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October 15, 2009

Media
A Bleak Outlook on the Impossibility of Sustained Foreign Correspondence

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…

March 7, 2007

Iraq
Simon: Iraq Conference ‘Important Step’

CFR’s Steven Simon says the multinational conference on Iraq’s security is overdue.

July 5, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Simon: Crisis Aggravated by Weak Israeli and Palestinian Governments

Steven Simon, a leading Middle East expert, says the crisis over the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants may drag on for some time because of the "two new and essentially weak go…

January 6, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Connecting the Dots on Intelligence Reform

President Obama says "systemic failures" contributed to the Christmas Day airliner plot, but CFR’s Steven Simon says given the huge volume of intelligence analyzed daily, reforms won’t come easily.

August 7, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Striking a Balance on Counterterrorism Policies

CFR’s Steven Simon says President Obama has asserted a new counterterrorism approach that balances aggressiveness on some fronts with a milder set of interrogation and detention policies.  

December 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Simon: ISG Report Essentially Calls for U.S. to ‘Cut and Run’ from Iraq

Steven Simon, an expert on Middle East security issues, says his overall impression of the Iraq Study Group report is that “it was a variation on ‘cut and run,’” which President Bush has vowed he wou…

August 10, 2006

United Kingdom
Simon: Plane Plot May Have Been the Next "Big One"

CFR Senior Fellow Steven Simon says the plot uncovered by British authorities to simultaneously down several aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean bears all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda and suggests the grou…

April 24, 2006

Iraq
Simon: Iraqi Political Shuffle Shows U.S. Still ‘Influential’ in Iraq

Steven Simon, an expert on U.S. security policy in the Middle East, who served five years on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, says that the choosing of a new Iraqi pri…

June 8, 2006

Iraq
Simon: After Zarqawi Death, Iraq Violence Likely to Continue at High Levels

Steven Simon, CFR’s top expert on Middle East terrorism, says although the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi by U.S. forces may give President Bush "a boost" in political standing at home, he does not …

February 6, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Diminishing Returns in Iraq

CFR Senior Fellow Steven Simon says the United States should withdraw its forces from Iraq by the end of 2008.