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May 27, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The North Korean Puzzle

North Korea’s nuclear test raises new concerns about its nuclear capabilities, regime succession, and the limits of both international pressure and engagement. Four experts address the policy options…

December 1, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Will WikiLeaks Hobble U.S. Diplomacy?

The WikiLeaks revelations aren’t likely to do lasting damage, but CFR experts say they will make it harder to collaborate with governments such as Pakistan, hurt sensitive relationships, and hinder t…

July 13, 2009

Race and Ethnicity
How the Kashmir Dispute Affects Security in South Asia

Five South Asia experts assess the importance of solving the Kashmir dispute in relation to U.S. security interests in the region and what policies the Obama administration should pursue.

July 12, 2010

Russia
What the Russian Spy Case Reveals

The arrest of ten alleged Russian agents in U.S. suburbs raises questions about the nature of spying in the twenty-first century. Former U.S. spies discuss the enduring need for intelligence collecte…

August 23, 2010

Religion
Is a Mosque Near Ground Zero a Bad Idea?

Five experts address the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near the 9/11 attack site in New York, the foreign policy implications, and how the issue should be resolved.

March 10, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Iraq: Three Years On

Three years after the war in Iraq began, experts weigh in on whether U.S. forces are winning or losing.

February 14, 2011

United States
The U.S. Budget’s Tightrope Act

The White House’s proposed budget for FY2012 tries to balance spending cuts with investment to boost competitiveness. CFR experts examine how well it handles deficit reduction, defense, foreign aid, …

November 3, 2009

Asia
President Obama Tours Asia

Ahead of President Obama’s Asia trip, CFR experts Sheila Smith, Joshua Kurlantzick, Elizabeth Economy, and Scott Snyder discuss what the president should focus on during his visit to Japan, Singapore…

December 17, 2013

Afghanistan
Prospects for Afghanistan in 2014

Afghanistan faces a critical year as NATO-led troops draw down, international aid drops, and elections could deliver the country’s first democratic transfer of power. Five experts weigh Afghanistan’s…

July 21, 2010

Religion
Religious Leaders on Immigration Reform

Four religious leaders weigh in on the importance of reform and the role of the religious community in the continuing, heated debate on immigration.