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September 1, 2016

United States
Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …

A helicopter picks up U.S. soldiers after a night raid in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

December 15, 2011

Iraq
Was the Iraq War Worth It?

As the U.S. military formally ends operations in Iraq, four top expert voices in the debate on the war differ over whether it merited the cost in blood, treasure, and U.S. credibility.

April 18, 2012

International Organizations
Does Kim Signal World Bank Changes?

Four global experts assess Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s appointment as World Bank president and whether the institution needs governance reform.

June 2, 2017

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
How Six Days in 1967 Shaped the Modern Middle East

On the war’s fiftieth anniversary, five scholars discuss how Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Arab world were remade.

Israeli soldiers in front of the Dome of the Rock.

December 11, 2009

Pakistan
Coming up Short on Pakistan

President Obama says Pakistan is crucial to the success of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. But five Pakistani experts argue the Pakistan part of Obama’s strategy is flawed.

March 10, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Iraq: Three Years On

Three years after the war in Iraq began, experts weigh in on whether U.S. forces are winning or losing.

May 28, 2010

United States
Obama’s NSS: Promise and Pitfalls

President Obama’s first National Security Strategy departs from Bush administration doctrine by redefining the war against terror groups and embracing multilateralism, and may expect too much from gl…

December 2, 2009

Afghanistan
Assessing the Afghan Surge

In his address to the nation on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama laid out a strategy he says will turn the tides in the faltering Afghan war effort. Five experts analyze his approach.

March 20, 2009

Afghanistan
Six Experts on Negotiating with the Taliban

Reaching out to moderate elements within the Taliban as part of a U.S. war strategy in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has been the subject of much debate in Washington. Six experts weigh in on the m…

April 22, 2015

Turkey
A Hundred Years On, Armenian Genocide Reverberates

A century after the mass killings and displacement of the Ottoman Empire’s Armenians, four experts reflect on the present-day echoes of those atrocities and the path forward.