March 11, 2008
The U.S. government has set a number of benchmarks on security, economic performance, and governance for the Iraqi government to determine progress.
March 7, 2008
China is dealing with growing signs of social unrest and a budding civil society, but the central government’s power grip leaves little room for democracy.
December 15, 2006
President Bush’s review of U.S. Iraq policy may involve adjustments to broader U.S. strategy in the Mideast. Bush is hearing proposals ranging from a boost in combat forces to engaging Iran and Syria…
March 8, 2007
Backgrounder: Experts say more should be done to reduce risk on both passenger and freight rail.
January 4, 2007
The debate over defense spending will be more contentious than usual as the annual budget process ramps up in Washington.
December 11, 2006
Attacks on U.S. chemical facilities have the potential to affect thousands, possibly millions of people, yet many of them remain poorly secured. Legislation to improve security standards has been wat…
November 3, 2006
Polls continue to show Democrats regaining control of at least one house of Congress in the November 7 elections. If this happens, they could exercise greater oversight of executive bodies and trade …
October 31, 2006
Foreign policy is dominating U.S. political discourse for the first time in years. This backgrounder looks at the leading schools of foreign-policy thought on both sides of the political aisle.
August 22, 2006
Evangelical Christians have been a force in U.S. society dating back to the nineteenth century. But experts say in recent years their influence on U.S. foreign policy has grown, from humanitarian act…
February 16, 2005
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Did the Bush administration exaggerate the evidence of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction?Yes, say skeptics who claim the failure to date to find stockpiles of weapo…