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February 4, 2005

Europe and Eurasia
EUROPE: European Defense Policy

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in the debate about a European defense force?The European Union (E.U.) is planning to create a mobile military force designed to be deployed quickly…

February 7, 2005

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE: Major Reform Plans Compared

This publication is now archived. What are the differences among the competing congressional proposals to reform the U.S. intelligence community?Congress is considering two different proposals. The S…

February 7, 2005

North Korea
NORTH KOREA: U.S.-Japan Relations

This publication is now archived. How will the North Korea crisis affect U.S.-Japan relations?It depends on how U.S. policy evolves. Relations between Japan and the United States will remain strong, …

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…

February 17, 2005

International Organizations
World Trade Organization

This publication is now archived. What’s on the agenda at the WTO conference?The central issue being negotiated at the September 10-14 World Trade Organizationmeeting in Cancun, Mexico, is expanding …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Regime’s Debt

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the administration’s Iraq debt-reduction plan?Presidential envoy James A. Baker III, a former U.S. secretary of state, visited Japan and China …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Insurgency Flare-up

This publication is now archived. Why has the Iraqi insurgency flared up again?It was never completely stamped out, experts say, and Sunni and Shiite insurgents have used anti-U.S. sentiment and disc…

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

North Korea
NORTH KOREA: U.S. Negotiations

This publication is now archived. Is the United States willing to negotiate with North Korea?Administration officials appear interested in another round of talks aimed at stopping North Korea’s advan…

February 16, 2005

Defense and Security
TAIWAN: Presidential Election

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues in the upcoming Taiwan election?Experts say the biggest issues in the March 20 presidential vote are Taiwan’s relationship with China and th…