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January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Bremer Edicts

This publication is now archived. Does the new martial law policy solidify Iraqi control of the country?Not entirely. The new security measures Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi announced July 6 give …

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…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Oil

This publication is now archived. Who controls Iraqi oil?The United States and Britain have some rights to use the oil to fund their occupation, international lawyers say, but Iraq’s oil legally belo…

February 15, 2005

Asia
TSUNAMI DISASTER: Relief Effort

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the tsunami relief effort?Governments and private organizations around the world have pledged nearly $4 billion in disaster relief. The deadly …

February 15, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: 9/11 Commission

This publication is now archived. What is the 9/11 Commission?The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is a bipartisan, independent panel. Its 13 members and staff of nearl…

February 17, 2005

International Organizations
UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Reform Panel

This publication is now archived. Who serves on the U.N. reform panel?Members of the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, created by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in November 2003…

February 22, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: U.S.-Syrian relations

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of U.S.-Syrian relations?Very strained. They have rarely been good; Washington has long protested Syria’s occupation of Lebanon and accused Damascu…

April 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Drafting the Constitution

This publication is now archived. What is the status of Iraq’s constitution?After failing to meet the original August 15 deadline, Iraqi leaders pushed the due date to August 22. The 71-member consti…

June 8, 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa
AFRICA: Debt-Relief Proposals

This publication is now archived. What are the current plans for African debt relief?There are a number of debt-relief proposals being debated, some more ambitious than others. One of the most widely…

June 30, 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa
The G-8 Summit

This publication is now archived. What’s on the G-8 Summit agenda?Climate change and aid to Africa will be the top priorities at this year’s Group of Eight (G-8) Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, which…