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January 24, 2012

Afghanistan
Taliban Talks, a Balancing Act

The United States continues to pursue peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban as a means to secure stability. Bruce Riedel discusses the challenges faced by the administration, including its ongoing t…

January 21, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Fifty Years On, What JFK Did, and Didn’t, Achieve

Fifty years after JFK’s inaugural, presidential historian Robert Dallek observes that Kennedy remains the most popular American president even though his days in office didn’t yield many domestic suc…

February 6, 2008

United States
Mead: Some Historical Analogies to the 2008 Election

Walter Russell Mead, an award-winning historian, discusses the importance of national security credentials and religion in the presidential nominating contests.

January 29, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Lindsay: Bush Presidency Clouded by Iraq Missteps, ‘Missed Opportunity’

James M. Lindsay, an expert on U.S. politics and foreign policy, says President Bush will be regarded as “a below-average president” due to issues like Iraq and immigration reform.

May 21, 2007

Elections and Voting
Lindsay: Iraq Crucial for 2008 Candidates

American foreign policy expert James A. Lindsay says candidates for the 2008 presidential race will face the daunting issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq.  

January 3, 2007

Heads of State and Government
Dallek: Historians Will Regard Ford as ‘Distinctly Minor President’

Robert Dallek, a prominent historian on the American presidency, says that historians will remember President Gerald R. Ford as “a distinctly minor figure,” in part because he was in office for such …

August 17, 2006

United States
Hamilton: In Five Years Since 9/11, United States Is ’Safer But Not Safe’

Lee H. Hamilton, the vice-chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), says "I would agree with the general assessment that we …

October 23, 2006

Vietnam
Oberdorfer: Tet and Iraq: Parallels and Differences

Don Oberdorfer, an expert on Asian affairs who wrote a major book on the Tet offensive, Tet!, says even though support for the Iraq war is ebbing in the United States, the current mood lacks “the dom…

October 31, 2006

United States
Feinstein: Democratic Party Gains in Congress Unlikely to Change Bush’s Policies on Iraq

Lee Feinstein, an expert on American foreign policy and Congress, says that even if the Democratic Party wins control of either or both houses of Congress in the Nov. 7 midterm vote, it would be wron…

June 19, 2006

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Kupchan: Iran Should Top Agenda of U.S.-EU Summit

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top expert on Europe, says when President Bush meets with top European leaders in Vienna on Wednesday, the ongoing dialogue with Iran is likely to top the agenda, along with…