May 9, 2006United States
Richard K. Betts, a CFR expert on the intelligence community, says that he sees no reason that the nomination of General Michael V. Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency should be blocked by…
August 7, 2006Lebanon
Syria’s U.S. ambassador says Damascus can play a "constructive role" in resolving the current fighting in Lebanon but is getting the diplomatic cold shoulder from the Bush administration.
October 23, 2006Vietnam
Don Oberdorfer, an expert on Asian affairs who wrote a major book on the Tet offensive, Tet!, says even though support for the Iraq war is ebbing in the United States, the current mood lacks “the dom…
January 5, 2007Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a prominent analyst of the Iraq war, says if President Bush does not produce a credible, persuasive plan in his Iraq policy speech, “he is going to be perceived relatively quick…
February 23, 2007Iraq
Michael Knights, a British expert on security in southern Iraq, says British efforts to improve security around Basra have fallen short.
July 12, 2007Iraq
Stephen Biddle, CFR’s top military analyst on Iraq, says the only analytically sound alternatives in Iraq are to either pull out now, or to stick with a revamped “surge.”
September 23, 2008Iran
George Perkovich, an expert on Iran’s nuclear program, says the United States and its negotiating partners should set a deadline for Iran to agree to negotiations on suspending its nuclear enrichment…
September 1, 2009Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
George Perkovich, an expert on nuclear policy, says despite the world’s revulsion at the apparently staged elections in Iran, the United States should be prepared to talk to the Iranian government.