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To help readers better understand the nuances of foreign policy, CFR staff writers and Consulting Editor Bernard Gwertzman conduct in-depth interviews with a wide range of international experts, as well as newsmakers.
Analytical briefs written by CFR.org's staff on issues of the day with links to the news, analysis, commentary, and primary source materials that put the facts in context.
Ukraine may be heading for the type of frozen conflict that occurred in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova immediately after the breakup of the Soviet Union, says CFR's Stephen Sestanovich.
Tighter Western sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine may be necessary but could bring unwelcome consequences, explains CFR's John Bellinger.
The crisis in Ukraine has not thus far diverted international diplomatic efforts toward a lasting deal on Tehran's controversial nuclear program, says expert Barbara Slavin.
Tech and auto companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia are moving forward rapidly with efforts to develop driverless cars and street networks. The benefits appear tantalizing, but roadblocks loom, explains this Backgrounder.
The situation in Ukraine will continue to unravel unless Russia comes to planned diplomatic talks in Geneva this week with options for defusing the crisis, says expert Steven Pifer.
Widespread election fraud could undermine Afghanistan's first democratic transfer of power and throw the country into chaos, says CFR's Stephen Biddle.
Has the world progressed since 1994 in stopping mass atrocities? Concerted efforts by states, institutions, and NGOs make them less likely, write CFR's Paul Stares and Anna Feuer.
Mounting fears of Russian aggression in eastern Europe may breathe new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, explains this Backgrounder.
Despite last week's fence-mending meeting between President Obama and King Abdullah, serious differences over policy regarding Iran, Syria, and Egypt remain between the United States and Saudi Arabia, says expert F. Gregory Gause.
Afghanistan's presidential election could be a democratic milestone, or may be marred by insurgent violence and fraud. Four experts weigh the election's importance.