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July 15, 2015

Puerto Rico
Deciphering Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

Special tax incentives have enabled Puerto Rico to borrow irresponsibly for years, and now the island must take painful steps to balance its budget, explains expert Matt Fabian.

December 6, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Political Islam in the Middle East

Political power has been a divisive experience for Islamist parties, but it may also greatly expand opportunities in the region, says CFR’s Reza Aslan.

October 14, 2010

China
The Rising Chinese Consumer

Despite global tensions over China’s currency and trade policies, U.S. businesses stand to benefit from China’s waning labor surplus and its growing consumer affluence, says Princeton University’s JC…

September 21, 2009

India
Decoupling China in the Climate Debate

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy says it is "not unreasonable" to seek binding commitments from China and India on emissions that would take effect a decade from now. She also recommends decoupling China from…

August 1, 2006

Iran
Steinberg: Israel Hoping Attacks on Hezbollah Serve as Warning to Iran

Gerald M. Steinberg, an Israeli expert on military and diplomatic affairs, says behind the stepped-up fight against Hezbollah in Lebanon is the Israeli perception that Hezbollah is a "proxy" for Iran…

July 30, 2003

United States
Richard Garwin on Nuclear Weapons

Transcript of R.L. Garwin interview by Ms. Allison Smith CBC Morning (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) at 0815 A. Smith: North Korea isn’t the only country suspected of launching a nuclear we…

January 21, 2004

United States
Haass: State of Union Address Stressed U.S. Desire To Avoid Confrontation With North Korea and Iran

Richard N. Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former senior State Department official, says that he was struck by the emphasis on multilateralism in foreign policy in Pres…

November 22, 2002

Iran
U.S.-Iranian Relations at an Impasse, Says Iran Expert Gary Sick

Gary Sick, the director of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute, says that any warming trend in U.S.-Iranian relations has stalled. Despite “widespread dissent and dissatisfac…