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  • June 13, 2013

    With concern mounting over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, some lawmakers and policy advocates see sanctions as the best option to halt Tehran’s uranium enrichment program. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2013

    Pope Benedict XVI at his last meeting with cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 28. Photo via Osservatore Romano/Reuters. By Robert McMahon, editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction The February 2013 resignation of Pope Benedict XVI set in … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013

    View a slide show of fallout from the gang rape in India. By Beina Xu, online writer/editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction The rape and subsequent death of a New Delhi university student in December 2012 sparked nationwide … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2013

    U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in 2009. Photo by Army Spc. Walter Reeves. By Jonathan Masters, Online Editor/Writer for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction Most projections indicate that the United States is on an unsustainable fiscal path under the current … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2013

    A group of armed Islamists make the rounds in Gao, the biggest city in northern Mali, in September. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images. By Jonathan Masters, online writer/editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb … Continue reading