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October 6, 2008

Turkey
Turkey’s Rising Star

As Turkey builds up its circle of friends, including those that have fallen out of favor with the West, the International Crisis Group’s Hugh Pope says Ankara’s influence as a regional and global act…

July 23, 2008

Afghanistan
Current and Future Trends in Special Operations Warfare

A top Pentagon official says victory in the global fight against terrorism is achievable, but may take decades to accomplish.

July 27, 2010

Pakistan
Time to Talk to the Taliban?

Despite a spiral of violence in Afghanistan, the United States must reorient its security-first strategy and consider immediate talks with Taliban and other militant fighters, says independent analys…

June 2, 2010

Pakistan
Raising the Curtain on U.S. Drone Strikes

Despite recent successes, unmanned drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan remain a controversial tactic. CFR’s Micah Zenko says the Obama administration must shed new details on the "worst kept co…

January 6, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Connecting the Dots on Intelligence Reform

President Obama says "systemic failures" contributed to the Christmas Day airliner plot, but CFR’s Steven Simon says given the huge volume of intelligence analyzed daily, reforms won’t come easily.

October 14, 2009

Israel
Solving the Syrian Puzzle

CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi says Syria continues to "meddle" in the business of many states in the Mideast but could be a useful partner for the United States in the region.

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…

September 9, 2010

Defense and Security
Countering Threats Abroad, and at Home

Nine years after 9/11, the United States needs to combat the proliferating threat of Islamist radicalism abroad and anti-Muslim sentiment at home, says CFR’s Richard A. Falkenrath.

August 30, 2010

Afghanistan
The Folly of Holding Afghan Elections

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan next month will be seen as a test of long-term stability. But analyst Candace Rondeaux says pre-election violence and corrupt candidates will undermine the vote…

August 16, 2010

Afghanistan
Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces

The transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces within four years will require a significant increase in international training efforts, but NATO’s Jack Kem says coalition forces are mak…