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November 15, 2002

China
China’s New Leader Could Prove a Political Reformer, Says Council’s Asia Studies Director Elizabeth Economy

Elizabeth Economy, the Council’s director of Asia Studies, called Hu Jintao, just elected general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, a potential political reformer—noting that “there may be so…

November 7, 2003

Iraq
Iraq Expert Ottaway: ’Very Hard to Find a Formula For Putting the Country Back Together’

Marina S. Ottaway, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the United States, as the occupying power in Iraq, is strugglin…

November 28, 2005

Israel
Makovsky: Sharon ‘Electrifies’ Israel by Bolting Likud and Likely to Make Further Withdrawals from West Bank to Ensure ‘Legacy’

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s decision to b…

January 10, 2006

Haiti
UN Must ‘Stay the Course’ in Haiti, says UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, undersecretary-general for UN peacekeeping operations and former French ambassador to the European Union, says real progress has been made in Haiti. The poorest country in the We…

February 9, 2007

Emerging Markets
Bhagwati: U.S. Must Rethink Doha Demands

CFR’s Jagdish Bhagwati says U.S. must alter its approach to developing nations.

October 24, 2007

Development
Sestanovich: Putin Promotes Guessing Game on Russia’s Leadership

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says President Vladimir Putin seems to be enjoying keeping the world guessing as to whether he will seek to become prime minister of Russia.

May 12, 2008

Lebanon
Doha Compromise is ’No Cave In to Hezbollah’

Michael Young, a political analyst in Lebanon, says the recent "Doha compromise" is not necessarily a cave-in to Hezbollah, but rather a "classic Levantine compromise."

October 2, 2008

Iraq
Political Situation in Iraq is ’A House of Cards’

Marc Lynch, an expert on Iraqi politics, says that despite security gains in Iraq, the political situation remains unsettled, suggesting progress might be ephemeral.  

November 24, 2008

Ukraine
NATO Foreign Ministers Unlikely to Push Georgia, Ukraine Membership

Robert E. Hunter, who was U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Clinton administration, says he does not expect NATO foreign ministers to enlarge the alliance to include Georgia or Ukraine at the next m…

March 30, 2009

Afghanistan
Obama’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy: ’A Reasonable First Step’

CFR’s Stephen Biddle says President Obama’s decision to add four thousand troops to train Afghan troops is "a reasonable first step" but that Obama faces huge challenges in standing up a viable Afgha…