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February 4, 2005

Europe and Eurasia
EUROPE: European Defense Policy

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in the debate about a European defense force?The European Union (E.U.) is planning to create a mobile military force designed to be deployed quickly…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Kurds’ Agenda

This publication is now archived. What do the Kurds of Iraq want? Kurdish leaders on the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) are pushing for an autonomous federal state in the new Iraqi nation. Kurds…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Weapons of Mass Destruction

This publication is now archived. Does Iraq have weapons of mass destruction?That seems certain. Although Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein claims to have destroyed his entire stockpile of chemical and b…

February 3, 2005

Sudan
AFRICA: The Darfur Crisis

This publication is now archived. Will the U.N. Security Council’s recent actions help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur?That remains to be seen. On September 18, the Security Council passed …

February 4, 2005

Zimbabwe
AFRICA: Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

This publication is now archived. What’s the current situation in Zimbabwe?President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader since independence in 1980, maintains his grip on power. Under his rule, the coun…

February 7, 2005

Liberia
LIBERIA: Child Soldiers

This publication is now archived. What can be done to help child soldiers?Most experts agree that without focused intervention aimed at reintegrating them into society, child soldiers--who have witne…

February 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: The Assassination of Sheik Yassin

This publication is now archived. What’s the likely impact of the assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin?Experts say the March 22 killing of Yassin, the founder of the radical Palestinian movement Hamas…

February 4, 2005

Liberia
LIBERIA: Status Report

This publication is now archived. What is the current situation in Liberia?Gyude Bryant was sworn in October 14 as chairman of the new transitional government. Bryant replaced interim president Moses…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Security Council Resolution

This publication is now archived. What’s caused the United States to seek a new Security Council resolution?Casualties and costs of the occupation of Iraq are far higher than U.S. officials expected…

February 8, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq’s Leadership Class

This publication is now archived. How will Iraq’s top political posts be filled?Now that the votes from the January 30 election have been tallied, the 275 newly elected members of the transitional Na…