January 28, 2003Iraq
Bernard E. Trainor, a retired three-star Marine general and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says a war against Iraq could start in the period from late February to the middle of…
August 12, 2004Iraq
Bernard E. Trainor, a retired three-star U.S. Marine Corps general, says that Iraq’s future may hinge on the battle for Najaf. “The issue is still in doubt as to whether the outcome is going to be be…
April 19, 2006Iraq
Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of CFR, and a former Pentagon and State Department official in the Johnson and Carter administrations, says the public criticism of Secretary of Defense Donald M. R…
November 9, 2006United States
Retired Marine Lieut. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, who has coauthored a book on the planning for the Iraq war, says that departing Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld will probably leave a “negative …
August 2, 2007International Organizations
Jane Holl Lute, assistant secretary-general for UN peacekeeping operations, says the joint United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur is an “unprecedented” operation and the full forc…
September 19, 2007Somalia
Ambassador John M. Yates, U.S. special envoy to Somalia, says the security situation remains dismal in Mogadishu and the Somali people lack confidence in the Transitional Federal Government.
October 16, 2007Zimbabwe
Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition movement, urges an international outcry to support fair elections at “the same level like Darfur.”
October 23, 2007International Organizations
Jan Eliasson, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Darfur, says any new political agreement on Darfur must reflect the realities on the ground.
November 26, 2007China
Yang Guang, director of the Institute of West Asian and African Studies, says that China and the United States “do not have strategic conflicts” in Africa.