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April 15, 2002

Israel
The Powell Mission

An explosion, apparently set off by a suicide bomber, killed at least six people at a bus stop near Jerusalem’s outdoor market Friday in an attack that coincided with a peace mission by U.S. Secretar…

March 5, 2009

Syria
U.S. Diplomatic Overture to Syria Unlikely to Narrow Gulf of Differences

Elliott Abrams, former chief Middle East adviser on the National Security Council, says the Obama administration’s move to send diplomats to Damascus for talks marks "a real policy change" but he is …

May 13, 2009

Syria
Syria Looking for Improved Relations with Obama Administration

Syria expert Joshua Landis says both the Syrian government and the Obama administration are looking to improve relations, but the renewal of sanctions by the United States, designating the country as…

June 1, 2012

Iran
Why Iran Talks Will Continue

Nuclear talks with Iran are unlikely to lead to a deal in the short term, but they have had some impact: easing tensions and calming oil markets, says CFR’s Richard Falkenrath.

October 17, 2007

India
Riedel: Delay on U.S.-Indian Nuclear Accord Only a ‘Hiccup’ On Road to Stronger Ties

Bruce Riedel, a longtime CIA specialist in South Asia, says India’s decision to put a nuclear pact with Washington in “cold storage” is only a “hiccup on the road towards a stronger U.S.-India partne…

December 27, 2007

Pakistan
Riedel: Bhutto’s Assassination ‘Almost Certainly’ Work of Al-Qaeda

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and key South Asia policymaker in the 1990s, says he believes Benazir Bhutto’s assassination “was almost certainly the work of al-Qaeda or al-Qaeda’s Pakistani all…

April 28, 2008

India
U.S. is One of the ’Central Pillars’ of Indian Foreign Policy

South Asia expert Bruce Riedel sees the continuing development of U.S.-India ties as a major accomplishment of President Bush, who has built on steps taken by his predecessor.

September 12, 2008

United States
Riedel: U.S. Needs to Tread Carefully in Pakistan

Bruce Riedel, a former high-ranking CIA and Pentagon official, says the United States faces a very frustrating situation in Pakistan, and that the recent U.S. cross-border attacks from Afghanistan in…

January 28, 2009

Democracy
For Holbrooke, Situation in Pakistan, Afghanistan Is ’Dim and Dismal’

Bruce O. Riedel, an expert on South Asia, who has worked for the CIA, Pentagon, and National Security Council, says getting Pakistan to close down sanctuaries for Taliban militants poses the toughest…

May 5, 2009

Afghanistan
Pakistan’s ’Existential Threat’ Comes From Within

Bruce Riedel, who chaired a special interagency committee to develop President Obama’s policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, says "the situation remains dire" in the region and it’s crucial that the U…