Expert Roundup

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

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.

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The Immigration Economy

Authors: Heidi Shierholz, Mark Krikorian, and James Carafano

Four experts debate whether Obama's immigration reform plan, including an expanded path to legalization, would help or harm U.S. workers and economic growth.


See more in United States; Immigration

How to Fix Climate Science Reporting

Authors: Kevin Trenberth, Roger A. Pielke Jr., and John R. Christy

With some findings of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in question, four experts debate how much the premier climate science review panel may need to make changes.

See more in Climate Change; Global

Coming up Short on Pakistan

Authors: Ahmed Rashid, Hassan Abbas, Maleeha Lodhi, Hasan-Askari Rizvi, and Shuja Nawaz

President Obama says Pakistan is crucial to the success of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. But five Pakistani experts argue the Pakistan part of Obama's strategy is flawed.

See more in Pakistan; Defense Strategy; United States

Squaring Healthcare with the Economy

Authors: Paul N. Van de Water, Jennifer F. Baron and Alexander Muggah, Thomas Miller, Paul B. Ginsburg, and Amanda Austin

As the U.S. Senate debates the healthcare overhaul, experts are divided on whether proposed legislation would stifle U.S. economic and business competitiveness.

See more in United States; Health Policy and Initiatives

After the Iranian Uprising

Authors: Abbas Milani, Alex Vatanka, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, and Steve Fairbanks

Violence and unrest following Iran's contested presidential vote on June 12 have raised new questions about the regime's long-term stability and prospects for U.S.-Iran rapprochement. Four experts address the current state of affairs and policy options for Washington.

See more in Iran; Political Movements and Protests; Proliferation