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September 15, 2021

Afghanistan
The Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan twenty years after their ouster by U.S. troops, sparking concerns that they will impose harsh rule, neglect to provide basic services, and abuse huma…

A Taliban fighter holds a gun and walks past a beauty salon with images of women painted over.

March 24, 2006

Israel
Israel Election Preview

Ariel Sharon’s break from the Likud party and formation of a centrist party, Kadima, fundamentally changed the landscape of Israeli politics even before his debilitating stroke in early January. Now …

December 12, 2006

Iran
Two Iranian Elections: One Local, One Lofty

A pair of important elections in Iran may indicate which direction the public mood is swinging ahead of parliamentary polls next year.

February 11, 2009

Israel
Israel’s Political System

A brief overview of the Israeli political system.

June 17, 2009

Iran
Presidential Power in Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader remains the regime’s ultimate authority but controversy surrounding the country’s June 12 presidential election has raised new questions about the role and power of the head of …

December 22, 2005

Global
2006: A Look Ahead

This publication is now archived. IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …