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March 3, 2006

Russia
Sestanovich: Russia’s Attitude toward Iran Seen Decisive in Measuring Policy

The project director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force report on U.S. policy toward Russia says a major test of Moscow’s relations with the West will be how it handles the t…

March 13, 2006

International Organizations
Lowenkron: Number of Countries Fear a Tougher UN Human Rights Body

The State Department official in charge of addressing human rights issues, Assistant Secretary Barry Lowenkron, tells cfr.org a number of states fear the proposed UN Human Rights Council, which will …

April 4, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran, the United Nations, and Sanctions

The UN Security Council is debating how to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. Western states seek a firm statement and the threat of eventual sanctions if Iran does not suspend its uranium enrichment w…

April 21, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Hamas and the Shrinking PA Budget

The Palestinian Authority is in a budget crunch after Hamas, a group listed as a terrorist organization by both the European Union and the United States, won January’s elections, yet refused to renou…

July 13, 2006

Russia
The G8 Summit Agenda

Russia’s hosting of the G8 summit in St. Petersburg was meant to symbolize the country’s integration into the club of the world’s richest industrialized democracies. But with Russia moving in an incr…

July 27, 2006

International Organizations
NATO Looks to Expand Mission and Membership

With talk of deploying NATO peacekeepers to patrol the Lebanese border, the alliance is tackling new challenges outside of Europewhile looking to recruit new members. Not everyone, however, supports …

October 4, 2006

Russia
Sestanovich: Russia-Georgia Spat ’Part of a Much Bigger Confrontation’

Stephen Sestanovich, a Clinton administration expert on the former Soviet Union, says the crisis between Russia and Georgia plays to deep-seated fears in both countries and could build to the point w…

February 14, 2007

Russia
U.S.-Russia Interests on Collision Course

Backgrounder: Lingering resentment over NATO’s expansion has strained U.S.-Russia relations.

February 22, 2007

Space
China’s Anti-Satellite Test

China’s anti-satellite test in January drew international condemnation but also piqued interest in some quarters about instituting a space weapons ban.

May 24, 2007

Elections and Voting
Colton: Putin Likely to Remain Powerful Figure After 2008

Timothy J. Colton, a leading expert on Russia, says even though Vladimir Putin will step down as president in 2008 he is likely to maintain a major role in Russia’s leadership.