Interviews

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.

Japan's Hard Power Play

Michael Auslin interviewed by Eleanor Albert

While the ISIS executions of two Japanese hostages have reinvigorated a public debate about the country’s postwar pacifism, recent moves by Tokyo to revise its counterterrorism policies should be viewed in the context of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s larger military ambitions, says expert Michael Auslin.

See more in Japan; Defense and Security

Haiti's Reconstruction Struggles

Jonathan M. Katz interviewed by Danielle Renwick

Five years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains plagued by a weak political system and flawed reconstruction process, says former correspondent Jonathan M. Katz.

See more in Haiti; Disasters; Foreign Aid

Behind Pakistan’s Taliban War

Daniel S. Markey interviewed by Zachary Laub

Military forces have degraded the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency, but the Peshawar school attack demonstrates the limits of government control and lethality of rebel forces, says CFR's Daniel Markey.

See more in Pakistan; Terrorism

A Rising Global Health Threat

Thomas J. Bollyky interviewed by Danielle Renwick

The biggest threats to global health are not pandemics, but rather, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases, says CFR's Thomas J. Bollyky.

See more in Global; Health