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February 4, 2005

Europe and Eurasia
EUROPE: European Defense Policy

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in the debate about a European defense force?The European Union (E.U.) is planning to create a mobile military force designed to be deployed quickly…

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 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…

February 15, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: 9/11 Commission

This publication is now archived. What is the 9/11 Commission?The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is a bipartisan, independent panel. Its 13 members and staff of nearl…

February 7, 2005

International Organizations
U.N. Reform

This publication is now archived. Is reform on the agenda when the U.N. General Assembly opens?Talk of reform at the United Nations--particularly of the Security Council--is not new. But this year, a…

February 16, 2005

North Korea
NORTH KOREA: Parallel to Iraq?

This publication is now archived. Why does the United States treat North Korea differently from Iraq?Bush administration officials argue that North Korea and Iraq--both rogue states pursuing worrisom…

February 16, 2005

Haiti
HAITI: Current Upheaval

This publication is now archived. What’s next for Haiti?After weeks of violent upheaval to protest his rule--and mounting international pressure for him to step down--President Jean-Bertrand Aristide…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Insurgency Flare-up

This publication is now archived. Why has the Iraqi insurgency flared up again?It was never completely stamped out, experts say, and Sunni and Shiite insurgents have used anti-U.S. sentiment and disc…

February 16, 2005

Defense and Security
TAIWAN: Presidential Election

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues in the upcoming Taiwan election?Experts say the biggest issues in the March 20 presidential vote are Taiwan’s relationship with China and th…

February 16, 2005

Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. Relations

This publication is now archived. What is the current state of U.S.-Saudi relations?Very strained. Because of mutual mistrust and suspicion, created by the war on terror and intensified by a recent c…