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August 26, 2016

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Brexit at Two Months
Robert Kahn
A BALLOON IS TIED TO THE WINSTON CHURCHILL STATUE IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE DURING DEMONSTRATION AGAINST BRITAIN'S DECISION TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION. (NEIL HALL/REUTERS)

A BALLOON IS TIED TO THE WINSTON CHURCHILL STATUE IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE DURING DEMONSTRATION AGAINST BRITAIN'S DECISION TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION. (NEIL HALL/REUTERS)

Two months after the vote, the markets have stabilized—but the politics of Brexit are producing an uncertain renegotiation of Britain's place in Europe and the world. Read more in the Global Economics Monthly »

 
What Will Happen After Raqqa Falls?
Stephen D. Biddle, Jacob Shapiro

Military operations against the self-declared Islamic State that are not accompanied by a stabilization force will lead to chaos and warlordism. Read the op-ed »

COLOMBIA'S PEACE WITH THE FARC

A Vote for Peace
Matthew M. Taylor

An historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels has been reached. However, a public referendum on the agreement will be held in October and Colombian support for a peace deal has fallen. Read more on Latin America's Moment »

 
A Primer on Colombia's Civil Conflict
Danielle Renwick

Fighting between the Colombian government and the FARC has lasted more than fifty years and left as many as 220,000 dead. Explore the Backgrounder »

 
What the Deal Means for the Country
Christine Balling

Until the peace deal is approved by public referendum, it is largely symbolic. But even if Colombians approve, it remains to be seen whether FARC, which would become a legitimate political party, will hold up its side of the bargain. Read more on ForeignAffairs.com »

 
A SECURITY GUARD WALKS IN FRONT OF AN IMAGE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE FOLLOWING THE TWO-DAY FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE POLICY MEETING. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) / A VIEW SHOWS A DAMAGED BUILDING IN TARIQ AL-BAB NEIGHBORHOOD OF ALEPPO. (ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL/REUTERS) A SECURITY GUARD WALKS IN FRONT OF AN IMAGE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE FOLLOWING THE TWO-DAY FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE POLICY MEETING. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) / A VIEW SHOWS A DAMAGED BUILDING IN TARIQ AL-BAB NEIGHBORHOOD OF ALEPPO. (ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL/REUTERS)

A SECURITY GUARD WALKS IN FRONT OF AN IMAGE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE FOLLOWING THE TWO-DAY FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE POLICY MEETING. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) / A VIEW SHOWS A DAMAGED BUILDING IN TARIQ AL-BAB NEIGHBORHOOD OF ALEPPO. (ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL/REUTERS)

The Dirty Little Secret of Central Banking
Sebastian Mallaby

With central bankers from around the world gathering for their annual meeting, the longstanding consensus that monetary policy should focus solely on controlling inflation is increasingly under pressure. Read the op-ed »

 
Understanding the Battle for Aleppo
Lina Khatib

The battle for Aleppo has taken a staggering civilian toll and it is likely to escalate because both regime and opposition forces see the city as crucial to a political endgame. Read more »

 
Israel Counters Terrorism in Cyberspace
David P. Fidler

The Israeli parliament's new counterterrorism law is expansive, including provisions addressing use of the internet and social media for terrorist purposes. With online terrorist activities under scrutiny, it is an important step to reduce the threat of terrorism in cyberspace. Read more in Net Politics »

 
The New Look of South African Politics
John Campbell

Following the governing African National Congress's decline in municipal elections—in effect a referendum on the scandal-plagued administration of President Jacob Zuma—South African politics now look dramatically different. Read more on Africa in Transition »

An Audio Preview of the World Next Week

An Audio Preview of the World Next Week

In this week's podcast, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss Syria's escalating war, the United Nations' International Day Against Nuclear Tests, and the U.S. Open tennis championship. Listen to the podcast »

 

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Compare the Candidates

Compare the Candidates

Find out where the next Commander-in-Chief wants to steer the United States on the most pressing foreign policy issues, includng China, immigration, national security, and more in CFR's nonpartisan guide.

 
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