Anthony H. Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, writes that data supplied by the ABC News polling unit, supplemented by data provide by Opinion Research Business shows that most Iraqis now see the US and Coalition forces in Iraq as at least a partial threat, do not trust the US or the Coalition, and see their aid efforts as failed or non-existent.
David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says it is virtually inevitable that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be forced to resign, and considers his possible successors.
Sponsored by the BBC, ABC, ARD German television and USA Today, this poll surveyed over 2000 Iraqis in all provinces of the country.
This survey of US public opinion from Foreign Policy Index shows that large majorities say the U.S. should withdraw from Iraq and most say this can be achieved without making the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorists. But the public also feels a sense of obligation to the Iraqi people combined with helplessness to change the outcome.
The Senlis Council documents the deterioration of the security situation in southern Afghanistan and the rapid escalation in support for the Taliban in this report on an extensive survey of the Afghan population.
An historical timeline of U.S. public opinion on the war with Iraq from AEI Public Opinion Studies, from the build up to war, through to the ‘surge’.
The Program on International Policy Attitudes has released a survey on WorldPublicOpinion.org showing U.S. public opinion on various international issues involving U.S. presence in the Middle East.
USA Engage and the National Foreign Trade Council issued a report on the role that trade played in the 2006 midterm elections.
The Asia Foundation has released its polling survey of Afghans in Afghanistan in 2006.
A joint poll by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah examines Israelis’ and Palestinians’ attitudes on the conflict in the aftermath of the second war in Lebanon. It tracks both publics’ attitudes regarding the resumption of a political process and their assessments of the impact of the war on the propensity for further violence in the Israeli-Palestinian arena.
Khalil Shikaki, a leading Palestinian political expert, says recent polling among Palestinians shows most support Hamas’ refusal to recognize Israel in advance of negotiations, but a great majority indicate they would back a peace agreement setting up a two-state situation.
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press conducted a poll: "Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq?" The sub-categories of participants are white evangelical Protestants, white mainline Protestants, white non-Hispanic Catholic, and secular.
The latest Afrobarometer poll shows that Africans strongly support democracy despite frustration in some countries with unfair elections, corruption, and unresponsive political leaders.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States has released Transatlantic Trends 2006,comparing public opinion in Europe and the United States.
This joint BBC/Reuters/Media Center poll shows that in much of the world, most notably in the developing world, people trust the media over their own governments. In the United States and Britain, however, the government had a higher trust rating than the media.
Snap elections in Thailand brought no clear end to the ongoing political turmoil, as embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's party failed to gain enough votes to form a new parliament.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More