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December 11, 2006

International Organizations
Hyde Cites Unfinished Business on UN Reform, Public Diplomacy

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, 2007

Trade
Drozdiak: Merkel’s Visit Points Up ’Big Improvement’ in United States-German Relations

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 6, 2006

Afghanistan
Rubin: Afghanistan at Dangerous ’Tipping Point’

Barnett R. Rubin, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says the failure of the Bush administration to press Pakistan to halt its support for the Taliban has put Afghanistan into a very precarious situati…

August 1, 2007

Iraq
Pollack: ‘Surge’ Producing Real Progress in Iraq

Kenneth M. Pollack, a leading expert on Iraq, says his latest trip to Iraq showed the country was “a mess,” but there were also significant improvements on the ground as a result of the U.S. “surge” …

October 3, 2007

Defense and Security
Abramowitz: Drawdown Will Force Adjustments in Iraqi Security Training

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, 2008

Israel
Erlanger: Low Israeli Expectations for Bush Middle East Trip

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, 2008

Afghanistan
Current and Future Trends in Special Operations Warfare

A top Pentagon official says victory in the global fight against terrorism is achievable, but may take decades to accomplish.

December 9, 2008

Democracy
Despite Security Improvements, Iraq Remains ’Very Troubled Country’

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…

December 17, 2008

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Iran Uncertain About Obama’s Intentions

Gareth Porter, a veteran journalist and historian just returned from Iran, says early optimism that President-elect Barack Obama would open a new dialogue with Iran has dissipated.

January 21, 2009

Pakistan
Obama May Face ’Rebuff’ from Europe on Military Step-Up in Afghanistan

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."