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February 28, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Russia’s Nuclear Deal with Iran

As the world struggles to find a formula for dealing with suspicious nuclear developments in Iran , Russian diplomats have been holding bilateral talks with Iranian officials on a proposal they say c…

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.

June 28, 2006

Energy and Climate Policy
The Challenge in Iraq’s Other Cities: Basra

Violence in oil-rich Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, is one of the most serious security challenges facing Iraq ’s new government.

October 26, 2006

Iraq
Iraq’s Militia Groups

The number of militias is reportedly multiplying in Iraq, while their loyalties grow more dispersed and their tactics more violent and sectarian-focused.    

November 1, 2006

Iran
Russia-Iran Arms Trade

The flow of Russian conventional weapons to Iran—notably sophisticated surface-to-air defense missiles—has increased markedly of late, complicating U.S.-led efforts to tamp Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

December 1, 2006

Iraq
The Implications of ‘Civil War’ in Iraq

It is unclear if classifying the conflict in Iraq as a civil war will have serious ramifications for U.S. military strategy there or, for that matter, U.S. domestic politics.

June 22, 2007

Trade
Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority and Its Impact on U.S. Trade Policy

The looming expiration of U.S. fast-track trade promotion authority could trip up momentum toward trade liberalization, but experts say it won’t necessarily be a step backwards.

October 18, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Global Oil Trends

Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.

November 10, 2008

Fossil Fuels
Non-OPEC Oil Production

Non-OPEC oil producers, which turn out most of the world’s oil, are operating near capacity.

February 1, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Al-Qaeda’s Financial Pressures

Financial pressures have weakened al-Qaeda’s tactical abilities, but analysts say affiliated networks are finding new ways to raise and spend money, complicating efforts to squeeze a savvy foe.