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January 7, 2016

Saudi Arabia
What’s Driving Saudi Actions?

The fallout that has followed Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shia protest leader is likely to tamp down dissent at home while provoking regional conflicts, says expert Toby Matthiesen.

December 7, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran Nuclear Talks: A Widening Chasm

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 ended with plans to meet in Istanbul next month, but the differences between the two sides suggest a long road ahead dotted with meetings that don’t go very far, says …

February 22, 2010

Iran
A Strategy for Iran

The recent IAEA report finding strong evidence of Iran’s efforts to develop a nuclear warhead suggests the U.S. should start working on strategies that include sanctions and building stronger allianc…

December 28, 2009

Heads of State and Government
Obama’s First Year: ’Great Expectations,’ ’Daunting Realities’

CFR’s James M. Lindsay summarizes President Obama’s first year as "great expectations running smack into daunting realities," including the Afghan war, China’s rise, and Iran’s nuclear program.

September 10, 2008

Religion
U.S. Should Pay Greater Attention to Pakistani-Indian Rift Over Kashmir

Howard B. Schaffer, a former top State Department official on South Asia, says Washington should seek to prevent tensions in Kashmir from complicating U.S. security interests in Pakistan and Afghanis…

January 14, 2008

Afghanistan
Cordesman: Despite Gains, Future in Iraq, Afghanistan Remains ‘Uncertain’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on military and security developments in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that despite some gains, the situation in both countries remains tenuous.

November 9, 2006

United States
Trainor: Rumsfeld Likely to Leave ‘Very Negative’ Legacy as Defense Secretary

Retired Marine Lieut. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, who has coauthored a book on the planning for the Iraq war, says that departing Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld will probably leave a “negative …

June 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Cordesman: Report to Congress on Iraq War Borders on ’Deception’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says that the Defense Department’s latest report to Congress on the status of the Iraq war borders on "deception" by painting an overly upbeat…

October 31, 2005

Syria
Indyk: Latest Security Council Resolution Threatens Assad’s Hold on Power

Martin S. Indyk, who served as assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs in the Clinton administration, says the unanimous Security Council resolution ordering Syria to cooperate with the…

October 17, 2005

Iraq
Pollack: Iraqi Constitutional Vote Leaves Key Security Questions Unresolved

Kenneth M. Pollack, a former CIA and National Security Council expert on Iraq, who was a leading advocate of the forceful overthrow of Saddam Hussein, says that the just-concluded constitutional refe…