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November 28, 2007

Israel
Indyk: Bush Seemed Uninvolved in His Own Peace Conference

Martin S. Indyk, a Mideast expert and former diplomat, expresses disappointment at the lack of specifics in President Bush’s comments at the Annapolis conference.

April 26, 2007

United States
Gingrich: Bipartisanship, and Possibly His Candidacy, Needed to Right U.S. Foreign Policy

Former House Speaker and prospective presidential candidate Newt Gingrich urges a more bipartisan approach to solving problems from Iraq to homeland security and hints he may enter the race late this…

June 27, 2018

Mexico
Is Political Change Coming to Mexico?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will likely become Mexico’s next president at a time of mounting concern over corruption and violence, but his reform plans are hazy.

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January 5, 2007

Iraq
Cordesman: In Iraq Speech, Bush Must ‘Admit Failures’ and Produce ‘Credible Plan’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a prominent analyst of the Iraq war, says if President Bush does not produce a credible, persuasive plan in his Iraq policy speech, “he is going to be perceived relatively quick…

February 13, 2017

China
A Looming Power Struggle for China?

If President Xi Jinping hopes to extend his leadership beyond two terms, he must prevent the Communist Party from selecting a successor in the coming months.

November 9, 2006

United States
Trainor: Rumsfeld Likely to Leave ‘Very Negative’ Legacy as Defense Secretary

Retired Marine Lieut. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, who has coauthored a book on the planning for the Iraq war, says that departing Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld will probably leave a “negative …

March 10, 2014

Ukraine
Putin’s Risky Improvisation in Ukraine

Russia’s president is now seen by many in the West as an international outlaw for his actions in Crimea, and his intervention could still expand, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

January 21, 2015

United States
The President’s Missed Opportunity

President Obama missed a chance in his annual address to make a case for bipartisan initiatives and failed to present a convincing defense of his foreign policy, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.

September 17, 2015

Vatican City
The Pope’s Soft-Power Push

Pope Francis will use his upcoming high-level visits to the U.S. and UN to press the concerns of the poor and marginalized, says expert Kenneth Himes.

September 26, 2007

Iran
Sick: Iranian Leader Sees Trip to New York as ‘Successful’

Iran expert Gary G. Sick says Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad probably regards his visit to the United Nations as “successful” because it allowed him to get his views out to a wide audience.