Expert Roundup

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


Authors: Michael A. Levi, Daniel P. Ahn, Nicolas Loris, Daniel J. Weiss, and Robert McNally

Prices at the pump are emerging as a significant U.S. election issue. Five experts offer a range of policy options, from lowering regulations to encouraging less consumption.

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Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Authors: Andrew J. Bacevich, Max Boot, Michael O'Hanlon, and Michael Ignatieff

As the U.S. military formally ends operations in Iraq, four top expert voices in the debate on the war differ over whether it merited the cost in blood, treasure, and U.S. credibility.

See more in Iraq; Wars and Warfare

Authors: Edward Alden, Clyde V. Prestowitz, Thea Lee, and C. Fred Bergsten

Four experts weigh in on the role of free trade in driving U.S. economic growth and competitiveness amid high U.S. unemployment and a faltering global economic recovery.

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Authors: Shirley Ann Jackson, Jim Noe, Dale Bryk, Michael A. Levi, and Timothy J. Richards

Can the United States improve its energy security in a clean, affordable, and efficient way? Five experts offer solutions to the daunting energy challenges facing the United States.

See more in United States; Energy Policy; Oil

Should U.S. Continue Aid to Pakistan?

Authors: E. Candace Putnam, Isobel Coleman, Hassan Abbas, and Marvin G. Weinbaum

Osama bin Laden's death has raised pointed questions over the legitimacy of Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts and the viability of its relationship with the United States. Four experts discuss whether, and on what terms, the United States should continue aiding Pakistan.

See more in Pakistan; United States; Foreign Aid

Authors: Pia Orrenius, Vivek Wadhwa, Tamar Jacoby, Jonathan Bowles, and Peter Dixon and Maureen T. Rimmer

As the United States works to rebound from the economic downturn and improve global competitiveness, the debate over immigration reform intensifies. Six experts weigh in on how to reform the U.S. immigration system to improve economic performance.

See more in Immigration; United States; Economic Development