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March 9, 2007

Iran
Timeline: U.S.-Iran Contacts

Since cutting ties in 1979, U.S.-Iran dialogue has been sparse and largely fruitless.

October 3, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Policy Brain Trusts: McCain Advisers

Sen. John McCain’s Republican presidential campaign has a group of foreign policy advisers reflecting both realist and neoconservative views of the world.

November 11, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Torture, the United States, and Laws of War

This publication is now archived. Why is torture in the news?A confluence of events has put torture and the treatment of detainees at center stage: the recent revelation of a network of so-called bla…

April 22, 2008

China
Nationalism in China

Nationalism in China, surging amid protests over Beijing’s rule in Tibet, increasingly fills the role Maoism played before China embraced capitalism.

March 3, 2008

Defense and Security
Iran’s Involvement in Iraq

Iran’s influence in Iraq is the subject of enormous speculation. The United States is taking steps to counter that influence.

February 16, 2005

Iran
IRAN: Nuclear Weapons

This publication is now archived. What steps are being taken to curb Iran’s nuclear program? Iranian officials have admitted to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that…

October 24, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Maliki and Sadr: An Alliance of Convenience

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faces the unenviable task of refereeing Iraq’s many ethno-religious factions while subduing sectarian violence on the streets. His relationship to a powerful Shii…

July 16, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Resurging or Splintering?

With suicide attacks up and the growing use of chlorine bombs, al-Qaeda in Iraq looks increasingly emboldened. But reports are surfacing of rifts among its factions.

June 22, 2007

Trade
Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority and Its Impact on U.S. Trade Policy

The looming expiration of U.S. fast-track trade promotion authority could trip up momentum toward trade liberalization, but experts say it won’t necessarily be a step backwards.

February 15, 2007

Democracy
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in Africa

The process of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants features in most of Africa’s post-conflict reconstruction programs. Though DDR programs have improved, problem…