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September 6, 2005

Elections and Voting
Interview with Ayman Nour on Egypt’s Elections

An interview with Ayman Nour shortly before his arrest in 2005. Nour, a pro-democracy Egyptian dissident, was released after three years in prison on February 18, 2009.

June 8, 2006

Iraq
Bremer: Zarqawi’s Death a ’Very Important Moment’ in War on Terrorism

L. Paul Bremer, who headed the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq after Saddam’s ouster, says the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a " very important moment" in the war on terrorism and the ef…

September 28, 2006

Afghanistan
Tellis: Bush’s ‘Mediation’ of Karzai, Musharraf Dispute Highlights Seriousness of Problem

Ashley J. Tellis, a prominent expert on South Asian security affairs, says President Bush’s effort to mediate the differences between the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan is unprecedented and u…

October 26, 2006

Peacekeeping
Lyman: Political Solution Needs to Be Found in Darfur

Princeton N. Lyman says that despite calls for military intervention in Darfur, he does not believe that such an approach would be practical. He hopes the U.S. special envoy to Darfur will be able to…

May 16, 2007

Pakistan
Markey: Concerns That Anti-Musharraf Protests Could Spiral Out of Control

Daniel Markey, a CFR South Asia expert, says a recent trip to Pakistan revealed deep official concerns that protests against the president could spiral out of control.

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.

December 29, 2008

Palestinian Territories
Israel-Palestinian Crisis Explodes onto Obama’s Agenda

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s leading Middle East expert, says the latest attacks by Israel against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip were "not surprising" given the renewed rocket attacks on southern Israel f…

May 20, 2009

Economic Crises
Derivatives Plan a Watershed, but Risks Loom

Gillian Tett of the Financial Times assesses the new U.S. plan for regulating derivatives markets and says regulators must balance the need to create transparency against the risk of stifling financi…

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…

February 17, 2010

Tibet
U.S.-China: Dalai Lama Drama

Tensions over the first visit of the Dalai Lama to the Obama White House indicate China’s mounting domestic concerns even as it exercises growing global clout, says Tibet expert Robert Barnett.