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February 15, 2012

United States
How to Mend U.S.-China Ties

As Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits the United States, CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy says Washington must address the trust deficit with Beijing as the top policy priority.

October 13, 2011

Iran
Mounting Questions on Iran Terror Plot

It seems unlikely that the plot to kill a Saudi ambassador involved the highest levels of Iran’s government, says expert Kenneth Katzman, including the plan to use non-Muslim proxies to carry it out.

June 1, 2011

Russia
The U.S.-Russia Missile Defense Impasse

At their meeting in Deauville May 25, Russian President Medvedev and U.S. President Obama remained stalled on missile defense cooperation and Russia’s bid to join the WTO, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanov…

May 13, 2011

United States
U.S.-China’s Knotty but Necessary Ties

Despite high-level and military-to-military talks this week and next, the U.S.-China relationship is strained because of China’s growing strength and its harder line at home and abroad, says CFR’s Jo…

March 25, 2011

Libya
Obama’s ’Poorly Conceived’ Libya Intervention

President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya is hobbled by poor timing and muddled objectives, but charges that the war is illegal are unfounded, says CFR’s James Lindsay.

March 2, 2011

United States
Secretary Gates’s Strategic Thinking

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s recent West Point speech promoted the need for better strategic thinking by the U.S. military to supplant a current emphasis on counterinsurgency tactics and natio…

February 25, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Turmoil and Palestinians

Though the turmoil in the Arab world has "excited" most Palestinians, expert Rashid Khalidi says U.S.-led negotiations for a two-state solution has foundered and the U.S. block of a UN resolution …

December 22, 2010

United States
Assessing Obama’s Foreign Policy at Midterm

President Obama’s foreign policy triumphs so far include getting support for tougher Iran sanctions but there were also missteps in the Middle East and elsewhere, and the failure to restore fiscal st…

November 19, 2010

Russia
Kinder, Gentler U.S.-Russia Mood at NATO Summit

The NATO summit in Lisbon today occurs in a climate of warmer U.S.-Russia relations, with Russia seeking ways to cooperate with the alliance on missile defense and Afghanistan, says CFR expert Stephe…

October 5, 2010

Elections and Voting
Iraq’s Impasse and ’Confusing’ Politics

Despite reports of an emerging breakthrough, Iraq’s political deadlock remains unresolved and seemingly far from the compromises necessary to clear the way for a governing coalition, says expert Joos…