December 19, 2008United States
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice credits sanctions with deepening the isolation of Iran’s leaders, defends regime change in Iraq, and says the Bush administration’s democracy promotion agenda…
September 19, 2005Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Joseph Cirincione, a leading nuclear nonproliferation expert, says the agreement reached in Beijing at the six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program represents “a major breakthrough.” Cirinci…
October 13, 2017Iran Nuclear Agreement
President Trump’s denunciation of the Iran nuclear deal has put the agreement on shaky footing, even if Congress declines to reinstate sanctions.
May 6, 2008Israel
Martin S. Indyk, who served as ambassador to Israel in the Clinton presidency and advises Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign, says it’s crucial for President Bush and Secretary of State Rice to become m…
November 1, 2007Palestinian Territories
Political analyst David Makovsky says chances for success by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in putting together a package that warrants holding a Middle East conference remain uncertain.
May 9, 2007Syria
Joshua Landis, an expert on Syria, says the recent U.S.-Syria meeting produced little because of the ongoing U.S.-backed probe into the killing of Lebanon’s former prime minister.
February 20, 2007Palestinian Territories
Former ambassador Martin S. Indyk says Secretary Rice’s decision to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians marks a major change in the Bush administration’s approach to the Middle East.
December 6, 2005Afghanistan
Robert E. Hunter, who was U.S. ambassador to NATO from 1993-98, says that at this week’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers, the current controversy over "rendition" of prisoners pales in importance t…
November 15, 2005Democracy
Rachel Bronson, a Council senior fellow and director of its Middle East and Gulf Studies Program, says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip to the Middle East—where she brokered an important de…