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September 23, 2005

Disasters
Homeland security expert Frank Cilluffo discusses disaster relief

Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president for homeland security at George Washington University and director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, talks about federalizing disaster relief, the Po…

December 13, 2007

Climate Change
Levi: Modest Results From Bali’s Heated Climate Conference

CFR Fellow Michael A. Levi says the Bali climate conference made some headway on deforestation but questions the rush to a deal on setting binding emissions targets.

March 15, 2018

Russia
Are Cold War Spy-Craft Norms Fading?

The poisoning of former double agent Sergei V. Skripal in the UK indicates that Russia may have abandoned some unspoken rules of espionage. CIA veteran Jack Devine examines the history and current state of spy-craft.

UK Skripal Poisoning Crime Scene

August 23, 2006

Iran
Levi: Iranian Nuclear Response Seems ‘Compromise’ among Factions

Michael A. Levi, a CFR expert on nuclear issues, says Iran’s response to the Security Council’s demand to halt its nuclear processing in return for concessions appears to be a compromise between hard…

July 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Levi: North Korea Seeks World Attention with Missile Tests

Michael A. Levi, a CFR expert on weapons technology, says North Korea’s missile tests were an effort not only to test these missiles, but to gain a measure of world attention, particularly from the U…

September 8, 2005

Egypt
Frank Wisner: Presidential Elections Marked ’an Historic Day’ in Egypt

Frank G. Wisner, a veteran U.S. diplomat and ambassador to Egypt from 1986-91, says the first-ever multi-candidate presidential election in Egypt marked “an historic day” for that country. Though Pre…

October 3, 2006

North Korea
Levi: North Korea Nuclear Test Could Lead to Military Response from U.S.

Michael A. Levi, a CFR expert on nuclear weapons and technology, says North Korea may have decided to announce plans for a nuclear test to offset signs of “weakness” caused by the failure of its long…

July 26, 2006

Japan
Levi: Missile Defense Collaboration Efforts Tighten U.S. Bonds with Israel and Japan

Hezbollah rockets strike deeper into Israel and North Korea continues to progress with missile testing. CFR missile expert Michael A. Levi says these developments are likely to tighten U.S. bonds wit…

June 14, 2006

India
Levi: Congress Should Approve U.S.-India Nuclear Accord Conditionally

Michael A. Levi, coauthor of a CFR report on U.S.-India Cooperation, says that momentum is building on Capitol Hill for Congress to approve the accord in two steps to build support among skeptics in …

April 28, 2006

Iran
Levi: More Pessimistic About Negotiated Settlement With Iran on Nuclear Issues

CFR Fellow Michael Levi, back from a visit to Iran, talks to Bernard Gwertzman about Iran’s nuclear program and the prospects for a negotiated solution.