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August 31, 2005

Elections and Voting
Cook: U.S. and Internal Pressures Producing First Multi-Candidate Presidential Election in Egypt

Steven A. Cook, who was director of the Council’s recent independent Task Force report, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How?, says Egypt’s September 7 presidential election marks the first time…

September 6, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Takeyh: Iranian-U.S. Relations at New Low Point

Ray Takeyh, the Council’s top expert on Iran, says the United States’ conviction that Iran is secretly planning to develop nuclear weapons, and Iran’s steadfast denial, have plunged relations between…

November 17, 2005

Iraq
Daalder: Withdrawal Timetable From Iraq Not Useful, but Iraqis Must Be Told They Have to ‘Step Up’ Politically and Militarily in 2006

Ivo H. Daalder, a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, says the recent compromise approved in the Senate on Iraq is a "message" to President Bush that says, in effect…

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Brown: Makeup of New Iraqi Government Crucial to Iraqi Future

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has devoted particular attention to the Iraqi political scene, says that the makeup of the new Iraqi government after Thursday’s parliamentary elect…

November 30, 2005

Global
’Slow is fast’ When it Comes to Multiethnic States Transitioning to Democracy, Says International Journalist Robert D. Kaplan

Multiethnic states, whether they are empires of diverse nationalities like the former Soviet Union, former colonies like Nigeria and Indonesia, or conglomerations of native and immigrant peoples like…

November 10, 2005

Jordan
Arraf: Terrorist Attacks in Amman, Baghdad Underscore ‘Complete Uncertainty’ in Region

Jane Arraf, the Council’s Edward R. Murrow press fellow, who recently was CNN’s bureau chief in Baghdad, and earlier, the Reuters bureau chief in Amman, says what is striking about the continued terr…

January 31, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Takeyh: Security Council Unlikely to Take Strong Action Against Iran

Ray Takeyh, the CFR’s top Iranian expert, says the latest spurt of diplomacy will lead to a discussion in the UN Security Council and more diplomacy, but he doubts that the Security Council will take…

November 10, 2005

Iran
Takeyh: Iran’s New President ‘Largely Indifferent’ to What Outside World Thinks

Ray Takeyh, the Council’s top expert on Iranian politics, says the new president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is "largely indifferent to the opinion of the international community and its perception…

March 14, 2006

Iraq
Haass: On Balance, Iraq War’s Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Clearly Negative’

Richard N. Haass, president of CFR and head of policy planning at the State Department during the outbreak of the Iraq war three years ago, says that in hindsight, while history’s judgment will depen…

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…