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January 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Cirincione: Iran’s New ‘Hard Line’ President Pushing Iran toward Security Council Action on Nuclear Issues

Joseph Cirincione, director of the Nonproliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the increasing "hard line" of Iran’s new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pushed…

February 24, 2006

Sudan
Prendergast: International Pressure Needed to End Violence, Insecurity in Sudan

Millions of Sudanese continue to live in fear of violence because of the unsettled conflict in western Darfur. Also, a one-year-old peace deal ending a long civil war between Sudan’s mainly Muslim no…

April 4, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Cirincione: Time For Clear Public Understanding of Iranian Threat

Joseph Cirincione, director of the Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says he believes that if the Security Council does not impose sanctions, some in the Bu…

August 31, 2006

Turkey
Cook: Friction in U.S.-Turkey Relations over Iraqi Kurdistan

Steven A. Cook says relations between the United States and Turkey are strained due to conflicting interests in Iraqi Kurdistan. Washington does not want to upset the relative stability in northern I…

October 31, 2006

United States
Feinstein: Democratic Party Gains in Congress Unlikely to Change Bush’s Policies on Iraq

Lee Feinstein, an expert on American foreign policy and Congress, says that even if the Democratic Party wins control of either or both houses of Congress in the Nov. 7 midterm vote, it would be wron…

March 29, 2007

Iraq
Cook: Turkish-U.S. Tensions ‘Great Underreported Story of Iraq War’

Steven A. Cook, a CFR expert on Turkey, says “the great underreported story” of the Iraq war is the serious deterioration in U.S.-Turkish relations. “It has already blown up,” says Cook.

May 21, 2007

Elections and Voting
Lindsay: Iraq Crucial for 2008 Candidates

American foreign policy expert James A. Lindsay says candidates for the 2008 presidential race will face the daunting issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq.  

October 16, 2007

Iraq
Gelb: Federalism Is Most Promising Way to End Civil War in Iraq

Former CFR President Leslie H. Gelb says the plan to persuade Iraqis to accept a federal form of government is the best way to “maintain harmony among the different Iraqi groups,” although it remains…

April 10, 2008

Religion
Shah: Pope to Stress ‘Importance of Peace’ in Iraq, Middle East

Timothy Samuel Shah, a scholar on religious issues, says that when Pope Benedict XVI makes his first visit to the United States as pope, it will give Americans their first chance to hear firsthand hi…

September 12, 2008

United States
Riedel: U.S. Needs to Tread Carefully in Pakistan

Bruce Riedel, a former high-ranking CIA and Pentagon official, says the United States faces a very frustrating situation in Pakistan, and that the recent U.S. cross-border attacks from Afghanistan in…