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January 1, 1997

Iran
Debating Religion and Politics in Iran

Overview Post-revolutionary Iran often is depicted as a society devoid and incapable of self-criticism that is dominated by a monolithic view of religion and politics. A revolutionary Islamic ideo…

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February 15, 2000

Lebanon
Hizballah of Lebanon

Overview At first glance, Hizballah's position on the State Department's list of groups that sponsor terrorism would seem to be secure.1 This is not hard to understand, because since the early 198…

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August 24, 2001

Immigration and Migration
Rethinking the Line

600 luminaries, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Governor Tomas Yarrington of Tamaulipas, Mexico gathered in Edinburg, Texas on August 22 to chat up the border. The agenda of the U.S.-Mexico B…

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May 30, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Strengthening the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Introduction The U.S.-Saudi relationship is based on common interests that are fundamental and critical to both countries. Since September 11, however, many factions on both sides are calling for …

January 1, 2003

Iraq
Guiding Principles for U.S. Post-Conflict Policy in Iraq

Overview As we gain perspective on the initial postwar period in Iraq, a conventional wisdom has formed about key mistakes the U.S. government made in the early months of the occupation. This pres…

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December 18, 2007

Pakistan
Policy Options Paper—Pakistan

This paper was written by Daniel Markey, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who handled the South Asia portfolio on the State Department’s Policy Planning staff from 2003 to 2007. I…

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January 8, 2009

North Korea
Can the United States Cause the Collapse of North Korea? Should We Try?

In this brief analysis, I attempt to answer two questions: Can the United States cause the collapse of North Korea? Should we try? I have proceeded under the assumption that the answer t…

March 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Nuclear weapons proliferation, whether by state or nonstate actors, poses one of the greatest threats to in…

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September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
Eurozone Crisis as Historical Legacy

This essay examines the historical roots of the eurozone crisis, tracing the roots of ongoing political and economic problems back to agreements that were made around German reunification in 1989. …

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September 23, 2011

Afghanistan
Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Overview In this Working Paper, Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argue that continued U.S. investment in maternal health should be part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan. Through a h…

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