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March 10, 2006

Peru
Peru’s Elections

Peru’s upcoming presidential election could be an important litmus test in a region leaning leftward.

March 13, 2007

Iraq
The Difficulties of Counting Iraq’s War Dead

No definitive estimate exists on the number of Iraqi civilians who have died from violence, largely because of the politically charged nature of the war.

June 14, 2007

Iraq
Is U.S. Troop Morale Slipping?

Despite eroding public support for the Iraq war, troop morale remains high. Experts warn that could change as U.S. forces get further bogged down in Iraq.

January 24, 2008

Kenya
Understanding Kenya’s Politics

While some reports attribute Kenya’s postelection crisis to tribalism, most analysts see weak political institutions at the root of problems.

October 16, 2008

Trade
China’s Troubled Food and Drug Trade

China has grown into a trading giant, but recent concerns over the safety of Chinese food and drugs have increased worries that China’s production may have outpaced the country’s policing capacity.

November 4, 2008

Politics and Government
Presidential Transitions and Foreign Policy

The handoff of foreign policy responsibility from one U.S. presidential administration to another has proven risky in many cases. The next transition occurs at a time of extraordinary global challeng…

November 10, 2008

Fossil Fuels
Non-OPEC Oil Production

Non-OPEC oil producers, which turn out most of the world’s oil, are operating near capacity.

November 19, 2008

China
Financial Crisis May Worsen Poverty in China, India

The global financial crisis threatens to hamper poverty alleviation efforts in India and China, responsible for lifting the largest numbers of the world’s poor out of extreme poverty.  Political or s…

January 22, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a senator and former First Lady, has offered a tough pragmatism on national security matters and called for reviving U.S. credibility in the world.

December 10, 2008

Vietnam
Vietnam’s Economic Hiccups

Vietnam’s stock market has plunged and its economic growth has dwindled since 2006, when it was seen as a model for emerging country growth. The country’s experience highlights the problems confronti…