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March 7, 2003

Iraq
Peters Says Some 100,000 Troops May Be Needed for Occupation Duty in Iraq

Michael P. Peters, executive vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says that, if the United States invades Iraq without the backing of major allies or the Security Council, “it co…

March 26, 2004

Middle East and North Africa
Arab Expert Says ’Everybody’ in Arab World Talking of Need for Wide-Ranging Reforms

Nathan J. Brown, a leading expert on Arab democratization, says there is widespread interest in the Arab world in political and other reforms. President Bush has called for increased democracy in the…

June 16, 2005

Iran
Beeman: Rafsanjani Victory Probable, But Not Certain, in Iran’s ’Real Election’

William O. Beeman, professor of anthropology at Brown University and an expert on Iran’s culture and social patterns, says he was stunned on his recent trip to Tehran by the Western-style campaigning…

July 27, 2005

Iraq
Brown: Iraqi Leaders in Too Much of a Rush to Finish Draft Constitution

Nathan Brown, a specialist on Arab constitutions who has closely followed Iraq’s constitution-drafting process, predicts that Iraqi politicians, rushing to meet an August 15 deadline, “will have a dr…

August 18, 2005

Religion
Islamic Law Expert Lombardi: Even With Constitution, Iraq Faces Major Crises

Clark Lombardi, an assistant professor of law at the University of Washington School of Law and expert on Islamic and constitutional law, says the role of religion in a future Iraq and federalism rem…

August 29, 2005

Democracy
Brown: Best Hope for Iraq Is Rejection of Draft Constitution and Reopening of Negotiations

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has closely studied the evolution of the Iraqi draft constitution, says the results of the drafting committee were “a disappointment” because they f…

October 6, 2005

Elections and Voting
Brown: Iraqi Constitution Likely to Be Approved; ‘Creeping Civil War’ Already Started

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has spent considerable time studying the draft Iraqi constitution, says that even though he would have hoped that the constitutional referendum on O…

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Brown: Makeup of New Iraqi Government Crucial to Iraqi Future

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has devoted particular attention to the Iraqi political scene, says that the makeup of the new Iraqi government after Thursday’s parliamentary elect…

March 29, 2006

Elections and Voting
Siegman: Some Major Surprises in Israeli Election

Henry Siegman, CFR’s leading expert on Israeli and Palestinian affairs, says Israel’s parliamentary elections held some major surprises, although Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has emerged as expe…

May 1, 2006

Democracy
Bowen: Iraq Reconstruction Still a "Mixed Picture"

The latest report by the U.S. inspector general for Iraq’s reconstruction says work continues to be hobbled by security concerns, poor oversight and corruption. Stuart Bowen Jr. tells cfr.org that in…