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December 19, 2012

Afghanistan
A New ’Degree of Hope’ for Afghanistan

CFR’s Daniel Markey examines the prospects for new talks with the Afghan Taliban, especially given improving relations between the United States and Pakistan.

October 6, 2008

Brazil
Sotero: Hope and Concern about U.S. Business Ties with Latin America

Paulo Sotero, a veteran Brazilian analyst, discusses the hopes and concerns of his country, and many Latin American states, about the economic impact of the next U.S. administration.  

August 1, 2006

Iran
Steinberg: Israel Hoping Attacks on Hezbollah Serve as Warning to Iran

Gerald M. Steinberg, an Israeli expert on military and diplomatic affairs, says behind the stepped-up fight against Hezbollah in Lebanon is the Israeli perception that Hezbollah is a "proxy" for Iran…

December 10, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hope of North Korea’s Return to the Six Party Talks

Evans Revere, an expert on Northeast Asia, says after U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth’s recent trip to Pyongyang, North Korea may potentially reopen the door to Six Party Talks, given time.  

July 9, 2007

Iran
Samore: U.S. Planning for Possibility, But Hopes Not to Have to Use Military ‘Option’ Against Iran

Gary Samore, a former National Security Council official, says Iran is trying to forestall another round of UN Security Council sanctions and ultimately to stave off a possible military attack agains…

August 29, 2005

Democracy
Brown: Best Hope for Iraq Is Rejection of Draft Constitution and Reopening of Negotiations

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has closely studied the evolution of the Iraqi draft constitution, says the results of the drafting committee were “a disappointment” because they f…

November 11, 2005

China
Economy: Bush Team Hopes to Improve Standing in Asia During Presidential Trip

Elizabeth C. Economy, the Council’s C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, says that until now, the Bush administration’s policies toward Asia have been so one-sided on counterterror…

January 24, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Segal: China Hoping to Avoid Confrontation Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

Adam Segal, a CFR expert on Chinese technological and military policies, says the U.S. and European effort to bring Iran to the Security Council for its decision to continue research and work on its …

January 19, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Feinstein: Russian Offer to Iran Best Hope Out of Current Nuclear Crisis

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy, expresses concern about what would be achieved by getting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to send the issue of Iran’s nuclear activities…

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…