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September 16, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
One Year Later: Encyclopedia of Terrorism

In the wake of the deadly attacks on the WorldTrade Centerand the Pentagon last September, Americans were suddenly acquainted with a new vocabulary—names like “Osama bin Laden” and phrases like “weap…

December 8, 2005

Congresses and Parliaments
Lindsay: Bush Trying to Convince Public Iraq Going Better Than They Think

James M. Lindsay, CFR’s director of studies, says President Bush’s recent public speeches on Iraq policy indicates the president is "trying to make the case to the American public that we are doing b…

April 15, 2002

Israel
The Powell Mission

An explosion, apparently set off by a suicide bomber, killed at least six people at a bus stop near Jerusalem’s outdoor market Friday in an attack that coincided with a peace mission by U.S. Secretar…

February 1, 2005

Iran
Scheinman: Iran, North Korea, and the NPT’s Loopholes

Lawrence Scheinman, a top arms control official in the Clinton administration, says he is concerned that Iran is using the cover of the 35-year old Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons …

February 14, 2005

Iraq
Ex-Iraq Adviser Blackwill: Impact of Iraq’s ’Extraordinary’ Elections Likely to Spread to Iran

Robert D. Blackwill, a presidential adviser to President George W. Bush on Iraq, says he was not surprised by the "extraordinary outcome" of the Iraqi elections. Predicting that democracy will eventu…

January 6, 2006

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court will have two new faces when it next convenes. This shake-up occurs at a time when the Court’s decisions could have a substantial impact on issues of foreign policy and nationa…

November 10, 2005

Jordan
Arraf: Terrorist Attacks in Amman, Baghdad Underscore ‘Complete Uncertainty’ in Region

Jane Arraf, the Council’s Edward R. Murrow press fellow, who recently was CNN’s bureau chief in Baghdad, and earlier, the Reuters bureau chief in Amman, says what is striking about the continued terr…

March 29, 2010

Iraq
After the Elections: Iraq’s Uncertain Future

The close, completed counts in Iraq’s elections mean that it will take months of coalition-building, and Sunni-Shiite political tensions, before it’s clear who will head the new government, says CFR …

March 3, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Khalidi: Is Hamas’ Terrorism Permanent Or Can It Change?

Rashid Khalidi, an expert on Palestinian politics, who is the director of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute, says Hamas’ overwhelming victory in the Palestinian legislative elections was du…

November 5, 2008

Elections and Voting
Obama’s First Priority Should Be Economy

CFR President Richard N. Haass, who worked on previous presidential transitions, says that given the current world situation, he believes the first priority for President-elect Barack Obama lies in "…