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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

Mr. Chairman, thank you for this invitation, and thank you for your continuing work to focus attention on Afghanistan. I have brought a written submission for the record providing background in…

January 1, 1998

Conflict Prevention
Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action

Read an excerpt of Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action. In 1996, there were violent intrastate conflicts in ninety countries around the world. Governments, international organizations, nong…

January 1, 1996

Conflict Prevention
Toward Comprehensive Peace in Southeast Europe

While the Dayton agreement on Bosnia-Herzegovina has moved that troubled region toward peace, it could not eliminate all the dangers precipitated by the breakup of Yugoslavia. The South Balkans—Kosov…

May 24, 2018

World Health Organization (WHO)
A Scorecard for Dr. Tedros as the WHO’s Director-General

Tedros’s first year as Director-General of the WHO demonstrated his vision, leadership, and ability to seize an opportunity for action. However, concerns remain regarding his willingness to balance p…

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on May 18, 2018.

June 21, 2019

Election 2020
Issue Guide: The First 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates

The Democratic field could touch on a number of foreign policy issues, from climate change to Iran, during its first prime-time sparring session.

Veteran holds U.S. flag as Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks on campaign trail.

November 18, 2008

Afghanistan
Broader Approach Needed to Resolve Afghanistan Crisis

Barnett R. Rubin, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says to end the current crisis there the United States should reach out to other parties such as Pakistan, Russia, India, and Iran, as well as to en…

December 29, 1999

Conflict Prevention
Calming the Ferghana Valley

Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. nation…

February 7, 2019

United States
The State of the Union Speech Trump Didn’t Deliver

This was originally published on the Quint and is reposted here with permission. For a speech that US President Donald J Trump told supporters was likely to contain as much as “40 to 50 percent” f…

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young

January 1, 1998

Nigeria
Stabilizing Nigeria

Nigeria poses one of the globe's greatest challenges and risks. It is Africa's most populous country and a major exporter of oil and potentially of natural gas, but its people's efforts to realize th…