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April 4, 2003

Iraq
Trainor Says Iraq War at ’Tipping Point,’ With Iraqi Forces Decimated; All-Out Defense of Baghdad Unlikely

Former three-star Marine Corps General Bernard Trainor says that the Iraq war is now at a “tipping point,” with the vaunted Iraqi Republican Guard forces virtually decimated by U.S. firepo…

April 10, 2003

Iraq
Trainor Says Iraq War Rapidly Ending and Calls It an ’Extraordinary Military Operation’ for Coalition Forces

Former three-star Marine Corps General Bernard Trainor says that with the Iraq war in its final days, the coalition forces conducted an “extraordinary military operation.” He gives especia…

May 19, 2003

China
China Expert Says SARS Outbreak Damaged China’s Standing But President Hu Can Gain if Epidemic Ends Soon

Elizabeth C. Economy, director of the Council on Foreign Relations’Asia Studies Department, says that China’s initial response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic had …

May 6, 2003

Colombia
Council Launches Blue-Ribbon Commission to Craft Urgently Needed New Strategy for Colombia and the Andes

MAY 6, 2003 - The Center for Preventive Action, a Council on Foreign Relations conflict prevention initiative, has launched a new Commission to make concrete recommendations for mitigating deadly con…

June 29, 2003

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Nearly Two Years After 9/11, the United States is Still Dangerously Unprepared and Underfunded for a Catastrophic Terrorist Attack, Warns New Council Task Force

Overall Expenditures Must Be as Much as Tripled to Prepare Emergency Responders Across the CountryFull Text and the Executive Summary of the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Emergency Respond…

June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
To Avoid Losing the Peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Must Empower Karzai’s Government to Improve Security and Accelerate Reconstruction, Concludes CFR/Asia Society Task Force

June 18, 2003 - Without greater support for the transitional government of President Hamid Karzai, security in Afghanistan will deteriorate further, prospects for economic reconstruction will dim, an…

June 2, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
In New Book, Former Council Fellow Warren Bass Analyzes Pivotal Moment in America’s Middle East Policy and How it Shaped the Modern Middle East

June 2, 2003 - They were three of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s indomitable founding father; Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, the charismatic A…

July 21, 2003

Global
Eagleburger: ’Five Minutes to Midnight’

Lawrence S. Eagleburger, a career foreign service officer who served briefly as secretary of State in 1992 under President George H.W. Bush, says the potential spread of nuclear weapons to North Kor…

September 25, 2003

Russia
Council Expert Says Putin Eager to Repair Relations With U.S.

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian expert who served in the Clinton administration as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state for the newly independent Soviet states, sa…

December 15, 2003

Iraq
Remarks by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

Speaker: Hillary Clinton, Member, U.S. Senate (D-NY)Presider: Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign RelationsCouncil on Foreign RelationsDecember 15, 2003New York, NYSENATOR CLINTON: Thank yo…