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January 7, 2008

Elections and Voting
Fuller: Despite Apparent Reelection, Saakashvili’s Popularity Not High

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says Georgia’s president faces significant problems despite his apparent win in recent presidential elections.

August 26, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
A Moment of Truth for Europe’s Foreign Policy

The upcoming decision on a new foreign policy chief offers the EU a chance to mount a vigorous response to the threats posed by conflicts in Ukraine and the Mideast, says expert Sir Michael Leigh.

March 9, 2009

Cuba
Wariness in Cuba toward the Obama Administration

Julia E. Sweig, CFR’s director of Latin American studies, says ties between Washington and Havana may change, but the United States has been downplaying expectations of a breakthrough.  

June 16, 2008

Europe
Bush Second Term Repairs Damage to European Relations

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top Europe expert, says President Bush’s farewell trip to Europe produced statements of friendship and partnership hard to imagine a few short years ago.

March 27, 2007

Iran
Hunter: Time for U.S. to Offer Iran Security Guarantees for Concessions

A top national security expert, Robert E. Hunter, says it’s time for the United States to offer Iran security guarantees to win concessions on its nuclear program.

August 23, 2006

Iran
Levi: Iranian Nuclear Response Seems ‘Compromise’ among Factions

Michael A. Levi, a CFR expert on nuclear issues, says Iran’s response to the Security Council’s demand to halt its nuclear processing in return for concessions appears to be a compromise between hard…

July 2, 2008

Russia
Medvedev Trying to Carve Out New Role as President to Help Modernize Nation

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says that after two months as Russia’s new president, Dmitri Medvedev "has not replaced Putin as president. He’s only assumed the title."

July 3, 2007

Defense Technology
Sestanovich: U.S.-Russia Relations Once More Revolving around Nuclear Issues

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says the informal summit at Kennebunkport, Maine, restored nuclear issues as “the core of the relationship.”

September 18, 2006

Global
Feinstein: Major Issues Confront 61st UN General Assembly Session

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the United Nations, says the sixty-first UN General Assembly session faces “a number of huge issues, any one of which in a different year would be …

September 12, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Albright: ’Room for Optimism’ in Confrontation with Iran

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iran’s nuclear program, has published the hitherto secret Iranian response to the UN Security Council’s demand that it suspend its uranium enrichment program. H…