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February 22, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: U.S.-Syrian relations

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of U.S.-Syrian relations?Very strained. They have rarely been good; Washington has long protested Syria’s occupation of Lebanon and accused Damascu…

February 22, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Syria and Lebanon

This publication is now archived. What is Syria’s role in Lebanon?It dominates Lebanon’s foreign policy and has effectively occupied large sections of its smaller neighbor for nearly 30 years. There …

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…

February 7, 2005

Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA: Withdrawl of U.S. Forces

This publication is now archived. Will the departure of American forces improve U.S.-Saudi relations?It should. Both the United States and Saudi Arabia had indicated even before the war in Iraq ended…

February 7, 2005

Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA: In al-Qaeda’s Sights

This publication is now archived. Is al-Qaeda now targeting Saudi Arabia?Yes, many experts say. Al-Qaeda attacked U.S. troops stationed in the oil-rich kingdom several times during the 1990s. But the…

February 17, 2005

Syria
SYRIA: U.S.-Syrian Relations

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of U.S.-Syrian relations?Very strained. Relations with Syria, a supporter of terrorism, have never been warm, but they briefly improved after 9/11…

April 26, 2006

Syria
Syria: Has Assad Dodged a Bullet?

Bashar al-Assad, whose regime looked shaky under international pressure last year, is consolidating his power and cracking down on dissent. Despite a UN probe linking Syrian officials to the assassin…

July 20, 2006

Lebanon
Lebanon’s Weak Government

As Israeli air strikes decimate Lebanon, the elected government in Beirut is weak, divided, and seems powerless to control Hezbollah, whose attack on an Israeli convoy July 12 started the conflict.

June 3, 2005

Lebanon
Lebanon: Election Update

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections?They are the first democratic elections since 1976, when Syria began a 29-year occupation of its neighbo…

September 23, 2010

United States
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterm Elections: Trade

With U.S. economic recovery still slow, trade policy looms as a factor in the congressional midterm races. This Backgrounder explores the consequences for trade based on the outcome of the Democratic…