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April 4, 2005

Religion
Steinfels: The Next Pope Should Open Vatican to More Consultation

Peter Steinfels, a prominent Catholic commentator and a former senior religion correspondent for the New York Times, says Pope John Paul II, who died April 2, will be remembered as “a giant historica…

November 21, 2005

Elections and Voting
Stern: New German ‘Grand Coalition’ Government a Major, Positive Achievement

Fritz Stern, a leading historian on Germany, says the coming to power in Germany of a so-called Grand Coalition between the rival Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD), i…

January 8, 2007

Trade
Drozdiak: Merkel’s Visit Points Up ’Big Improvement’ in United States-German Relations

William Drozdiak, president of the independent American Council on Germany, says the White House meeting last week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Bush indicates “they seem to h…

March 6, 2008

Colombia
Rodriguez: Chavez Using Attack on FARC to Bolster Diminishing Popularity

Francisco R. Rodriguez, an expert on Venezuelan affairs, says the show of force by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the Colombian incursion into Ecuador is an attempt to bolster his declining p…

July 8, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Careful U.S. Diplomacy on Honduras

Latin America expert Kevin Casas-Zamora says that by putting its diplomatic weight behind a mediation effort by Arias to settle the Honduran crisis, the Obama administration has demonstrated sensitiv…

October 30, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Honduran Politics and the Chavez Factor

Christopher Sabatini, a Latin America expert, says the apparent resolution of the Honduran political crisis--triggered in part by concerns over Hugo Chavez’s influence--marks a triumph for Obama admi…

January 12, 2010

United States
Obama’s Disappointing Year in Latin America

The Obama administration’s missteps on the Honduran coup and Colombia have frustrated Latin American states hoping for fresh U.S. policies, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.

May 28, 2010

Democracy
Colombia: Moving Beyond ’Narco-Democracy’

Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus has generated surprising support for his campaign of transparency and change, but the winner will need to reassure voters that security improvements wi…

September 13, 2010

Religion
A Mangled Message to the Muslim World

Damage to America’s image in the wake of calls to burn the Quran in the U.S., followed by a weekend of anti-Muslim demonstrations, could be long lasting and far reaching, says public diplomacy expert…

September 9, 2010

Defense and Security
Countering Threats Abroad, and at Home

Nine years after 9/11, the United States needs to combat the proliferating threat of Islamist radicalism abroad and anti-Muslim sentiment at home, says CFR’s Richard A. Falkenrath.