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February 7, 2005

Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA: In al-Qaeda’s Sights

This publication is now archived. Is al-Qaeda now targeting Saudi Arabia?Yes, many experts say. Al-Qaeda attacked U.S. troops stationed in the oil-rich kingdom several times during the 1990s. But the…

February 7, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
WMD: U.S. Interdiction

This publication is now archived. Is the new U.S. interdiction policy to stop WMD trafficking legal?Yes and no. It is legal for the United States and other willing nations to stop and search foreign …

February 7, 2005

Defense Technology
DEFENSE: Non-lethal Weapons

This publication is now archived. What are non-lethal weapons?Non-lethal weapons (NLW) are intended to incapacitate people and equipment while limiting unnecessary loss of life and damage to property…

February 15, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: 9/11 Commission

This publication is now archived. What is the 9/11 Commission?The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is a bipartisan, independent panel. Its 13 members and staff of nearl…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Iraqi Economy

This publication is now archived. What’s the state of Iraq’s economy?Iraq’s economy, which suffered badly as a result of years of sanctions and the immediate devastation caused by U.S.-led invasion, …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The June 30 Handover

This publication is now archived. What is the plan for the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to Iraq?It’s a work-in-progress. The date won’t change, U.S. and U.N. officials say, but much else remains u…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Sunni and Shiite Unrest

This publication is now archived. What is the status of efforts to stop the Iraqi insurgency?At least two sets of negotiations aimed at stemming the anti-coalition attacks are under way. In the Shiit…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: International Peacekeepers

This publication is now archived. What’s preventing other nations from sending troops to stabilize Iraq?A key reason is that many nations--particularly those that opposed the war--are reluctant to se…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Resistance to U.S. Forces

This publication is now archived. How organized are the ongoing attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq?There are some signs that Iraqi resistance is growing increasingly organized, though experts caution tha…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Prosecuting War Criminals

This publication is now archived. What’s the U.S. plan for trying Saddam Hussein and other top leaders?Bush administration officials announced April 7th a two-part plan for prosecuting the Iraqi pres…