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April 3, 2006

Saudi Arabia
Bronson: Saudis ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

Rachel Bronson, CFR’s top Middle East expert and author of a new book on Saudi-American relations, Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership With Saudi Arabia, says that she does not expect Saud…

April 28, 2006

Iran
Levi: More Pessimistic About Negotiated Settlement With Iran on Nuclear Issues

CFR Fellow Michael Levi, back from a visit to Iran, talks to Bernard Gwertzman about Iran’s nuclear program and the prospects for a negotiated solution.

April 24, 2006

Iraq
Simon: Iraqi Political Shuffle Shows U.S. Still ‘Influential’ in Iraq

Steven Simon, an expert on U.S. security policy in the Middle East, who served five years on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, says that the choosing of a new Iraqi pri…

May 31, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Parsi: Iran Unlikely to Halt Nuclear Enrichment Unless the United States Agrees to Direct Talks

Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and a specialist on Iranian foreign affairs at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, says there is little …

March 8, 2006

Homeland Security
Ibrahim: Dubai May Benefit From 45-Day Study of U.S. Ports Deal

Youssef Ibrahim, managing director of Dubai-based Strategic Energy Investment Group, and a former Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, says the pending deal for Dubai Ports World to admi…

June 15, 2006

Democracy
Marr: Sectarian Violence Has Iraq ’Teetering on the Brink’

Phebe Marr, a prominent historian of modern Iraq, has just returned from Baghdad, and finds the situation there has deteriorated. She says the sectarian rift is the top problem facing the new governm…

August 3, 2006

Lebanon
Nasr: Iran Sees Lebanon Strife as Way to Pressure Washington

Vali R. Nasr, a leading expert on Iran and Shiites, sees the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as a way for Iran to demonstrate its ability to hold off any Israeli or U.S. military moves and pres…

August 21, 2006

Israel
Makovsky: Questions Raised on Olmert Government’s Viability

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says in the aftermath of the month-long Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, questions are being raised about the viability of the government of Israeli Prime Mi…

August 23, 2006

Iran
Levi: Iranian Nuclear Response Seems ‘Compromise’ among Factions

Michael A. Levi, a CFR expert on nuclear issues, says Iran’s response to the Security Council’s demand to halt its nuclear processing in return for concessions appears to be a compromise between hard…

September 12, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Albright: ’Room for Optimism’ in Confrontation with Iran

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iran’s nuclear program, has published the hitherto secret Iranian response to the UN Security Council’s demand that it suspend its uranium enrichment program. H…