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August 20, 2013

Egypt
How to Influence a Polarized Egypt

Growing splits between Islamists and secularists in Egypt augur a sustained period of confrontation and unrest, says expert Jon B. Alterman.

April 26, 2011

Syria
Syria’s Future Worries U.S. Allies

Even as Syrian protesters call for the immediate ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. allies in the region prefer he hold on to power given their fears that a post-Assad Syria might empower Iran…

January 4, 2011

Russia
What’s Spelled Out in Khodorkovsky’s Sentence

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s sentencing to another prison term was a foregone conclusion, underscoring both the continued power of President Putin and Khodorkovsky’s arrogance in trying to thwart him, says…

July 28, 2011

United Kingdom
Britain’s Scandal, Private Media and Public Interest

Britain’s phone-hacking scandal is raising questions about the power and reach of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. For Columbia University’s Nicholas Lemann, the episode proves the value of expanding p…

September 10, 2009

Media
’Dangerous Reporters’ and the Impact of International Journalism

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

August 30, 2010

Afghanistan
The Folly of Holding Afghan Elections

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan next month will be seen as a test of long-term stability. But analyst Candace Rondeaux says pre-election violence and corrupt candidates will undermine the vote…

July 6, 2006

Russia
Goldgeier: U.S.-Russia Relations at Lowest Point Since Cold War’s End

James M. Goldgeier, former director of Russian affairs in the National Security Council under President Clinton, says that as leading democracies head to the annual G8 meeting in St. Petersburg, the …

October 31, 2003

Russia
Sestanovich: ’Putin Is Sending a Message to Sleazy Officials Across Russia That Harassing Business Is Okay.’

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian specialist, says the Putin government’s arrest of Russia’s wealthiest man, oil “oligarch” Mikhail Khodorkovsky, resulted from a confrontatio…

February 7, 2012

Elections and Voting
How Europe Views the U.S. Presidential Campaign

Europeans are closely watching the U.S. presidential campaign despite their ongoing economic troubles because the United States remains the number one power in the world, says German expert Josef Jof…

October 12, 2005

Elections and Voting
Drozdiak: Germany’s ’Grand Coalition’ Amounts to ’National Emergency Government’

William M. Drozdiak, president of the American Council on Germany, says the emerging “grand coalition” government to be headed by Angela Merkel of the conservative Christian Democratic Union must fa…