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April 14, 2009

Elections and Voting
India’s Electoral Politics

As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.

April 23, 2008

Iraq
Finding a Place for the ‘Sons of Iraq’

The Sunni awakening movement and the Sons of Iraq security forces it inspired helped restore peace. Iraq’s long-term stability could hinge on keeping the movement satiated, experts say.

March 30, 2009

Afghanistan
Iran and the Future of Afghanistan

U.S. and Western military officials are calling on Iran to help stabilize Afghanistan, but historic tensions and allegations of arming militants raise doubts about Tehran’s intent.

October 11, 2007

Sudan
Structuring A Peace Process for Darfur

An increasingly chaotic political situation in Darfur may require a more inclusive round of negotiations than currently envisioned.

February 5, 2009

Iraq
Iraq’s Political Landscape

Iraq’s provincial elections provide signals about the maturity of the country’s political system, as well as highlight new power brokers in the provinces.

September 12, 2007

Iraq
Iraq Security Statistics

The U.S. military’s methodology for measuring violence in Iraq draws criticism from some quarters. The Pentagon concedes some kinds of violence don’t get included, but insists its consistent applic…

June 15, 2007

Sudan
Darfur’s Peace Process

While attention is focused on deploying UN peacekeepers to Darfur, most experts say a negotiated peace agreement remains the only way to settle the crisis.

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.

March 27, 2008

Iraq
The Preparedness of Iraqi Security Forces

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi security personnel have received U.S.-led counterinsurgency training. But big questions remain over their readiness to replace U.S. forces.

October 26, 2007

Defense and Security
Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Experts warn there is slim hope to control this area given its long history of resisting intervention.