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September 9, 2022

Haiti
Haiti’s Troubled Path to Development

Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.

Two men overlook Port-au-Prince in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake of 2010.

July 20, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over the wall separating the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the West Bank.

June 14, 2022

China
China and Russia: Exploring Ties Between Two Authoritarian Powers

China and Russia have expanded trade and defense ties over the past decade, but they’re not formal allies. Experts say Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a turning point in the relationship.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand next to each other.

March 24, 2006

Israel
Israel Election Preview

Ariel Sharon’s break from the Likud party and formation of a centrist party, Kadima, fundamentally changed the landscape of Israeli politics even before his debilitating stroke in early January. Now …

May 6, 2005

United States
RUSSIA: U.S.-Russia Relations

This publication is now archived. What is on President Bush’s agenda when he visits Moscow this weekend?Bush is officially traveling to Russia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day, the Allie…

November 11, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Policy Brain Trusts: Obama’s Advisers

Sen. Barack Obama’s foreign policy team includes former State Department veterans and newcomers from academia who seek to reinvigorate U.S. diplomacy.

December 1, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Terrorism Havens: Palestinian Authority

This publication is now archived. What is the Palestinian Authority (PA)?The PA is an autonomous government that was established by a series of early 1990s Israeli-Palestinian peace pacts to rule ove…

March 20, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Kach, Kahane Chai (Israel, extremists)

This publication is now archived. IntroductionKach is a hard-line Israeli militant group that advocates for the expulsion of Arabs from the biblical lands of Israel. The U.S. State Department listed …

February 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Terrorism

This publication is now archived. Will Mideast violence scuttle the "road map?"It could. Some Mideast experts say the recent escalation of bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians represents a gr…

November 1, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is a secular network of Palestinian militias aligned with Fatah that engages in sporadic violence against Israel.