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January 29, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Lindsay: Bush Presidency Clouded by Iraq Missteps, ‘Missed Opportunity’

James M. Lindsay, an expert on U.S. politics and foreign policy, says President Bush will be regarded as “a below-average president” due to issues like Iraq and immigration reform.

February 6, 2008

United States
Mead: Some Historical Analogies to the 2008 Election

Walter Russell Mead, an award-winning historian, discusses the importance of national security credentials and religion in the presidential nominating contests.

April 19, 2006

Iraq
Gelb: Rumsfeld’s Resignation Should Have Been Accepted a Year Ago

Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of CFR, and a former Pentagon and State Department official in the Johnson and Carter administrations, says the public criticism of Secretary of Defense Donald M. R…

January 21, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Fifty Years On, What JFK Did, and Didn’t, Achieve

Fifty years after JFK’s inaugural, presidential historian Robert Dallek observes that Kennedy remains the most popular American president even though his days in office didn’t yield many domestic suc…

January 24, 2012

Afghanistan
Taliban Talks, a Balancing Act

The United States continues to pursue peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban as a means to secure stability. Bruce Riedel discusses the challenges faced by the administration, including its ongoing t…

September 13, 2007

Climate Change
Chandler: More Flexibility Needed for Effective Emissions Cap-and-Trade Policy

William Chandler, senior policy analyst for energy and climate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that emissions-trading programs have achieved mixed results and should be readju…

December 13, 2007

Climate Change
Levi: Modest Results From Bali’s Heated Climate Conference

CFR Fellow Michael A. Levi says the Bali climate conference made some headway on deforestation but questions the rush to a deal on setting binding emissions targets.

May 19, 2008

Climate Change
Intelligent Financial Engineering Needed for Climate Deal

Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Framework on Climate Change Convention, says “intelligent financing” for green technologies is key to a good climate change agreement.

April 1, 2009

Climate Change
Obama Administration Moves on Climate Policy ’Encouraging’

Yvo de Boer, who heads the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, says global economic woes are a setback for climate change policy but new U.S. leadership is a "huge signal of encouragement to t…

July 7, 2009

Immigration and Migration
Bush: ’Significant Hurdles’ Remain on Immigration Reform

Jeb Bush says action by Congress on immigration reform faces more favorable conditions than previous attempts, but the complexity of the reforms needed remain a challenge.