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May 27, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The North Korean Puzzle

North Korea’s nuclear test raises new concerns about its nuclear capabilities, regime succession, and the limits of both international pressure and engagement. Four experts address the policy options…

June 1, 2009

China
Tiananmen Square and Two Chinas

On the twentieth anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, six experts reflect on the country’s trajectory since then. Many note China’s breathtaking economic growth as well as mounting stra…

June 26, 2009

Iran
After the Iranian Uprising

Violence and unrest following Iran’s contested presidential vote on June 12 have raised new questions about the regime’s long-term stability and prospects for U.S.-Iran rapprochement. Four experts ad…

July 13, 2009

Race and Ethnicity
How the Kashmir Dispute Affects Security in South Asia

Five South Asia experts assess the importance of solving the Kashmir dispute in relation to U.S. security interests in the region and what policies the Obama administration should pursue.

September 24, 2009

Afghanistan
Resourcing an Afghan Strategy

U.S. military leaders are calling for more troops to carry out U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Six analysts offer views on how President Barack Obama should respond.

November 3, 2009

Asia
President Obama Tours Asia

Ahead of President Obama’s Asia trip, CFR experts Sheila Smith, Joshua Kurlantzick, Elizabeth Economy, and Scott Snyder discuss what the president should focus on during his visit to Japan, Singapore…

November 24, 2009

Pakistan
The al-Qaeda-Taliban Nexus

The threat posed by the al-Qaeda-Taliban relationship is a crucial element in U.S. strategic planning in Afghanistan. Four experts explore the changing nature of these sometimes murky ties.

December 2, 2009

Afghanistan
Assessing the Afghan Surge

In his address to the nation on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama laid out a strategy he says will turn the tides in the faltering Afghan war effort. Five experts analyze his approach.

December 7, 2009

United States
Squaring Healthcare with the Economy

As the U.S. Senate debates the healthcare overhaul, experts are divided on whether proposed legislation would stifle U.S. economic and business competitiveness.

December 11, 2009

Pakistan
Coming up Short on Pakistan

President Obama says Pakistan is crucial to the success of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. But five Pakistani experts argue the Pakistan part of Obama’s strategy is flawed.