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Iraq in check

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Baltimore Sun, Feb-09-2003 | Article

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's statement to the U.N. Security Council was a compelling case for intensifying international inspection, but not war.... Read More »

The "War on Drugs" meets the "War on Terror"

by Ingrid Vacius

Feb-03-2003 | Report

In 2000 – an age ago, in foreign-policy terms – U.S. involvement in war-torn Colombia was big news. The Clinton Administration moved through Congress a special aid bill just for Colombia and its neighbors.... Read More »

Dirty Money and Its Global Effects

by , Brionne Dawson, Ilya Shulman, Clint Brewer

Jan-06-2003 | Report

The globalizing era has produced an explosion in the volume of illegitimate commercial and financial transactions. North American and European banking and investment institutions have been flooded with laundered and ill-gotten gains. Amounting to trillions of dollars, most of these sums are generated through secretive ar- rangements between co- operating but distant private-sector entities.... Read More »

Enhancing Democratic Governance of the Security Sector: An Institutional Assessment Framework

by , Luc van de Goor, Tsjeard Bouta

Jan-01-2003 | Report

Security sector reform has assumed an increasingly prominent role on the international agenda over the last five years. It has been linked with debates on poverty alleviation, sustainable development, professionalization of the security forces, and good governance.... Read More »

Colombia-related questions about the 2002 supplemental appropriations request

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Apr-08-2002 | Policy Brief

The administration's supplemental appropriations request raises the following questions about our policy toward Colombia and foreign military assistance in general... Read More »

Testimony of Adam Isacson on "U.S. Policy Toward Colombia"

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Apr-08-2002 | Testimony

Chairman Ballenger, Ranking Member Menendez, I thank you for the opportunity to testify before your subcommittee today on U.S. policy toward Colombia... Read More »

CIP Critique of House of Representatives Resolution on Colombia Aid

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Mar-06-2002 | Policy Brief

Though the language is much improved over earlier drafts, CIP is quite concerned about the vague recommendation on page 5 that the President "without undue delay" ... Read More »

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN THE SECURITY SECTOR

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Feb-05-2002 | Report

That the subject of governance in the security sector is being addressed in the context of rebuilding Afghanistan is, I believe, a reflection of two important shifts in development thinking over the last decade.... Read More »

CIP Statement at End of FARC Talks

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Jan-13-2002 | Policy Brief

Twenty-four hours remain before a three-year-old peace process between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas will come to an official end... Read More »

Integrating Defense into Public Expenditure Work

by , Malcolm Holmes

Jan-11-2002 | Report

The timing and focus of this paper reflect the growing awareness in the donor community of the importance of both security and a well functioning public sector to development.... Read More »

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