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April 22, 2014

Ukraine
Is Ukraine on a Long Road to Rupture?

Ukraine may be heading for the type of frozen conflict that occurred in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova immediately after the breakup of the Soviet Union, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

November 5, 2013

Syria
The Long Reach for Syrian Peace

The Obama administration should encourage moderate Sunni rebels to find common cause with the Assad regime in eliminating the threat from radical jihadists, says CFR’s Leslie H. Gelb.

September 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq’s Role in the Long War Against ISIS

With air strikes now underway in two countries, Washington must pursue a sustained campaign against ISIS militants, with initial emphasis on routing them in Iraq, says expert Ryan Crocker.

November 25, 2013

Iran
Iran Deal: Good Start on Long Road

The interim Iran nuclear agreement buys some crucial time for deeper talks but significant divisions remain over the future scale of the country’s program, says expert David Albright.

December 23, 2010

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
The Cost of the World’s Long Senior Moment

Trends in global aging in the coming decades pose serious fiscal challenges to developed and developing nations unless longstanding social policies are revamped, says CFR’s Michael Hodin.

October 8, 2008

Financial Markets
Long-Term Implications of the Financial Crisis

Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, discusses the long-term geopolitical implications of the financial crisis.

July 27, 2010

Elections and Voting
Behind Iraq’s Long Political Indecision

Iraq’s two leading parties will probably not pull together a coalition government until September, says Iraq expert Reidar Visser, and Washington has failed to push along the political process.  

September 3, 2008

Russia
Hunter: Russia is Long Run ‘Loser’ in Georgia Conflict

Robert E. Hunter, a former U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, says Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili miscalculated by sending troops into South Ossetia in mid-August, but…

August 16, 2010

Afghanistan
Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces

The transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces within four years will require a significant increase in international training efforts, but NATO’s Jack Kem says coalition forces are mak…

June 15, 2005

Iraq
Iraq Expert Marr: ’Long, Slow, Struggle’ Ahead in Iraq

Phebe Marr, the author of The Modern History of Iraq, has just returned from a trip to Basra and Baghdad, where she was struck by the “genuine and very lively political process” taking place in prepa…