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April 16, 2003

Iraq
Policy Expert Carothers Says Chances for Democracy in Iraq and Region Are Dim

Thomas Carothers, director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that contrary to the hopes of many in the Bush administration, “I don…

November 13, 2003

Iraq
Defense Expert Korb Says Top Military Officials in Iraq "Very Frustrated" Fighting Elusive Enemy

Lawrence J. Korb, just returned from a Defense Department-sponsored visit to Iraq, says that the military situation in Iraq is “much more difficult than we have been led to believe.” He reports that …

February 28, 2007

Democracy
Kabul Lacks Capacity to Govern

The Afghan ambassador to the United States says sluggish reconstruction prolongs instability.

August 20, 2007

Botswana
Garrett: Experts Face Tricky Task in Preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa

CFR fellow Laurie Garrett discusses Botswana’s infant formula policy debacle and its implications for other innovative efforts for fighting HIV/AIDS.

May 13, 2008

Myanmar
The Aftermath in Myanmar

CFR’s Laurie Garrett says if Myanmar’s regime continues to restrict access to aid workers, the carnage from the cyclone will exceed that of the tsunami.

March 24, 2009

China
China’s ’Mixed Record’ on Human Rights

Jerome A. Cohen, an expert on human rights in China, sees "enormous progress" in economic and social rights but says deep problems--and sometimes harsh reprisals--persist for those seeking political …

April 14, 2009

Somalia
The United States Should Avoid ’Grand Schemes’ in Somalia

CFR’s Bronwyn Bruton says the United States will not be able to end piracy in Somalia by using force and should take a modest approach that avoids grand schemes to reconstruct the government.

July 10, 2009

United States
Obama’s Summits: Gradual Steps With Russia, Climate Change

CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan says President Obama’s summit meetings have advanced relations with Russia and consensus with industrialized states on climate change but that difficult work is ahead on both…

April 30, 2010

International Organizations
Crisis for Europe in Greek Debt?

The IMF and European leaders have gotten serious about Greece’s debt, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan. But the crisis also raises concerns about the eurozone’s unity.

April 1, 2010

Iran
UN Sanctions May Sting Iran’s Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will likely be the target of UN Security Council sanctions that could be ready within weeks, says Iran sanctions expert Kenneth Katzman, while Congress focuses on preventin…