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July 30, 2008

United States
Redefining the War on Terror

The Bush administration’s global war on terror has become an unchallenged doctrine in American politics. Iraq expert and Boston University history professor Andrew J. Bacevich says the next U.S. pres…

October 30, 2007

Iran
Kuchins: Russians Working Hard to Resolve Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Andrew C. Kuchins, an expert on Russia, says Russian officials are working hard to “to talk the Iranians down and out of a nuclear weapons program” despite worsening U.S.-Russian relations.

October 23, 2007

International Organizations
Eliasson: Peacekeeping ‘Futile’ Without a Peace to Keep

Jan Eliasson, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Darfur, says any new political agreement on Darfur must reflect the realities on the ground.

March 28, 2007

Iran
Perkovich: Continued Pressure on Iran May Lead to Nuclear Concessions

George Perkovich, a leading expert on Iran and nuclear nonproliferation issues, says there is no question that Iran has not complied yet with the IAEA investigation into its nuclear activities despit…

February 20, 2007

Sudan
Natsios Says ‘Chaos’ in Darfur Clouds Prospects for Political Solution

U.S. Special Envoy Andrew Natsios says there is a risk of new large-scale bloodletting in Darfur unless peace talks intensify and peacekeepers are deployed.

November 28, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Perkovich: Iran-U.S. Competition in Middle East Holds Seeds of ‘Tragedy’

George Perkovich, a leading expert on Iran and on nuclear issues, says Iran feels emboldened to compete with the United States for dominance in the Middle East. He warns of the potential for “tragedy…

November 27, 2006

Lebanon
Young: ’Little Doubt’ Syria Is Responsible for Gemayel’s Assassination

Michael Young, an expect commentator on Lebanese affairs, says he has little doubt the recent assassination of Christian leader Pierre Gemayel and other killings in Lebanon were carried out by Syria …

October 26, 2006

Peacekeeping
Lyman: Political Solution Needs to Be Found in Darfur

Princeton N. Lyman says that despite calls for military intervention in Darfur, he does not believe that such an approach would be practical. He hopes the U.S. special envoy to Darfur will be able to…

May 2, 2006

Germany
Drozdiak: German Chancellor Likely to Press Bush for Direct Talks with Iran

The president of the American Council on Germany sees a "definite improvement" in U.S.-German relations since Angela Merkel became chancellor five months ago. Ahead of Merkel’s second visit to Washin…

November 18, 2005

Iraq
Kohut: Sharp Drop in U.S. Support for Iraq War, With Isolationism on Rise

Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, says a recent poll of Americans shows a sharp drop in American support for the war in Iraq, particularly among so-calle…