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September 15, 2009

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Constraints Loom for Swine Flu Vaccine

David Fedson, an international expert in flu vaccine policy, says the current distribution system could leave many developing countries without access to vaccines during a flu pandemic. Fedson sugges…

July 29, 2009

Stalling Over Israeli Settlements

Expert David Makovsky says there are unnecessary U.S.-Israel tensions over Israeli settlement policy in the West Bank. The dispute is impeding one of the few areas where progress can be made with Pal…

February 19, 2009

Iran May Achieve Capability to Make A Nuclear Weapon in 2009

David Albright, a longtime expert on Iran’s nuclear program, says Iran will probably accumulate enough low-enriched uranium this year to create one nuclear bomb.  

November 12, 2008

United States
Presidents and the National Security Council

President-elect Barack Obama assembles his national security team at a time when responsibility for foreign policymaking has shifted increasingly to the White House, says Carnegie Endowment scholar D…

October 10, 2008

Financial Markets
Grasping ’Radical’ Economic Change

David Rubenstein, founder of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, sees more pain ahead for global markets. He says the "entire economic construct" of recent decades may have to undergo radical …

May 29, 2008

Iran Needs to Come Clean on Nuclear Military Plans

David Albright, a leading expert on Iranian nuclear issues, says the deteriorating Iranian nuclear situation argues for the Bush administration to change course on Iran and seek direct talks.

May 14, 2008

Palestinian Territories
Probe into Olmert’s Finances Imperils Israeli-Palestinian Peace Outline

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says there is concern a forced resignation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could unravel his efforts on Palestinian peace.

February 29, 2008

Albright: Next U.S. President Must Deal Quickly with Iran Nuclear Program

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iran’s nuclear program, says Iran seems determined to press ahead with its uranium-enrichment program, despite continued pressure from the UN Security Council t…

February 11, 2008

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Kay: Recent Iran NIE Recalls Erroneous 2003 Iraq Estimate

David Kay, a veteran international arms inspector, says the publicly released version of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran was seriously flawed.

December 13, 2007

South Korea
Kang: North Korean Trade Potential

David C. Kang, an expert on Asian business, examines what economic development in North Korea could potentially mean for the region.