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August 17, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Interview with Dr. Marc Siegel on Epidemics

Dr. Marc Siegel, a physician and author of False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear, talks about irrational fear of epidemics. Why is there so much fear around generalized topics, like epide…

November 20, 2006

Iraq
Lantos Says No ‘Silver Bullet’ on Iraq But Baker Panel Can Help Bipartisanship

The presumptive chair of the House International Relations Committee expects no "silver bullets" to emerge from the Baker commission’s report on Iraq. But Rep. Tom Lantos hopes the forthcoming report…

December 12, 2006

Israel
Steinberg: Israel Sees Diplomatic Proposals in Baker-Hamilton Report a Rerun of ‘Failed’ Policies of Past

primeGerald Steinberg, a consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Security Council, who specializes in Middle East diplomatic and security issues, says that sections in the Baker-Ham…

November 8, 2006

Congresses and Parliaments
Lindsay: Bush, Democrats Likely to Look for New Approach to Iraq from Baker-Hamilton Commission

James M. Lindsay, an expert on Congress and American foreign policy, says in the aftermath of the Democratic Party victories in the midterm elections, many politicians are hoping that the “knight in …

February 2, 2011

Political Movements
Egypt a ’Textbook’ Foreign Policy Dilemma

Former secretary of state James A. Baker says the crucial U.S. alliance with a politically stunted Egyptian regime poses major difficulties for the Obama administration as it tries to balance U.S. va…

October 1, 2015

Russia
Risky Russian Moment in Syria

Russia’s military buildup in Syria could set back the self-proclaimed Islamic State and lay the groundwork for a political transition, but could also lead to a confrontation with the United States, s…

November 5, 2014

Israel
Tensions and Stalemate in Israel

Amid inflamed rhetoric in Jerusalem and strained ties with Washington, Israeli and Palestinian leaders must find ways to avoid an escalation of tensions, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

May 12, 2014

Israel
The Pitfalls of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Mistrust, complex domestic politics, and a lack of urgency by Israeli and Palestinian leaders continue to bedevil peace talks brokered by the Obama administration, says former U.S. negotiator Aaron D…

April 5, 2013

Grand Strategy
A New Push for Mideast Peace

Secretary of State John Kerry is launching new Mideast shuttle diplomacy, but President Obama’s commitment to brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement remains to be seen, says expert Martin I…

September 21, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Assessing U.S. Leadership in Mideast

President Obama committed himself to Mideast peacemaking from the outset, but success on the Israeli-Palestinian front has eluded him. By contrast, says Middle East expert Edward P. Djerejian, the ad…