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February 7, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: The Disengagement Plan

This publication is now archived. What is Israel’s disengagement plan?Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says Israel may move on its own to evacuate most of the Jewish settlements in Gaza and some in the We…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Who’s in charge?

This publication is now archived. Who’s in charge of Iraq now?The U.S.-led occupation government has begun to gradually hand over power to the interim government named June 1, but it will remain the …

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Interim Constitution

This publication is now archived. What are the contents of Iraq’s interim constitution?The 62-article document signed March 8 is designed to provide a legal framework for the country’s transitional g…

February 3, 2005

Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN: Security

This publication is now archived. How can security in Afghanistan be improved?There are many options. Among them: dramatically expanding and strengthening the new Afghan national army; broadening the…

April 13, 2006

Japan
Japan and Its Military

Japan’s constitution forbids a traditional military, allowing only a narrowly defined Self Defense Force, or SDF. Some experts now see acceleration in the longstanding movement to modernize and stren…

October 18, 2005

Transnational Crime
Timeline: Famous Trials of World Leaders

This publication is now archived. IntroductionSince 1945, a slew of prominent world figures have been brought before various domestic and international courts and tribunals. Some have been convicted,…

May 19, 2006

Elections and Voting
Cyprus’ Elections

Cyprus’ parliamentary elections are the first since the 2004 referendum on Kofi Annan’s plan for reunification was voted down, and the first since the country’s accession to the EU that same year. Th…

June 13, 2006

International Organizations
The Rise in Bilateral Free Trade Agreements

As the Doha world trade talks founder, the United States has continued to pursue a growing number of bilateral deals. Some economists praise the trend as contributing to trade liberalization and mark…

August 10, 2006

Middle East and North Africa
The Al-Qaeda-Hezbollah Relationship

Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah are supposedly rival groups on opposite sides of sectarian lines. Yet recent statements from senior al-Qaeda leadership suggest a common enemy may be drawing them together, and…

June 16, 2006

Religion
Shia Muslims in the Mideast

Backgrounder: Some experts say a "Shiite crescent" holds the potential to transform Islamic politics in the coming years.