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February 8, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq, Iran, and Islam

This publication is now archived. What role will Islam play in Iraq after the elections?It’s unclear. The Shiite political coalition expected to win a majority of seats in the January 30 elections is…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Security Forces

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of the Iraqi security forces?Their numbers have grown dramatically since the end of major combat operations in May 2003, and they are increasingly …

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The interim government leaders

This publication is now archived. Who are the new Iraqi leaders?The members of the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG) were appointed June 1 by U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. They were selected after…

February 9, 2010

Peru
Peru’s Mineral Wealth and Woes

Peru has avoided the development problems seen in other extraction-dependent economies, but experts say the country faces governance hurdles, especially on the environment.

January 4, 2007

United States
110th Congress—Defense Spending Issue Looms

The debate over defense spending will be more contentious than usual as the annual budget process ramps up in Washington.

June 20, 2008

United States
Foreign Policy Brain Trusts: Clinton Advisers

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy team included veteran Clinton administration officials seeking to revive U.S. leadership through a balance of soft and hard power.

February 16, 2005

Global
NONPROLIFERATION: Proliferation Threats

This publication is now archived. Does the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty need an overhaul?Many experts say it does. They concede that the, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which went into ef…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Changing Plan

This publication is now archived. Will Iraq’s transitional government be elected?We don’t know. The issue is at the center of a dispute that has emerged over the Bush administration’s new plan to ret…

February 7, 2005

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE: Major Reform Plans Compared

This publication is now archived. What are the differences among the competing congressional proposals to reform the U.S. intelligence community?Congress is considering two different proposals. The S…

May 11, 2006

International Organizations
The Impact of the UN Oil-for-Food Scandal

The largest humanitarian program in UN history was also victimized by the organization’s worst corruption scandal. The oil-for-food case has triggered moves toward reform at the UN but the shockwaves…