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August 21, 2006

Israel
Makovsky: Questions Raised on Olmert Government’s Viability

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says in the aftermath of the month-long Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, questions are being raised about the viability of the government of Israeli Prime Mi…

May 16, 2007

Pakistan
Markey: Concerns That Anti-Musharraf Protests Could Spiral Out of Control

Daniel Markey, a CFR South Asia expert, says a recent trip to Pakistan revealed deep official concerns that protests against the president could spiral out of control.

November 5, 2007

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Markey: Crucial To Hold Pakistan Elections on Time in January

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia, says Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s emergency decree runs the risk of alienating so many different opposition groups that a …

December 20, 2007

Afghanistan
Bhattacharji: Tackling Afghanistan’s Opium Trade with Legalization

Romesh Bhattacharji, a South Asian counternarcotics expert, says India’s success with legal poppy growing though an international licensing program could be replicated in Afghanistan.

October 22, 2008

Afghanistan
Prospects in Afghanistan ’Not Looking Good’

Veteran New York Times correspondent John F. Burns discusses the declining security situation in Afghanistan and what he says are the dim prospects for fruitful peace talks between the Taliban and Ka…

January 6, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Connecting the Dots on Intelligence Reform

President Obama says "systemic failures" contributed to the Christmas Day airliner plot, but CFR’s Steven Simon says given the huge volume of intelligence analyzed daily, reforms won’t come easily.

January 8, 2010

United States
Terrorism Risks and ’Timeless Problems’

Failures to stop the recent U.S. airliner bomb plot and the destruction of a CIA base in Afghanistan illustrate inherent problems in intelligence gathering, and al-Qaeda’s impenetrability, says CFR’s…

May 7, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Shahzad Arrest Ignites Liberties Debate

The Times Square bomb plot has triggered questions about when and whether suspect Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born American citizen, should have been informed of his Miranda rights. These questions ar…

January 6, 2011

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Road to Disintegration

The assassination of a leading Pakistani politician and news of the faltering government are symptomatic of wider and deeper problems in a country fundamentally falling apart, says expert Stephen P. …

February 23, 2011

Afghanistan
Gauging U.S.-Taliban Talks

There are clear indications of direct U.S. talks with the Taliban to end violence in Afghanistan, says expert Steve Coll. But the process is fraught with challenges posed by all parties to the confli…