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Title: Syria's 'National Dialogue' Lacks Credibility
Authors: Steven A. Cook
Date: November 2011

Title: 9/11 Perspectives: Splinters in the Global Islamist Movement
Authors: Ed Husain
Date: August 2011

Title: Osama bin Laden's Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World
Authors: Elliott Abrams
Date: May 2011

Title: Bin Laden's Symbolic Death Won't End Extremism
Authors: Steven Cook
Date: May 2011

Title: After bin Laden: What's Next for Obama
Authors: James Lindsay
Date: May 2011

Title: U.S. Foreign Aid: Investing in Countries that Help Themselves
Authors: Daniel Yohannes
Date: March 2011

Title: Japan's Nuclear Crisis: Global Implications for Nuclear Energy
Authors: Michael A. Levi
Date: March 2011

Title: Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan: Assessing the Economic Impact
Authors: Sheila Smith
Date: March 2011

Title: A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Authors: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Date: September 2010

Title: A Conversation with Feisal Abdul Rauf
Authors: Feisal Abdul Rauf
Date: September 2010

Title: A Conversation with Henry Odein Ajumogobia
Authors: Henry Odein Ajumogobia
Date: August 2010

Title: A Conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu
Authors: Benjamin Netanyahu
Date: July 2010