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Europe and Russia on post-Soviet territory: before and after referendums
The author argues that the recent failure of the French and Dutch to pass the EU constitution referendum is a sign that the EU alliance is failing. He goes on to predict that many Eastern European na... Read More...


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Dubious spin on North Korea
Democrats need to stop blaming President Bush for the ongoing problem with North Korea. President Bush, the article claims, has done no worse than President Clinton. (The Washington Times, 09/06/05) Read More...


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The Right Path to Arab Democracy
Albright and Weber recommend a democratic evolution, not a revolution, in the Middle East. Middle Eastern leaders should outline clear paths to reform, with benchmarks along the way. By Madeleine Albr... Read More...


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Conflict is not an option
Henry A. Kissinger argues that the US does not need a conflict with China. Just because China is rising, it does not mean that they are going to become a imperialist threat. By Henry A Kissinger (In... Read More...


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N.K. nukes and ROK-U.S. alliance
The current North Korea crisis, if handled properly could squash anti-American sentiments in South Korea and strengthen the two states' alliance. Yet if handled poorly, the foundation of the alliance... Read More...


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Gauging N.K. rationality
Since President Bush's use of "Mr." (which can be translated in Korean as "Teacher") North Korea has proved more willing to work with the US. Now the US must take advantage of the situation, before N... Read More...


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Crazy aunt heard from
Argues that the US can not continue to ship North Korea food aid, at least not in the way previously done. Since North Korea leaders and military take most of the aid for themselves, the US must find... Read More...


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An international food fight?
Article states that calling Kim Jung Il "Mr." is only an excuse, not the real reason why North Korea suddenly wants peace talks. The real reason North Korea wants to work with the US is the US's thre... Read More...


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Making China an enemy
The article argues that escalating tensions with China, benefit no one; especially not Taiwan. Therefore the article begs that Washington and Beijing avoid a tense rivalry. (The China Post, 08/06/05... Read More...


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North Korea agreement to return to talks is only first step on long road
Getting North Korea back to the negotiating tables will only be the begining of a long process that will test the limits of the US's Asian alliances and American influence over China. By Barry Schwei... Read More...


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Fighting Blind in Iraq
The author writes the Iraqi insurgency and the American-led counterinsurgency is essentially an intelligence war, with each side needing in-depth information on the other to stage successful attacks. ... Read More...


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'Mr. Kim'
The author claims that the idea that North Korea is having bilateral talks with the US simply over the usage of President Bush's "Mr. Kim Jung Il" is silly. North Korea is desperate for economic aid,... Read More...


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Six-Way Talks at Crossroads
Following the recent bilateral meeting between the US and North Korea, a glimmer of hope has emerged that a peaceful outcome might happen. But, the US-Korea summit in Flordia may result in some inter... Read More...


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China showing a knack for taking risks
The article describes how China is becoming an international “risk taker,” as President Jintao has broken face with his predecessors becoming a “President of the People.” Yet at the same time is taki... Read More...


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Key tenets of U.S. policy toward Asia
The article discusses and questions various aspect of US Foreign Policy in Asia, including such issues as North Korea and the Six Party Talks, China-Taiwan, and the strengthening of bilateral military... Read More...


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N.K. seen through three field observers
The article describes the differences between North and South Korea, as well as how the two states are starting down the slow road of reconciliation, with small “baby steps,” i.e. sharing telephone an... Read More...


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U.S.-North Korea in game of chicken
The article discusses US Policy towards North Korea, and argues what steps the US should take and avoid in order to see a favorable outcome on the Korea Peninsula. By Park Sang-seek (The Korea Herald... Read More...


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Accord on Contingency Plan
The article explains the importance of the recent US-South Korea contingency plan over North Korea. The article goes on to say that unlike previous plans, the US treated the South Koreans as equal pa... Read More...


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Seoul Should Take Lead in NK Nukes
The article argues that the United State’s long standing rhetoric war with North Korea has ineffectually rendered the US unable to play a major “brokering” role in the conflict. However, South Korea’... Read More...


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North Korea Is Reported to Hint at Nuclear Talks
A senior Defense Department official has disclosed recent contacts by the North Korean government to the Bush Administration which hint at North Korea wanting to return to the negotiating table. Thes... Read More...


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Stronger U.S. Push Needed for N. Korea Reform
The authors argue that current US policy towards North Korea needs massive changes. Although the US is right not to reward North Korea for its transgressions, they are left without anyway to coerce t... Read More...


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We Need to Talk to North Korea
The author claims that the Bush Administration is simply not doing enough to bring about an end to the North Korean issue, and argues that the President must quickly act to stop North Korea before the... Read More...


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The EU Stretches its Foreign Policy Wings Over Korea
The European Union has become tired of sitting on the sidelines of the North Korean situations and is now demanding that they too play a major role in shaping the outcome of this on going problem. By... Read More...


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Sino-Indian comparisons could be advantageous
Since China and India have similar historic and economic backgrounds of which they have handled in very different ways: there exists a prime opportunity for the two states to study each other and lear... Read More...


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Analysis: Will N.Korea conduct nuke test?
South Korean analysts discuss the potential strategies the North Koreans may be attempting to use by testing Nuclear Weapons. By Jong-Heon Lee (UPI, 12/05/05) Read More...


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Pressure on North Korea: U.S. Stealth Jets Sent to South
An analysis of the impact the recent deployment of US stealth fighters to South Korea will have. How will this perceived hardening of US policy affect the stalled Six Party Talks? By Joel Brinkley ... Read More...


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U.S. Pushes to Restart North Korea Talks
The article provides a thorough description of the suspected North Korean Nuclear program as well as states the current US Policy towards the rogue Communist state. By Paul Kerr (Arms Control Associa... Read More...


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U.N. Cites North Korea Food Shortages
North Korea’s massive food shortages are forcing the Communist state to send millions of its urban residents into the countryside to aid in growing food. Meanwhile global aid organizations are callin... Read More...


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North Korea's Nuclear Odyssey Aided By Soviets, China And Pakistan
A short timeline describing the development of North Korea’s nuclear program since the 1950s, focusing on the aid received by the Soviet Union, China, and Pakistan. (Space War, 01/06/05) Read More...


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North Korea declares permanent end to US MIA recovery work
In response to a US decision to halt a remains retrieval mission over North Korea’s refusal to return to the Six Party Talks; North Korea has announced they were permanently ending the retrieval missi... Read More...


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