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February 19, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab League

Founded as a loose confederation of states in 1945, the Arab League has struggled to overcome dysfunction and disunity among its members.

Flag of Arab League member states accompany the league's seal

February 19, 2020

Yemen
Yemen in Crisis

Yemen’s mounting internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an escalating political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

Five Houthis ride atop a military vehicle.

January 17, 2008

Development
Rebuilding Iraq

Western efforts to rebuild Iraq have focused on military and political progress but revival of civilian infrastructure lags badly.

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Sunnis

This publication is now archived. What role will Sunnis play in the new Iraq?Sunni Arabs make up some 15 percent to 20 percent of Iraq’s population, but they dominated the country’s government and ec…

April 25, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.S. Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. What happened to diplomatic efforts to avert a war?Diplomacy at the United Nations on the issue collapsed. A proposed second U.N. resolution to declare Iraq in mater…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The U.N. Role

This publication is now archived. What is the United Nations’ role in Iraq?It is a big player on the humanitarian scene--its agencies have, for example, distributed 1 million tons of food and million…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Oil

This publication is now archived. How much oil does Iraq have?Iraq has 112.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, or about 10 percent of the world’s known remaining oil--making it a distant second…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Sanctions

This publication is now archived. What’s the effect of lifting U.N. sanctions on Iraq?The United States and Britain will have temporary authority to sell Iraq’s oil, according to a much-amended resol…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Country

This publication is now archived. What are the key facts about Iraq?Iraq is a large, oil-rich, Arab state bordering on the Persian Gulf. It shares borders with Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, an…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Oil

This publication is now archived. Who controls Iraqi oil?The United States and Britain have some rights to use the oil to fund their occupation, international lawyers say, but Iraq’s oil legally belo…