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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Military Outsourcing

This publication is now archived. What is military outsourcing?The process of contracting out to private companies tasks that used to be performed by members of the uniformed military. The assignment…

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…

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 …

April 25, 2006

Colombia
Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…

September 13, 2006

Drug Policy
Afghanistan’s Role in Iran’s Drug Problem

A rise in drug use in Iran is one overlooked consequence of the surge in opium production in the Taliban-run provinces of southern Afghanistan.

May 3, 2007

Democracy
U.S. Must Strengthen Ties with Angola to Protect Strategic Energy and Security Interests

“Few African countries are more important to U.S. interests than Angola. The second-largest oil producer in Africa, Angola’s success or failure in transitioning from nearly thirty years of war toward…

May 8, 2007

Nigeria
Symposium on Religious Conflict in Nigeria: Session 1: Religion and the Nigeria Elections

Watch Peter M. Lewis, director of Africa studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul A. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Rotimi T. Suberu, senior fellow for the Jennings Randolph fe…

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May 8, 2007

Nigeria
Religious Conflict in Nigeria: Religion and the Nigerian Elections - Session 1

This is part of the Religion and Foreign Policy Symposia Series, which is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.   MR. MEAD:  All right, if I could have everybody's at…

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