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January 18, 1995

Security Alliances
Should NATO Expand?

Americans and Europeans can fairly debate whether NATO should expand in the near term or proceed with formal expansion only if Russia again seems to pose a military threat to Central Europe. But whic…

January 1, 1997

Iran
Debating Religion and Politics in Iran

Overview Post-revolutionary Iran often is depicted as a society devoid and incapable of self-criticism that is dominated by a monolithic view of religion and politics. A revolutionary Islamic ideo…

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January 1, 1997

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
A New U.S. Policy Toward India and Pakistan

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The chairman and director of the Task Force would like to acknowledge Michael Dunn for his assistance in organizing this project; Mary Richards for her administrative help throughout…

February 1, 1998

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in the 21st Century

Overview The issue of the future of U.S.-Japan security ties is an extremely timely one. Events such as the rape incident in Okinawa and massive public demonstrations in Japan against the U.S. tro…

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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

July 1, 1998

Russia
The New Russian Foreign Policy

Read an excerpt of The New Russian Foreign Policy. Nothing is more important for the security of Europe and the peace of the world than the foreign policy of the new Russia, which remains the worl…

September 16, 1998

Middle East and North Africa
Testimony of Henry Siegman Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Introduction The Issue of Security Palestinian Responsibility Hollow Diplomacy A New Framework for the Peace Process The Reciprocity Debate Imposing U.S. Views on Israe…

September 16, 1998

International Law
Allan Gerson Named Senior Fellow for International Organizations and Law

New York City, August 17, 1998: Allan Gerson, a noted international law expert, has been named as Senior Fellow for International Organizations and Law at the Council on Foreign Relations, Council P…

February 1, 1999

Europe and Eurasia
The Future of Transatlantic Relations

Notable opportunities exist for the U.S.-European relationship to help mold the twenty-first century’s international system. Despite the absence of the Soviet threat, the two sides of the Atlantic co…

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…