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October 18, 2005

Transnational Crime
Timeline: Famous Trials of World Leaders

This publication is now archived. IntroductionSince 1945, a slew of prominent world figures have been brought before various domestic and international courts and tribunals. Some have been convicted,…

November 7, 2005

Elections and Voting
Liberia’s Presidential Runoff

This publication is now archived. Who are the candidates in Liberia’s presidential runoff?Liberia, the troubled West African nation founded by freed American slaves in 1820, holds a runoff election f…

November 30, 2005

Rule of Law
Shiite Militias and Iraq’s Security Forces

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThere is a growing chorus of complaints from Sunni Arab leaders that the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) has been infiltrated by Shiite militias that engage …

January 1, 2006

Defense and Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ports

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists attack U.S. ports? Yes. Experts warn that U.S. seaports could be tempting targets for terrorists bent on killing large numbers of people, grabbing m…

January 19, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Feinstein: Russian Offer to Iran Best Hope Out of Current Nuclear Crisis

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy, expresses concern about what would be achieved by getting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to send the issue of Iran’s nuclear activities…

January 20, 2006

Iraq
Cooper: Reporters in Iraq Increasingly in Danger

Iraq is the most dangerous conflict for journalists since the Vietnam War. More than seventy reporters and media assistants have been killed since March 2003, according to Reporters Sans Frontiers, s…

January 30, 2006

Emerging Markets
It is hard to bet on curve flattening when the curve is already flat

Or spread compression when spreads have already compressed. As David Altig kindly noted, I was quoted in Clint Riley's Wall Street Journal story about the impact of a flat yield curve on bank ear…

January 31, 2006

Democracy
A Preview of Iraq’s New Government

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIraqi leaders continue to hash out a four-year coalition government after the December 15 parliamentary elections. As the country’s three main ethnic gro…

February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

Watch U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld address the Council on Foreign Relations on the war in Iraq and the challenges of modernizing U.S. forces' communications capabilities in "today's medi…

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February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00–2:00 p.m. MeetingSeating is limited.This meeting will be on the record.

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