The Military and the Making of Foreign Policy

The Military and the Making of Foreign Policy

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. military has been given a challenging array of new assignments, including post-conflict peacekeeping operations and the mission of defeating international terrorism. Has America grown too dependent on the military to manage foreign affairs?

Religious Politics in Iraq

Religious Politics in Iraq

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

By: David R. Smock

Will the numerically dominant Shiite majority be open to full political collaboration with the Sunni and Christian minorities? Or will the Shiites seek opportunities for dominance?

Chechnya's Referendum: Towards Dialogue or Dead End?

Chechnya's Referendum: Towards Dialogue or Dead End?

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

As conflict in Chechnya continues, civilian casualties have risen, rebel tactics and military abuses have escalated, and dialogue has stalled. A constitutional referendum on March 23, 2003 was timed to coincide with a limited withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya: USIP analyzed its aftermath.

Post-War Iraq: The Immediate Imperatives

Post-War Iraq: The Immediate Imperatives

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

As the situation in Iraq moves into the post-war phase, what needs to be done right away to stabilize the country, and who needs to do it?

Prime Time Crime: The Media and the Balkan Wars

Prime Time Crime: The Media and the Balkan Wars

Monday, April 7, 2003

Did the media play an active role in the creation of Yugoslav dictator Slobodan Milosevic and fan the flames of ethnic hatred that plunged the Balkans into a decade of bloody ethnic conflict? How can the international community foster independent media voices in situations of ethnic and religious conflict?

Humanitarian Responses to a War in Iraq

Humanitarian Responses to a War in Iraq

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

By: Taylor Seybolt

In the event of a war with Iraq, there will be a critical need to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance in a highly unstable environment.

Sectarian Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Iraq

Sectarian Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Iraq

Monday, March 3, 2003

The Hussein regime has exploited tensions between the diverse religious and ethnic communities within Iraq for its own political gain. How have Saddam Hussein's policies affected relations between Kurds, Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic groups within Iraq?

What Future for Mugabe's Zimbabwe?

What Future for Mugabe's Zimbabwe?

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

What are the possible consequences of a prolonged political deadlock in Zimbabwe? Are there viable options open to the international community to address the current humanitarian, economic, and political crisis there?