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March 4, 2003

Iraq
International Law Expert Says U.S. Should Delay an Iraq Attack Until It Gains Security Council Backing

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and co-chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable on Old Rules, New …

May 30, 2003

Russia
Expert Says U.S.-Russian Strains May Not Be Easily Repaired

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian expert who served as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state in the Clinton administration, says that despite Washington’s willin…

September 25, 2003

Russia
Council Expert Says Putin Eager to Repair Relations With U.S.

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian expert who served in the Clinton administration as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state for the newly independent Soviet states, sa…

October 31, 2003

Russia
Sestanovich: ’Putin Is Sending a Message to Sleazy Officials Across Russia That Harassing Business Is Okay.’

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian specialist, says the Putin government’s arrest of Russia’s wealthiest man, oil “oligarch” Mikhail Khodorkovsky, resulted from a confrontatio…

November 14, 2003

Iraq
Haass: U.S. Should Press for ’Interim’ Political Solution in Iraq Without Waiting for Elections or Constitution

Richard N. Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former senior State Department official, welcomes President Bush’s call for bringing democracy to the Middle East, but warns …

November 21, 2003

United Kingdom
Hoge: Bush’s Image and Message Likely Enhanced by Trip to Britain

Warren Hoge, the chief London correspondent for The New York Times, says that as a result of his trip to Britain, President Bush “has certainly improved his image” overseas. What remains t…

December 26, 2003

Iraq
Mead: Bush’s Policies Achieve Success in Difficult Year

Walter Russell Mead, the Council’s expert on U.S. foreign policy, says President Bush has scored “some successes” in the past year and maintained “a very high level of political support in the United…

February 10, 2004

Iraq
Gaddis: Bush Pre-emption Doctrine The Most Dramatic Policy Shift Since Cold War

John Lewis Gaddis, a noted historian of U.S. foreign policy, says the Bush administration’s pre-emption doctrine is “the most dramatic and most significant shift” in Washington’s international strate…

February 18, 2004

Iraq
O’Hanlon: U.S. ’Caucuses’ Plan for Iraq Is ’Unworkable’

Michael O’Hanlon, an Iraq expert at the Brookings Institution, argues that the U.S. plan to hand over sovereignty to Iraq after a series of caucuses is “unworkable” and ought to be replaced by a syst…

April 5, 2004

Israel
Makovsky: Sharon Is Making History With Gaza Pullout Plan

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s proposal to evac…