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November 26, 2007

China
Guang: China and the United States ‘Do Not Have Strategic Conflicts’ in Africa

Yang Guang, director of the Institute of West Asian and African Studies, says that China and the United States “do not have strategic conflicts” in Africa.

March 7, 2008

Kosovo
Kupchan: Recognizing Kosovo Least Bad Option for United States

Interview: CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan says recognizing Kosovo as independent is the best pragmatic solution from a list of bad options.

September 5, 2014

Russia
Russia Wants ’Hot Peace,’ Not War

NATO powers should prepare less for overt Russian aggression in eastern Europe, and more for indirect, subversive activities like cyber-attacks, says expert Mark Galeotti.

May 12, 2014

Israel
The Pitfalls of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Mistrust, complex domestic politics, and a lack of urgency by Israeli and Palestinian leaders continue to bedevil peace talks brokered by the Obama administration, says former U.S. negotiator Aaron D…

June 27, 2013

Afghanistan
The Diplomatic Push for Afghan Peace

The Taliban believes it will have the upper hand in potential negotiations with the Afghan government and its partner in Washington, but it remains unclear what the insurgent group’s goals are in any…

December 6, 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo’s Weak Peace Process

Rwandan-backed rebels recently withdrew from the eastern Congolese city of Goma, but a comprehensive peace deal with the government remains elusive, says expert Jason Stearns.

May 25, 2011

Israel
Dim Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

The recent speeches by President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu haven’t advanced prospects for peace, which are crippled by disagreements over core issues and mistrust between U.S., Israe…

June 25, 2008

Pakistan
Pakistan and United States: Two Different Priorities

South Asia expert Teresita Schaffer says Washington and Islamabad have different priorities in the fight against militancy.

June 10, 2010

Israel
Time for U.S. Middle East Peace Plan?

Palestinians are pleased at the uproar against Israel after its raid on a Turkish-led aid flotilla, but what they--and Israelis--want is more active U.S. engagement in the peace process and an agreem…

February 15, 2006

Elections and Voting
Ross: United States Must Focus on Getting Hamas to ‘Transform Itself’ and Accept Israel’s Right to Exist

Dennis B. Ross, who was the chief U.S. Middle East peace negotiator in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, says it is crucial for the United States "to maintain a strong consens…