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May 25, 2017

Iran
A New Mideast Cold War Intensifies

The reelection of Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, as well as U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s strong affirmation of ties with Sunni Arab states, sets the stage for an intense new round of competition in the M…

Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh.

September 5, 2013

Trade
The Tobacco Problem in U.S. Trade

The Obama administration has a tremendous opportunity to forge a new approach on tobacco that balances U.S. mandates on trade with its obligations to promote public health at home and abroad, writes …

August 22, 2017

Afghanistan
Trump’s Path to Indefinite Afghan War

President Trump’s much-anticipated Afghan policy rightly avoids troop withdrawal timelines but offers little prospect for progress against the durable Taliban.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

December 6, 2010

United States
Why U.S.-Korea Trade Deal Matters

The new U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has the potential to measurably spur the economy and reassure a top U.S. ally, but President Obama needs to take firmer steps to boost a flagging trade agenda,…

June 18, 2009

United States
Funding the U.S. Counterinsurgency Wars

In the next military budget Congress must provide funding for a wholesale shift toward counterinsurgency to win two wars. At the same time, policymakers must be mindful of the need for another transf…

February 4, 2016

Trade
TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

The special exemptions for tobacco products in the TPP trade deal say less about cross-border investment rules generally, and more about the unique nature of tobacco under U.S. and international law,…

June 19, 2009

United States
Trade and Climate Change

The main U.S. bill on confronting climate change should adjust the way it proposes cushioning some vulnerable U.S. industries to avoid stirring protectionist fears, writes CFR’s Michael Levi.

September 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tackling the Illicit African Wildlife Trade

Trafficking and poaching wildlife are a growing scourge for Africa, posing a threat to governance and even security for some nations, write CFR’s John Campbell and Allen Grane.

December 11, 2008

Pakistan
Mumbai: A Battle in the War for Pakistan

The terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai represent an escalation in Pakistan’s battle between the forces of extremism and moderation, writes CFR’s Daniel Markey.

December 9, 2009

Guinea
How to Avoid Civil War in Guinea

The worsening political crisis in Guinea will require stronger UN involvement and greater efforts on the part of African leaders to avoid what could become a civil war and a massive humanitarian cris…