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June 12, 2003

Brazil
Council Expert Maxwell: Brazil’s President Surprises Friends and Foes

Kenneth R. Maxwell, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Director of Latin America Studies, says that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s left-leaning president who is known as Lula, has surp…

May 2, 2003

Iraq
Pollack: The Jury’s Still Out on Whether Iraq Had Unconventional Weapons

Kenneth M. Pollack, the former CIA and National Security Council expert on Iraq who was a leading advocate of forcing Iraq to disarm, says that even though no weapons of mass destruction have been f…

May 6, 2013

South Korea
The U.S.-Korea Embrace

In their first White House meeting on Tuesday, Presidents Obama and Park will likely seek to reassert the long-standing security and economic relationship between the United States and South Korea, s…

March 13, 2013

Iraq
The Iraq Invasion Ten Years Later: A Wrong War

The Bush administration’s decision to wage war on Iraq in 2003 still looms large for its flaws and its damage to U.S. interests, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.

August 9, 2011

United States
Market Turmoil and U.S. Foreign Policy

Global markets’ reaction to eurozone turbulence and S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt add uncertainty to U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about which goals the country has the means to pursue, says …

March 18, 2010

Economic Crises
Debt Recovery: A Balancing Act

Early stimulus withdrawal would hurt the U.S. economy, but the U.S. Treasury needs to announce a debt-reducing strategy to buoy market confidence, says sovereign debt expert Carmen Reinhart.

January 12, 2009

Iran
Obama Must Take Regional Approach on Gaza Violence

Martin S. Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, says incoming President Barack Obama cannot solve the problems in the Gaza Strip unless he takes a broad approach that includes diplomacy with Ira…

February 14, 2006

Iraq
Matthew Sherman: Curtailing Militias Key to Formation of Iraqi Security Forces

Matthew Sherman, former deputy senior adviser and director of policy to Iraq ’s Ministry of Interior, discusses the influence of militias, U.S. counterinsurgency efforts, and Iraq ’s rise of organize…

May 30, 2003

Europe
Kupchan: G-8 Summit Will be ’Chilly’ but ’Civil’

Charles A. Kupchan, who has long predicted the eventual breakup of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), says that the Group of Eight (G-8) meeting of major industrialized powers in Franc…

May 14, 2003

Iraq
Arms Expert Says U.S. Estimate of Iraq’s Weapons Arsenal Was ’Incorrect’

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security and a former weapons inspector at the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says that &#14…