In Mumbai This Time

Author: Michael J. Gerson
The Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that "there is a lesson here for Barack Obama's administration: Sometimes power must be lightly held to be effectively employed."

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A Framework for Success in Iraq

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that "administration officials believe they have taken precautions that will encourage Iraqi nationalism over a destructive pan-Shiism."

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Obama and North Korea

Author: Scott A. Snyder
Asia Foundation

Scott Snyder  writes that "on the list of potential crises that the Obama administration will inherit come January 20th will be the task of achieving the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."

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The Karzai Question

Author: Daniel S. Markey
International Herald Tribune

Daniel Markey writes that "the new Obama team will need to step forward quickly to determine whether Karzai is a minimally capable partner."

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