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July 31, 2006

Elections and Voting
Kuzio: Orange Revolution "Over But Not a Failure"

Taras Kuzio discusses the current political crisis in Ukraine and what it means for the country’s relations with the United States, the European Union, NATO, and Russia.

October 29, 2003

North Korea
N. Korea Expert: U.S. Should Engage Pyongyang in Wide Dialogue to Defuse Tensions

Peter Hayes, executive director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization in Berkeley, California, says that President Bush’s latest offer to …

November 5, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Scant Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Progress, Says Council’s U.S./Middle East Project Director Henry Siegman

Henry Siegman, a top Council on Foreign Relations expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, offers “a very gloomy prognosis” for peace talks after the collapse of Israel’s national unity government. He …

November 22, 2005

Chechnya
Hill: Kremlin Stage-Managing Chechen Parliamentary Elections

Fiona Hill, a leading expert on Russia and the Caucasus, says this weekend’s parliamentary elections in Chechnya could have been a significant step forward if Chechens had been encouraged to broaden …

March 13, 2006

Iran
Sadjadpour: On Iranian Public Support for Tehran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran analyst with the International Crisis Group who was in Iran until last summer, says the general assumption that most Iranians support the Iranian government’s pursuit of nuc…

April 23, 2009

United States
Threading the Needle on Interrogation Reform

President  Obama’s decision to release information on CIA interrogation techniques has sparked furious debate over U.S. handling of terror suspects. CFR’s Daniel Prieto says the new details indicate …

September 25, 2003

Russia
Council Expert Says Putin Eager to Repair Relations With U.S.

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian expert who served in the Clinton administration as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state for the newly independent Soviet states, sa…

September 16, 2005

Elections and Voting
Afghan Expert Rubin: Despite Security Problems ‘Large Turnout’ Expected for Parliamentary Elections Sunday

Barnett R. Rubin, a well-known expert on Afghanistan, says that despite a worsening security situation recently, the Afghan people “are really eager to vote and there will be a large turnout” in that…

September 23, 2005

Iran
Iran Expert Sick Advocates U.S.-Iran Dialogue on Nuclear Issues, Iraq

Gary Sick, a former National Security Council adviser on Iran during the Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan administrations, says he thinks the time is coming when Iran and the United State…

January 6, 2006

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court will have two new faces when it next convenes. This shake-up occurs at a time when the Court’s decisions could have a substantial impact on issues of foreign policy and nationa…