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September 15, 2005

Peacekeeping
INDONESIA: The Aceh Peace Agreement

This publication is now archived. What are the latest developments in the peace process in Indonesia’s Aceh province?Rebels from the Islamist Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or GAM), which …

November 1, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Northern Ireland Loyalist Paramilitaries (U.K., extremists)

This publication is now archived. Who are Northern Ireland’s “loyalists”?Loyalists want Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom , and many are willing to support the use of violence to …

October 26, 2005

United States
Recruitment Woes for U.S. Guard and Reserve

This publication is now archived. The current crisisThe war in Iraq is the United States’ first sustained conflict since the military shifted to an all-volunteer force in 1973. As the casualty count …

December 7, 2005

Elections and Voting
Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: An Explainer

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThe December 15 elections will mark the first time in post-Saddam Iraq when voters will decide the permanent makeup of their government. At stake is the …

January 26, 2006

Elections and Voting
Implications of the Palestinian Elections

This publication is now archived. IntroductionHamas’ surprise victory over Fatah in January 25 legislative elections raises many questions for the future of the Middle East. Experts are still trying …

October 4, 2005

Democracy
Profiles of Palestinian Leaders

CFR.org profiles the most prominent Palestinian leaders.

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Election Plan

This publication is now archived. Will Iraq’s January elections occur on schedule?President George W. Bush and Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi insist they will. The Iraqi government has an i…

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…

April 6, 2006

Italy
Italy Election Preview

Italians will head to the polls for parliamentary elections on April 9 and 10 to determine whether Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or challenger Romano Prodi and his center-left coalition wi…

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 …