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January 13, 2004

Georgia
Stability, Security and Sovereignty in the Republic of Georgia

Overview Georgia is strategically important to the United States in the war on terror and an indispensable transit point for energy supplies between Asia and Europe. Though the country’s Novemb…

May 11, 2004

Philippines
Challenges for a Post-Election Philippines

Overview As a victim of terrorism and the strongest supporter of U.S. counterterrorism policy among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines already plays a vital…

May 17, 2004

Infectious Diseases
Addressing the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Overview The Bush administration’s $15 billion AIDS initiative has received much attention for its boldness and size. But, according to this indispensable Council Special Report, it will not su…

September 27, 2004

Sudan
Giving Meaning to 'Never Again'

Overview Ten years after the Rwandan genocide, the tragically slow global response to the unrest in Sudan’s Darfur region shows that the international community still lacks the capacity to deal ef…

May 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
A New Beginning

Overview Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world. Although many Muslims are angry at wh…

September 30, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Getting Serious About the Twin Deficits

Overview Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…

March 17, 2006

Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy

Overview Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition argues that Afghanistan is still far from stability. While the country has reestablished basic institutions of government, it has barely started to m…

June 1, 2006

Turkey
Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Overview The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever. Unfortuna…

March 1, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism

Overview A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States has the potential to make the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, look like a historical footnote. In addition to the imme…

July 25, 2006

Capital Flows
Foreign Investment and National Security

Overview The Dubai Ports World controversy has shed light on the tensions between Congress and the executive branch over the appropriate balance between foreign investment and national security. …