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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…

December 22, 2003

Libya
Libyan Expert: Qaddafi, Desperate to End Libya’s Isolation, Sends a ’Gift’ to President Bush

Lisa Anderson, a leading specialist on Libya, says that the surprise announcement on December 19 that Libya would renounce its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program was “a deliberate gift,&…

March 3, 2006

Russia
Sestanovich: Russia’s Attitude toward Iran Seen Decisive in Measuring Policy

The project director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force report on U.S. policy toward Russia says a major test of Moscow’s relations with the West will be how it handles the t…

June 20, 2006

North Korea
Allison: U.S. Policy on North Korea ’Abject Failure’; Iran May Be Closer to Nuclear Weapons Than U.S. Thinks

Graham Allison, a leading expert on nuclear terrorism, says the Bush administration policy toward North Korea of "threaten and neglect" has been a failure. He also warns that faulty U.S. intelligence…

January 3, 2007

Heads of State and Government
Dallek: Historians Will Regard Ford as ‘Distinctly Minor President’

Robert Dallek, a prominent historian on the American presidency, says that historians will remember President Gerald R. Ford as “a distinctly minor figure,” in part because he was in office for such …

November 23, 2009

United States
Reassuring India

As the Indian prime minister meets President Obama this week, lead negotiator on U.S.-India nuclear deal Nicholas Burns says the Obama administration must reassure New Delhi that it is a "valued stra…

April 9, 2010

Afghanistan
Miscalculations in U.S. Afghan Offensive

A pending American military offensive in southern Afghanistan is buoying hopes for a return to government control, but New York Times reporter David Rohde says success could be short-lived.

September 14, 2010

Israel
A Win for Turkish Democracy?

The win by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s party in the referendum on constitutional changes could improve Turkish democracy, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook, but fuels concerns about whether it augurs …

December 17, 2010

Afghanistan
Forging a Four-Sided Afghan Deal

The Taliban needs to be convinced of a firm U.S. commitment in Afghanistan before it will negotiate a settlement, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle, and any deal will have to also involve the Pakistani, U.S…

November 3, 2010

United States
Obama’s Political Obstacle Course

The Republican gains in Congress mean complications for President Obama’s arms control policy, a stalled climate change agenda, possible movement on trade, and likely more support on Afghanistan, say…