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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

Asia
Tsunami Rebuilding Efforts, One Year Later

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the tsunami reconstruction effort?On December 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on the Indian Ocean’s floor touched off a series of devastat…

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 21, 2006

Mexico
U.S.-Mexico Border Woes

As U.S. public opinion increasingly favors stronger immigration controls, the Senate considers a bill that would impose harsh penalties on illegal immigrants. The U.S.-Mexican relationship has suffer…

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 …

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…

February 10, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Israel’s Nuclear Program and Middle East Peace

As diplomatic pressure intensifies on Iran over its nuclear program, new attention is being focused on Israel’s nuclear capabilities and the challenges its nuclear program poses for peace in the Midd…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Changing Plan

This publication is now archived. Will Iraq’s transitional government be elected?We don’t know. The issue is at the center of a dispute that has emerged over the Bush administration’s new plan to ret…

February 3, 2005

Democracy
MIDDLE EAST: Promoting Democracy

This publication is now archived. How is the United States promoting democracy in the Arab world?The Bush administration has taken two distinct approaches since September 11. It has pursued an aggres…

February 28, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Russia’s Nuclear Deal with Iran

As the world struggles to find a formula for dealing with suspicious nuclear developments in Iran , Russian diplomats have been holding bilateral talks with Iranian officials on a proposal they say c…