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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…

May 11, 2004

Philippines
Challenges for a Post-Election Philippines

Overview As a victim of terrorism and the strongest supporter of U.S. counterterrorism policy among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines already plays a vital…

May 17, 2004

Infectious Diseases
Addressing the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Overview The Bush administration’s $15 billion AIDS initiative has received much attention for its boldness and size. But, according to this indispensable Council Special Report, it will not su…

May 31, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
Freedom, Prosperity, and Security

Overview Africa, mired in poverty, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and armed conflict, has rightfully occupied a prominent place in the G8’s agenda over the past several years. This report, written in a…

September 27, 2004

Sudan
Giving Meaning to 'Never Again'

Overview Ten years after the Rwandan genocide, the tragically slow global response to the unrest in Sudan’s Darfur region shows that the international community still lacks the capacity to deal ef…

April 25, 2005

Iraq
Power-Sharing in Iraq

Overview Iraq's election on January 30 was an important step in the country's political transition. Still it is essential to keep a sense of perspective. In a democracy, power is distributed am…

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…

June 8, 2005

Kosovo
Forgotten Intervention?

Overview The price of U.S. and EU inaction in the western Balkans was amply illustrated in the 1990s, as opportunities for preventive action were squandered and the former Yugoslavia descended int…

September 1, 2005

Congresses and Parliaments
Both Sides of the Aisle

Overview People naturally disagree about who is responsible for the partisan tone and tactics in Washington, DC, these days, but most agree on this: It's worse, it's more intense, and it's nastier…

September 30, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Getting Serious About the Twin Deficits

Overview Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…