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July 14, 2005

North Korea
Heginbotham: New North Korea Talks Look ‘Fairly Promising’

Eric Heginbotham, the Council’s top expert on North Korea, says a number of recent events, including North Korea’s decision to end its boycott of the six-party talks on its nuclear ambitions, indicat…

July 20, 2005

India
Weisman: Closer Nuclear Ties With India Reflect U.S. Concern Over China’s Military Growth

Steven R. Weisman, the chief diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times, says that President Bush has always been interested in better relations with India, something that has been spurred recen…

September 23, 2005

Iran
Iran Expert Sick Advocates U.S.-Iran Dialogue on Nuclear Issues, Iraq

Gary Sick, a former National Security Council adviser on Iran during the Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan administrations, says he thinks the time is coming when Iran and the United State…

October 27, 2005

United States
Mead: Bush Administration Gets Improving ‘Grades’ in First Year of Second Term’s Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead, the Council’s Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow in U.S.foreign policy, says he has noted a significant improvement in the Bush administration’s handling of foreign policy in the f…

November 3, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Scheinman: New U.S.-India Agreement Undercuts U.S. Allegiance to Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Lawrence Scheinman, a prominent expert in arms control policy, says the Bush administration’s sudden agreement in principle to provide nuclear technology to India even though India has never joined t…

November 11, 2005

China
Economy: Bush Team Hopes to Improve Standing in Asia During Presidential Trip

Elizabeth C. Economy, the Council’s C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, says that until now, the Bush administration’s policies toward Asia have been so one-sided on counterterror…

November 30, 2005

Global
’Slow is fast’ When it Comes to Multiethnic States Transitioning to Democracy, Says International Journalist Robert D. Kaplan

Multiethnic states, whether they are empires of diverse nationalities like the former Soviet Union, former colonies like Nigeria and Indonesia, or conglomerations of native and immigrant peoples like…

December 6, 2005

Afghanistan
Hunter: Rice Faces ‘Tough Sale’ to Persuade NATO Allies on Expanding Force in Afghanistan

Robert E. Hunter, who was U.S. ambassador to NATO from 1993-98, says that at this week’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers, the current controversy over "rendition" of prisoners pales in importance t…

January 6, 2006

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court will have two new faces when it next convenes. This shake-up occurs at a time when the Court’s decisions could have a substantial impact on issues of foreign policy and nationa…

January 20, 2006

Elections and Voting
Satloff: Hamas Likely to Gain Considerable Strength in Next Week’s Palestinian Parliamentary Elections

Robert Satloff, an expert on Arab and Islamic politics, says the parliamentary elections in the Palestinian territories next week are expected to give the Hamas party—which is dedicated to the destru…