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May 1, 2015

United Kingdom
Is Britain Retreating From the World?

Despite the lack of foreign policy debate in the run-up to the UK general elections, pressing questions about the United Kingdom’s relationship with Scotland and the EU loom, says expert Richard G. W…

November 12, 2012

Space
Breaking the U.S.-Mideast Impasse

President Obama should make a trip to the region soon to signal a renewed commitment to helping resolve the conflict between Palestine and Israel, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

September 15, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Avoiding Collision Course in Mideast

Palestinian President Abbas’s plan to seek statehood status at the UN next week has spurred new crisis-diplomacy efforts, but political pressures on all sides could make a deal hard to come by, says …

August 23, 2011

Political Movements
New Tremors in Egypt-Israel Relations

The recent flare up of hostilities along the Israel-Egypt border signals a hardening of Egypt’s stance toward Israel and further difficulties for the sluggish Mideast peace process, says expert Dav…

March 15, 2011

Libya
Obama’s Mixed Message on Libya

President Obama needs to end his ambiguity about Libya or risk losing credibility in the Middle East, where the Saudi move into Bahrain has added to volatility, says CFR’s Robert Danin.  

July 1, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
’Critical’ Moment for Obama, Netanyahu

The latest meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama is crucial in coordinating how to avert a September breakdown in the Mideast peace process, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

May 13, 2010

United Kingdom
Signals of Foreign Policy Vigor in London

Britain’s coalition government has an ambitious agenda that includes strong transatlantic and European ties, says expert Fred Kempe. But success will depend on how well the government manages British…

May 5, 2010

United States
Poised for a British-U.S. Realignment

A troubled economy and competing interests mean Britain’s general elections tomorrow could create a "hinge moment" in the U.S.-UK relationship, says Robin Niblett of Chatham House.

October 5, 2009

Europe
Will a Stronger Europe Emerge from Unification Moves?

Moves toward the approval of the Lisbon Treaty could create a stronger European partner for Washington in global affairs, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan. But he cites a competing trend toward stronger na…

September 24, 2009

International Organizations
The New ’Informal’ Multilateral Era

President Barack Obama’s week of summitry indicates that, increasingly, the most vexing global problems are unlikely to be solved by treaties, says CFR President Richard N. Haass. An informal approac…