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February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Madrid Donor Conference

This publication is now archived. How much financial aid for Iraq was pledged at the October 23-24 Madrid donor conference?About $33 billion in grants and loans, almost two-thirds of it from the Unit…

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 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 7, 2005

Defense Technology
DEFENSE: Non-lethal Weapons

This publication is now archived. What are non-lethal weapons?Non-lethal weapons (NLW) are intended to incapacitate people and equipment while limiting unnecessary loss of life and damage to property…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Weapons Inspections: 1991-1998

This publication is now archived. Why did the United Nations send weapons inspectors to Iraq?Because Iraq had a history of using chemical weapons, and giving up its weapons of mass destruction was a …

February 16, 2005

Global
NONPROLIFERATION: Proliferation Threats

This publication is now archived. Does the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty need an overhaul?Many experts say it does. They concede that the, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which went into ef…

February 4, 2005

Europe
EUROPE: EU Expansion

This publication is now archived. What will be the impact of European Union expansion?The addition of 75 million eastern Europeans--38 million of them Poles--15 years after the collapse of communism …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Finding WMDs

This publication is now archived. Did the Bush administration exaggerate the evidence of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction?Yes, say skeptics who claim the failure to date to find stockpiles of weapo…

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 17, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
TERROR: The Search for bin Laden

This publication is now archived. Are coalition forces closing in on Osama bin Laden?We don’t know. U.S. and Pakistani administration and military officials have announced stepped-up efforts to find …