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April 21, 2008

Elections and Voting
Gyngell: East Asia Worries about 2008 Democrats’ Trade Rhetoric

Allan Gyngell, a former Australian diplomat, says there is concern in Australia and East Asia that the next U.S. president might retreat from the United States’ support for free trade.

November 16, 2011

Asia
Strengthening the U.S. Role in Asia

President Obama’s nine-day tour of Asia is focused on economic and security partnerships in the region that CFR’s Evan Feigenbaum says represents efforts to strengthen longstanding U.S. ties to a reg…

March 6, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Ukraine’s Crisis and the Middle East

A decisive U.S. response to Russian provocation in Ukraine could create new opportunities for the United States to make headway on a number of fronts in the Middle East, says expert Dennis Ross.

November 11, 2011

Asia
Strengthening Economic Ties with Asia

A multilateral free trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, dominated President Obama’s agenda at the APEC summit in Hawaii. This is part of a U.S. effort to increase economic cooperation with Asi…

November 30, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Challenges in a Changed Middle East

Middle East expert Robert Malley discusses how the United States is crafting policy for a Middle East it may no longer be accustomed to.

November 19, 2009

Asia
Mixed Messages from Asia

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy says President Obama’s first trip to Asia raised his credibility as a partner in the region and exposed insecurities among China’s leadership.

April 1, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Handling the Middle East’s ’Tectonic’ Shifts

The United States needs to ’differentiate’ among its interests to determine how and when to intervene in protests sweeping the region, and should engage assertively in the Israeli-Palestinian conflic…

March 2, 2011

Democracy
’New Chapter’ in Middle East

The Arab world’s new revolutionary fervor marks a convergence of values the United States should welcome even if it means rethinking the balance of interests and ideals, says Middle East expert Richa…

December 5, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
’Tremendous Expectations’ for President Obama in Middle East

Scott Lasensky, a Middle East expert, says the new U.S. administration should listen carefully to voices from the Middle East and that President Barack Obama’s first speeches will be scrutinized for …

July 27, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Priorities in a Changing Middle East

A potential civil war in Syria, a broken state in Libya, and Egypt’s transition of power loom as chief Mideast challenges for Washington. CFR’s Robert Danin reviews the path for U.S. planners.