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October 8, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Bird Flu: How Concerned Should We Be?

Fears of bird flu dominated last week’s headlines. First, scientists announced their discovery October 5 that the 1918 outbreak of influenza, which killed 50 million people, was caused by bird flu th…

November 29, 2005

Iraq
What Should Be The U.S. Exit Strategy From Iraq?

It is the question of the moment in Washington: How and when should the United States begin drawing down its forces in Iraq and turning over more responsibility for that nation’s security to local fo…

February 1, 2006

Palestinian Territories
More Opinions on Hamas’ Victory

Rachel BronsonDirector of Middle East and Gulf Studies at the Council on Foreign RelationsRather than endorsing Hamas’ foreign policy objectives, Palestinians were clearly expressing enormous anger a…

October 5, 2006

Afghanistan
Experts Urge Smarter Aid, Border Security Measures to Save Afghanistan

A group of experts advises everything from joint Afghan-Pakistani-NATO border patrols to more efficient reconstruction aid to help secure Afghanistan, as it marks a violent fifth year since the fall …

September 9, 2008

Financial Markets
Experts Debate Fannie/Freddie Nationalization

Four CFR experts discuss the U.S. Treasury’s takeover of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, what the move means for financial markets, and what risks remain.

March 20, 2009

Afghanistan
Six Experts on Negotiating with the Taliban

Reaching out to moderate elements within the Taliban as part of a U.S. war strategy in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has been the subject of much debate in Washington. Six experts weigh in on the m…

May 27, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The North Korean Puzzle

North Korea’s nuclear test raises new concerns about its nuclear capabilities, regime succession, and the limits of both international pressure and engagement. Four experts address the policy options…

August 28, 2008

United States
International Press Assess U.S. Presidential Race

CFR.org interviews representatives of the foreign press corps at the Democratic National Convention about what issues appeal to their home audiences.

June 26, 2009

Iran
After the Iranian Uprising

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 ad…

June 1, 2009

China
Tiananmen Square and Two Chinas

On the twentieth anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, six experts reflect on the country’s trajectory since then. Many note China’s breathtaking economic growth as well as mounting stra…