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December 15, 2011

Iraq
Was the Iraq War Worth It?

As the U.S. military formally ends operations in Iraq, four top expert voices in the debate on the war differ over whether it merited the cost in blood, treasure, and U.S. credibility.

November 4, 2011

Trade
Can Trade Motor U.S. Economy?

Four experts weigh in on the role of free trade in driving U.S. economic growth and competitiveness amid high U.S. unemployment and a faltering global economic recovery.

June 8, 2011

Pakistan
The Targeted Killings Debate

U.S. drone strikes and "kill/capture" missions against al-Qaeda operatives, particularly in Pakistan and Yemen, have gained new attention and notoriety this spring. Four experts debate the legality a…

May 2, 2011

Afghanistan
What’s Next for al-Qaeda?

Osama bin Laden’s death is a real and symbolic blow to al-Qaeda, and its stature in the Middle East is already diminished by the pro-democracy movements in the region, but the group remains lethal. S…

March 11, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Immigration Reform and U.S. Economic Performance

As the United States works to rebound from the economic downturn and improve global competitiveness, the debate over immigration reform intensifies. Six experts weigh in on how to reform the U.S. imm…

February 14, 2011

United States
The U.S. Budget’s Tightrope Act

The White House’s proposed budget for FY2012 tries to balance spending cuts with investment to boost competitiveness. CFR experts examine how well it handles deficit reduction, defense, foreign aid, …

December 28, 2010

United States
Reviving U.S. Power Abroad from Within

Seven experts examine how resolving pressing domestic policy issues, from education to infrastructure, could help bolster U.S. leadership internationally.

December 1, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Will WikiLeaks Hobble U.S. Diplomacy?

The WikiLeaks revelations aren’t likely to do lasting damage, but CFR experts say they will make it harder to collaborate with governments such as Pakistan, hurt sensitive relationships, and hinder t…

November 3, 2010

Indonesia
President Obama’s Asian Agenda

What will Obama focus on during his upcoming Asia trip? CFR experts Evan Feigenbaum, Joshua Kurlantzick, Scott Snyder, Edward Alden, and Sheila Smith discuss the agendas for India, Indonesia, South K…

August 23, 2010

Religion
Is a Mosque Near Ground Zero a Bad Idea?

Five experts address the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near the 9/11 attack site in New York, the foreign policy implications, and how the issue should be resolved.