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July 3, 2014

Ukraine
Putin’s Balancing Act

While many in the West perceive Vladimir Putin as an unrestrained strongman, expert Kimberly Marten says that the Russian president is deftly managing disparate factions surrounding the Kremlin.

September 9, 2009

Defense and Security
Afghanistan’s Troop Deficit Problem

As debate over the size and scope of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan intensifies, military strategist Kimberly Kagan says the only way to ensure victory is a better-resourced counterinsurgency campai…

July 31, 2013

Iran
Can Iran’s Rowhani Bring Change?

A clear sign of a new Iranian nuclear posture will be if incoming president Hassan Rowhani pursues bilateral talks with the United States, says former top U.S. arms official Gary Samore.

December 19, 2012

Afghanistan
A New ’Degree of Hope’ for Afghanistan

CFR’s Daniel Markey examines the prospects for new talks with the Afghan Taliban, especially given improving relations between the United States and Pakistan.

December 12, 2012

Europe
Slouching Toward a Banking Union

EU leaders at this week’s summit are expected to advance a banking union crucial to restoring confidence in the eurozone, but its full implementation is a long way off, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.

May 8, 2012

China
Maturing U.S.-China Relations

The case of dissident Chen Guangcheng amid high-level talks revealed determination by Beijing and Washington to maintain stable ties, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

September 29, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
’The Right’ to Question Iran

Analyst Joseph S. Nye Jr. says the Obama administration’s emphasis on multilateralism raises the prospects for dealing with Iran effectively on its nuclear program but expects no diplomatic breakthro…

March 7, 2008

Iran
Luers: Possible Solution for U.S.-Iran Nuclear Standoff

William Luers, former U.S. envoy to Venezuela and Czechoslovakia, discusses his proposed multilateral nuclear-enrichment plan, which he believes could end the current Iranian nuclear crisis.

December 20, 2007

Afghanistan
Bhattacharji: Tackling Afghanistan’s Opium Trade with Legalization

Romesh Bhattacharji, a South Asian counternarcotics expert, says India’s success with legal poppy growing though an international licensing program could be replicated in Afghanistan.

September 13, 2007

Climate Change
Chandler: More Flexibility Needed for Effective Emissions Cap-and-Trade Policy

William Chandler, senior policy analyst for energy and climate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that emissions-trading programs have achieved mixed results and should be readju…