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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

May 6, 2003

India
Former N.Y. Times Correspondent in South Asia Says Indian Prime Minister Hoping to Resolve Kashmir Dispute Before Term Ends

Celia W. Dugger, a former co-bureau chief for The New York Times in South Asia, says that Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s surprise move to ease tensions with Pakistan— like India, a nucl…

December 31, 2003

Pakistan
Council Expert Ispahani: U.S.-Pakistan ’Marriage’ Needs Serious Counseling

Mahnaz Ispahani, the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for South and West Asia and co-executive director of the Council-Asia Society Independent Task Force on New Priorities in South Asia, …

February 6, 2004

Heads of State and Government
CAMPAIGN 2004 Editorial Briefing with Lee Feinstein

Lee Feinstein is deputy director of studies and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. A former deputy director of the Clinton State Department policy planning staff, he is now a foreign …

February 1, 2005

Iran
Scheinman: Iran, North Korea, and the NPT’s Loopholes

Lawrence Scheinman, a top arms control official in the Clinton administration, says he is concerned that Iran is using the cover of the 35-year old Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons …

September 16, 2005

Elections and Voting
Afghan Expert Rubin: Despite Security Problems ‘Large Turnout’ Expected for Parliamentary Elections Sunday

Barnett R. Rubin, a well-known expert on Afghanistan, says that despite a worsening security situation recently, the Afghan people “are really eager to vote and there will be a large turnout” in that…

November 14, 2005

Financial Markets
Who is financing the US - A Quick Update

What do China, Russia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the other Persian gulf oil sheikdoms have in common?Quite a lot, actually: All have significant current account surpluses.  China's surplus is al…

March 27, 2006

India
Debrief: The President's Trip to India

The chief negotiator in the U.S.-India nuclear deal, Undersecretary Burns will offer his perspective on the President's recent trip to India. As identical bills on the nuclear deal make their way thr…

April 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran's Nuclear Program Symposium: Iran's Nuclear Development and Production: A Status Report

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NY RICHARD HAASS (president, Council on Foreign Relations): Well, good morning, and welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. And welcome to our symposium o…