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February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Humanitarian Relief

This publication is now archived. How much humanitarian relief is being provided to Iraq?It is difficult to judge with precision. U.S. and British forces, United Nations agencies, private relief grou…

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: Law and Order in Postwar Iraq

This publication is now archived. Who is in charge of law and order in postwar Iraq?For now, the United States and Great Britain, and it appears that will remain the case for some months. In response…

April 25, 2005

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE: Negroponte’s Challenges

This publication is now archived. What are the main challenges facing new Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte?He must manage the sprawling U.S. intelligence bureaucracy, oversee the nat…

December 2, 2005

Elections and Voting
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Elections

This publication is now archived. What is the expected outcome of Kazakhstan’s December 4 presidential elections?Experts on Central Asia predict incumbent president, the sixty-five year old President…

March 10, 2006

Peru
Peru’s Elections

Peru’s upcoming presidential election could be an important litmus test in a region leaning leftward.

April 25, 2006

Colombia
Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…

May 12, 2006

Bolivia
Bolivia’s Nationalization of Oil and Gas

In a region seen as turning leftward, forging alliances would seem a natural course of events. But Bolivian President Evo Morales’ decision to nationalize the oil and gas industry is exposing tension…

May 19, 2006

Elections and Voting
Cyprus’ Elections

Cyprus’ parliamentary elections are the first since the 2004 referendum on Kofi Annan’s plan for reunification was voted down, and the first since the country’s accession to the EU that same year. Th…

May 26, 2006

Defense and Security
Iraq Security: Limping Forward

With a new government in place, security concerns will dominate the Iraqi leaders’ agenda. Reforming the country’s decrepit police force will be paramount if Iraq is to end its cycle of violence.