June 5, 2007Peacekeeping
Sudan’s U.S. ambassador says Western states need to give the National Unity Government space to solve the Darfur crisis.
January 11, 2007Iraq
Richard N. Haass, CFR president and a well-known Middle East expert, says what President Bush’s Iraq speech “represented more than anything else was the re-Americanization of the effort.”
November 6, 2006Libya
The first Libyan envoy to Washington in a quarter century praises U.S.-Libyan relations. But the ambassador also faults U.S. policy on Iraq, Darfur, and Iran, saying Washington is permitting a nuclea…
September 8, 2005Egypt
Frank G. Wisner, a veteran U.S. diplomat and ambassador to Egypt from 1986-91, says the first-ever multi-candidate presidential election in Egypt marked “an historic day” for that country. Though Pre…
August 7, 2006Lebanon
Syria’s U.S. ambassador says Damascus can play a "constructive role" in resolving the current fighting in Lebanon but is getting the diplomatic cold shoulder from the Bush administration.
November 29, 2006Palestinian Territories
Henry Siegman, a leading expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, says Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s recent speech reflected a “surprisingly radical change in tone,” but in substance “it’s quite true th…
November 22, 2005Ukraine
William Green Miller, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and current senior policy scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center, says before the Orange Revolution, Ukrainian politics was "still Soviet in it…
February 20, 2007Palestinian Territories
Former ambassador Martin S. Indyk says Secretary Rice’s decision to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians marks a major change in the Bush administration’s approach to the Middle East.