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Egypt’s Resurgent Authoritarianism: It’s a Way of Life

Nathan J. Brown, Katie Bentivoglio

The Sisi government is laying the foundation for officials to act with sweeping powers—and little accountability.


Is There an Answer for Syria?

Jessica Tuchman Mathews
New York Review of Books

The rapid rise of the Islamic State means core assumptions driving policy on Syria must be rethought.


Turkey’s Dangerous Bet on Syria

Sinan Ülgen
New York Times

Turkey simply can’t afford to keep regime change in Syria at the top of its foreign policy agenda.


Postponing the Trade Agreement With Ukraine: Bad Move, EU

Ulrich Speck

The EU made a mistake when it compromised with Russia and delayed the implementation of its free trade agreement with Ukraine.


New Afghan Government, Same Old Problems

Sarah Chayes
Los Angeles Times

Afghanistan’s new government is likely to be as corrupt and even more fractured and contested than the Karzai government.


Libya’s Legitimacy Crisis

Frederic Wehrey, Wolfram Lacher
Foreign Affairs

At its core, the fighting in Libya is about two centers of power vying for the mantle of legitimacy in a country devoid of any workable institutions.


China’s Debt Dilemma

Yukon Huang, Canyon Bosler

China’s economy is in for a bumpy ride. But with the right macroeconomic policies and structural reforms, the challenges should be manageable. | video


Qatar and the Arab Spring

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Qatar’s Arab Spring policies harmed its reputation. What can Doha do to address the fallout from its support for Islamist movements in the region? | عربي


Is the World Falling Apart?


Carnegie experts assess the instability around the world and today’s foremost geopolitical hotspots—it’s much-needed sober analysis during heady times.