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Richard Haass

Gates's Welcome Take on Iran Realities

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The Gates memo is right to focus attention on the real choices. It is ultimately Iran, far more than Afghanistan, Iraq, or even Pakistan, that is likely to prove the most significant strategic challenge for this president.

Terrorism and Technology: Strange Bedfellows in the Digital Age

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James D. Zirin

So what fate awaits us behind the opaque portal of technology, the lady or the tiger? Is the Internet our salvation or our undoing now that terrorism has become the Achilles heel of Western civilization?

Iran: The Limits to Sanctions

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

Absent a change of heart in Iran -- or better yet a change of government in Tehran -- the world will soon reach the long-predicted fork in the road: military action or accepting to live with a nuclear Iran.

Is Iran the New Four-Letter Word?

Nazee Moinian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nazee Moinian

I came back from the Hertzliya Conferences, Israel's political follow up to Davos, with the eerie sense that a new four-letter word has emerged in the international arena: Iran.

Multi-Thinking About Iran: Let's be Realist

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As a "card-carrying realist," I find Haass's recommendation to "promote" -- he does not actually call for "doing" -- regime change in Tehran as running contrary to any sensible realist viewpoint.

Anticipating Obama's First State of the Union

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

There is no doubt that the president will focus far more on domestic issues than foreign affairs. This is partly for political reasons, but also because the world is relatively calm right now compared to the economy.

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.26.2009 | World
Stuart Whatley

As North Korea closes itself off to the outside world even more, China's unique role as an interlocutor will become even more necessary.

Dissent Is as American as Cherry Pie

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard N. Haass

I was about to follow up with other questions when Condi cut me off. "You can save your breath, Richard. The president has already made up his mind on Iraq." This was eight months before the March 2003 start of the conflict.

Marcus Baram

Richard Haass Warns Afghanistan Could Become Obama's War Of Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former State Department official Richard Haass says he was not happy when he learned that Vice President Dick Cheney had spied on him. "Cheney or so...

Obama Broadening Afghanistan War Into 'War of Choice' and Not 'Necessity': CFR

CFR | Bernard Gwertzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Interviewee: Richard N. Haass, President, CFR.org Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting editor, CFR.org CFR President Richard N. Haass's latest ...

Angelina Jolie Reading Haass' Iraq Book On Set

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The 33-year-old actress was seen carrying around the book 'War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars' by Richard N. Haass, during her...

Obama's Foreign Emissaries Named

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Transition officials confirm that President-elect Obama has asked Dennis Ross, Richard Haass, and Richard Holbrooke, to serve as his chief emissaries ...