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July 31, 2002

Iraq
Testimony by Richard Butler on Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Statement at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, D.C. July 31, 2002 Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction Ambassador Richard Butler Former Executive Chairman o…

January 7, 2003

United States
Richard Butler, Disarmament Expert and Diplomat, Joins Council on Foreign Relations as Diplomat in Residence

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544   June 7, 1999, New York City – Ambassador Richard Butler, former Executive Chairman of the United N…

December 1, 2001

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Fatal Choice

A forty-year effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons is breaking down, and the threat that terrorist groups will acquire them is growing. In Fatal Choice, Ambassador Richard Butler argues tha…

October 22, 2018

North Korea
Defining Diplomacy Down

The United States and South Korea are reluctant to give North Korea a test that it might fail.

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October 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia
U.S. Must Shed Its Illusions About Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

The United States should draw a distinction between Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince.

January 23, 2003

Iraq
Bush Administration Obliged to Seek U.N. Security Council Backing for Iraq War, Says Former Chief Weapons Inspector Richard Butler

Richard Butler, who headed the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), the weapons inspection agency in Iraq until 1998, says that Iraq has clearly violated U.N. resolutions barring its possessi…

September 26, 2018

Venezuela
What the Crisis in Venezuela Reveals

How much worse do things in Venezuela have to become before the world would be prepared to act?

What the Crisis in Venezuela Reveals

November 16, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Global Conflict This Week: Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

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August 15, 2018

Turkey
The West Must Face Reality in Turkey

We are witnessing the gradual but steady demise of a relationship that is already an alliance in name only.

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November 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Election Will Embolden Trump on Trade

Asia must accept that Democrat House win will not upset America First approach.

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