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February 7, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iran’s Involvement

This publication is now archived. What are Iran’s goals in the new Iraq?Iran, a Shiite Islamic theocracy to Iraq’s east, would clearly like to exercise considerable influence over the new government …

February 8, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq, Iran, and Islam

This publication is now archived. What role will Islam play in Iraq after the elections?It’s unclear. The Shiite political coalition expected to win a majority of seats in the January 30 elections is…

September 9, 2005

Race and Ethnicity
IRAQ: Iraqi Leaders Voicing Anger at Arab Neighbors

This publication is now archived. IntroductionRelations between Iraq and its Arab neighbors have worsened in recent weeks, highlighted by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s September 5 criticism of Ara…

September 29, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Perceptions of U.S. Public Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. IntroductionOne of the most commonly heard questions after the events of September 11 was: “Why do they hate us?” Four years later, anti-Americanism, particularly in…

November 10, 2005

Jordan
The Effects of the Amman Bombings on U.S.-Jordanian Relations

This publication is now archived. Jordan’s Worst Terrorist Attacks in HistoryThe recent hotel bombings in Jordan will once again shine the spotlight on U.S.-Jordanian relations. On the surface, relat…

November 23, 2005

Chechnya
Elections in Chechnya

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in Chechnya’s elections?The parliamentary elections scheduled for November 27 will be the troubled republic’s first since a 1999 war between Chechen…

December 1, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorism Havens: Colombia

This publication is now archived. Is Colombia a haven for terrorists?Yes. While the country has no known ties to al-Qaeda’s brand of global terrorism, Colombia’s ongoing civil war, feeble central gov…

December 22, 2005

Global
2006: A Look Ahead

This publication is now archived. IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …

February 17, 2006

Iran
U.S. Soft Diplomacy in Iran

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAs the international standoff over Iran’s nuclear program intensifies, U.S. officials have struggled to find solutions. Although it looks increasingly li…

March 30, 2006

Iraq
U.S. Intervention in Iraqi Politics

Washington’s opposition to the Shiites’ nomination for prime minister highlights the growing strain in U.S.-Shiite relations in Iraq. The reaction of some Shiite leaders suggests U.S. influence in Ir…