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February 7, 2005

Foreign Aid
FOREIGN AID: Millennium Challenge Account

This publication is now archived. What is the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)?A U.S. government program that gives development aid in the form of grants to poor countries that adopt economic and p…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Security Council Resolution

This publication is now archived. What’s caused the United States to seek a new Security Council resolution?Casualties and costs of the occupation of Iraq are far higher than U.S. officials expected…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Most Wanted

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the high-ranking Baathist leaders on the coalition’s most-wanted list?The majority of the 55 individuals pictured on a deck of cards distribute…

February 4, 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…

February 4, 2005

Iran
IRAN: Nuclear Negotiations

This publication is now archived. What is the status of Europe’s nuclear negotiations with Iran?They are in trouble. Since October 2003, Iran and three members of the European Union (EU)--Britain, Fr…

February 22, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: U.S.-Syrian relations

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of U.S.-Syrian relations?Very strained. They have rarely been good; Washington has long protested Syria’s occupation of Lebanon and accused Damascu…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Kurds’ Agenda

This publication is now archived. What do the Kurds of Iraq want? Kurdish leaders on the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) are pushing for an autonomous federal state in the new Iraqi nation. Kurds…

February 3, 2005

Sudan
AFRICA: The Darfur Crisis

This publication is now archived. Will the U.N. Security Council’s recent actions help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur?That remains to be seen. On September 18, the Security Council passed …

February 17, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: Targeting Banks

This publication is now archived. Why are banks and other financial institutions tempting terror targets?Experts say terrorist groups like al Qaeda seek to deliver a major economic shock to the Unite…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Insurgency: By the Numbers

This publication is now archived. The Iraq insurgency, which broke out after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq in May 2003, has killed more than 1,000 U.S. …