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September 29, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Perceptions of U.S. Public Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. IntroductionOne of the most commonly heard questions after the events of September 11 was: “Why do they hate us?” Four years later, anti-Americanism, particularly in…

May 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Cabinet Ministers

This publication is now archived. Who are the cabinet ministers in the new Iraqi government?Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has filled all but one of the 32 ministerial cabinet slots and named thre…

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…

November 2, 2005

Elections and Voting
The Importance of Azerbaijan’s Parliamentary Elections

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAzerbaijanis go to the polls November 6 to vote in parliamentary elections that experts fear will be neither free nor fair. Authorities in recent weeks h…

December 12, 2005

Elections and Voting
Iraqi Political Coalitions in the Parliamentary Elections

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIraqi voters going to the polls in elections to choose a permanent parliament will face a diverse list of candidates and coalitions. All told, more than …

October 14, 2005

Iraq
Iraq’s Sunni Arabs

This publication is now archived. Who are Iraq’s Sunnis?The divisions among Sunnis that surfaced in the run-up to the October 15 referendum highlight both the fractiousness of the Sunni leadership an…

October 31, 2005

Palestinian Territories
PFLP, DFLP, PFLP-GC, Palestinian leftists

This publication is now archived. What are the PFLP, the DFLP, and the PFLP-GC?Three far-left Palestinian nationalist groups that formed after the Six Day War of 1967 and pioneered terrorist strategi…

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…

February 8, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq, Iran, and Islam

This publication is now archived. What role will Islam play in Iraq after the elections?It’s unclear. The Shiite political coalition expected to win a majority of seats in the January 30 elections is…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Bremer Edicts

This publication is now archived. Does the new martial law policy solidify Iraqi control of the country?Not entirely. The new security measures Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi announced July 6 give …