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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…

August 2, 2005

Sudan
SUDAN: John Garang’s Death

This publication is now archived. What will be the impact of John Garang’s death?John Garang, the 60-year-old Sudanese vice president and former rebel leader, was a critical partner with Sudanese Pre…

August 3, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
IRAQ: Suicide Attacks

This publication is now archived. What are the motivations of Iraq’s suicide bombers?They vary, experts say. While some, like the Jordanian head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, are longtim…

September 6, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
IRAN: The Nuclear Threat

This publication is now archived. What is the nuclear threat from Iran?Iranian officials claim they are pursuing nuclear technology for peaceful civilian purposes only, such as generating electricity…

September 21, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran’s New Position

This publication is now archived. What is the status of efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions? The United States, Britain, France, and Germany are pushing for the board of governors of the Interna…

October 18, 2005

Trade
What are the main issues in the debate over CAFTA?

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues in the debate over CAFTA?The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress, would create…

October 28, 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Food Crisis

This publication is now archived. World’s hardest-hitIn quantitative terms, there is enough food available to feed the world’s 6.4 billion people, but 852 million people will still go hungry this yea…

November 3, 2005

Azerbaijan
Nagorno-Karabakh: The Crisis in the Caucasus

This publication is now archived. Nagorno-Karabakh’s recent historyOne of the former Soviet Union’s most intractable and longstanding conflicts is Nagorno-Karabakh. An enclave the size of Delaware we…

December 22, 2005

Global
2006: A Look Ahead

This publication is now archived. IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …

January 1, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
FBI and Law Enforcement

This publication is now archived. Has the FBI’s mission changed since September 11?Yes. In the aftermath of September 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the investigative arm of the Justice Depa…