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January 24, 2019

Venezuela
Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate

Venezuela’s descent into economic and political chaos in recent years is a cautionary tale of the dangerous influence that resource wealth can have on developing countries.

Carlos Jasso/Reuters

March 25, 2016

Myanmar
Understanding Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing significant political changes, but it still faces considerable economic and human rights hurdles.

Charms with pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi and her father, General Aung San, in Yangon, April 5, 2015.

December 18, 2013

Intelligence
U.S. Domestic Surveillance

Successive U.S. administrations have sought to justify controversial domestic surveillance programs amid criticism from Congress and rights activists, explains this Backgrounder.

May 23, 2011

United States
Confronting the Cyber Threat

Foreign governments, non-state actors, and criminal networks are targeting the digital networks of the United States with increasing frequency and sophistication. U.S. cybersecurity has made progress…

January 17, 2008

Development
Rebuilding Iraq

Western efforts to rebuild Iraq have focused on military and political progress but revival of civilian infrastructure lags badly.

June 19, 2007

Iraq
Economic Doldrums in Iraq

Iraq’s failing economy helps feed the cycle of violence there. Beyond restoring security, however, experts disagree over how to resuscitate it.

June 7, 2007

Syria
Can States Invoke ‘Hot Pursuit’ to Hunt Rebels?

Some analysts want U.S. forces to raid suspected terrorist camps in Syria, but legal experts say such raids might not square with international law.

April 23, 2007

United States
America’s Vulnerable Energy Grid

Rising demand stands to increase the strain on the already taxed U.S. power grid. Without intervention, the system could become even more susceptible to terrorist attacks and acts of nature.

March 22, 2007

Nigeria
Security in Nigeria

Backgrounder: Ongoing sectarian troubles and corruption threaten Nigeria’s future security.

September 20, 2006

United States
The United States and the Geneva Conventions

Backgrounder: U.S. debate over treatment of detainees hinges on interpretation of the Geneva Conventions.