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February 19, 2016

Iran
Iranian Election Truths and Myths

The first national elections since the Iranian nuclear agreement will neither lead to meaningful reforms nor moderation in government policies, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

May 5, 2016

Nigeria
What Makes Boko Haram Run?

The terror group Boko Haram is diminished but far from vanquished in Nigeria, and it appears to be expanding its regional reach, writes CFR’s John Campbell. 

May 20, 2016

G7 (Group of Seven)
For Japan, a G7 to Remember

Japan hosts the G7 summit at a time of rising strategic tensions in Asia and worrisome global economic trends, but for many the gathering will be sidelined by a U.S. presidential visit to Hiroshima, …

June 14, 2016

Russia
Russia’s 2016 Parliamentary Elections: A Putin Scorecard

Is President Vladimir Putin on a roll or on the ropes? A case can be made for both, and upcoming parliamentary elections might yield some surprises, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

June 16, 2016

Iran
How Powerful Is Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps?

The Revolutionary Guards are involved in maintaining domestic order, projecting Iranian influence in the Mideast, and presiding over major business interests. They are poised to take on a bigger role…

December 24, 2015

Global
Seven Big Summits to Watch in 2016

CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick previews major summits in the coming year.

September 22, 2016

United States
How to Watch the Presidential Debates

As the presidential debate season opens, expect plenty of contrasts between how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump view U.S. interactions in the world, writes CFR’s Elizabeth Saunders.

December 12, 2016

Arab Spring
How to Support Democracy in the Arab World

The Arab world’s stirring for political change in 2011 failed dramatically, but support for building democratic institutions still represents one of the region’s best hopes for reform.

January 5, 2017

Kurds
Are Conditions Ripening for Iraqi Kurdish State?

Iraqi Kurds have enjoyed virtual autonomy for more than two decades, but formal independence might finally be in reach due to changing realities facing Iraq and Turkey, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

May 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia
How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman poses after receiving an an honorary PhD from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.