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February 23, 2011

Afghanistan
Gauging U.S.-Taliban Talks

There are clear indications of direct U.S. talks with the Taliban to end violence in Afghanistan, says expert Steve Coll. But the process is fraught with challenges posed by all parties to the confli…

February 13, 2008

Sub-Saharan Africa
Radelet: Bush Policies Have Made a Difference in Africa

Steve Radelet, an expert on African developmental issues, considers the long-term impact of President Bush’s policies toward Africa.

March 27, 2012

North Korea
North Korea’s Transition Dilemma

A planned satellite launch by North Korea has suspended U.S. food aid. CFR’s Scott Snyder says that Pyongyang is grappling with whether to choose international legitimacy or domestic political consol…

August 16, 2010

Afghanistan
Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces

The transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces within four years will require a significant increase in international training efforts, but NATO’s Jack Kem says coalition forces are mak…

October 28, 2008

Iraq
Transparency and Surpluses in Iraq’s Oil-Dependent Budget

An official at the U.S. Government Accountability Office says Iraq will retain a healthy budget surplus in spite of falling oil prices. He also notes that auditors’ access to Iraq’s finances could be…

March 27, 2007

Iran
Hunter: Time for U.S. to Offer Iran Security Guarantees for Concessions

A top national security expert, Robert E. Hunter, says it’s time for the United States to offer Iran security guarantees to win concessions on its nuclear program.

June 14, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Daalder: Democrats Struggling with Iraq Policy

Ivo H. Daalder, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, says he sees no end to the heavy violence within Iraq following last week’s death of insurgent leader Abu Musab a…

June 26, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Barkey: Amnesty Can Sharply Undercut Iraqi Insurgency

Henri Barkey, a Middle East expert at Lehigh University, says Iraqi plans for an amnesty can seriously undercut the Iraqi insurgency.

November 17, 2005

Iraq
Daalder: Withdrawal Timetable From Iraq Not Useful, but Iraqis Must Be Told They Have to ‘Step Up’ Politically and Militarily in 2006

Ivo H. Daalder, a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, says the recent compromise approved in the Senate on Iraq is a "message" to President Bush that says, in effect…

September 13, 2005

Germany
Drozdiak: Upcoming German Election, ‘Most Important’ in Nearly Forty Years

William Drozdiak, president of the American Council on Germany, and a former foreign editor of the Washington Post, says this Sunday’s parliamentary election in Germany “is probably the most importan…