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April 8, 2009

United States
The Fine Print on Defense Spending

As the Obama administration finalizes its first defense budget, analysts say near-term growth will be followed by lean spending amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

January 22, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a senator and former First Lady, has offered a tough pragmatism on national security matters and called for reviving U.S. credibility in the world.

June 17, 2008

China
Olympic Pressure on China

As the Olympics draw near, critics are attacking Beijing for its policies on the environment, the press, Sudan, and Tibet.

October 26, 2007

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
U.S. Army Force Restructuring, “Modularity,” and Iraq

The U.S. Army is reorganizing to create smaller, more mobile units without sacrificing firepower. Some experts, however, wonder whether that aim addresses the lessons of Iraq.

July 19, 2007

United States
Is the United States Ready to Approve the Law of the Sea Treaty?

The White House is pressing for Senate ratification of the Law of the Sea treaty. Some worry it will endanger national security and harm U.S. industry.

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.

October 19, 2006

Defense and Security
The Proliferation Security Initiative

The United States launched the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in 2003 to help curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Since then, PSI membership has expanded sevenfold, …

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 …

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Nuclear Facilities

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists target U.S. nuclear power plants? Yes. In his January 2002 State of the Union speech, President Bush said that U.S. forces “found diagrams of …