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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 …

January 8, 2009

Ukraine
The Business and Politics Behind the Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

Jeffrey Mankoff, an expert on Russia, says the dispute that led Russia to cut off natural gas to Ukraine has its origins in differences over pricing as well as Ukraine’s interest in closer ties with …

March 31, 2008

United States
Schmemann: Europeans Fascinated with Obama ’Phenomenon’

Serge Schmemann, a veteran journalist based in Europe, says the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign has generated "a bigger stir than any election I can remember."

September 11, 2007

Iraq
Haass: Petraeus, Crocker Blunt Congressional Criticism on Iraq

Richard N. Haass, CFR president and an expert on the Middle East, says the congressional testimony by the top two U.S. officials in Iraq has to a large extent “regained control of the Iraq debate” fo…

May 23, 2006

Iran
Mead: Timing of Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Looms Large in Blair, Bush Meeting

Walter Russell Mead, CFR’s senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, says that when British Prime Minister Tony Blair meets with President Bush on Thursday, the timing of allied troop withdrawals will p…

January 19, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Feinstein: Russian Offer to Iran Best Hope Out of Current Nuclear Crisis

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy, expresses concern about what would be achieved by getting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to send the issue of Iran’s nuclear activities…

September 21, 2005

North Korea
North Korea Expert Pritchard: Agreement is a ‘Good’ One, But Dealing with Details Will Be Tough

Charles L. Pritchard, a former top U.S. negotiator with North Korea, says the recently announced set of principles for ending North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program was “a good agreement” and set the …

August 8, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Pritchard: Latest Talks on North Korea ‘Successful’ Due to Major Changes by United States

Charles L. (Jack) Pritchard, a former top U.S. negotiator with North Korea, who quit the State Department in protest against the Bush administration’s reluctance to deal directly with North Korea, sa…