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July 19, 2018

North Korea
North Korea’s Power Structure

In North Korea, all authority flows from Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. He has reinstated the party as the central hub to consolidate his power and bring elites to heel.

Pedestrians walk past portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

October 27, 2010

United States
Immigration and the Midterm Elections

The economic climate and border security concerns have fueled the immigration debate in the U.S. congressional elections. This Backgrounder examines races where immigration is playing a role and the …

May 12, 2008

Rule of Law
Somalia’s Transitional Government

Though international observers had hoped Somalia’s transitional federal government would bring stability to the war-torn nation after sixteen years of “failed state” status, by mid-2008 experts said …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Resistance to U.S. Forces

This publication is now archived. How organized are the ongoing attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq?There are some signs that Iraqi resistance is growing increasingly organized, though experts caution tha…

July 19, 2007

United States
Is the United States Ready to Approve the Law of the Sea Treaty?

The White House is pressing for Senate ratification of the Law of the Sea treaty. Some worry it will endanger national security and harm U.S. industry.

March 21, 2007

Nigeria
MEND: The Niger Delta’s Umbrella Militant Group

Backgrounder: MEND has gained global notoriety by disrupting oil supplies in the Niger Delta.

September 15, 2006

Iraq
Democratic Party Proposals on Iraq

The war in Iraq is a divisive issue not only between Democrats and Republicans but also among Democrats themselves. Their ability to offer a viable alternate strategy on Iraq may decide whether they …

August 21, 2006

Iraq
’Plan B’ Scenarios in Iraq

With Iraq growing more violent by the month, experts say the status quo is unsustainable and are calling for a Plan B to avert an all-out civil war.

October 20, 2005

Peacekeeping
The Arab League and Iraq

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThe decision by the Arab League to empower its secretary-general, the former Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa, to organize a conference on national r…