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January 12, 2016

North Korea
The Logic of North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

Despite North Korea’s defiance of international censure and sanctions, revived diplomacy is the best path to curb its nuclear program, says CFR’s Amy J. Nelson.

September 9, 2014

Syria
New Terror Threats Require New Law

The 2001 law that authorized the U.S. war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates is not an appropriate justification for the offensive against ISIS and other emerging terrorist groups, says CFR’s John B…

August 17, 2011

Egypt
Egypt’s Post-Mubarak Political Uncertainty

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has sparked a debate in Egypt about retributive justice versus the rule of law, which will be among the many issues to play out in the fall’s parl…

November 3, 2009

Elections and Voting
Karzai’s Moment of Opportunity

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad says the Obama administration must determine how to use its leverage to help shape a competent government in Kabul.

March 9, 2009

Cuba
Wariness in Cuba toward the Obama Administration

Julia E. Sweig, CFR’s director of Latin American studies, says ties between Washington and Havana may change, but the United States has been downplaying expectations of a breakthrough.  

March 27, 2006

United States
Sweig: Reversing Anti-American Sentiment Requires New U.S. Engagement on Global Problems

Julia Sweig, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies, is author of a new book on what she calls "the Anti-American Century." She says there are many ways the United Stat…

January 20, 2006

Elections and Voting
Telhami: Despite Elections, Iraqis Face ‘Tide of Sectarianism’ Making Forming of Successful Government Difficult

Shibley Telhami, a leading expert on Arab politics and attitudes, says he is concerned that neither the Sunnis nor Shiites in Iraq will be able to overcome their sharp sectarian differences to form a…

September 23, 2005

Iran
Iran Expert Sick Advocates U.S.-Iran Dialogue on Nuclear Issues, Iraq

Gary Sick, a former National Security Council adviser on Iran during the Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan administrations, says he thinks the time is coming when Iran and the United State…

April 7, 2005

Zimbabwe
Lyman: Zimbabwe a ‘Terrible Tragedy’ Under Mugabe Rule

Princeton N. Lyman, the Council on Foreign Relation’s Africa expert, says the March 31 parliamentary elections, widely viewed as fraudulent, are the latest development in Zimbabwe’s “terrible tragedy…

June 30, 2003

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Expert Lyman: Bush Faces Problems on Liberia, Congo and HIV/AIDS

Princeton Lyman, a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and to South Africa, says President Bush’s trip to five African states next week will force him to deal with such important issues as a possi…