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August 18, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Council Fellow Laurie Garrett’s rebuttal to Siegel interview

Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, writes a rebuttal to Marc Siegel’s views on epidemics. [Dr. Siegel] demands absolute certainty before he will a…

August 17, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Interview with Dr. Marc Siegel on Epidemics

Dr. Marc Siegel, a physician and author of False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear, talks about irrational fear of epidemics.   Why is there so much fear around generalized topics, li…

March 11, 2008

Wars and Conflict
Hormats: Iraq War Historic for Lack of Cost Transparency

Robert Hormats, the vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International, discusses hidden economic costs of the Iraq war and urges frank discussion of the U.S. military budget.

September 3, 2009

Defense and Security
Reassuring an Edgy Afghanistan

Amid Afghanistan’s uncertain security and political situation, Kabul-based analyst John Dempsey says U.S. officials should be prepared to commit more military and civilian resources to stave off resu…

February 2, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Confronting the Debt Threat

Some of Obama’s budget proposals are sound policy, but congressional gridlock and faster economic reforms in China and Europe could jeopardize U.S. competitiveness, says Economist.com editor Ryan Ave…

September 13, 2010

Religion
A Mangled Message to the Muslim World

Damage to America’s image in the wake of calls to burn the Quran in the U.S., followed by a weekend of anti-Muslim demonstrations, could be long lasting and far reaching, says public diplomacy expert…

February 4, 2011

Food and Water Security
Food Prices and Global Instability

With food prices at historic levels, unrest is mounting around the world, particularly in import-dependent regions such as the Middle East. CFR’s Laurie Garrett says to meet demand going forward, cou…

October 22, 2012

Political History and Theory
Lessons From the Cuban Missile Crisis

The myth about how the United States won the Cuban missile crisis made it more difficult for presidents to do what common sense dictated, says CFR president emeritus Les Gelb.

September 4, 2013

Syria
How to Weaken the Assad Regime

The United States should cripple the Syrian government’s ability to kill masses of its own people and openly intensify its support to opposition forces, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

August 5, 2015

United States
The GOP Debate: Room for Foreign Policy?

The Republican presidential candidates are aligned on most foreign policy issues, but they could quarrel over immigration and the Iran nuclear deal in their first debate, says CFR’s James M. Lindsay…