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August 19, 2010

Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s National Security Forces

The growth and strengthening of Afghanistan’s domestic security forces is seen as key to an eventual U.S. exit, but some analysts caution that progress will remain slow.

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.

March 24, 2009

Economic Crises
Primer: The Financial Stability Plan

A brief look at how the U.S. government plans to use taxpayer funds and other incentives to cleanse the balance sheets of banks and revitalize credit markets.

September 1, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union

The African Union succeeded the old Organization for African Unity (OAU) in 2002. Since then, the new institution has struggled to reform governing bodies inherited from the OAU while shouldering cha…

July 7, 2009

United States
Economic Challenges for Climate Change Policy

President Barack Obama says he will seek vigorous climate-change policy. Efforts to curb greenhouse gases pose considerable economic pitfalls, as well as opportunities.

May 27, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Armed Islamic Group (Algeria, Islamists)

A profile of the Algerian terrorist organization, Armed Islamic Group (GIA).

December 2, 2008

United States
James L. Jones, National Security Adviser

James L. Jones, a retired Marine commandant, brings extensive military and diplomatic experience to his new post as national security adviser for President Barack Obama.

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

July 9, 2007

Immigration and Migration
African Migration to Europe

Without a common policy on migration, Europe is struggling to accommodate rising levels of immigrants from Africa.

November 27, 2008

India
Terror Groups in India

India not only faces evolving threats from Kashmiri militants, but also an increasingly violent Maoist insurgency.