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October 8, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Bird Flu: How Concerned Should We Be?

Fears of bird flu dominated last week’s headlines. First, scientists announced their discovery October 5 that the 1918 outbreak of influenza, which killed 50 million people, was caused by bird flu th…

January 4, 2006

United States
What is the Legality of the NSA Domestic Surveillance Program?

Should the domestic spying of U.S. "persons" be permitted? If it is "critical to saving lives," then yes, argues President Bush. He further says that shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks Con…

August 28, 2008

United States
International Press Assess U.S. Presidential Race

CFR.org interviews representatives of the foreign press corps at the Democratic National Convention about what issues appeal to their home audiences.

September 24, 2009

Afghanistan
Resourcing an Afghan Strategy

U.S. military leaders are calling for more troops to carry out U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Six analysts offer views on how President Barack Obama should respond.

December 7, 2009

United States
Squaring Healthcare with the Economy

As the U.S. Senate debates the healthcare overhaul, experts are divided on whether proposed legislation would stifle U.S. economic and business competitiveness.

January 20, 2010

Homeland Security
Should Guantanamo Bay Be Closed?

Four experts discuss how legal and political developments should affect the Obama administration’s promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

January 28, 2010

United States
The Tricky Path to U.S. Revival

President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address focused heavily, as expected, on domestic economic recovery and reasserting U.S. competitiveness. Six CFR experts noted different aspects of …

March 8, 2010

United States
The Immigration Economy

Four experts debate whether Obama’s immigration reform plan, including an expanded path to legalization, would help or harm U.S. workers and economic growth.  

March 17, 2010

Israel
U.S.-Israel: Unsettled Relationship

CFR experts assess the causes for the U.S.-Israeli divisions over the settlements issue, citing everything from diplomatic bungling to Obama administration aims to destabilize the Israeli coalition.

July 21, 2010

Russia
Debating the New START Treaty

With the U.S. Senate set to consider ratification of President Obama’s new nuclear nonproliferation strategy, four experts assess the strengths and weaknesses of the New START agreement.