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August 29, 2017

United States
Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Protests over the removal of Confederate monuments show that the U.S. Civil War’s emancipatory purpose remains contested a century and a half later.

A Louisville, Kentucky, monument to a Confederate officer vandalized in August.

May 22, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Widening U.S.-Arab Gulf Over Iran

As the deadline for an Iran nuclear deal approaches, the Obama administration’s security reassurances to Arab Gulf partners have fallen short of the mutual-defense treaty they seek, says expert Vali …

October 2, 2013

United States
How the Shutdown Weakens U.S. Foreign Policy

The U.S. government shutdown raises troubling questions about American predictability and feeds doubts about the ability of Congress to be a partner with the White House on foreign policy, says Richa…

November 14, 2012

Syria
No Easy Answers in Syria

CFR’s Ed Husain discusses the significance of a newly formed coalition of Syrian opposition groups and whether a real political settlement can be achieved anytime soon.

July 12, 2012

Elections and Voting
A South African Take on the U.S. Race

Between enthusiasm for President Obama’s pro-democracy message and appreciation for the Democratic Party’s support for the anti-apartheid movement, South Africans strongly favor Obama’s reelection, s…

March 25, 2011

Libya
Obama’s ’Poorly Conceived’ Libya Intervention

President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya is hobbled by poor timing and muddled objectives, but charges that the war is illegal are unfounded, says CFR’s James Lindsay.

January 21, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Fifty Years On, What JFK Did, and Didn’t, Achieve

Fifty years after JFK’s inaugural, presidential historian Robert Dallek observes that Kennedy remains the most popular American president even though his days in office didn’t yield many domestic suc…

February 5, 2009

Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister’s Party Emerging as Strongest Among Shiite Parties in Elections

Sam Parker, an expert on Iraq, says the initial results from the provincial elections indicate Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been strengthened and Sunnis in restive Mosul may play a more positiv…

November 9, 2007

Georgia
Fuller: Georgian Leader’s Popularity Has Dramatically Fallen

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says the large protests in Georgia challenge Western notions that President Mikheil Saakashvili is a “model democrat.”

August 2, 2007

India
Burns on Bringing India in from the Cold, and Isolating Iran

The State Department’s third-ranking official says the U.S.-India nuclear deal and efforts to freeze Iran’s nuclear program are advancing the cause of nonproliferation.