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September 15, 2005

International Organizations
Feinstein: UN Summit Document ‘A Missed Opportunity’

Lee Feinstein, the Council’s top expert on the United Nations, says the compromise document to be approved by the world leaders assembled for the sixtieth anniversary UN General Assembly session, has…

October 27, 2005

Democracy
Feldman: U.S. Must Not Leave Iraq Before Security Is Ensured, Hopes Sunni Political Involvement May Reduce Insurgency

Noah Feldman, an expert on Islam and democracy, and a former constitutional adviser in Baghdad, says the fact that Sunnis are expressing more interest in elections and politics is “definitely a good…

December 18, 2002

Iraq
U.S. Still Looking for ’Smoking Gun’ to Justify Overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Says Council’s National Security Studies Director Lawrence Korb

Lawrence J. Korb, the Council’s Director of National Security Studies, asserts that the odds are about 60-40 that the U.S. will go to war against Iraq by late spring. He said that military act…

September 30, 2005

Russia
Sestanovich: Key Question in Russia Is Who Will Succeed Putin in 2008?

Stephen R. Sestanovich, the Council’s top Russia expert, says he found on a recent trip to Russia that the overriding question is who will succeed Vladimir Putin as president when his constitutional …

October 17, 2006

North Korea
Samore: N. Korean Atomic Test ‘A Purely Political Act’

Gary Samore, an expert on nuclear proliferation who took part in negotiations with North Korea in the 1990s for the Clinton administration, says the decision by North Korea to test a nuclear device w…

July 22, 2002

United States
How Does U.S. Use Its Power?

From: SHOW: DIPLOMATIC LICENSE 04:00 AM Eastern Standard TimeUNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you ask Americans do you want America to rule the world, their answer is going to be no.UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We must n…

October 1, 2010

Afghanistan
Combating Afghanistan’s ’Malign Governance’

Crucial to the success of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is dealing with the country’s "predatory misgovernance," says CFR’s Stephen Biddle. Targeting U.S. contracting practices is a good place to s…

February 23, 2007

Iraq
Knights: British-Patrolled Province in ‘Shiite Civil War’

Michael Knights, a British expert on security in southern Iraq, says British efforts to improve security around Basra have fallen short.

May 16, 2007

Pakistan
Markey: Concerns That Anti-Musharraf Protests Could Spiral Out of Control

Daniel Markey, a CFR South Asia expert, says a recent trip to Pakistan revealed deep official concerns that protests against the president could spiral out of control.

December 17, 2007

Monetary Policy
Kubarych: Central Bank Plan ’Win-Win Situation’ for Banks

CFR’s Roger Kubarych says a new plan could boost banks’ confidence about reserve requirements, but adds that other problems loom.