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May 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
A New Beginning

Overview Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world. Although many Muslims are angry at wh…

April 2, 2010

Russia
The Russian Economic Crisis

Overview Nearly two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the character of Russia, its principal successor state, remains unresolved. So, too, does the character of Russia's relationship wit…

December 2, 2011

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

The United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia has been one of the cornerstones of U.S. policy in the Middle East for decades. Despite their substantial differences in history, culture, and govern…

December 5, 2010

International Organizations
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Overview The UN Security Council remains an important source of legitimacy for international action. Yet despite dramatic changes in the international system over the past forty-five years, the co…

January 8, 2009

North Korea
Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea

Overview North Korea poses difficult challenges for U.S. foreign policy. It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongo…

January 13, 2004

Georgia
Stability, Security and Sovereignty in the Republic of Georgia

Overview Georgia is strategically important to the United States in the war on terror and an indispensable transit point for energy supplies between Asia and Europe. Though the country’s Novemb…

November 27, 2006

Venezuela
Living with Hugo

Overview Hugo Chávez poses a challenge to U.S. interests in the Americas. Just how much of a challenge, though, is a matter of disagreement among experts. With Venezuelan oil revenues soaring a…

April 8, 2013

Military Operations
The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Overview U.S. special operations forces are doing more things in more places than ever before. They are now active in some seventy countries and, since 2001, have seen their combined budget nearly…

September 22, 2008

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism

Overview The basis of nuclear doctrine during the Cold War was deterrence. Nuclear powers were deterred from attacking each other by the fear of retaliation. Today, much of the concern over possib…

October 25, 2009

Asia
The United States in the New Asia

Overview No region of the world today is more dynamic than Asia. Across the continent, booming countries have built engines of economic growth that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty…