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June 1, 2005

Europe
EUROPEAN UNION: The French & Dutch Referendums

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of the French and Dutch "no" votes to the EU constitution?They have dealt the EU constitution a potentially fatal blow, experts say. All 25 m…

October 30, 2006

Development
The Surging Vietnamese Economy

Vietnam’s economy is booming as the World Trade Organization prepares to welcome the communist country as a full member after eleven years of accession negotiations.

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…

December 19, 2007

United States
Vehicle Fuel Economy

Congress has approved the first increase in corporate average fuel economy in thirty years, propelled by worries over rising oil prices.

November 9, 2007

Global
Nation Branding Explained

Countries increasingly employ public relations firms and the techniques of brand marketing to build cohesive images for their nation.

November 20, 2008

Trade
The African Growth and Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has boosted U.S.-Africa trade and is viewed favorably by economists. But experts say African states must build trade capacity to benefit fully.

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.

July 25, 2011

Race and Ethnicity
Europe: Integrating Islam

Western Europe’s burgeoning Islamic population continues to spark concerns about Muslim assimilation and a cultural divide.

June 19, 2012

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Aum Shinrikyo

A profile of the Japanese religious cult that carried out the 1995 subway sarin attack.

May 17, 2013

South Africa
South Africa’s Economic Fault Lines

South Africa in the post-apartheid period has registered steady growth, but mounting problems over inequality threaten the continent’s economic engine.

Girls stand outside shacks made from metal in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township.