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November 7, 2011

United States
Defense Spending and the Deficit Debate

Lawmakers are considering sharp cuts to defense spending as part of mandated deficit-reduction efforts. This Backgrounder discusses the effects of such major cuts and implications for U.S. military s…

May 23, 2011

United States
Confronting the Cyber Threat

Foreign governments, non-state actors, and criminal networks are targeting the digital networks of the United States with increasing frequency and sophistication. U.S. cybersecurity has made progress…

March 9, 2010

Monetary Policy
The Stimulus Report Card

The Obama administration says its 2009 stimulus package saved jobs and boosted growth, but Republicans and some economists worry it dampened consumer and business spending and added to long-term debt.

May 22, 2009

Afghanistan
Nourishing Afghanistan’s Agricultural Sector

International actors are redoubling efforts to restore Afghanistan’s agriculture sector and weaken the massive opium trade that helps fund the Taliban. But competing strategies and corruption could s…

February 3, 2009

Defense and Security
China’s Military Power

China’s growing military capabilities pose a concern for U.S. security interests. Experts say the United States must push for greater engagement with China’s military to reduce the potential for misu…

May 20, 2009

Sri Lanka
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (aka Tamil Tigers) (Sri Lanka, separatists)

A profile of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist terrorist group that seeks an independent state in areas in Sri Lanka inhabited by ethnic Tamils.

April 8, 2009

United States
The Fine Print on Defense Spending

As the Obama administration finalizes its first defense budget, analysts say near-term growth will be followed by lean spending amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

February 18, 2009

Economic Crises
The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan

President Obama has signed one of the largest rescue packages since the Great Depression to revive the U.S. economy. Economists warn of the need to keep spending targeted, timely, and temporary.

October 11, 2007

Sudan
Structuring A Peace Process for Darfur

An increasingly chaotic political situation in Darfur may require a more inclusive round of negotiations than currently envisioned.