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August 26, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
A Moment of Truth for Europe’s Foreign Policy

The upcoming decision on a new foreign policy chief offers the EU a chance to mount a vigorous response to the threats posed by conflicts in Ukraine and the Mideast, says expert Sir Michael Leigh.

June 3, 2016

Israel
Too Soon to Rekindle Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

Domestic pressures facing Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas mean France’s bid to reboot Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will likely be a nonstarter, says CFR’s Robert Danin. 

December 19, 2014

Israel
UN Shouldn’t Force Israel’s Hand

A UN Security Council vote pushing Israel to leave the Palestinian territories by 2017 would likely undermine the peace process, says expert David Makovsky.  

May 13, 2010

United Kingdom
Signals of Foreign Policy Vigor in London

Britain’s coalition government has an ambitious agenda that includes strong transatlantic and European ties, says expert Fred Kempe. But success will depend on how well the government manages British…

September 23, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Obama Looking for Negotiations to Produce Lasting, Not Interim Mideast Peace Solution

CFR’s Steven A. Cook says it was significant that President Barack Obama was pressing for "permanent status negotiations" between Israel and Palestine and not another interim accord, but adds that "t…

January 28, 2009

Democracy
For Holbrooke, Situation in Pakistan, Afghanistan Is ’Dim and Dismal’

Bruce O. Riedel, an expert on South Asia, who has worked for the CIA, Pentagon, and National Security Council, says getting Pakistan to close down sanctuaries for Taliban militants poses the toughest…

September 28, 2006

Afghanistan
Tellis: Bush’s ‘Mediation’ of Karzai, Musharraf Dispute Highlights Seriousness of Problem

Ashley J. Tellis, a prominent expert on South Asian security affairs, says President Bush’s effort to mediate the differences between the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan is unprecedented and u…

October 6, 2006

Afghanistan
Rubin: Afghanistan at Dangerous ’Tipping Point’

Barnett R. Rubin, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says the failure of the Bush administration to press Pakistan to halt its support for the Taliban has put Afghanistan into a very precarious situati…

February 22, 2006

Iran
Brumberg: U.S. Should Avoid ’Shooting Ourselves in Foot’ Trying to Isolate Hamas

Daniel Brumberg, an expert on democratic movements in the Middle East at Georgetown University, says Hamas’s victory in the recent parliamentary elections in the Palestinian Authority underscores the…

January 27, 2004

Iran
Iran Expert Sees Need for United States and Iran to Open Dialogue Because ’We Are Now Neighbors’

Gary Sick, former director of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute, forecasts a convergence of views between the United States and Iran because they “are now neighbors” and must broaden their …