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May 14, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Netanyahu-Obama Meeting: Don’t Expect Confrontation

Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, says it’s unlikely that the first meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead to sharp disagreements but …

July 14, 2005

Iran
Kissinger: Don’t Exclude Military Action Against Iran if Negotiations Fail

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, in a wide-ranging discussion of foreign-policy issues, says he is disturbed at the possibility that Iran will develop nuclear weapons know-how if current…

October 22, 2009

Afghanistan
Painting Democracy on Afghanistan

Afghanistan expert Thomas H. Johnson says Western efforts to force a runoff election will not produce a legitimate leader in the eyes of Afghan voters, and could further destabilize the country.

November 26, 2003

Iraq
Iraq Expert: Don’t Expect New Political Plan for Iraq to Unfold Smoothly

Thomas Carothers, director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the plan to turn over sovereignty to Iraqis on an accelerated basis is wise…

March 9, 2012

Disasters
Japan’s Nuclear Dilemma

One year after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is facing a dilemma of how to clean up the disaster and how to meet current and future energy needs, says expert Charles D. Ferguson, even as the gl…

October 27, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Broad Dialogue With Muslims Worldwide

Farah Pandith, U.S. special representative to the world’s Muslim communities, says the new position will aim to build constructive relationships with Muslims at all levels of society to counter extre…

June 9, 2011

Tunisia
Shaky Economies for Egypt, Tunisia

The G8 pledged new aid to Tunisia and Egypt to help their transition to democracy, but it will be a challenge to turn the aid into desperately needed jobs and an investment-friendly climate, says Mid…

July 8, 2010

United States
U.S. Trouble with START and Other Treaties

CFR’s John Bellinger expects the U.S. Senate to approve the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia this year and urges says the Obama administration to more actively pursue other treaties, including t…

January 15, 2010

Malaysia
Malaysia, Egypt: A Fight over Faith

Recent violence against Christians in Malaysia and Egypt points to rising tensions over religious freedom and Islamic identity. Legal expert Angela Wu argues these issues must be considered more care…

September 21, 2009

India
Decoupling China in the Climate Debate

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy says it is "not unreasonable" to seek binding commitments from China and India on emissions that would take effect a decade from now. She also recommends decoupling China from…