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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Military Outsourcing

This publication is now archived. What is military outsourcing?The process of contracting out to private companies tasks that used to be performed by members of the uniformed military. The assignment…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Interrogation and Torture

This publication is now archived. Did the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib amount to torture?Some of it likely did, experts say. The worst abuses—including beatings and forced sexual act…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Prison System

This publication is now archived. Who runs the prison system in Iraq?The coalition authorities. According to an official memorandum issued June 8, 2003, by L. Paul Bremer III, the U.S. administrator …

May 17, 2005

United States
Le groupe de travail réclame des mesures pour renforcer la compétitivité nord-américaine, l’expansion du commerce et la sécurité des frontières

May 17, 2005 - North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces terrorist and criminal threats, increased economic competition from abroad and uneven economic development. In response …

May 17, 2005

Global
Comité de Trabajo exhorta a tomar medidas para fortalecer la competitividad, expandir el comercio y garantizar la seguridad fronteriza de América del Norte

17 de mayo, 2005— América del Norte es vulnerable a varias amenazas de seguridad, a un aumento de la competencia del exterior y a un desigual desarrollo económico en lo interior. En respuesta a estos…

January 5, 2006

Economics
De-internationalization of the Wall Street Journal?

The Wall Street Journal is dropping the "International" page of its US edition.  "International coverage" is now - according to the publisher - fully integrated into the Journal's coverage of all…

April 25, 2006

Colombia
Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…

September 13, 2006

Drug Policy
Afghanistan’s Role in Iran’s Drug Problem

A rise in drug use in Iran is one overlooked consequence of the surge in opium production in the Taliban-run provinces of southern Afghanistan.

November 26, 2006

Monetary Policy
Does China’s (de facto) dollar peg limit China’s capacity to diversify its reserves?

The dollar hasn’t recovered from the Thanksgiving sell-off.   At least not in Asia.   The won is not as strong as it has been since Korea's own crisis back in 1997.   Those with dollar exposure –…