February 2, 2005
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Who runs the prison system in Iraq?The coalition authorities. According to an official memorandum issued June 8, 2003, by L. Paul Bremer III, the U.S. administrator …
March 10, 2006
Peru’s upcoming presidential election could be an important litmus test in a region leaning leftward.
July 13, 2006
Israel’s counteroffensive into Lebanon and the Palestinian territories raises a question about what constitutes a legal and legitimate proportional response under international law.
September 20, 2006
Backgrounder: U.S. debate over treatment of detainees hinges on interpretation of the Geneva Conventions.
August 28, 2006
Saddam Hussein’s trial has entered its second phase as he faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for a 1988 campaign against Iraqi Kurds. Experts hope the domestic court, despite diffi…
June 7, 2007
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.
June 19, 2007
Iraq’s failing economy helps feed the cycle of violence there. Beyond restoring security, however, experts disagree over how to resuscitate it.
January 17, 2008
Western efforts to rebuild Iraq have focused on military and political progress but revival of civilian infrastructure lags badly.
April 23, 2007
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.
May 23, 2011
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…