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July 16, 2007

Civil Society
Iranian Civil Society and the Role of U.S. Foreign Policy

The arrests of four Iranian-Americans have created a chill among those in Iran working to open up civil society and led to disagreements over U.S. support for those efforts.

August 17, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Profile: Imad Mugniyah

Examining the life and tactics of Imad Fayez Mugniyah, the Hezbollah military mastermind killed in Damascus on February 13, 2008. Before 9/11, Mugniyah was said to be responsible for the deaths of mo…

February 20, 2008

Pakistan
Controls on Pakistan’s Nuclear Technology

The safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons continue to be a concern due to political instability and rising militancy in the country.

December 26, 2006

Central African Republic
Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic

The conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region increasingly threatens two neighboring countries—Chad and the Central African Republic. Here is a look at the major actors and how each country’s government has …

May 12, 2008

Rule of Law
Somalia’s Transitional Government

Though international observers had hoped Somalia’s transitional federal government would bring stability to the war-torn nation after sixteen years of “failed state” status, by mid-2008 experts said …

November 4, 2008

Politics and Government
Presidential Transitions and Foreign Policy

The handoff of foreign policy responsibility from one U.S. presidential administration to another has proven risky in many cases. The next transition occurs at a time of extraordinary global challeng…

November 20, 2008

Trade
The African Growth and Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has boosted U.S.-Africa trade and is viewed favorably by economists. But experts say African states must build trade capacity to benefit fully.

December 4, 2008

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Defense Spending During Economic Crisis

President-elect Barack Obama made many promises on defense spending and strategy during his two-year run for the White House. But analysts say economic constraints and political pressure could make i…

April 22, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
Leading Africa

With South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya all hobbled by varying degrees of instability and infighting, experts fear Africa lacks leadership for continent-wide security and economic initiatives.

March 25, 2009

United States
Human Rights Reporting and U.S. Foreign Policy

The U.S. State Department’s annual global rating of human rights performance antagonizes friend and foe alike. Many rights activists embrace the reports while some express doubts about their influenc…