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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 16, 2014

Syria
Looking Toward Geneva II on Syria

If the Geneva II conference on Syria takes place as scheduled next week, its best outcome would be a green light from Assad’s regime for greater humanitarian relief, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

April 10, 2008

Religion
Shah: Pope to Stress ‘Importance of Peace’ in Iraq, Middle East

Timothy Samuel Shah, a scholar on religious issues, says that when Pope Benedict XVI makes his first visit to the United States as pope, it will give Americans their first chance to hear firsthand hi…

April 17, 2014

Iran
Despite Ukraine, Iranian Nuclear Talks on Track

The crisis in Ukraine has not thus far diverted international diplomatic efforts toward a lasting deal on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, says expert Barbara Slavin.

November 12, 2013

Iran
Despite Hitch, Iran Nuclear Deal in Sight

An interim nuclear accord between Iran and world powers is still within reach despite lingering disagreements over details, says expert Barbara Slavin.

April 7, 2006

France
Kupchan: French Demonstrations Symptoms of ‘Greatest Political Crisis’ in Europe Since World War II

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top expert on Europe, says the continuing demonstrations and protests over an attempt to change the labor hiring laws in France are only symptomatic of a wider political cri…

November 20, 2007

Ethiopia
The Capital Interview: Envoy Seeks Support for Ethiopia, Aid for Somalia

Ethiopia’s U.S. ambassador says his government needs more international help in securing Somalia and is wrongly blamed by Congress for rights abuses.

June 17, 2003

Germany
Joffe Says France, Germany Learned They Could Not Stop U.S. Power; a New ’NATO II’ Seems to Be Emerging.

Josef Joffe, the publisher and editor of the Germany weekly, Die Zeit, says that the effort by the French and Germans to prevent the United States from using its power in Iraq failed and there now i…

June 28, 2013

United States
Extraditing Edward Snowden

Whether NSA leaker Edward Snowden is extradited to the United States will hinge more on diplomatic relations than international legal considerations, says expert Stephen Vladeck.

November 12, 2010

Afghanistan
Rethinking an Afghanistan Exit Strategy

Pakistan’s instability, a Taliban insurgency, and growing skepticism in the United States argue for an earlier drawing-down of forces from Afghanistan if there’s no progress, says Richard Armitage, c…