February 2, 2005
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Was the war in Iraq justified?There is broad agreement that removing Saddam Hussein from power neutralized a ruthless tyrant. But the debate over why the United Stat…
January 21, 2009
The Bush administration’s approach to the detention and prosecution of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. But the battle continues.
May 27, 2010
The Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gets underway amid new concerns about Iran and North Korea and disputes between nuclear haves and have-nots. Fifteen countries will play a…
October 14, 2015
Eurasia’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization has expanded its agenda to include wide-reaching security and economic initiatives, but it remains to be seen if the bloc’s members can develop and impleme…
August 16, 2007
Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf faces growing opposition at home and abroad, but what form of government might replace his military rule remains unclear.
December 4, 2007
Iran’s alleged meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan and its defiance of orders to halt uranium enrichment have drawn sharp criticism from the west. Amid the rhetoric some analysts and policy makers conti…
February 22, 2008
The division of Iraq’s oil wealth is an important obstacle to a power-sharing deal. At issue is whether revenues should be regionally or centrally controlled.
March 3, 2008
Iran’s influence in Iraq is the subject of enormous speculation. The United States is taking steps to counter that influence.
March 11, 2008
The U.S. government has set a number of benchmarks on security, economic performance, and governance for the Iraqi government to determine progress.
May 14, 2008
The history, rationale, and limitations of the National Intelligence Estimate, the U.S. intelligence community’s most authoritative and coordinated written assessment of national security issues.