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March 15, 2010

North Korea
U.S.-North Korea: Stalemate

If North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il visits China as reportedly scheduled, he will be urged to return to Six Party Talks. But the U.S. and North Korea are at a standoff, says CFR Korea expert Scott Sny…

September 8, 2009

United States
Obama Will Play A Major Role at UN General Assembly

Thomas J. Miller, a veteran U.S. diplomat, says President Barack Obama should highlight the value of multilateral diplomacy and the tension between north and south Sudan in his UN General Assembly sp…

August 4, 2009

North Korea
Pyongyang’s Pardons

CFR Korea expert Scott A. Snyder says the visit to Pyongyang by former President Bill Clinton, which won the pardon of two U.S. journalists, provided a rare opportunity to gauge North Korea’s views a…

June 17, 2009

South Korea
Strengthening South Korean Ties

Washington has reassured Seoul of continued U.S. support for South Korean security, but CFR’s Scott Snyder says some aspects of South Korean policy toward North Korea and the United States could beco…

April 28, 2009

North Korea
Dealing With North Korea Difficult Amid Possible Succession

CFR’s Scott A. Snyder says North Korea’s recent moves away from the process to end its nuclear programs could arise from new developments on leadership succession and a desire to change the terms o…

December 5, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
’Tremendous Expectations’ for President Obama in Middle East

Scott Lasensky, a Middle East expert, says the new U.S. administration should listen carefully to voices from the Middle East and that President Barack Obama’s first speeches will be scrutinized for …

November 9, 2006

United States
Sick: Expect ‘Realism and Pragmatism’ From Gates in Pentagon

Gary G. Sick, a prominent expert on Iran, worked with Robert M. Gates in the White House during the Ford and Carter administrations. He says the nomination of Gates to replace Donald M. Rumsfeld as s…

June 22, 2006

Syria
Lasensky: Syrian Regime Cracks Down on Opposition

Scott Lasensky, who specializes in Syria and other Middle Eastern areas for the U.S. Institute of Peace, says Syria has mounted a major crackdown to try to silence the growing number of intellectuals…

April 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Gordon: Iraq ‘Hanging in Balance’

Michael R. Gordon, the chief military correspondent for the New York Times and co-author of a new book on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, says it is possible that the United States might achieve the "vict…

December 14, 2005

Lebanon
Lasensky: Syria Clearly Acting As If It Has ‘Something to Hide’

Scott Lasensky, a Middle East specialist for the United States Institute of Peace, says pressure is mounting on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria overthe assassination of former Lebanese Pr…