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Extreme Violence and the Rule of Law

Rachel Kleinfeld, Harry Bader

The international community’s approach to building the rule of law in extremely violent situations can be improved. And a program implemented in Afghanistan can help.


Iraq’s Sectarian Crisis: A Legacy of Exclusion

Harith Hasan Al-Qarawee

Violence and tensions between Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds continue to threaten Iraq’s stability and fragile democracy. Iraq needs a political compact based less on sectarian identities and more on individual citizens. | عربي


Getting India Back on Track

Ashley J. Tellis
Live Mint

Progress in India requires a deep commitment to restoring the centrality of markets in economic decisionmaking.


The Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon


Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising. | عربي


The Assad Regime: Winning on Points

Yezid Sayigh

The Assad regime is clawing its way back to a position of dominance in the Syrian conflict. But it can only maintain that position as long as the armed conflict endures. | عربي


Are the BRICS Irrelevant?

Pang Xun

While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the political partnership remains strong. | 中文


Obama’s Quiet Priority in Japan: The East China Sea


Obama and Abe need to privately hammer out a coordinated response to a possible skirmish between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. | video


Nuclear Zero After Crimea

George Perkovich
National Interest

Will history remember Obama’s Prague speech on nuclear weapons as tragic, farcical, or prophetic?


Egypt’s Judges Join the Crackdown

Nathan J. Brown, Michele Dunne
Foreign Affairs

Egypt’s judiciary sometimes acted as a brake on authoritarian impulses, but it has now joined the repression of the Muslim Brotherhood.