Leslie H. Gelb discusses Secretary Clinton's visit to China. He explains that, "Clinton's real push in private--with likely dabs of public rhetoric to prove the seriousness of private words--will be to lay the basis for a future strategic partnership between these two great countries."
Leslie H. Gelb writes, "America's new envoy to the Middle East just returned from his first listening tour, where he undeniably got an earful. But the next big step in U.S. leadership will have to be much more than just parading Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table."
As President George W. Bush enters his final month in office, Leslie H. Gelb, a former high-ranking national security official who served ten years as CFR's president, assesses the Bush administration's legacy. It "drained and lessened American power in the world," he says, and as a result U.S. credibility in the world "was sorely damaged."
Former CFR President Leslie H. Gelb says the plan to persuade Iraqis to accept a federal form of government is the best way to “maintain harmony among the different Iraqi groups,” although it remains unpopular among many Arabs.