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March 12, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The War on Terror, Six Months Later

Six months ago, the unexpected Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon left thousands of civilians dead. Since then, the Bush administration has been fighting and facing terrorism on …

June 15, 2005

Iraq
Iraq Expert Marr: ’Long, Slow, Struggle’ Ahead in Iraq

Phebe Marr, the author of The Modern History of Iraq, has just returned from a trip to Basra and Baghdad, where she was struck by the “genuine and very lively political process” taking place in prepa…

November 28, 2005

Climate Change
Little Likely to Result from Montreal Conference, Victor Says

David G. Victor, a Council adjunct senior fellow for science and technology and director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, spoke to cfr.org’s Esther Pan on …

January 30, 2006

Elections and Voting
Bronson: Hamas Victory ‘A True Setback’ for Bush Administration’s Democracy Campaign

Rachel Bronson, who heads CFR’s Middle East and Gulf Studies program, says the Bush administration’s expectations that as a Middle East country “democratizes” it would move away from terrorism seem t…

April 14, 2006

China
Economy: Bush Shouldn’t Expect Much Help From China’s Hu on North Korea and Iran

Elizabeth Economy, the Council’s senior fellow for Asia, says that when President Hu Jintao of China meets President Bush at the White House next Thursday, the administration would like to see some p…

April 27, 2009

Mexico
Travel Restrictions Not a Cure for Swine Flu Outbreak

Despite the unknowns about the swine flu outbreak, policymakers need to keep a steady flow of information and prevent a panicked global response, says Michael Osterholm, a leading public health exper…

September 29, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
’The Right’ to Question Iran

Analyst Joseph S. Nye Jr. says the Obama administration’s emphasis on multilateralism raises the prospects for dealing with Iran effectively on its nuclear program but expects no diplomatic breakthro…

November 17, 2009

Afghanistan
Disillusionment in Afghanistan

CFR’s Kim Barker, on return from a recent trip to Kabul, says Afghans are disillusioned with both the reelection of President Hamid Karzai and what they perceive as the U.S desire for an exit strateg…

March 9, 2010

Elections and Voting
Beyond Iraq’s Election Day Success

Iraq’s security forces performed especially well during parliamentary elections but a big test looms in the months ahead as votes are counted and Iraqi factions try to form a government, says CFR’s B…