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February 7, 2005

Foreign Aid
FOREIGN AID: Millennium Challenge Account

This publication is now archived. What is the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)?A U.S. government program that gives development aid in the form of grants to poor countries that adopt economic and p…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Resolution 1546

This publication is now archived. Does the new U.N. resolution resolve questions about Iraq’s status?To an extent. Resolution 1546, passed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council June 8, declares th…

August 3, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
IRAQ: Suicide Attacks

This publication is now archived. What are the motivations of Iraq’s suicide bombers?They vary, experts say. While some, like the Jordanian head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, are longtim…

September 13, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
IRAQ: Status of Iraq’s insurgency

This publication is now archived. What is the status of Iraq’s insurgency? Despite some political progress, Iraq’s insurgency shows few signs of waning, experts say. The most recent attack—a series o…

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…

October 28, 2005

Development
Is Russia’s Economy Running out of Energy?

This publication is now archived. IntroductionRussia’s oil exports are up, its currency is strong, and its gross domestic product (GDP) growth has hummed along at a 7 percent clip for the seventh yea…

November 3, 2005

Azerbaijan
Nagorno-Karabakh: The Crisis in the Caucasus

This publication is now archived. Nagorno-Karabakh’s recent historyOne of the former Soviet Union’s most intractable and longstanding conflicts is Nagorno-Karabakh. An enclave the size of Delaware we…

December 1, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorism Havens: Georgia

This publication is now archived. What part has Georgia played in the war on terror?Its primary role has been the elimination of foreign fighters who took refuge in the Pankisi Gorge, a lawless area …

January 10, 2006

Russia
Energy’s Impact on EU-Russian Relations

This publication is now archived. IntroductionBeneath the Baltic Sea, a pipeline is being built between Russia and Germany. Slated for completion by 2010, the 744-mile Northern European Pipeline is a…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Food and Agriculture

This publication is now archived. Is America’s food supply safe from terrorist attacks?No. The United States spends more than $1 billion every year to keep America’s food supply safe, but even withou…