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July 11, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
Challenges within the Muslim World

Testimony by Dr. Rachel BronsonDirector of Middle East StudiesCouncil on Foreign Relations Before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (The 9-11 Commission) …

September 13, 2004

Middle East and North Africa
The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

Council on Foreign Relations New York, N.Y. September 13, 2004 THOMAS FRIEDMAN: Good morning, we're going to call this evening to order. I want to welcome you all on behalf of the Council on Fore…

May 16, 2003

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Expert Gregory Gause Says Riyadh Attacks Could Be ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Saudis to Crack Down on Terrorists

F. Gregory Gause III, a prominent expert on Saudi society and politics, says that the terrorist attacks on residential compounds in Riyadh will force the Saudi leadership to make a critical decision…

December 4, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Saudis in ‘Dramatic Debate’ Over U.S. Relations, Says Council’s Middle East Studies Fellow Youssef Ibrahim

Youssef Ibrahim, a Council senior fellow in Middle East Studies, argues that since 9/11, Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “dramatic debate” about its relationship with America—the m…

June 29, 2005

Capital Flows
Selling off little pieces of yourself

If the US wanted to fund its current account deficit by selling equity, it would need to sell off the equivalent of 40 Unocal’s a year -- whether Chinese state firms, European firms, Japanese insurer…

November 9, 2005

United States
Responding to the Threat of Global, Virulent Influenza

Chairman Lugar, Senator Biden, and distinguished members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. I am honored to appear before you this morning to discuss our nation’s response to…

November 15, 2005

Democracy
Bronson: Rice’s Middle East Trip Underscores Bush Administration’s Decision to Become More Active in Region

Rachel Bronson, a Council senior fellow and director of its Middle East and Gulf Studies Program, says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip to the Middle East—where she brokered an important de…

January 27, 2006

Elections and Voting
Siegman: U.S., Israel and EU Must Deal With Hamas If it Drops Harsh Policies Toward Israel

Henry Siegman, CFR’s leading expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, says there are signs Hamas may be seeking ways to ease its policies calling for Israel’s destruction. Siegman says it is important …

March 2, 2006

Israel
Peace versus Democracy in Palestine: A Conversation with Jimmy Carter

Watch former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discuss the prospects for the Middle East peace process.

February 15, 2006

Elections and Voting
Ross: United States Must Focus on Getting Hamas to ‘Transform Itself’ and Accept Israel’s Right to Exist

Dennis B. Ross, who was the chief U.S. Middle East peace negotiator in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, says it is crucial for the United States "to maintain a strong consens…