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January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Resolution 1546

This publication is now archived. Does the new U.N. resolution resolve questions about Iraq’s status?To an extent. Resolution 1546, passed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council June 8, declares th…

February 7, 2005

International Organizations
U.N. Reform

This publication is now archived. Is reform on the agenda when the U.N. General Assembly opens?Talk of reform at the United Nations--particularly of the Security Council--is not new. But this year, a…

July 26, 2005

United States
ASIA: U.S. Military Bases in Central Asia

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the U.S. military bases in Central Asia?The United States maintains two bases in Central Asia, one each in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, for its p…

February 17, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: Military Tribunals

This publication is now archived. When will the military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees begin?It’s unclear. The United States on February 24 charged two suspects, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qos…

September 14, 2005

Germany
Q&A on Germany’s Election

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues facing voters in Germany’s upcoming elections? Germans go to the polls September 18 to choose between candidates from the country’s two main…

September 13, 2005

International Organizations
Q&A on UN reform

This publication is now archived. How much progress has been made on reforming the United Nations? More than 170 world leaders are meeting in New York September 14-16 to address progress toward the U…

October 28, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Oil for Food Scandal

This publication is now archived. What is the controversy over the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program?The UN Security Council started the Oil-for-Food program in 1996 to allow Iraq to sell enough oil to pay f…

October 25, 2005

United States
American deaths in Iraq at 2,000: Milestone or ‘Irrelevant’?

This publication is now archived. Reaching 2,000In military terms, flag rank officers, defense analysts, and many pundits tend to agree that the “2,000 death milestone” for U.S. military personnel in…

December 2, 2005

Elections and Voting
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Elections

This publication is now archived. What is the expected outcome of Kazakhstan’s December 4 presidential elections?Experts on Central Asia predict incumbent president, the sixty-five year old President…

December 8, 2005

Iraq
Training Iraqi forces

This publication is now archived. IntroductionFor weeks now—at least since Iraqis overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in late October—United States policy in Iraq increasingly has come to depe…