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April 25, 2005

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE: Negroponte’s Challenges

This publication is now archived. What are the main challenges facing new Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte?He must manage the sprawling U.S. intelligence bureaucracy, oversee the nat…

May 6, 2005

Iran
IRAN: European Nuclear Negotiations

This publication is now archived. What are the details of the European-brokered deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program?On November 29, 2004, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) pa…

July 26, 2005

United States
ASIA: U.S. Military Bases in Central Asia

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the U.S. military bases in Central Asia?The United States maintains two bases in Central Asia, one each in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, for its p…

September 6, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
IRAN: The Nuclear Threat

This publication is now archived. What is the nuclear threat from Iran?Iranian officials claim they are pursuing nuclear technology for peaceful civilian purposes only, such as generating electricity…

October 28, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Oil for Food Scandal

This publication is now archived. What is the controversy over the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program?The UN Security Council started the Oil-for-Food program in 1996 to allow Iraq to sell enough oil to pay f…

December 2, 2005

Wars and Conflict
Child Soldiers Around the World

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThe use of children as soldiers in armed conflict is among the most morally repugnant practices in the world, as illustrated by this Los Angeles Times ph…

December 6, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Treatment of Terror Suspects and U.S.-EU Relations

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIn response to media reports that the United States is detaining top al-Qaeda suspects in secret prisons in eight countries, including Romania and Poland…

November 23, 2005

Chechnya
Elections in Chechnya

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in Chechnya’s elections?The parliamentary elections scheduled for November 27 will be the troubled republic’s first since a 1999 war between Chechen…

December 22, 2005

Global
2006: A Look Ahead

This publication is now archived. IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …

February 27, 2006

United States
Liquefied Natural Gas: A Potential Terrorist Target?

The transport of liquefied natural gas to the United States is expected to surge in the next two decades. The explosive power of such gas makes transport ships attractive terrorist targets. Security …