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August 4, 2009

Somalia
Secretary Clinton’s ’Important Trip’ to Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation trip to Africa will highlight U.S. security concerns from Somalia to Nigeria and expand on efforts to engage leading African states on governance and…

January 9, 2008

Elections and Voting
Shlaes: Economy Looms as Test for McCain, Clinton

Amity Shlaes, an economic scholar, says she is impressed by Sen. John McCain’s New Hampshire primary win but notes that he has not traditionally concentrated on economic policy, a chief area of voter…

May 6, 2008

Israel
Bush, Rice Need to Get More Involved in Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Martin S. Indyk, who served as ambassador to Israel in the Clinton presidency and advises Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign, says it’s crucial for President Bush and Secretary of State Rice to become m…

July 11, 2012

Democracy
Egypt’s Tense Political Standoff

Hillary Clinton’s trip highlights the diplomatic challenges ahead with Egypt as President Morsi and the military engage in a struggle for power, says expert Shadi Hamid.

March 16, 2010

Russia
In Moscow Talks, Iran Looms

With hopes high that strategic nuclear arms talks are wrapping up, Russia’s position on new UN sanctions on Iran will likely figure prominently in U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s trip to Moscow thi…

August 4, 2009

North Korea
Pyongyang’s Pardons

CFR Korea expert Scott A. Snyder says the visit to Pyongyang by former President Bill Clinton, which won the pardon of two U.S. journalists, provided a rare opportunity to gauge North Korea’s views a…

July 27, 2009

Iran
The Wisdom of a ’Defense Umbrella’ Against Iran

Thomas W. Lippman, a specialist on Persian Gulf security, says U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s warning about a U.S. "defense umbrella" to protect regional states from any Iranian nuclear ar…

April 21, 2008

North Korea
Samore: More Fluid U.S. Stance on N. Korea Nuclear Weapons

Gary Samore, a senior arms-control negotiator in the Clinton administration, says the Bush administration has agreed to a compromise with North Korea on demands for it to confess the extent of its ur…

July 6, 2006

Russia
Goldgeier: U.S.-Russia Relations at Lowest Point Since Cold War’s End

James M. Goldgeier, former director of Russian affairs in the National Security Council under President Clinton, says that as leading democracies head to the annual G8 meeting in St. Petersburg, the …

October 17, 2006

North Korea
Samore: N. Korean Atomic Test ‘A Purely Political Act’

Gary Samore, an expert on nuclear proliferation who took part in negotiations with North Korea in the 1990s for the Clinton administration, says the decision by North Korea to test a nuclear device w…