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February 1, 2006

Palestinian Territories
More Opinions on Hamas’ Victory

Rachel BronsonDirector of Middle East and Gulf Studies at the Council on Foreign RelationsRather than endorsing Hamas’ foreign policy objectives, Palestinians were clearly expressing enormous anger a…

November 2, 2017

United States
Trump and Asia: Resources from CFR and Foreign Affairs

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump will start a two week trip that includes visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Recent resources from the Council on Foreign Relations…

March 16, 2012

United States
How to Handle Oil Price Volatility

Prices at the pump are emerging as a significant U.S. election issue. Five experts offer a range of policy options, from lowering regulations to encouraging less consumption.

June 11, 2010

Fossil Fuels
Reducing U.S. Oil Consumption

The worst oil spill in U.S. history, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, has intensified debate about alternative fuel options. Here, four experts discuss how to reduce U.S. oil consumption.

September 1, 2016

United States
Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …

A helicopter picks up U.S. soldiers after a night raid in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

September 3, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East After the Iran Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal inked by Iran and major powers has implications not just for proliferation, but Middle Eastern security as well. Five experts weigh in on what the deal means for regional powers and …

December 19, 2013

China
What Happened to the Asia Pivot in 2013?

Experts weigh in on what happened to Obama’s Asia "pivot" in 2013, and give their projections of what 2014 will bring for regional policy.

February 7, 2013

United States
Global Advice for Obama’s Second Term

What sort of foreign policy agenda will President Obama’s second term pursue? Asia, trade, and Mideast crisis management must all be in the forefront, say four global experts.

May 2, 2011

Afghanistan
What’s Next for al-Qaeda?

Osama bin Laden’s death is a real and symbolic blow to al-Qaeda, and its stature in the Middle East is already diminished by the pro-democracy movements in the region, but the group remains lethal. S…

December 1, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Will WikiLeaks Hobble U.S. Diplomacy?

The WikiLeaks revelations aren’t likely to do lasting damage, but CFR experts say they will make it harder to collaborate with governments such as Pakistan, hurt sensitive relationships, and hinder t…