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June 7, 2011

Yemen
Yemen’s Uncertain Political Future

As Yemen lurches into increased instability with no clear successor to President Saleh. Yemen expert Bernard Haykel says the best intermediate political solution would be a national unity council unt…

January 26, 2011

Russia
After New START, Old Tensions

Russia’s parliament ratified the New START treaty, but Russian domestic issues like terrorism, as well as U.S. and Russian presidential elections in 2012, make it unlikely that any further accords wi…

September 21, 2010

Iran
Iran’s ’Shaky’ Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who addresses the UN in New York this week, is facing domestic challenges from an angry public, an assertive legislature, and conflicts with Supreme Leader Ali …

July 7, 2010

Sanctions
The Limits of New Iran Sanctions

The latest round of UN and U.S. sanctions on Iran are unlikely to push Iran to negotiations, says sanctions expert Meghan O’Sullivan, which means the U.S. and its allies will need to look at options …

March 9, 2010

Somalia
Disengaging From Somalia

Instead of fighting jihad in Somalia by supporting the weak transitional government, the United States would have more success focusing on humanitarian aid and development, says democracy and governa…

March 30, 2010

International Organizations
Building a Strengthened IMF

Developed countries should embrace a stronger IMF while pressing for more equitable voting rights that would boost the institution’s legitimacy, says former IMF board member Domenico Lombardi.

January 25, 2010

United States
Obama’s Biggest Foreign Policy Quandary

Domestic economic problems will dominate President Obama’s State of the Union address. In foreign policy, Iran will dominate administration concerns, says CFR President Richard Haass, who advocates s…

October 21, 2009

United States
Avoiding a U.S.-China Trade Showdown

Morgan Stanley executive Stephen Roach says China’s undervalued currency is a "red herring" in the debate over global imbalances and that policymakers should instead focus on China’s social safety ne…

October 27, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Broad Dialogue With Muslims Worldwide

Farah Pandith, U.S. special representative to the world’s Muslim communities, says the new position will aim to build constructive relationships with Muslims at all levels of society to counter extre…

September 14, 2009

Media
The Undercurrents of War Reporting

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…