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September 2, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Yemen’s Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering

Yemen’s internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an intractable political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

Five Houthis ride atop a military vehicle.

September 8, 2021

International Organizations
The IMF: The World’s Controversial Financial Firefighter

The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.

IMF Governors' meeting

September 9, 2021

Iraq War
Foreign Affairs September/October 2021 Issue Launch: Who Won the War on Terror?

As the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Justin Vogt discusses who won the war on terror and what it means for the United States…

Play A displaced Iraqi family walks along a Mosul street of rubble and broken building

September 16, 2021

United Nations
Biden’s Tricky UN Message to a Troubled World

Biden faces a dual challenge at the UN General Assembly. He must convince the world that the U.S. is committed to multilateralism while persuading the American public that the UN can be an indispensa…

U.S. President Joe Biden gestures with both hands as he delivers a foreign policy address with an American flag in the background as Vice President Kamala Harris listens during a visit to the State Department in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2021.

September 10, 2021

9/11
The World 9/11 Made

Evaluating the legacy of September 11, 2001.

A flower placed over names at the September 11th Memorial on September 9, 2021 in New York City

September 16, 2021

United Nations General Assembly
World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

The United Nations General Assembly holds its annual debate, Canadians vote in a close federal election, and U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a summit on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Podcast People in masks arrive behind the emblem of the United Nations at its headquarters, as the General Assembly appointed Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second five-year term from January 1, 2022, in New York City, New York, U.S., June 18, 2021.

September 1, 2021

United States
The U.S., Muslims, and a Turbulent Post-9/11 World

The 9/11 attacks created upheaval for Muslims worldwide. Successive U.S. administrations have attempted to debunk al-Qaeda’s anti-West narrative and improve relations with Muslims, but challenges con…

Men and women at New York's Muslim Day parade stand in front of flags of the U.S. and some Muslim-majority countries

August 24, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Ethiopia’s Civil War, With Michelle Gavin

Michelle Gavin, senior fellow for Africa Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the fighting in northern Ethiopia between federal government forces and regional Tigrayan forces.

Podcast Participants shout slogans during a rally against The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Addis Ababa on July 22, 2021.

August 17, 2021

Afghanistan
The Legacy of the U.S. War in Afghanistan in Nine Graphics

The U.S. overthrow of the Taliban regime after the 9/11 attacks ushered in a massive nation-building project. Nine graphics show what changed in Afghanistan over the past two decades.

Girls sit on the floor and read from books in a classroom.

April 22, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
End the ‘Forever War’ Cliché

The war in Afghanistan needed to wind down. But Washington is learning the wrong lesson.

Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) speak after the senate voted on a resolution ending U.S. military support for the war in Yemen on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2018.