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February 1, 1998

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in the 21st Century

Overview The issue of the future of U.S.-Japan security ties is an extremely timely one. Events such as the rape incident in Okinawa and massive public demonstrations in Japan against the U.S. tro…

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November 27, 2001

Agricultural Policy
Across the Rubicon

Overview The world's agricultural system stands at the shores of a technological Rubicon. On the near side, where most farmers toil today, new strains of crops are still largely the product of con…

November 7, 2003

Colombia
Challenges for U.S. Policy Toward Colombia: Is Plan Colombia Working--The Regional Dimensions?

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DR. JULIA E. SWEIG,SENIOR FELLOW AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA STUDIES, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONSBEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESSUNITED STATES SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COM…

October 24, 2003

Iran
Iran Expert Terms Nuclear Decision A Victory for Tehran ’Pragmatists’

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran specialist at the International Crisis Group (ICG), a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts, says that Iran’s apparent decision to …

October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: The U.S. and the Middle East (Session 1)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. MeetingThis program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq’s Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy, Session 1: The United States and the Middle East

Watch experts discuss the impact of the U.S. intervention in Iraq on the wider Middle East.

March 14, 2006

Iraq
Haass: On Balance, Iraq War’s Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Clearly Negative’

Richard N. Haass, president of CFR and head of policy planning at the State Department during the outbreak of the Iraq war three years ago, says that in hindsight, while history’s judgment will depen…

November 26, 2007

Political Movements
Bazzi: Lebanon’s Presidential Politics--No Violence, More Haggling

Mohamad Bazzi, former Middle East bureau chief for Newsday, says there will likely be more haggling ahead of a new deadline for Lebanon’s political parties to agree on a compromise candidate to becom…