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December 22, 2003

Libya
Libyan Expert: Qaddafi, Desperate to End Libya’s Isolation, Sends a ’Gift’ to President Bush

Lisa Anderson, a leading specialist on Libya, says that the surprise announcement on December 19 that Libya would renounce its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program was “a deliberate gift,&…

January 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
Library Report Watch Vol. V: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: Iran's cyber threat, integrating AI into foreign policy, and the benefits of multistakeholder governance.

November 30, 2017

Donald Trump
Podcast Threats to US Lisa Monaco on Threats to U.S. Homeland Security

New York University School of Law's Lisa Monaco joins CFR's Robert McMahon to discuss the threats facing U.S. homeland security.

November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

January 15, 2013

Economics
rwanda_umbrella_woman_akilah Emerging Voices: Lisa Martilotta on Women’s Employment in Rwanda

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Lisa Martilotta, a principle…

August 10, 2017

Pakistan
Saifullah Khalid (2nd L), president of the Milli Muslim League political party, holds a party flag with others during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 7, 2017. Faisal Mahmood/Reuters Weak Link in Afghanistan Strategy: Pakistan, Still Not Serious About Terrorism

Nearly sixteen long years on, the United States still struggles with how to devise a strategy for success in Afghanistan. The Donald J. Trump administration’s ongoing strategic review, according to p…

July 5, 2016

Asia
indonesia Review of Benedict Anderson’s "A Life Beyond Boundaries"

It is a common scene among the community of Southeast Asia specialists in Washington. At a talk, or a visit by a leading Southeast Asian politician, the conversation inevitably comes around to the sa…

March 7, 2016

United States
Play AConversationWithLisa.jpg Lisa O. Monaco on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Lisa O. Monaco discusses threats to U.S. homeland security as well as counterterrorism strategy against ISIS.

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The Future of the Middle East

The Future of the Middle East symposium gathers together CFR scholars and outside experts to examine the current political, economic and security challenges in the Middle East. Issues under examination include the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and Iran's influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf.