Soderberg on America's foreign policy
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08/06/08 Mitch E. Perry
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A United Nations official said today that violence has decreased and security has improved across most of Iraq in the past three months but much progress is needed on the political front.

He made his comments after Iraqi lawmakers in Baghdad postponed a vote on the new election law by at least a month, delaying local elections originally scheduled for October 1st.

The U.S. views the elections as a way of reconciling Iraq's rival ethnic and religious communities by redistributing power at a local level.

Nancy Soderberg is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and a foreign policy commentator whose works have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the American Prospect and the New York Times.

Her new book, co-written with Brian Katulis, is called The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America and what we Need in Return.

WMNF asked Soderburg about when she thinks it will be safe for American troops to move out of Iraq in large numbers.

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