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February 8, 2012

Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Unity Deal in a Changing Middle East

The Hamas-Fatah unity deal reflects Palestinian efforts to find new patrons and new sources of support in the region, says CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

February 6, 2012

International Organizations
R2P in Crisis Following UN Syria Vote

The Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to violence in Syria calls into question the viability of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and poses a dilemm…

February 1, 2012

Iran
Iran and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.

January 30, 2012

Vietnam
Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the importance of managing public expectations amid major foreign policy initiatives.

January 24, 2012

North Korea
Lessons Learned: The Seizure of the USS Pueblo

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968 and discusses the idea that raw power does not always ensure success in foreign policy.

November 15, 2011

Syria
Syria’s Arab League Suspension

CFR’s Robert Danin says the Arab League’s move to suspend Syria opens the door for greater action by the international community.

October 20, 2011

Libya
International Involvement Post-Qaddafi

Robert Danin, CFR’s senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, argues that the international community needs to remain involved in Libya after Qaddafi’s death.

July 11, 2011

Syria
Syria’s ’National Dialogue’ Lacks Credibility

Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations argues that the national dialogue convened by the Syrian government lacks credibility, and raises question…

June 16, 2011

Democracy
Khalilzad: Democracy Promotion in Egypt, Syria Highest Priority

Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, discusses democracy promotion in the Middle East following the Arab Spring with Mark Lagon, Adjunct Senior …

May 11, 2011

Syria
Slaughter: U.S. Not in Position to Use Force in Syria

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department discusses the actions taken by international actors in Libya, and why the same measures cannot be taken in Syria…