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June 1, 2006

Afghanistan
NATO’s Afghan Expansion

As NATO prepares to expand its mission into the restive southern provinces of Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. David Barno, the former commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, speaks to CFR.org’s …

July 11, 2006

Chechnya
Babitsky: Chechen Separatist Movement Still Functions Despite Basayev’s Death

Andrei Babitsky of RFE/RL, one of the few journalists to have met and interviewed Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev, says his death may weaken the Chechen separatist movement, but will not kill it.

August 17, 2006

United States
Hamilton: In Five Years Since 9/11, United States Is ’Safer But Not Safe’

Lee H. Hamilton, the vice-chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), says "I would agree with the general assessment that we …

November 9, 2006

United States
Trainor: Rumsfeld Likely to Leave ‘Very Negative’ Legacy as Defense Secretary

Retired Marine Lieut. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, who has coauthored a book on the planning for the Iraq war, says that departing Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld will probably leave a “negative …

November 17, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Albright: ‘Rather Pessimistic’ Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Can Be Stopped by Security Council

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iran’s nuclear program, who a few months ago was somewhat optimistic that a diplomatic solution could be found to halt Iran’s nuclear program, has become increa…

February 6, 2007

Race and Ethnicity
Serbs Urged to Accept Kosovo Plan to Gain ‘European Future’

A top U.S. State Department official on Balkan policy says Serbia must begin participating in final talks over the conditional independence of Kosovo or face increased isolation from Europe.

February 28, 2007

Global
Kubarych: Market Tumble

CFR’s Roger Kubarych says the plunge in global markets could have a restraining effect on the flow of credit in the U.S., China, and elsewhere.

February 5, 2007

Israel
Aronson: Secret Syrian-Israeli Talks Produced Unofficial Agreement

Geoffrey Aronson, who participated in two years of intermittent talks between unofficial Israeli and Syrian representatives, said contacts continue even though they have not sat down together since l…

April 17, 2007

France
Kupchan: French Presidential Election Wide Open

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top Europe expert, says the French presidential election kicking off this Sunday is “one of the most open in modern French history. It’s anybody’s to win.”

April 18, 2007

Ukraine
Pifer: A Primer on Ukraine’s Political Crisis

Steven Pifer, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, sees little chance a constitutional court will resolve Ukraine’s political crisis, and points to missteps by the Ukrainian president.