September 6, 2013 By Steven Kull (Originally published on CNN’s Global Public Square on September 5, 2013) President Barack Obama must pull off a difficult balancing act if he wishes to bring the American public around to supporting – or at least not opposing – military action against Syrian targets.
July 17, 2012 Majority-Muslim Nations Less Concerned About Iran Acquiring Nukes Stewart Patrick analysis As the confrontation over Iran’s nuclear program intensifies–with stronger sanctions against Iran coming into effect and the United States beefing up its forces in the waters around Iran–international public support for sanctions on Iran is fairly
Global Poll Shows Public Support for Taliban Negotiations June 22, 2011 Full Report (PDF) Negotiating with the Taliban is the public’s preferred strategy for NATO to adopt in Afghanistan, rather than trying to defeat the Taliban or withdrawing troops immediately, according to the results of a BBC World Service 24-nation
Less than Half of Pakistani Public Supports Attacking Al Qaeda, Cracking Down on Fundamentalists October 31, 2007 Questionnaire/Methodology (PDF) Pakistanis show only weak support for using force against Islamic militants and overwhelmingly oppose allowing outside forces to combat al Qaeda on Pakistani territory. Just 44 percent of urban Pakistanis favor
Russians and Americans Agree Iran is Trying to Develop Nuclear Weapons, But Disagree on Economic Sanctions May 30, 2006 Both Reject Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Facilities Questionnaire Large majorities of both Americans and Russians think that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons and are concerned about it. But while two