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February 22, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Syria and Lebanon

This publication is now archived. What is Syria’s role in Lebanon?It dominates Lebanon’s foreign policy and has effectively occupied large sections of its smaller neighbor for nearly 30 years. There …

October 26, 2005

United States
Recruitment Woes for U.S. Guard and Reserve

This publication is now archived. The current crisisThe war in Iraq is the United States’ first sustained conflict since the military shifted to an all-volunteer force in 1973. As the casualty count …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Security Forces

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of the Iraqi security forces?Their numbers have grown dramatically since the end of major combat operations in May 2003, and they are increasingly …

March 10, 2006

Peru
Peru’s Elections

Peru’s upcoming presidential election could be an important litmus test in a region leaning leftward.

April 25, 2006

Colombia
Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…

July 20, 2006

Lebanon
Lebanon’s Weak Government

As Israeli air strikes decimate Lebanon, the elected government in Beirut is weak, divided, and seems powerless to control Hezbollah, whose attack on an Israeli convoy July 12 started the conflict.

February 12, 2007

Iran
Tehran’s Oil Dysfunction

Backgrounder: Economists say Iran’s mismanaged energy sector and falling oil prices could have consequences for its economy.

June 21, 2005

Lebanon
LEBANON: Election Results

This is an article about Lebanon’s 2005 general election. For analysis of results from Lebanon’s 2009 vote, click here.This publication is now archived. What was the result of the final round of Leba…

June 9, 2008

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s Security Sector

As Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has deepened, President Robert Mugabe has ceded significant power to the country’s security forces.

April 13, 2007

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
The Effects of ‘Youth Bulge’ on Civil Conflicts

The presence of idle and unemployed young people in the developing world, or so-called “youth bulge,” is emerging as a catalyst for internal violence.