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September 7, 2017

Corruption
How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The United States is one of the primary facilitators of anonymous shell companies, which are often used to fund terrorism and crime that threaten U.S. interests.

Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

April 11, 2007

Iraq
Iraq: Four Years of War

Watch Ali Allawi, former minister of finance, defense, and trade of the Republic of Iraq, and Steven Simon, the Council's Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies, reflect on four years…

January 26, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Postpone the election?

This publication is now archived. Who is calling for the Iraqi elections to be delayed?A variety of Iraqi political organizations and parties, as well as some Western experts. Both are concerned that…

November 17, 2010

Iraq
A Tenuous Deal in Iraq

Despite a walkout by political leader Ayad Allawi, the Iraq power-sharing deal can hold if Prime Minister Maliki keeps his word and if the formation of a new government stir up frictions among rival …

February 5, 2009

Iraq
Iraq’s Political Landscape

Iraq’s provincial elections provide signals about the maturity of the country’s political system, as well as highlight new power brokers in the provinces.

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The June 28 Transfer of Power

This publication is now archived. Who controls Iraq’s government?The Interim Iraq Government (IIG). Under the terms of an annex to Iraq’s temporary constitution--the Transitional Administrative Law (…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Interim Authority

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of Iraqi self-rule?Ultimate authority in Iraq will remain with the U.S.-led coalition government until Iraqi elections are held, according to the l…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Who’s in charge?

This publication is now archived. Who’s in charge of Iraq now?The U.S.-led occupation government has begun to gradually hand over power to the interim government named June 1, but it will remain the …