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May 29, 2007

Iraq
A National ID Program for Iraq?

Some U.S. analysts recommend a national ID database with biometric cards to identify insurgents in Iraq, but the proposal faces resistance from the U.S. military.

May 2, 2007

Congresses and Parliaments
Should Members of Congress Conduct U.S. Foreign Policy Abroad?

A recent trip to Syria by the Speaker of the House has set off a debate over the role of legislators in conducting foreign policy.

April 13, 2007

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
The Effects of ‘Youth Bulge’ on Civil Conflicts

The presence of idle and unemployed young people in the developing world, or so-called “youth bulge,” is emerging as a catalyst for internal violence.

January 5, 2007

Democracy
Impediments to National Reconciliation in Iraq

A cessation to the violence in Iraq cannot come about without some kind of national reconciliation between the country’s warring factions. But previous reconciliation efforts by Shiite leaders have f…

November 14, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Iraq’s Post-Saddam Insurgency

With Saddam sentenced to death, experts say Sunni insurgents will fight on in an effort to rid Iraq of U.S. forces and avoid Shiite political dominance.

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.

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…

August 8, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: White House to Detail Automatic Budget Cuts

President Obama signed a new law requiring his budget office to provide details on how it will implement $109 billion in automatic budget cuts for January 2013 (TheHill). The law was passed unanimous…

An employee at the federal government’s printing office stacks copies of the 2013 budget (Joshua Roberts/Courtesy Reuters).

June 28, 2007

Russia
Russia’s Soviet Past Still Haunts Relations with West

President Vladimir Putin continues to downplay atrocities by Stalin. Some see Russia’s refusal to come to grips with its Soviet past haunting relations with the West.

December 14, 2006

Defense and Security
Iraq’s Other Embeds: Advisers

Whatever emerges from the current review of U.S. Iraq policy, embedding more U.S. military advisers with Iraqi forces will be a vital component. But can this training effort help secure Iraq?