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September 29, 2020

United States
The Dollar: The World’s Currency

The dollar’s role as the primary reserve currency for the global economy allows the United States to borrow money more easily and impose painful financial sanctions. But some experts say the costs to…

A man counts U.S. dollars at a market in Turkey

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 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The War’s First Days

This publication is now archived. Did the war with Iraq begin as expected?No. Pentagon officials had said before the war started on March 19 that it would begin with an intense "shock and awe" assaul…

May 6, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Oil Market Volatility

Though shifts in demand and reduced production by some major producers have influenced oil prices, investor behavior is also increasing market volatility.

December 9, 2005

Iraq
Long-Term Prospects for the U.S. Military Presence in the Persian Gulf Region

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAs the debate over drawing down U.S. forces from Iraq continues, questions have arisen about the likely configuration of a long-term U.S. military presen…

June 14, 2007

Iraq
Is U.S. Troop Morale Slipping?

Despite eroding public support for the Iraq war, troop morale remains high. Experts warn that could change as U.S. forces get further bogged down in Iraq.

February 22, 2007

Wars and Conflict
The ’Coalition of the Willing’

Backgrounder: The latest U.S. surge coincides with a drawdown of British forces. The dwindling coalition may hinder U.S. efforts to secure Iraq.

April 12, 2006

Iraq
U.S. Military Strategy in Iraq

With all the talk of drawing down U.S. forces in Iraq, the U.S. military is quietly adopting a strategy that gets more U.S. soldiers onto the streets to interact with Iraqi locals and forces. Experts…

December 14, 2006

Defense and Security
Iraq’s Other Embeds: Advisers

Whatever emerges from the current review of U.S. Iraq policy, embedding more U.S. military advisers with Iraqi forces will be a vital component. But can this training effort help secure Iraq?

December 8, 2005

Iraq
Training Iraqi forces

This publication is now archived. IntroductionFor weeks now—at least since Iraqis overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in late October—United States policy in Iraq increasingly has come to depe…