October 13, 2020Middle East and North Africa
Any sharp drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq grants Iran a golden opportunity to expand its influence there and threatens to inflame sectarian tensions.
October 13, 2020Syria
Amy Austin Holmes is an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. One year ago, Turkish President Rece…
October 6, 2020Election 2020
This blog post was written by Anna Shortridge, research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. The vice-presidential debate is scheduled to be held tomorrow tonight…
October 6, 2020News Release
“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…
September 21, 2020Europe and Eurasia
With Washington absent and Berlin indifferent, it has fallen to Paris to deter and defuse the situation.
June 30, 2020Middle East and North Africa
New U.S. sanctions under the Caesar Act could compound the economic turmoil threatening to undo the Assad regime.