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December 1, 2003

North Korea
Neocon Calls Bush’s Policy Toward North Korea ’Confused’

The Daily Yomiuri: How would you define neoconservativism?Boot: I’d have to put it in the context of the three main schools of American foreign policy. One is the realpolitik school, which holds that…

December 15, 2003

Iraq
Haass: Arrest of Saddam Is Welcome News But ’Not Really a Turning Point’

Richard N. Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and the former director of policy planning in the State Department, says that the December 13 arrest of Saddam Hussein may improve …

April 4, 2005

Religion
Steinfels: The Next Pope Should Open Vatican to More Consultation

Peter Steinfels, a prominent Catholic commentator and a former senior religion correspondent for the New York Times, says Pope John Paul II, who died April 2, will be remembered as “a giant historica…

September 13, 2005

Germany
Drozdiak: Upcoming German Election, ‘Most Important’ in Nearly Forty Years

William Drozdiak, president of the American Council on Germany, and a former foreign editor of the Washington Post, says this Sunday’s parliamentary election in Germany “is probably the most importan…

October 17, 2005

Iraq
Pollack: Iraqi Constitutional Vote Leaves Key Security Questions Unresolved

Kenneth M. Pollack, a former CIA and National Security Council expert on Iraq, who was a leading advocate of the forceful overthrow of Saddam Hussein, says that the just-concluded constitutional refe…

October 27, 2005

Democracy
Feldman: U.S. Must Not Leave Iraq Before Security Is Ensured, Hopes Sunni Political Involvement May Reduce Insurgency

Noah Feldman, an expert on Islam and democracy, and a former constitutional adviser in Baghdad, says the fact that Sunnis are expressing more interest in elections and politics is “definitely a good…

September 27, 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa
Interview with Todd Moss on Debt Relief

At a World Bank - International Monetary Fund meeting this week in Washington, DC, an agreement was reached on a plan to provide around $40 billion in debt relief to eighteen of the world’s poorest c…

February 14, 2006

Iraq
Pollack: 2006 ’Make-or-Break’ Year for U.S. in Iraq

Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution outlines a plan to re-shift the U.S. strategy in Iraq as it relates to security, economics, and politics.

February 28, 2006

Grand Strategy
White: Time to Set a 2008 Date for U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Wayne White, who was the State Department’s top intelligence analyst on Iraq from 2003-2005, says he is “very gloomy” about the situation in Iraq, and advocates that the United States set a “date cer…

April 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Gordon: Iraq ‘Hanging in Balance’

Michael R. Gordon, the chief military correspondent for the New York Times and co-author of a new book on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, says it is possible that the United States might achieve the "vict…