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September 23, 2010

Venezuela
Opposition Challenges for Chávez

Venezuela’s National Assembly elections this weekend are a referendum on President Hugo Chávez and a "proxy" for the 2012 presidential elections, says expert Michael McCarthy. They could also bolster…

April 6, 2010

Defense Technology
U.S. Nuclear Posture’s New Priorities

The Obama administration’s Nuclear Posture Review charts new positions on potential targets of U.S. atomic weapons, preventing proliferation, and developing new weapons, says CFR’s Michael Levi.

October 23, 2009

North Korea
Wariness on Bilateral Process With North Korea

Asia policy expert Michael Green says the Obama administration is taking a cautious approach to any bilateral talks on North Korea’s denuclearization, noting Pyongyang’s backsliding after the Bush ad…

September 25, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Significance of Iran’s ’Secret’ Nuclear Plant

CFR’s Michael Levi says the disclosure of a clandestine uranium enrichment plant in Iran heightens suspicions the country is seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and raises new pressure for tougher …

May 28, 2009

Elections and Voting
The Consequences of a Hezbollah-Led Opposition Victory in Lebanon’s Elections

Michael Young, opinion editor for Beirut’s Daily Star, says the Obama administration has indicated it does not favor a victory for the Hezbollah-led opposition in the 2009 parliamentary elections. Sh…

May 13, 2009

Human Rights
Pakistan’s Humanitarian Crisis

Pakistan’s aggressive military campaign against the Taliban in the country’s northwest has left over a million people displaced. Michael Young, Pakistan representative for the International Rescue Co…

April 27, 2009

Mexico
Travel Restrictions Not a Cure for Swine Flu Outbreak

Despite the unknowns about the swine flu outbreak, policymakers need to keep a steady flow of information and prevent a panicked global response, says Michael Osterholm, a leading public health exper…

March 13, 2009

United States
Despite Recession, Immigration Reforms Essential to Normalize Labor Flows

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says a combination of tough enforcement measures and a new system for regulating flows of Mexican labor are essential for reforming the U.S. immigr…

December 2, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Pakistan’s Militants Trouble New Delhi and Islamabad

Daniel Markey, CFR’s expert on South Asia policy, says accusations of complicity between Pakistan and the Mumbai terrorists will further complicate U.S. efforts to balance ties with South Asia’s two …

September 16, 2008

India
Krepon: U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Weakens Nonproliferation Efforts

Michael Krepon, a well-known expert on South Asia and nuclear nonproliferation, says that the U.S.-India nuclear agreement is likely to weaken efforts at strengthening nonproliferation of nuclear wea…