To help readers better understand the nuances of foreign policy, CFR staff writers and Consulting Editor Bernard Gwertzman conduct in-depth interviews with a wide range of international experts, as well as newsmakers.

Foreign Policy and a New Congress

James M. Lindsay interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

U.S. midterm elections occur amid deep political divisions in Congress that are blocking policy reforms. CFR's James M. Lindsay examines the foreign policy choices facing lawmakers.

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Are U.S. Ground Troops Headed to Syria?

Frederick C. Hof interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Without a capable military partner on the ground, the United States and its allies will likely consider introducing special forces in the battle against ISIS, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

See more in Syria; Counterterrorism