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March 23, 2005

Capital Flows
Wolfowitz and the World Bank

Paul Wolfowitz looks to be heading toward the Presidency of the World Bank. He probably was not the first choice of anyone outside the US, not even the UK. But no one seems to see much of an upside…

January 19, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Feinstein: Russian Offer to Iran Best Hope Out of Current Nuclear Crisis

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy, expresses concern about what would be achieved by getting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to send the issue of Iran’s nuclear activities…

March 20, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Levitt: Hamas Unlikely to Moderate Stance Now That It Controls Palestinian Government

Matthew Levitt, an expert on terrorism and the author of a new book critical of Hamas, says it is unlikely Hamas is going to change now that it controls the Palestinian government. "Being the governm…

May 23, 2006

Iran
Mead: Timing of Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Looms Large in Blair, Bush Meeting

Walter Russell Mead, CFR’s senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, says that when British Prime Minister Tony Blair meets with President Bush on Thursday, the timing of allied troop withdrawals will p…

June 19, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Forty Years After the Six Day War: Where Are We with Middle East Peace?

Watch Robert E. Hunter of the RAND Corporation, Robert A. Malley of the International Crisis Group, and Dennis B. Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, reflect on the past forty year…

September 18, 2006

Global
Feinstein: Major Issues Confront 61st UN General Assembly Session

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the United Nations, says the sixty-first UN General Assembly session faces “a number of huge issues, any one of which in a different year would be …

February 20, 2007

Palestinian Territories
Indyk: Rice Can Put Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace Train’ Back on Tracks

Former ambassador Martin S. Indyk says Secretary Rice’s decision to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians marks a major change in the Bush administration’s approach to the Middle East.

March 7, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Campaign 2008 Conversations: U.S. Foreign Policy

As the campaign season progresses, it remains apparent that the next president will face many foreign policy challenges, from Iraq, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation, to shifts in global power and…

June 24, 2008

United States
China and Climate Change Symposium

Session One: Chinese Energy and Climate StrategyZhou Dadi, Professor, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), People's Republic of ChinaTrevor Houser, Director, …