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February 1, 2006

Heads of State and Government
Lindsay: Bush’s State of Union Address Underscores President’s ’Political Weakness’

James M. Lindsay, CFR’s expert on politics and foreign policy, says President Bush’s latest State of the Union address was "fairly predictable" and "testament to his political weakness, and the const…

April 19, 2006

Iraq
Gelb: Rumsfeld’s Resignation Should Have Been Accepted a Year Ago

Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of CFR, and a former Pentagon and State Department official in the Johnson and Carter administrations, says the public criticism of Secretary of Defense Donald M. R…

May 12, 2006

United States
Lindsay: Iraq Has Largely Shattered Bush’s Popularity

James M. Lindsay, CFR Vice President and Director of Studies, says President Bush’s public approval ratings "are down because he’s in trouble in his foreign policy, most notably in Iraq." Says Lindsa…

May 9, 2006

United States
Betts: Hayden Likely to Be Pressed in Confirmation Hearing on Wiretapping Issue

Richard K. Betts, a CFR expert on the intelligence community, says that he sees no reason that the nomination of General Michael V. Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency should be blocked by…

October 5, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Inside the Terrorist Plot

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting

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October 5, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Inside the Terrorist Plot

Watch Lawrence Wright, staff writer at The New Yorker, share his insights into al-Qaeda and the Western intelligence failures leading up to 9/11.

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October 31, 2006

United States
A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton

Watch Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the United States.

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October 31, 2006

United States
Hillary Rodham Clinton

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting

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October 9, 2006

United States
Stephen Jen, Eternal optimist

Apparently, the US fiscal deficit is set to disappear and the US current account deficit has peaked.  At least it has in Stephen Jen-land.  In his latest email Jen writes: “US’s corporate revenues ar…

December 12, 2006

Israel
Steinberg: Israel Sees Diplomatic Proposals in Baker-Hamilton Report a Rerun of ‘Failed’ Policies of Past

primeGerald Steinberg, a consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Security Council, who specializes in Middle East diplomatic and security issues, says that sections in the Baker-Ham…