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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 …

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Saddam’s Capture

This publication is now archived. What are the effects of Saddam Hussein’s capture?It’s uncertain what the lasting effects will be. In the short term, the December 13 arrest of Iraq’s former dictator…

February 4, 2005

Europe
EUROPE: EU Expansion

This publication is now archived. What will be the impact of European Union expansion?The addition of 75 million eastern Europeans--38 million of them Poles--15 years after the collapse of communism …

February 4, 2005

Europe and Eurasia
EUROPE: European Defense Policy

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in the debate about a European defense force?The European Union (E.U.) is planning to create a mobile military force designed to be deployed quickly…

February 7, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
WMD: U.S. Interdiction

This publication is now archived. Is the new U.S. interdiction policy to stop WMD trafficking legal?Yes and no. It is legal for the United States and other willing nations to stop and search foreign …

February 7, 2005

International Organizations
U.N. Reform

This publication is now archived. Is reform on the agenda when the U.N. General Assembly opens?Talk of reform at the United Nations--particularly of the Security Council--is not new. But this year, a…

February 15, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: 9/11 Commission

This publication is now archived. What is the 9/11 Commission?The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is a bipartisan, independent panel. Its 13 members and staff of nearl…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Regime’s Debt

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the administration’s Iraq debt-reduction plan?Presidential envoy James A. Baker III, a former U.S. secretary of state, visited Japan and China …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Iraqi Economy

This publication is now archived. What’s the state of Iraq’s economy?Iraq’s economy, which suffered badly as a result of years of sanctions and the immediate devastation caused by U.S.-led invasion, …