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October 28, 2010

Israel
A Way Past Middle East Deadlock

To break the Israeli-Palestinian impasse, the U.S. should present a two-state "vision" for each side to vote on, says expert Sari Nusseibeh. Failing that, Palestinians should press to be absorbed int…

January 12, 2010

Israel
Focus on West Bank, Not Negotiating

As the United States plans to spur Mideast peace efforts, CFR expert Elliott Abrams says progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will come through development and building a legal system in the …

July 1, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
’Critical’ Moment for Obama, Netanyahu

The latest meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama is crucial in coordinating how to avert a September breakdown in the Mideast peace process, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

June 14, 2010

North Korea
Need For ’Robust’ Tack on North Korea

The Obama administration should mount a more vigorous effort to address North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, says Charles L. (Jack) Pritchard, co-chairman of a new CFR Independent Task Force report.

September 23, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Obama Looking for Negotiations to Produce Lasting, Not Interim Mideast Peace Solution

CFR’s Steven A. Cook says it was significant that President Barack Obama was pressing for "permanent status negotiations" between Israel and Palestine and not another interim accord, but adds that "t…

April 19, 2010

Israel
Time for an Obama Trip to Israel?

President Obama sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a national security issue. But badly strained U.S.-Israeli relations mean progress is unlikely unless Obama travels to Israel on a trust-build…

December 28, 2009

Heads of State and Government
Obama’s First Year: ’Great Expectations,’ ’Daunting Realities’

CFR’s James M. Lindsay summarizes President Obama’s first year as "great expectations running smack into daunting realities," including the Afghan war, China’s rise, and Iran’s nuclear program.

January 25, 2010

United States
Obama’s Biggest Foreign Policy Quandary

Domestic economic problems will dominate President Obama’s State of the Union address. In foreign policy, Iran will dominate administration concerns, says CFR President Richard Haass, who advocates s…

September 8, 2009

United States
Obama Will Play A Major Role at UN General Assembly

Thomas J. Miller, a veteran U.S. diplomat, says President Barack Obama should highlight the value of multilateral diplomacy and the tension between north and south Sudan in his UN General Assembly sp…

November 6, 2009

Israel
Rethinking a Two-State Solution

At a time of renewed scrutiny of U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, veteran Middle East expert Robert Malley, who served as special assistant for Arab-Israeli affairs for President …