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February 14, 2005

Iraq
Ex-Iraq Adviser Blackwill: Impact of Iraq’s ’Extraordinary’ Elections Likely to Spread to Iran

Robert D. Blackwill, a presidential adviser to President George W. Bush on Iraq, says he was not surprised by the "extraordinary outcome" of the Iraqi elections. Predicting that democracy will eventu…

July 14, 2005

Iran
Kissinger: Don’t Exclude Military Action Against Iran if Negotiations Fail

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, in a wide-ranging discussion of foreign-policy issues, says he is disturbed at the possibility that Iran will develop nuclear weapons know-how if current…

July 27, 2005

Iraq
Brown: Iraqi Leaders in Too Much of a Rush to Finish Draft Constitution

Nathan Brown, a specialist on Arab constitutions who has closely followed Iraq’s constitution-drafting process, predicts that Iraqi politicians, rushing to meet an August 15 deadline, “will have a dr…

August 17, 2005

Israel
Ross: The United States Should be More Involved in Follow-up to Israeli Withdrawal from Gaza

With the Israelis beginning their pullout from Gaza, Dennis Ross, the top U.S. diplomat in Israeli-Palestinian affairs in the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations and currently Ziegler d…

August 29, 2005

Democracy
Brown: Best Hope for Iraq Is Rejection of Draft Constitution and Reopening of Negotiations

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has closely studied the evolution of the Iraqi draft constitution, says the results of the drafting committee were “a disappointment” because they f…

September 13, 2005

Germany
Drozdiak: Upcoming German Election, ‘Most Important’ in Nearly Forty Years

William Drozdiak, president of the American Council on Germany, and a former foreign editor of the Washington Post, says this Sunday’s parliamentary election in Germany “is probably the most importan…

September 14, 2005

Ukraine
Ukrainian Expert Karatnycky: Despite Political Crisis in Ukraine, Yushchenko and Rival Tymoshenko Likely to Reunite After Next Election

Ukrainian expert Adrian Karatnycky says President Viktor Yushchenko fired his entire cabinet, including his prime minister, the popular Yulia Tymoshenko, to end a brewing political crisis precipitate…

September 15, 2005

International Organizations
Feinstein: UN Summit Document ‘A Missed Opportunity’

Lee Feinstein, the Council’s top expert on the United Nations, says the compromise document to be approved by the world leaders assembled for the sixtieth anniversary UN General Assembly session, has…

September 21, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Landis: Damascus Rife With Rumors on Whether UN’s Lebanese Investigation Implicates Syrian Leadership

Joshua M. Landis, a Syrian specialist on a Fulbright fellowship in Damascus, says the ongoing UN investigation led by German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis into the possible involvement of the Syrian gover…

September 23, 2005

Disasters
Homeland security expert Frank Cilluffo discusses disaster relief

Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president for homeland security at George Washington University and director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, talks about federalizing disaster relief, the Po…