Conflict Prevention

Interview

Stabilizing Karachi

Mosharraf Zaidi interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

As ethno-political violence continues in Pakistan's financial capital, Pakistani analyst Mosharraf Zaidi says the city needs a more effective police force and judicial system, which in turn will engender investor confidence globally.

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Interview

Drozdiak: German Chancellor Likely to Press Bush for Direct Talks with Iran

William Drozdiak interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The president of the American Council on Germany sees a "definite improvement" in U.S.-German relations since Angela Merkel became chancellor five months ago. Ahead of Merkel's second visit to Washington this year, William Drozdiak says that a key issue for Merkel and President Bush is what to do about Iran's nuclear program.

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