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October 18, 2017

Civil Liberties
Guy Fawkes Tahrir Square Requiem for the Internet Freedom Strategy

The internet was supposed to foster freedom and democracy. It has not panned out as much as some had hoped.

July 2, 2012

Syria
Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

June 3, 2005

Lebanon
Lebanon: Election Update

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections?They are the first democratic elections since 1976, when Syria began a 29-year occupation of its neighbo…

March 2, 2006

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Security Situation

As President Bush heads to Pakistan, security in the Islamic nation is a primary issue. Under President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan has made strides to curb extremism and reform Islamic education. But…

June 21, 2005

Lebanon
LEBANON: Election Results

This is an article about Lebanon’s 2005 general election. For analysis of results from Lebanon’s 2009 vote, click here.This publication is now archived. What was the result of the final round of Leba…

October 27, 2005

South Korea
Japan’s Relationship with South Korea

This publication is now archived. How are relations between Japan and South Korea?They worsened in mid-October after Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited the Yasukuni Shrine, a memorial …

February 15, 2005

Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN: Karzai vs. the Warlords

This publication is now archived. What’s at stake in the government’s confrontation with warlords?Many experts say it is directly related to the upcoming presidential election. They say the October 9…

February 8, 2006

South Korea
South Korea’s Ties with China, Japan, and the U.S.: Defining a New Role in a Dangerous Neighborhood

South Korea, long a stalwart ally of the United States, is now seeking to define a new role for itself in Asia.

September 29, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Gaza’s Reconstruction Prospects

This publication is now archived. What progress has been made on reconstruction in the Gaza Strip?Plans for reconstruction took a back seat as violence flared again between Palestinian militants and …

August 2, 2006

Lebanon
Defining Victory: The Differing Goals of Israel and Hezbollah

As the fighting between Israel and Lebanon escalates into its third week, each side has its own definition of victory and its own plan for emerging from the crisis. Some experts say Hezbollah already…