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March 7, 2003

Iraq
Peters Says Some 100,000 Troops May Be Needed for Occupation Duty in Iraq

Michael P. Peters, executive vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says that, if the United States invades Iraq without the backing of major allies or the Security Council, “it co…

June 16, 2005

Iran
Beeman: Rafsanjani Victory Probable, But Not Certain, in Iran’s ’Real Election’

William O. Beeman, professor of anthropology at Brown University and an expert on Iran’s culture and social patterns, says he was stunned on his recent trip to Tehran by the Western-style campaigning…

August 18, 2005

Religion
Islamic Law Expert Lombardi: Even With Constitution, Iraq Faces Major Crises

Clark Lombardi, an assistant professor of law at the University of Washington School of Law and expert on Islamic and constitutional law, says the role of religion in a future Iraq and federalism rem…

May 1, 2006

Democracy
Bowen: Iraq Reconstruction Still a "Mixed Picture"

The latest report by the U.S. inspector general for Iraq’s reconstruction says work continues to be hobbled by security concerns, poor oversight and corruption. Stuart Bowen Jr. tells cfr.org that in…

May 5, 2006

United States
Verleger: Oil Prices Peaking, But Hurricanes or Other Events Could Send Them Higher

Philip K. Verleger, a well-known expert on the economics of oil, says that the current price of oil, which has dropped below $70 a barrel, has probably peaked for the moment. Yet he warns that any pr…

June 26, 2006

International Organizations
Silverberg Says UN Reform Process Slow and Inadequate So Far

Kristen Silverberg, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, says management reform is needed at the UN to increase effectiveness and accountability.

April 5, 2007

Peacekeeping
Cole: Khamenei Used British Captives to Energize Iranian Nationalism

Juan Cole, an expert on Iran, says Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used the capture of British military personnel “to whip up Iranian nationalistic sentiments” to garner support for his…

November 8, 2006

Congresses and Parliaments
Lindsay: Bush, Democrats Likely to Look for New Approach to Iraq from Baker-Hamilton Commission

James M. Lindsay, an expert on Congress and American foreign policy, says in the aftermath of the Democratic Party victories in the midterm elections, many politicians are hoping that the “knight in …

June 16, 2008

Europe
Bush Second Term Repairs Damage to European Relations

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top Europe expert, says President Bush’s farewell trip to Europe produced statements of friendship and partnership hard to imagine a few short years ago.

December 18, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Europeans Await ’President’ Obama With Some Nervousness

European affairs analyst William Drozdiak says Barack Obama’s administration will lead Washington to demand from Europe more troops for Afghanistan, a coordinated economic stimulus package, and help …