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October 24, 2016

Saudi Arabia
Managing the Saudi-Iran Rivalry

Overview The growing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran—and by extension, their allies and proxy forces in the region—will likely shape the Middle East for many years, and possibly even decades…

May 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's King Salman poses after receiving an an honorary PhD from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.

May 18, 2017

Iran
a girl holds a poster of Rouhani Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Iranians are heading to the polls this Friday to decide Iran’s next president: incumbent Hassan Rouhani or his challenger Ebrahim Raisi. A victory for Raisi could mean he is being tested out for a po…

December 13, 2016

United States
pps-pic What Conflicts Should the Trump Administration Watch in 2017?

Helia Ighani is the assistant director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action. Today President-elect Donald J. Trump announced his nomination for secretary of state, Rex…

May 13, 2016

Myanmar
Rohinya Guest Post: Has Myanmar Fully Transitioned to a Democracy?

Helia Ighani is the assistant director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a majority of the votes after a…

November 5, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Islamic State Trucks Guest Post: The Islamic State - Where is it now?

Helia Ighani is the assistant director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action. Since the self-proclaimed Islamic State captured territory in Iraq and Syria in the summer o…

March 9, 2015

Zimbabwe
Mugabe_RTR4RJUR_Philimon Bulawayo_edited Guest Post: Looming Succession Crisis in Zimbabwe

Helia Ighani is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, the United States extended sanctions on Zimbabwe’s “president for life”—Rober…

February 13, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Synthetic Bio Guest Post: The Unknown Limits of Synthetic Biology

Helia Ighani is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Since 2001, major metropolitan cities have increasingly conducted gas and chemical attac…

September 10, 2014

Political Transitions
Peshmerga Forces Guest Post: Tiptoeing Around Iran in Iraq

Helia Ighani is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Iraq appears to be coming apart at the seams. The Sunni terrorist organization, the Isla…

March 6, 2014

United States
Free Syrian Army Fighter Guest Post: Conflict Prevention Challenges in 2014

Anna Feuer and Helia Ighani are research associates in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Syrian civil war highlights some of the most challenging features of …