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February 7, 2005

Trade
TRADE: Outsourcing Jobs

This publication is now archived. What’s the debate over outsourcing?Shifting jobs to lower-wage countries--a form of what is known as offshore outsourcing--is an increasingly popular practice among …

February 7, 2005

Pakistan
NONPROLIFERATION: The Pakistan Network

This publication is now archived. How will the capture of A.Q. Khan affect the international nuclear black market?Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the so-called father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, confessed …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.S.-Turkey Relations

This publication is now archived. How strained are U.S.-Turkey relations?They are very strained. The Bush administration was stunned by the Turkish Parliament’s March 1 decision to deny the United St…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Insurgency Flare-up

This publication is now archived. Why has the Iraqi insurgency flared up again?It was never completely stamped out, experts say, and Sunni and Shiite insurgents have used anti-U.S. sentiment and disc…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Finding WMDs

This publication is now archived. 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…

February 16, 2005

Pakistan
PAKISTAN: U.S.-Pakistan Relations

This publication is now archived. Is Pakistan an effective ally of the United States?Yes and no, experts say. President Pervez Musharraf accommodated U.S. requests for assistance after 9/11, especia…

February 16, 2005

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE: Intelligence Reform

This publication is now archived. What does the intelligence reform bill do?The National Intelligence Reform Act, which was strongly influenced by the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, dramatic…

February 16, 2005

Iran
IRAN: Nuclear Weapons

This publication is now archived. What steps are being taken to curb Iran’s nuclear program? Iranian officials have admitted to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Election Politics

This publication is now archived. Why have Iraq’s Shiites opted to form a single electoral slate?Iraqi Shiites--some 60 percent of Iraq’s population--have never held political power and see the Janua…

February 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Pivotal Issues

This publication is now archived. Why have Palestinian prisoners and the West Bank security fence become the central issues of the Arab-Israeli peace process?Neither issue is part of the so-called ro…