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March 21, 2014

Ukraine
Putin’s Dangerous New Era

With the annexation of Crimea and rhetoric about protecting Russians in the near abroad, President Vladimir Putin has helped launch a new stage of relations that poses threats to Russia’s neighbors a…

October 10, 2012

Venezuela
Venezuela After the Vote

The victory of President Hugo Chávez raises questions about the country’s future trajectory. Expert Jennifer McCoy details the post-election political landscape.

April 16, 2012

Iran
’New Atmosphere’ In Iran Negotiations

Iran’s more receptive tone with Western powers in nuclear talks signals concerns about the bite of sanctions and the threat of an Israeli military strike, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

March 30, 2010

International Organizations
Building a Strengthened IMF

Developed countries should embrace a stronger IMF while pressing for more equitable voting rights that would boost the institution’s legitimacy, says former IMF board member Domenico Lombardi.

January 21, 2009

Pakistan
Obama May Face ’Rebuff’ from Europe on Military Step-Up in Afghanistan

Robert E. Hunter, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says despite U.S. wishes for more robust military presence of European NATO members, he thinks there will only be a "token response."

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…

April 19, 2005

Japan
Heginbotham: Sino-Japanese Dispute ’Very Tough’ to Resolve

Eric Heginbotham, a Council expert on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean affairs, says the wave of anti-Japanese demonstrations in China is only the latest manifestation of rising nationalism and outraged…

August 25, 2003

Iraq
Trainor Says the U.S. Military Gets an ’A’ for Winning the Iraq War but a ’D’ for Postwar Operations

Retired three-star Marine Corps General Bernard E. Trainor says that U.S. forces merit stellar marks for their military victory but only a “D” for postwar operations. He blames much of the…

June 26, 2003

Pakistan
Council Expert Says Pakistan May Help U.S. in War on Terrorism and in Afghanistan, but Nuclear Problems Remain

Mahnaz Ispahani, the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow on South and West Asia and co-executive director of a Council-Asia Society Independent Task Force on India and South Asia, says that th…

February 11, 2003

Iraq
Bronson Finds Many Arab States Wary of U.S. Postwar Policy

Rachel Bronson, the Council on Foreign Relations’ director of Middle East studies, says she finds “enormous opposition” among Arab states to a possible United States invasion of Iraq and its aftermat…