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November 12, 2010

Rethinking an Afghanistan Exit Strategy

Pakistan’s instability, a Taliban insurgency, and growing skepticism in the United States argue for an earlier drawing-down of forces from Afghanistan if there’s no progress, says Richard Armitage, c…

April 9, 2010

A Need to Shift U.S. Ambitions in Kabul

Rather than voicing its impatience, the U.S. should see Afghan President Karzai’s outbursts over the past few weeks as symptomatic of domestic political pressures, says CFR President Richard N. Haass…

August 21, 2009

Beyond Elections, Fixing the Afghan State

Elizabeth Rubin, a journalist who has reported extensively on Afghanistan, says beyond the presidential elections, U.S. officials must become more closely involved in improving Afghan governance or f…

March 9, 2009

Wariness in Cuba toward the Obama Administration

Julia E. Sweig, CFR’s director of Latin American studies, says ties between Washington and Havana may change, but the United States has been downplaying expectations of a breakthrough.  

February 12, 2009

Moscow Indicates It Won’t Be Ignored in the ’Near Abroad’

S. Frederick Starr, a longtime expert on the Caucasus and Central Asia, says Russia is using a "carrot and stick" approach to attempt to force the United States out of a crucial air base in Kyrgyzsta…

June 5, 2007

Sudan’s U.S. Ambassador Says Darfur Crisis Exaggerated

Sudan’s U.S. ambassador says Western states need to give the National Unity Government space to solve the Darfur crisis.

January 5, 2007

Cordesman: In Iraq Speech, Bush Must ‘Admit Failures’ and Produce ‘Credible Plan’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a prominent analyst of the Iraq war, says if President Bush does not produce a credible, persuasive plan in his Iraq policy speech, “he is going to be perceived relatively quick…

June 14, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Daalder: Democrats Struggling with Iraq Policy

Ivo H. Daalder, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, says he sees no end to the heavy violence within Iraq following last week’s death of insurgent leader Abu Musab a…

May 22, 2003

United States
WSJ Correspondent on Bush’s Foreign Policymaking

Carla Anne Robbins, diplomatic correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, says her impression is that the foreign policy discussions at the highest levels of the administration are relatively civil …

January 21, 2003

Bush Has Choice: Early War with Iraq or Wait for Saddam to Slip and Reveal “Smoking Gun,” Says Council’s Lee Feinstein

Lee Feinstein, the director for Security Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that President Bush may decide to use the State of the Union address to launch a “second phase” of…