syrian War, Instability in Afghanistan Among Top 2014 Priorities

Spillover from Syria’s civil war and violence in Afghanistan as coalition forces draw down are among next year’s top conflict prevention priorities for U.S. policymakers, finds the annual Preventive …