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September 14, 2005

Germany
Q&A on Germany’s Election

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues facing voters in Germany’s upcoming elections? Germans go to the polls September 18 to choose between candidates from the country’s two main…

September 21, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran’s New Position

This publication is now archived. What is the status of efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions? The United States, Britain, France, and Germany are pushing for the board of governors of the Interna…

September 22, 2005

Afghanistan
Post-Election Security in Afghanistan

This publication is now archived. What is the post-election security situation in Afghanistan?It is still generally unstable, experts say, despite a successful September 18 parliamentary poll, Afghan…

October 18, 2005

Trade
What are the main issues in the debate over CAFTA?

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues in the debate over CAFTA?The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress, would create…

November 2, 2005

Trade
What to Expect from the Summit of the Americas

This publication is now archived. IntroductionU.S. President George Bush heads to South America this week to meet heads of state at the fourth Summit of the Americas November 4-5 in the Argentine sea…

October 26, 2005

United States
Recruitment Woes for U.S. Guard and Reserve

This publication is now archived. The current crisisThe war in Iraq is the United States’ first sustained conflict since the military shifted to an all-volunteer force in 1973. As the casualty count …

November 11, 2005

China
The U.S.-China Relationship: Policy Goals

This publication is now archived. Introduction As President George Bush prepares to leave for state visits to Japan, Korea, China, and Mongolia November 15-21, the U.S. relationship with China …

October 21, 2005

Syria
Syria Stands Alone

This publication is now archived. Syria’s slow declineWhat a difference five years makes. At the beginning of the century, Syria was a proud Arab country, ruled with brutal consistency for thirty yea…

December 2, 2005

Wars and Conflict
Child Soldiers Around the World

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThe use of children as soldiers in armed conflict is among the most morally repugnant practices in the world, as illustrated by this Los Angeles Times ph…

October 31, 2005

Palestinian Territories
PFLP, DFLP, PFLP-GC, Palestinian leftists

This publication is now archived. What are the PFLP, the DFLP, and the PFLP-GC?Three far-left Palestinian nationalist groups that formed after the Six Day War of 1967 and pioneered terrorist strategi…