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June 5, 2007

Peacekeeping
Sudan’s U.S. Ambassador Says Darfur Crisis Exaggerated

Sudan’s U.S. ambassador says Western states need to give the National Unity Government space to solve the Darfur crisis.

November 6, 2006

Libya
Libyan Ambassador Hails U.S. Relations But Hits ’Wrong’ Mideast Policies

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…

January 11, 2007

Iraq
Haass: Bush’s Speech Marks ’Re-Americanization’ of Iraq Policy

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.”

August 7, 2006

Lebanon
Syria’s U.S. Ambassador: Syria Can Play ’Constructive Role’ in Resolving Lebanese War

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.

September 8, 2005

Egypt
Frank Wisner: Presidential Elections Marked ’an Historic Day’ in Egypt

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…

November 29, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Siegman: Olmert’s Latest Speech Marks New Conciliatory Tone to Palestinians But ‘Magic Word’ Missing

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, 2005

Ukraine
‘Significant’ Changes Beginning in Ukraine Politics, says former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller

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…

March 13, 2017

Yemen
The Futility of Force in Yemen

An escalation in U.S. counterterrorism strikes is unlikely to degrade the country’s al-Qaeda affiliate and a two-year-long Saudi-led air campaign is no closer to defeating Houthi rebels, says Ambassa…

January 19, 2010

Haiti
Rebuilding Haiti: The Work of Decades

Haiti’s earthquake created a need for a tremendous short-term relief effort but also long-term reconstruction that could take decades and cost billions, says former Peace Corps director Mark L. Schne…

December 30, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Can the Middle East Navigate Democracy?

Major democracies have an obligation to assist local civil society in countries where popular demands for reform have not been met, says expert Mark P. Lagon.