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November 5, 2007

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Markey: Crucial To Hold Pakistan Elections on Time in January

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia, says Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s emergency decree runs the risk of alienating so many different opposition groups that a …

January 9, 2008

Elections and Voting
Shlaes: Economy Looms as Test for McCain, Clinton

Amity Shlaes, an economic scholar, says she is impressed by Sen. John McCain’s New Hampshire primary win but notes that he has not traditionally concentrated on economic policy, a chief area of voter…

March 14, 2008

Elections and Voting
Serwer: Iraqis Beginning to Show Signs of Political Compromise

Daniel Serwer, an Iraq expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace, sees encouraging signs of political compromise among Iraqi politicians.

April 9, 2008

Israel
Kurtzer: Next U.S. President Must Give Priority to Arab-Israeli Talks

Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, says the next U.S. president must make Israeli-Palestinian negotiations a priority.

May 21, 2008

Pakistan
Is a Pakistan Truce Good for the United States?

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia, says the United States should be concerned about the truce talks between Pakistan’s army and tribal leaders.

May 29, 2008

Lebanon
Hezbollah: Most Powerful Political Movement in Lebanon

Counterterrorism expert Daniel L. Byman says Hezbollah is "the most powerful single political movement in Lebanon" and remains a potent guerrilla force.

July 23, 2008

Elections and Voting
Obama’s Travels: Some Good News and Some Risks

Daniel Senor, a former foreign policy adviser for the Bush administration, says Sen. Barack Obama’s trip to Iraq and Afghanistan produced a mix of risks and benefits.

October 24, 2008

Pakistan
Economic Challenges Add to Pakistan’s Woes

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia, says Pakistan "is going through another series of really tough times" brought on by the economic downturn that has hit the country, …

December 2, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Pakistan’s Militants Trouble New Delhi and Islamabad

Daniel Markey, CFR’s expert on South Asia policy, says accusations of complicity between Pakistan and the Mumbai terrorists will further complicate U.S. efforts to balance ties with South Asia’s two …

February 11, 2009

Peacekeeping
Despite Paralysis in Israeli Politics, U.S. Peace Efforts Crucial

Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former top U.S. diplomat in the Mideast and a recent adviser to Barack Obama, says divisions in the Israeli electorate will paralyze the political process and could lead to an ex…