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February 17, 2005

Trade
TRADE: The FTAA Meeting

This publication is now archived. What is on the agenda at the FTAA meeting in Miami?When trade ministers from the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meet November 20-21, developing coun…

May 6, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran: Nuclear Developments

This publication is now archived. What are the latest developments with Iran’s nuclear program?On August 8, Iran announced it would resume uranium-conversion activities at its Isfahan reactor, which …

September 21, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran’s New Position

This publication is now archived. What is the status of efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions? The United States, Britain, France, and Germany are pushing for the board of governors of the Interna…

October 21, 2005

Syria
Syria Stands Alone

This publication is now archived. Syria’s slow declineWhat a difference five years makes. At the beginning of the century, Syria was a proud Arab country, ruled with brutal consistency for thirty yea…

November 9, 2005

Democracy
Iraq’s Reconstruction Ailments

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts in Iraq?The reconstruction of Iraq has been hampered by a number of hurdles, including government bureaucra…

December 22, 2005

Global
2006: A Look Ahead

This publication is now archived. IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …

February 10, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Israel’s Nuclear Program and Middle East Peace

As diplomatic pressure intensifies on Iran over its nuclear program, new attention is being focused on Israel’s nuclear capabilities and the challenges its nuclear program poses for peace in the Midd…

April 4, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran, the United Nations, and Sanctions

The UN Security Council is debating how to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. Western states seek a firm statement and the threat of eventual sanctions if Iran does not suspend its uranium enrichment w…

May 11, 2006

International Organizations
The Impact of the UN Oil-for-Food Scandal

The largest humanitarian program in UN history was also victimized by the organization’s worst corruption scandal. The oil-for-food case has triggered moves toward reform at the UN but the shockwaves…

May 24, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
U.S. May Shift Strategy on North Korea

News reports say the United States may be shifting its approach toward North Korea in an ongoing effort to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear program. But some experts say that with negotiations st…