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September 29, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
’The Right’ to Question Iran

Analyst Joseph S. Nye Jr. says the Obama administration’s emphasis on multilateralism raises the prospects for dealing with Iran effectively on its nuclear program but expects no diplomatic breakthro…

September 13, 2010

Religion
A Mangled Message to the Muslim World

Damage to America’s image in the wake of calls to burn the Quran in the U.S., followed by a weekend of anti-Muslim demonstrations, could be long lasting and far reaching, says public diplomacy expert…

September 9, 2010

Defense and Security
Countering Threats Abroad, and at Home

Nine years after 9/11, the United States needs to combat the proliferating threat of Islamist radicalism abroad and anti-Muslim sentiment at home, says CFR’s Richard A. Falkenrath.

August 30, 2010

Afghanistan
The Folly of Holding Afghan Elections

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan next month will be seen as a test of long-term stability. But analyst Candace Rondeaux says pre-election violence and corrupt candidates will undermine the vote…

August 16, 2010

Afghanistan
Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces

The transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces within four years will require a significant increase in international training efforts, but NATO’s Jack Kem says coalition forces are mak…

August 9, 2010

Sanctions
A Weakened but Resourceful Iran

Sanctions have weakened Iran, but expert Hossein G. Askari says the country’s leaders continue to muddle through, in part because of popular support for uranium enrichment--the cause of mounting glob…

July 27, 2010

Pakistan
Time to Talk to the Taliban?

Despite a spiral of violence in Afghanistan, the United States must reorient its security-first strategy and consider immediate talks with Taliban and other militant fighters, says independent analys…

June 2, 2010

Pakistan
Raising the Curtain on U.S. Drone Strikes

Despite recent successes, unmanned drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan remain a controversial tactic. CFR’s Micah Zenko says the Obama administration must shed new details on the "worst kept co…

April 9, 2010

Afghanistan
Miscalculations in U.S. Afghan Offensive

A pending American military offensive in southern Afghanistan is buoying hopes for a return to government control, but New York Times reporter David Rohde says success could be short-lived.

March 31, 2010

Afghanistan
Waiting on a Civilian Surge in Afghanistan

President Obama is pushing for a "civilian surge" in Afghanistan, but John E. Herbst, in charge of staffing a State Department civilian-led reconstruction program that operates there, says congressio…