40 Results for:

February 21, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Friedberg: Only Continued Pressure, Combined With Inducements, Can Bring End to North Korean Nuclear Program

Aaron L. Friedberg, an East Asian expert and former deputy national security adviser for Vice President Dick Cheney, says the U.S. program of cracking down on North Korean counterfeiting and other il…

September 13, 2010

United States
Foreign Policy Sidelined in Midterms

Foreign policy is taking a backseat to the economy in the midterm elections, says CFR’s James Lindsay, with issues like START, immigration, and trade on hold.

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 8, 2009

Defense and Security
The Danger of Delay in Afghan Policymaking

The coordinator of President Barack Obama’s original Afghan policy, Bruce Riedel, says political and security changes in Afghanistan and "sticker shock" in Washington have contributed to delays in ca…

April 23, 2009

United States
Threading the Needle on Interrogation Reform

President  Obama’s decision to release information on CIA interrogation techniques has sparked furious debate over U.S. handling of terror suspects. CFR’s Daniel Prieto says the new details indicate …

January 29, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Lindsay: Bush Presidency Clouded by Iraq Missteps, ‘Missed Opportunity’

James M. Lindsay, an expert on U.S. politics and foreign policy, says President Bush will be regarded as “a below-average president” due to issues like Iraq and immigration reform.

May 1, 2009

Wars and Conflict
Obama Broadening Afghanistan War Into ’War of Choice’ and Not ’Necessity’

CFR President Richard N. Haass, whose latest book explores President George W. Bush’s "war of choice" in Iraq, says he is concerned that President Obama may be turning the Afghanistan war into a "war…

November 11, 2009

Immigration and Migration
Stricter Rules for Skilled-Worker Visas Are a Mistake

The recession has added fuel to the debate over skilled-worker visas, including a recent congressional effort to create stricter rules. CFR’s Jagdish Bhagwati says the United States should be welcomi…

November 9, 2006

United States
Sick: Expect ‘Realism and Pragmatism’ From Gates in Pentagon

Gary G. Sick, a prominent expert on Iran, worked with Robert M. Gates in the White House during the Ford and Carter administrations. He says the nomination of Gates to replace Donald M. Rumsfeld as s…

February 28, 2007

Democracy
Kabul Lacks Capacity to Govern

The Afghan ambassador to the United States says sluggish reconstruction prolongs instability.