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February 7, 2005

International Organizations
UNITED NATIONS: Nation-Building

This publication is now archived. What’s the U.N. record on nation-building?Mixed, experts say. While the United Nations has guided several countries through successful postwar transitions, the enorm…

February 3, 2005

Rwanda
HUMANITARIAN: A Decade After Rwanda

This publication is now archived. What lessons have been learned since the Rwanda genocide?Most experts agree that the slow and reluctant international reaction to the violent upheaval in Rwanda 10 y…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Editorial Briefing with Robert C. Orr

This publication is now archived. Robert C. OrrRobert C. Orr the director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington program, was a member of a five-person team sent, at the U.S. government’s re…

February 17, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: Targeting Banks

This publication is now archived. Why are banks and other financial institutions tempting terror targets?Experts say terrorist groups like al Qaeda seek to deliver a major economic shock to the Unite…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Infiltration of Iraqi Forces

This publication is now archived. What’s the extent of insurgent infiltration of Iraq’s security forces?Widespread, many experts say. Insurgents frequently appear to have inside information about the…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Military Outsourcing

This publication is now archived. What is military outsourcing?The process of contracting out to private companies tasks that used to be performed by members of the uniformed military. The assignment…

November 9, 2005

Democracy
Iraq’s Reconstruction Ailments

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts in Iraq?The reconstruction of Iraq has been hampered by a number of hurdles, including government bureaucra…

October 25, 2005

United States
American deaths in Iraq at 2,000: Milestone or ‘Irrelevant’?

This publication is now archived. Reaching 2,000In military terms, flag rank officers, defense analysts, and many pundits tend to agree that the “2,000 death milestone” for U.S. military personnel in…

December 6, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Treatment of Terror Suspects and U.S.-EU Relations

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIn response to media reports that the United States is detaining top al-Qaeda suspects in secret prisons in eight countries, including Romania and Poland…

January 12, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Is There a Rift in Iraq’s Insurgency?

This publication is now archived. IntroductionU.S. officials in Iraq claim to be holding talks with Sunni Arab members of the insurgency, according to recent news reports. The talks coincide with a r…