Expert Roundup

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


How to Rebuild Haiti after the Quake

Authors: Brian Concannon, Jr., Beat Rohr, Robert Maguire, and Paul Farmer

Can Haiti rebuild better, with improved stability and prosperity? Four top experts stress different approaches to enable Haitians to rebuild and sustain their economy and public sector.

See more in Economic Development; Haiti; Disasters

Authors: Mark Tooley, Galen Carey, Arturo Chávez, and Katharine Jefferts Schori

Four religious leaders weigh in on the importance of reform and the role of the religious community in the continuing, heated debate on immigration.

See more in Religion; Immigration

What the Russian Spy Case Reveals

Authors: Eric M. O'Neill, Burton Gerber, John J. Devine, Mark Stout, and Peter Brookes

The arrest of ten alleged Russian agents in U.S. suburbs raises questions about the nature of spying in the twenty-first century. Former U.S. spies discuss the enduring need for intelligence collected by humans and the motives for this latest round of espionage.

See more in Russian Federation; Intelligence

Authors: Michael A. Levi, Ian W.H. Parry, Daniel J. Weiss, and Anthony Perl

The worst oil spill in U.S. history, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, has intensified debate about alternative fuel options. Here, four experts discuss how to reduce U.S. oil consumption.

See more in Oil; United States

Eurozone Problem for the United States

Authors: Ashraf Laidi, Adolfo Laurenti, Carmen M. Reinhart, Uri Dadush, Ron Sloan, and Anna Gelpern

Six experts weigh in on the contagion threat of the European debt crisis and the potential impact on the U.S. economy.

See more in Financial Crises