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April 29, 2010

Elections and Voting
Iraq: A Compromise PM?

Iraq’s political standoff may be resolved with a compromise candidate, says CFR’s Rachel Schneller. But it won’t happen according to a U.S. timetable. And it shouldn’t affect U.S. plans to withdraw c…

April 9, 2010

Afghanistan
Miscalculations in U.S. Afghan Offensive

A pending American military offensive in southern Afghanistan is buoying hopes for a return to government control, but New York Times reporter David Rohde says success could be short-lived.

February 25, 2010

Elections and Voting
Pre-Elections, Iraqis Crave Stability

The coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is likely to lead in the March 7 parliamentary elections, as Iraqis look for stability and security after years of conflict, says Nir Rosen, an ana…

January 26, 2010

Afghanistan
Afghanistan Success Hinges on Karzai Reforms

Two key issues in Afghanistan are whether President Hamid Karzai will implement reforms and whether the American public is willing to invest the time it will take for a successful counterinsurgency, …

January 25, 2010

Iraq
Avoiding Crisis in Iraq’s Political Minefield

As Iraq’s pre-election crisis deepens, Iraq analyst Reidar Visser says Washington must do more to counter the sectarian agenda emerging in Baghdad’s political landscape.

August 21, 2009

Afghanistan
Beyond Elections, Fixing the Afghan State

Elizabeth Rubin, a journalist who has reported extensively on Afghanistan, says beyond the presidential elections, U.S. officials must become more closely involved in improving Afghan governance or f…

August 17, 2009

Afghanistan
Afghan Elections: A Perilous Time

Ahmed Rashid, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says the August 20 presidential election in Afghanistan is "critically important" to achieving political stability, but he worries the vote will trigger…

August 4, 2009

Somalia
Secretary Clinton’s ’Important Trip’ to Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation trip to Africa will highlight U.S. security concerns from Somalia to Nigeria and expand on efforts to engage leading African states on governance and…

February 5, 2009

Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister’s Party Emerging as Strongest Among Shiite Parties in Elections

Sam Parker, an expert on Iraq, says the initial results from the provincial elections indicate Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been strengthened and Sunnis in restive Mosul may play a more positiv…

March 26, 2008

Conflict Prevention
Nasr: Iraqi Prime Minister ‘Irrelevant’ in Shiite Power Struggle

Vali R. Nasr, a leading expert on Shiites, says the fighting in southern Iraq amounts to a power struggle between pro and anti-U.S. Shiite militias. The country’s Shiite prime minister, he says, is “…