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June 8, 2006

Iraq
Bremer: Zarqawi’s Death a ’Very Important Moment’ in War on Terrorism

L. Paul Bremer, who headed the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq after Saddam’s ouster, says the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a " very important moment" in the war on terrorism and the ef…

June 19, 2006

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Kupchan: Iran Should Top Agenda of U.S.-EU Summit

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top expert on Europe, says when President Bush meets with top European leaders in Vienna on Wednesday, the ongoing dialogue with Iran is likely to top the agenda, along with…

January 24, 2007

Heads of State and Government
Roman: Energy Push Highlight of Bush Speech

Nancy E. Roman, who heads CFR’s Washington program, says she was struck by President Bush’s push for energy conservation.

April 10, 2007

Global
Verleger: Natural Gas Cartel Could Emerge in Future, But Not Now

Philip K. Verleger Jr., an energy policy expert, says meetings of natural gas exporting countries in Qatar are not likely to be very significant in short term, but in time “could be very significant.”

May 30, 2007

Climate Change
Drozdiak: Climate Change Seen as Major G8 Issue

William Drozdiak, an expert on transatlantic politics, says a major issue at the upcoming G8 meeting will be pressure on Washington to accept limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

August 1, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
Wittes: U.S. Assuring Arab States It Will Remain a Force in Mideast Post-Iraq

Tamara Cofman Wittes, an expert on Middle East politics, says the current unprecedented trip by Secretary of State Rice and Secretary of Defense Gates to the Middle East is meant to assure moderate A…

January 29, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Lindsay: Bush Presidency Clouded by Iraq Missteps, ‘Missed Opportunity’

James M. Lindsay, an expert on U.S. politics and foreign policy, says President Bush will be regarded as “a below-average president” due to issues like Iraq and immigration reform.

February 28, 2008

Elections and Voting
Alden: NAFTA Wrong Target for Concerns on U.S. Economy

Edward Alden, a CFR trade and immigration expert, says it is wrong to pin blame on NAFTA for the ills of the U.S. economy. Most of the competition that has affected U.S. manufacturing has come from t…

October 25, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
War with Iraq Isn’t Inevitable, Argues Council’s Middle East Director Rachel Bronson

War with Iraq is not inevitable, says Rachel Bronson, director of Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Noting the “stunning” Iraqi prisoner release and mounting international pres…

October 29, 2002

Russia
There is a Way Out of Russia’s Chechen Nightmare, Says Council’s Fellow Rajan Menon

The Moscow theater siege was a portent of more terrorism to come, warns Rajan Menon, a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow specializing in Russia. He argues that the shocking attack shows that…