Expert Roundup

CFR fellows and outside experts weigh in to provide a variety of perspectives on a foreign policy topic in the news.


Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

Authors: Michael J. Glennon, John B. Bellinger III, Elizabeth N. Saunders, and Samuel Moyn

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning far-ranging military operations. Four scholars offer their perspectives on the AUMF’s legacy fifteen years on.

See more in United States; Wars and Warfare

What's Topping the Next Israeli PM's Inbox?

Authors: Robert Danin, Benedetta Berti, Shlomo Brom, Natan Sachs, and Yossi Klein Halevi

Israel's next governing coalition will lead a country that is prosperous and militarily strong but faces security, economic, and social challenges. Five experts weigh in on the country’s policy priorities.

See more in Israel; Elections

Egypt After the Election

Authors: Steven A. Cook, Charles W. Dunne, Michael Wahid Hanna, and Issandr El Amrani

Egyptians will vote for president on May 26–27 in an election whose outcome is considered a foregone conclusion. Four experts weigh the state of Egyptian politics more than three years after the uprising.

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Prospects for Afghanistan in 2014

Authors: Graeme Smith, Nader Nadery, Daniel S. Markey, Seth G. Jones, and Clare Lockhart

Afghanistan faces a critical year as NATO-led troops draw down, international aid drops, and elections could deliver the country's first democratic transfer of power. Five experts weigh Afghanistan's prospects in 2014.

See more in Afghanistan; Fragile or Failed States

Reflecting on Lehman’s Global Legacy

Authors: Daniel Gros, Farouk Soussa, and Heidi Moore

Experts from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East reflect on the impact and legacy of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy five years ago.

See more in Global; Economics