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October 19, 2015

Israel
IsraelisandPalestiniansAndThenWhat Israelis and Palestinians: And Then What?

In December 1987 the first intifada began after a traffic accident involving an Israeli truck and a Palestinian pedestrian outside the Jabaliya refugee camp set off a wave of demonstrations against I…

August 12, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
RTX1G4UT (1) Boko Haram’s Shekau Replaced? Not So Fast

Chadian President Idriss Deby’s August 11 comments that Abubakar Shekau has been replaced by Mahamat Daoud and that the latter is open to negotiations with Nigeria’s Buhari government, has predictabl…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Resistance to U.S. Forces

This publication is now archived. How organized are the ongoing attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq?There are some signs that Iraqi resistance is growing increasingly organized, though experts caution tha…

May 22, 2006

Democratization
Snags Remain in Forming Iraqi Government

The main hurdles to forming a permanent government in Iraq and improving its worsening security situation remain the ministries of defense and interior. Iraq’s parliament approved the new government …

March 30, 2006

Iraq
U.S. Intervention in Iraqi Politics

Washington’s opposition to the Shiites’ nomination for prime minister highlights the growing strain in U.S.-Shiite relations in Iraq. The reaction of some Shiite leaders suggests U.S. influence in Ir…

April 22, 2006

Democratization
The New Face of Iraq’s Government

Iraq’s Shiite leadership finally selects a candidate for prime minister to replace the embattled Ibrahim al-Jaafari. But experts are not impressed with the new candidate’s credentials.

January 31, 2006

Democratization
A Preview of Iraq’s New Government

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIraqi leaders continue to hash out a four-year coalition government after the December 15 parliamentary elections. As the country’s three main ethnic gro…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The interim government leaders

This publication is now archived. Who are the new Iraqi leaders?The members of the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG) were appointed June 1 by U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. They were selected after…

January 11, 2011

Afghanistan
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The story of a young entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her Kabul, Afghanistan, neighborhood during the Taliban years.

February 14, 2006

Iraq
Matthew Sherman: Curtailing Militias Key to Formation of Iraqi Security Forces

Matthew Sherman, former deputy senior adviser and director of policy to Iraq ’s Ministry of Interior, discusses the influence of militias, U.S. counterinsurgency efforts, and Iraq ’s rise of organize…