In this issue:
Author: Steven Simon, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
This report concludes that only if the United States disengages militarily will it minimize the strategic costs of its failure in Iraq.
Author: Eduardo A. Gamarra, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University
This report encourages the U.S. government to redirect its policy toward Bolivia from “wait and see” to one with an emphasis on conflict prevention and preserving the democratic process.
Author: Lionel Beehner, Staff Writer, CFR
This timeline offers a concise summary of the sparse and largely fruitless dialogue between the United States and Iran since the two countries cut ties in 1979.
Bill Roggio, a widely published journalist who authors the Fourth Rail blog, debates Kathy Gannon, author of I is for Infidel and a longtime AP correspondent, about whether Pakistan is doing all it should to secure its Afghan border.
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India's Growing Economic Engagement with Africa
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