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April 10, 2008

Religion
Shah: Pope to Stress ‘Importance of Peace’ in Iraq, Middle East

Timothy Samuel Shah, a scholar on religious issues, says that when Pope Benedict XVI makes his first visit to the United States as pope, it will give Americans their first chance to hear firsthand hi…

April 11, 2013

North Korea
A New Containment Policy for Iran, North Korea

Rather than seeking regime overthrow in North Korea and Iran, Washington should pursue an updated version of Soviet-era containment policy, says expert Robert Litwak.

December 6, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Political Islam in the Middle East

Political power has been a divisive experience for Islamist parties, but it may also greatly expand opportunities in the region, says CFR’s Reza Aslan.

November 30, 2011

Political Movements
Tehran’s Growing Tensions with the West

The attack on the UK embassy in Tehran was clearly endorsed by the regime and signals more troubles ahead on the effort to contain its nuclear program, says expert Robin Wright.

November 30, 2011

Syria
Pressuring a Defiant Syria

Syria is faced with an increasing number of international sanctions for its bloody crackdown against protesters. CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi says the crises facing the regime are unprecedented, but the regim…

October 13, 2011

Iran
Mounting Questions on Iran Terror Plot

It seems unlikely that the plot to kill a Saudi ambassador involved the highest levels of Iran’s government, says expert Kenneth Katzman, including the plan to use non-Muslim proxies to carry it out.

February 18, 2011

Bahrain
Is Bahrain’s Regime Next to Fall?

Bahrain’s security forces are loyal to the Sunni regime, which means the unrest isn’t likely to lead to collapse, says expert F. Gregory Gause III. Still, the protests pose a dilemma for the United S…

January 12, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Military-Industrial Complex, Fifty Years On

Fifty years after President Eisenhower’s warning, the "military-industrial complex" still thrives and dictates national priorities, says CFR’s Les Gelb, who argues that President Obama should make a …

December 7, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran Nuclear Talks: A Widening Chasm

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 ended with plans to meet in Istanbul next month, but the differences between the two sides suggest a long road ahead dotted with meetings that don’t go very far, says …

June 15, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Containment Policy for a Nuclear Iran?

Sanctions may slow Iran’s nuclear drive but won’t halt it, says Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour, who calls for shifting to a containment policy that helps "expedite political transformation."