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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 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…

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…

March 1, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism

Overview A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States has the potential to make the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, look like a historical footnote. In addition to the imme…

March 19, 2006

Homeland Security
Neglected Defense

Overview The withering scrutiny that ports have received in recent weeks has highlighted America’s ongoing state of national vulnerability. In the fifth year since 9/11, federal efforts to enli…