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September 21, 2005

Iraq
Interview with William L. Nash on the U.S. military’s strategy in Iraq

Top U.S. military commanders in Iraq have called recent efforts to sweep insurgent strongholds in Tal Afar and elsewhere “great successes.” But some insurgency experts dispute that claim, arguing tha…

October 12, 2005

Kashmir
Interview with William Milam on Kashmir’s prospects for peace after Pakistan’s earthquake

India and Pakistan have disputed the mountainous territory of Kashmir since the end of British colonialism led to independence and the partition of the two states in 1947. India controls about 55,000…

August 10, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Interview with Major Isaiah Wilson III on Pentagon reform

The Defense Department has developed war plans to thwart terrorist attacks within the United States, raising the possibility that ground troops may be dispatched on U.S. soil in the event of an emerg…

April 1, 2008

United States
The Capital Interview: General William Lord on Cyberspace and the Future of Warfare

The U.S. Air Force is standing up a dedicated command to coordinate offensive and defensive cyber strategy within the Pentagon.

January 11, 2008

United States
Gause: Saudis ’Very Anxious’ to Hear Bush Views on Iran

F. Gregory Gause III, a leading expert on Saudi Arabia, says Saudi leaders share U.S. concerns about Iran but would also like to see Iraq’s prime minister deposed.

October 21, 2008

Iraq
The Trouble with the U.S.-Iraq Pact; Saudis Broker Taliban-Karzai Talks

F. Gregory Gause III, a leading expert on Iraq and Saudi Arabia, says a lack of leadership among Iraq’s Shiite politicians is holding up approval of a U.S.-Iraqi security pact. He also talks about ne…

November 22, 2005

Ukraine
‘Significant’ Changes Beginning in Ukraine Politics, says former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller

William Green Miller, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and current senior policy scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center, says before the Orange Revolution, Ukrainian politics was "still Soviet in it…

February 2, 2011

Political Movements
Egypt a ’Textbook’ Foreign Policy Dilemma

Former secretary of state James A. Baker says the crucial U.S. alliance with a politically stunted Egyptian regime poses major difficulties for the Obama administration as it tries to balance U.S. va…

February 18, 2011

Bahrain
Is Bahrain’s Regime Next to Fall?

Bahrain’s security forces are loyal to the Sunni regime, which means the unrest isn’t likely to lead to collapse, says expert F. Gregory Gause III. Still, the protests pose a dilemma for the United S…

June 8, 2006

Iraq
Bremer: Zarqawi’s Death a ’Very Important Moment’ in War on Terrorism

L. Paul Bremer, who headed the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq after Saddam’s ouster, says the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a " very important moment" in the war on terrorism and the ef…