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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” …

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.

October 8, 2009

Defense and Security
The Danger of Delay in Afghan Policymaking

The coordinator of President Barack Obama’s original Afghan policy, Bruce Riedel, says political and security changes in Afghanistan and "sticker shock" in Washington have contributed to delays in ca…

December 21, 2009

Iran
Opposition Ferment and Fragmentation in Iran

CFR’s Ray Takeyh examines the unsettled nature of Iranian politics, pointing to a fractured opposition and a regime divided on how to proceed on talks over its nuclear program.

December 28, 2009

Iran
Understanding Iran’s Protest Movement

Veteran journalist Robin Wright, who covered the 1979 Iranian Revolution, says Iran’s disparate but resilient protest coalition is motivated by a desire to reform the country’s governing system.

January 14, 2010

Iran
Time to Speak Out on Iran

"Engagement doesn’t preclude criticism," says Iranian historian Ali M. Ansari, so the West should be more forthright in speaking out against Iran’s human rights record.

March 1, 2010

Security Alliances
NATO at 61: Bear Trouble, and More

NATO members preparing for a new "strategic concept" to be issued at the November summit will have to both hash out serious differences about how NATO forces should be deployed and determine how best…

May 13, 2010

United Kingdom
Signals of Foreign Policy Vigor in London

Britain’s coalition government has an ambitious agenda that includes strong transatlantic and European ties, says expert Fred Kempe. But success will depend on how well the government manages British…

March 11, 2011

Political Movements
Tense Days for Saudi Leadership

Today’s ’Day of Rage’ in Saudi Arabia fizzled, but the Saudis are tense about protests in the neighboring monarchy of Bahrain and U.S. support for the recent revolutionary wave in the Middle East, sa…

March 11, 2011

United States
Radicalization and U.S. Muslims

The Muslim community has played an integral role in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, and congressional hearings on radicalization of Muslims risk polarizing a considerable asset for law enforcement, sa…