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April 25, 2005

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE: Negroponte’s Challenges

This publication is now archived. What are the main challenges facing new Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte?He must manage the sprawling U.S. intelligence bureaucracy, oversee the nat…

November 2, 2005

Trade
What to Expect from the Summit of the Americas

This publication is now archived. IntroductionU.S. President George Bush heads to South America this week to meet heads of state at the fourth Summit of the Americas November 4-5 in the Argentine sea…

October 21, 2005

Syria
Syria Stands Alone

This publication is now archived. Syria’s slow declineWhat a difference five years makes. At the beginning of the century, Syria was a proud Arab country, ruled with brutal consistency for thirty yea…

December 7, 2005

United States
American Presidents at the Council on Foreign Relations

This publication is now archived. Presidents at the CFR Since the founding of the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921, eight American presidents have addressed the membership, two of them – Bi…

March 16, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorist Groups and Political Legitimacy

Terrorist groups can never change their stripes, or so politicians regularly remind their citizens. Yet history begs to differ.

April 19, 2006

Trade
The Uneasy U.S.-Chinese Trade Relationship

Trade relations between the United States and China have provided enormous benefits to both countries. But a growing U.S. trade deficit, China’s regulation of its currency, and concerns over intellec…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Law and Order in Postwar Iraq

This publication is now archived. Who is in charge of law and order in postwar Iraq?For now, the United States and Great Britain, and it appears that will remain the case for some months. In response…

May 2, 2006

Iraq
Iraq’s Press: A Status Report

Kidnappings and deaths among the corps of international journalists covering the Iraq war occur with grim regularity. Yet the conditions facing native Iraqi journalists—both those working for Iraqi m…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Humanitarian Relief

This publication is now archived. How much humanitarian relief is being provided to Iraq?It is difficult to judge with precision. U.S. and British forces, United Nations agencies, private relief grou…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Interim Authority

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of Iraqi self-rule?Ultimate authority in Iraq will remain with the U.S.-led coalition government until Iraqi elections are held, according to the l…