December 11, 2006International Organizations
The retiring chairman of the House International Relations Committee, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), says Washington needs to be tough on reforming the United Nations. He also urges the new Democratic major…
January 8, 2007Trade
William Drozdiak, president of the independent American Council on Germany, says the White House meeting last week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Bush indicates “they seem to h…
October 3, 2007Defense and Security
A U.S. official involved in training Iraqi forces says the U.S. military will likely have to adjust the way it assists Iraqi units as coalition forces withdraw.
January 7, 2008Israel
Steven Erlanger, the New York Times’ chief correspondent in Jerusalem, says Israelis remain fond of U.S. President George W. Bush but aren’t holding out much hope for his upcoming trip to the Middle …
July 23, 2008Afghanistan
A top Pentagon official says victory in the global fight against terrorism is achievable, but may take decades to accomplish.
December 9, 2008Democracy
Kenneth M. Pollack of the Brookings Institution says that he is concerned that the U.S. and political establishment" increasingly feels that Iraq is heading toward victory" even though "Iraq still is…
January 21, 2009Pakistan
Robert E. Hunter, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says despite U.S. wishes for more robust military presence of European NATO members, he thinks there will only be a "token response."