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August 17, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Weapons of Mass Destruction

This publication is now archived. Does Iraq have weapons of mass destruction?That seems certain. Although Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein claims to have destroyed his entire stockpile of chemical and b…

August 24, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: The Assassination of Sheik Yassin

This publication is now archived. What’s the likely impact of the assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin?Experts say the March 22 killing of Yassin, the founder of the radical Palestinian movement Hamas…

August 24, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Terrorism

This publication is now archived. Will Mideast violence scuttle the "road map?"It could. Some Mideast experts say the recent escalation of bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians represents a gr…

August 23, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Important Dates in 2005

This publication is now archived. What are the most important dates for Iraq this year? January 30: Elections held for a transitional assembly. On January 30, Iraqis in Iraq and 14 foreign c…

August 17, 2005

Europe
EUROPE: EU Expansion

This publication is now archived. What will be the impact of European Union expansion?The addition of 75 million eastern Europeans--38 million of them Poles--15 years after the collapse of communism …

August 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Madrid Donor Conference

This publication is now archived. How much financial aid for Iraq was pledged at the October 23-24 Madrid donor conference?About $33 billion in grants and loans, almost two-thirds of it from the Unit…

August 17, 2005

Zimbabwe
AFRICA: Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

This publication is now archived. What’s the current situation in Zimbabwe?President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader since independence in 1980, maintains his grip on power. Under his rule, the coun…

October 4, 2005

Israel
MIDDLE EAST: Peace Plans Background

This publication is now archived. Following are brief descriptions of some recent Mideast peace proposals: 1993 Oslo AccordsThe most difficult issues, including the right of return and settlements, w…

August 24, 2005

Iran
IRAN: Curtailing the Nuclear Program

This publication is now archived. What’s being done to curtail Iran’s nuclear program?The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) has broadened its inspections program in Iran after growing ev…

August 24, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
TERROR: The Search for bin Laden

This publication is now archived. Are coalition forces closing in on Osama bin Laden?We don’t know. U.S. and Pakistani administration and military officials have announced stepped-up efforts to find …