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July 31, 2006

Elections and Voting
Kuzio: Orange Revolution "Over But Not a Failure"

Taras Kuzio discusses the current political crisis in Ukraine and what it means for the country’s relations with the United States, the European Union, NATO, and Russia.

June 15, 2005

Iraq
Iraq Expert Marr: ’Long, Slow, Struggle’ Ahead in Iraq

Phebe Marr, the author of The Modern History of Iraq, has just returned from a trip to Basra and Baghdad, where she was struck by the “genuine and very lively political process” taking place in prepa…

November 3, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Scheinman: New U.S.-India Agreement Undercuts U.S. Allegiance to Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Lawrence Scheinman, a prominent expert in arms control policy, says the Bush administration’s sudden agreement in principle to provide nuclear technology to India even though India has never joined t…

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…

December 1, 2005

Egypt
Dunne: ’Very Dramatic’ Achievement for Muslim Brotherhood in Egyptian Parliamentary Elections

Michele Dunne, the editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin, published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the Egyptian parliamentary elections, which are now in the final phase, has pr…

February 1, 2006

Heads of State and Government
Lindsay: Bush’s State of Union Address Underscores President’s ’Political Weakness’

James M. Lindsay, CFR’s expert on politics and foreign policy, says President Bush’s latest State of the Union address was "fairly predictable" and "testament to his political weakness, and the const…

July 14, 2005

Iran
Kissinger: Don’t Exclude Military Action Against Iran if Negotiations Fail

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, in a wide-ranging discussion of foreign-policy issues, says he is disturbed at the possibility that Iran will develop nuclear weapons know-how if current…

December 4, 2001

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Gideon Rose: Why Did September 11 Happen?

Gideon Rose is the managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. His recently-released book, How Did This Happen: Terrorism and the New War is a collection of essays from experts in the areas of inter…

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.

May 24, 2007

Elections and Voting
Colton: Putin Likely to Remain Powerful Figure After 2008

Timothy J. Colton, a leading expert on Russia, says even though Vladimir Putin will step down as president in 2008 he is likely to maintain a major role in Russia’s leadership.