January 2, 2019U.S. Foreign Policy
After more than thirty years of federal government service, CFR's Michael P. Dempsey shares his reflections on the state of U.S. national security, global conflicts, and the U.S. intelligence communi…
June 29, 2018Turkey
Henri J. Barkey discusses what Erdogan's victory means for Turkish foreign policy in Syria and, domestically, what it means for Turkey’s Kurds.
December 14, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
The European Commission has announced that that migrant and refugee arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean Sea number 134,004 in as of December 5, 2018, down from 179,536 during the same period in 2017. The year that saw the highest number of arrivals, 1,015,078, was 2015. While Italy experienced the biggest drop, arrivals actually increased in Spain and Greece. Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan have remained the largest countries of origin since 2014; since then, almost one million Syrians have sought asylum in the EU/Europe
September 2, 2015
Most Americans are aware of the aggressive Russian actions in recent years in Ukraine (seizing Crimea and participating in efforts to destabilize the rest of the country) and Eastern Europe. What is …
January 24, 2018Turkey
Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin.