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March 15, 2010

North Korea
U.S.-North Korea: Stalemate

If North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il visits China as reportedly scheduled, he will be urged to return to Six Party Talks. But the U.S. and North Korea are at a standoff, says CFR Korea expert Scott Sny…

August 4, 2009

North Korea
Pyongyang’s Pardons

CFR Korea expert Scott A. Snyder says the visit to Pyongyang by former President Bill Clinton, which won the pardon of two U.S. journalists, provided a rare opportunity to gauge North Korea’s views a…

June 17, 2009

South Korea
Strengthening South Korean Ties

Washington has reassured Seoul of continued U.S. support for South Korean security, but CFR’s Scott Snyder says some aspects of South Korean policy toward North Korea and the United States could beco…

April 28, 2009

North Korea
Dealing With North Korea Difficult Amid Possible Succession

CFR’s Scott A. Snyder says North Korea’s recent moves away from the process to end its nuclear programs could arise from new developments on leadership succession and a desire to change the terms o…

December 17, 2010

United States
WikiLeaks and Challenges to Internet Freedom

The WikiLeaks’ controversy reveals inconsistencies in the U.S. government’s approach to Internet speech and the responsibilities of private companies in control of what is now considered public space…

December 5, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
’Tremendous Expectations’ for President Obama in Middle East

Scott Lasensky, a Middle East expert, says the new U.S. administration should listen carefully to voices from the Middle East and that President Barack Obama’s first speeches will be scrutinized for …

February 24, 2016

Iran
Why Iran’s Elections Matter

Despite heavy vetting of candidates, Iran’s elections for parliament and Assembly of Experts will offer insights into whether hardline or more moderate factions gain influence, says expert Mohammad A…

January 29, 2016

Libya
New Order or Disorder for Libya?

Libya’s UN-brokered unity agreement is fragile at best and could fracture in the event of a stepped-up Western intervention against Islamic State forces, says expert Mary Fitzgerald.

July 21, 2011

Cybersecurity
The Pentagon’s Cyberstrategy

The Pentagon’s new strategy for operating in cyberspace breaks little ground and offers few specifics, says CFR’s Adam Segal. While the last six months have been busy for U.S. cybersecurity policy, h…

June 22, 2006

Syria
Lasensky: Syrian Regime Cracks Down on Opposition

Scott Lasensky, who specializes in Syria and other Middle Eastern areas for the U.S. Institute of Peace, says Syria has mounted a major crackdown to try to silence the growing number of intellectuals…