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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

Mr. Chairman, thank you for this invitation, and thank you for your continuing work to focus attention on Afghanistan. I have brought a written submission for the record providing background in…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

April 18, 2003

Iraq
Holbrooke Says U.S. Must Prepare for Long Stay in Iraq; Calls on Bush to Make Major Effort to Repair Ties with France

Richard C. Holbrooke, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in President Clinton’s second term, warns that disorder, anti-Americanism, and disunity in Iraq will require a very long American com…

April 29, 2003

Iraq
Phebe Marr: “Iraq Is Not the Balkans”

Phebe Marr, the author of The Modern History of Iraq, says that the animosities that led to the breakup of the former Yugoslavia don’t have a parallel in Iraq. She also warns that it may ta…

May 6, 2003

India
Former N.Y. Times Correspondent in South Asia Says Indian Prime Minister Hoping to Resolve Kashmir Dispute Before Term Ends

Celia W. Dugger, a former co-bureau chief for The New York Times in South Asia, says that Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s surprise move to ease tensions with Pakistan— like India, a nucl…

November 26, 2003

Iraq
Iraq Expert: Don’t Expect New Political Plan for Iraq to Unfold Smoothly

Thomas Carothers, director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the plan to turn over sovereignty to Iraqis on an accelerated basis is wise…

December 31, 2003

Pakistan
Council Expert Ispahani: U.S.-Pakistan ’Marriage’ Needs Serious Counseling

Mahnaz Ispahani, the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for South and West Asia and co-executive director of the Council-Asia Society Independent Task Force on New Priorities in South Asia, …

February 6, 2004

Heads of State and Government
CAMPAIGN 2004 Editorial Briefing with Lee Feinstein

Lee Feinstein is deputy director of studies and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. A former deputy director of the Clinton State Department policy planning staff, he is now a foreign …

April 5, 2004

Israel
Makovsky: Sharon Is Making History With Gaza Pullout Plan

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s proposal to evac…