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May 27, 2010

Global Governance
Fifteen Nuclear Agendas to Watch

The Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gets underway amid new concerns about Iran and North Korea and disputes between nuclear haves and have-nots. Fifteen countries will play a…

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

December 4, 2007

Iran
Intelligence on Iran Still Lacking

Iran’s alleged meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan and its defiance of orders to halt uranium enrichment have drawn sharp criticism from the west. Amid the rhetoric some analysts and policy makers conti…

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.

May 3, 2007

Foreign Aid
Transforming U.S. Foreign Aid

One year into the U.S. State Department’s effort to transform foreign assistance programs, funding is up but criticism remains over the scope of the reforms.

June 20, 2008

United States
Foreign Policy Brain Trusts: Clinton Advisers

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy team included veteran Clinton administration officials seeking to revive U.S. leadership through a balance of soft and hard power.

September 29, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Perceptions of U.S. Public Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. Introduction One of the most commonly heard questions after the events of September 11 was: “Why do they hate us?” Four years later, anti-Americanism, particul…

February 7, 2005

International Organizations
UNITED NATIONS: Nation-Building

This publication is now archived. What’s the U.N. record on nation-building?Mixed, experts say. While the United Nations has guided several countries through successful postwar transitions, the enorm…

September 13, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
IRAQ: Status of Iraq’s insurgency

This publication is now archived. What is the status of Iraq’s insurgency? Despite some political progress, Iraq’s insurgency shows few signs of waning, experts say. The most recent attack—a series o…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Justifying the War

This publication is now archived. Was the war in Iraq justified? There is broad agreement that removing Saddam Hussein from power neutralized a ruthless tyrant. But the debate over why the Unit…