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November 15, 2009

United States
Obama ’Straddling Debate’ on Prosecuting 9/11 Prisoners

The Obama administration’s decision to try accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York but other accused terrorists by military commission will revive debate over Guantanamo Bay and the…

May 10, 2012

United States
Obama and the Laws of War

Targeted killings are up in Yemen and military trials have resumed in Guantanamo. CFR’s Matthew Waxman assesses the White House’s evolving legal basis for its war on al-Qaeda.

November 3, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Palestinians Mount Efforts for Statehood

Following full UNESCO membership, Palestinians have increased efforts for statehood recognition, but the United States is continuing its push to bring them back to the negotiating table for direct ta…

August 30, 2011

Syria
Syria and Iran’s Power Calculus

A new regime in Damascus could threaten Iran’s support of Hezbollah and deprive Tehran of its one ally in the region, so it’s counseling the Assad government to hang tough, says Iran expert Karim Sad…

March 10, 2011

United States
Obama’s Guantanamo Shift

With his new executive order on Guantanamo, President Obama acknowledges that the controversial detention center will remain open for some time, says CFR’s Matthew Waxman, but provides improved prote…

May 7, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Shahzad Arrest Ignites Liberties Debate

The Times Square bomb plot has triggered questions about when and whether suspect Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born American citizen, should have been informed of his Miranda rights. These questions ar…

December 15, 2008

International Law
Problems in Closing Guantanamo Detention Camp

Matthew C. Waxman, a former Pentagon official overseeing detainee affairs, says the controversial camp at Guantanamo Bay should be closed but that doing so will raise several key questions about lega…

July 13, 2006

Lebanon
Makovsky: Mideast Conflict a Test for Olmert, Lebanese Government

Mideast expert David Makovsky says the widening conflict in the Middle East poses a huge challenge for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and tests the viability of the Lebanese government.

July 5, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Simon: Crisis Aggravated by Weak Israeli and Palestinian Governments

Steven Simon, a leading Middle East expert, says the crisis over the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants may drag on for some time because of the "two new and essentially weak go…

September 4, 2003

Indonesia
Jones: Personal and Financial Ties Between al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah

Sidney Jones, a leading expert on Indonesia and its terror movements, says there are “solid links” between Osama bin Laden’s network and Jemaah Islamiyah (J.I.). But, she adds, “I am also very strong…