Senator Christopher Dodd gave this speech on the Senate floor on December 17, 2007, during a hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He argues that companies have violated their customers' privacy rights in handing over information to the government without warrants and that they should not be granted immunity.
Speakers: Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh Presider: Michael Moran
Listen to Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh discuss their Foreign Affairsarticle, "The Costs of Containing Iran," and U.S. policy toward Iran following the findings of the National Intelligence Estimate released in December 2007.
Iran’s alleged meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan and its defiance of orders to halt uranium enrichment have drawn sharp criticism from the west. Amid the rhetoric some analysts and policy makers continue to question the quality and credibility of Washington’s intelligence on Tehran, while a new National Intelligence Estimate adds to the uncertainty.
The Interim Guide provides a broad understanding of the characteristics of insurgency and counterinsurgency and the importance of synergistic interagency assistance to the efforts of the affected government to improve security and promote effective governance.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations' New York headquarters, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden defended his agency's policies in the “war on terror” and accused irresponsible journalism of hindering vital CIA efforts.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.