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A New American Century?
The crises of imperial visions for America, past and present. By Zia Mian (FPIF Commentary, May 4, 2005) Read More...


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Russia 'mocking' WWII ceremonies
Fierce criticism of Russia's own democratic record is brought to the fore when preparations for ceremonies commemorating the 60th anniversary of the closing of WW2 are under way. 06 May 05 (BBC News) Read More...


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Russia Objects to Bush Visit to Neighbors
President Bush's upcoming visit to Latvia and Georgia was condoned by Russian officials as an interference in Russia's sphere of influence. By ELISABETH BUMILLER (06 May 05, New York Times) Read More...


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Reaping What It Sowed
Friedman writes that the spate of suicide attacks in Iraq and across the Arab world is the outgrowth of the anti-Israel suicide bomb movement, now turning against Arab masters. By Thomas L. Friedman. ... Read More...


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I may not be sure about God or the Devil, but I still believe in the United Nations
The author of the ground-breaking book on Lebanon "Pity the Nation", also award-winning Middle East correspondent for the UK's The Independent, makes the case for the UN by drawing upon recent Iraqi &... Read More...


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Beyond the Bomb, all Iran Wants is a Little Bit of Respect
The chair of the political science department at California State University, Northridge makes the case that Iran's real ambition is for political influence, not nuclear weaponry. By Mehran Kamrava. ... Read More...


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Chinese Anti-Japan Protests
Ito attempts to understand the recent Chinese protests against Japan from both the Chinese and Japanese perspectives. By Joi Ito. (Joi.Ito.com, 4/19/2005) Read More...


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Rooting for the Good Guys
Friedman writes that political turmoil in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, and Lebanon all pose the question of whether democracy can take root and thrive in the Middle East. By Thomas L. F... Read More...


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Lebanon heads financial watchdog group
Arab banks get set to toughen up on money laundering (Daily Star, April 19 2005) Read More...


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Anti-Japan Protests are Grounded in Neofascism
The writer blames the violence and scope of China's civilian anti-Japan protests on the Chinese government's "increasingly fascist orientation." (Chang Hsi-mo, Taipei Times, 4/13/05) Read More...


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What the West Owes the Iranian People
Think back seven years to 1998, when the main hope for political reform in the broader Middle East was in Iran. A reform-minded cleric had swept aside the establishment's candidate in presidential ele... Read More...


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Power Sharing Vital to Unite Iraq
New hope has sprung in Iraq for the end of the disorder that has prevailed since Saddam Hussein's fall, writes the author. By Wu Yixue. (China Daily, 4/15/2005) Read More...


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What the West Owes the Iranian People
The potential for democracy in the Middle East has taken a strange course. Iran, which once seemed to be the model for Islamic democracy, has failed in its reform attempts and has slipped back into it... Read More...


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'Made in China' Labels Benefit Many Parties
Commenting on the friction between Chinese and US textile manufacturers over the recent removal of global textile quotas, the writer urges US policymakers to consider the interests of all affected par... Read More...


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Plan Ponders Most Pressing Issues
The writer supports a planned economy even as China shifts towards a market economy. (China Daily, 4/6/2005) Read More...


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Studying Islam, Strengthening the Nation
To ensure America's national security, the study of the Middle East must become a real priority. Colleges, universities, and the federal government should work together to promote the study of Middle ... Read More...


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Another country
As rumours persist of US plans to invade Iran, Rageh Omaar, the face of the BBC during the Iraq war, visits Tehran - and finds a nation far removed from the one George Bush seems to fear. (Guardian, 4... Read More...


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Misunderstanding Iran Figuring out what we've learned, from the hostage crisis to today
beginning with the 1953 coup co-orchestrated by the CIA to reinstate Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, there were countless flubbed chances to avoid this particular Iran. "There were so many little snowflak... Read More...


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Iran’s road to democracy
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s presidential election of June 2005 will be a vital moment for the country. But, says Mohsen Sazegara – a former regime loyalist turned vocal critic – even more important... Read More...


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What is Iran's Nuclear Program Really For?
Iranian President Chatami met with French President Chirac Tuesday to discuss Iran's nuclear program, among other things. DW-WORLD spoke to security expert Oliver Thränert about it. (4/5/2005) Read More...


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Dear EU: What price hypocrisy?
The writer heavily criticizes the EU for considering the repeal of the arms ban against China while snubbing Taiwan's leaders. (Christopher Lingle, 04/07/05, Taipei Times) Read More...


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Opposition visit to Beijing sparks anger among Taiwan leaders
In the wake of China's anti-secession law, the Nationalist Party's visit to Bejing is seen as a counterproductive move by some. (Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher, 3/30/05, New York Times) Read More...


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Chirac still on China's side over arms sales
In a conversation with Chinese President Hu Jintao, the French President says that Paris will continue supporting the lifting of the EU arms ban over China, despite hefty opposition against the move. ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: MG Abul Faisel and MG Habibi
IA-Forum Interview: MG Abul Faisel and MG Habibi
IA-Forum speaks with MG Abul Faisel, Minister of Inspector General and MG Habibi, Inspector General of the General Staff of Afghanistan about current issues there. Interpreter: Mr. Badi Badiozamani.... Read More...


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Bank probe reaches Russian mogul
Russian-Jewish media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky has been questioned by Israeli police as part of a probe into money laundering allegations. BBC News 4 April 2005. Read More...


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Yushchenko's warm US welcome
Washington has rolled out the red carpet for Viktor Yushchenko. Few leaders are received with such warmth or given such high level access. By Jonathan Beale (BBC News 4 Apr 05) Read More...


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How There Comes 'Chinese Military Threat' Theory
Since February of this year, US military leaders have voiced their concern over the modern Chinese army. In reality, China still lags far behind the US and Japan in military spending, headcount, weapo... Read More...


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WMD Commission Report
Presidential Commission report regarding existence of WMDs in Iraq. (White House, 3/31/2005) Read More...


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Book Review: The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace
No one is more qualified to recount and examine the on-again, off-again Middle East peace process than Dennis Ross, who served as Middle East envoy and the chief peace negotiator under both George H.W... Read More...


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Russia: OSCE Faces Crisis Over Budget And Values With Moscow
Russia has long complained about the role played by official Western political and human rights advisers in former Soviet nations. But Moscow's intensifying dispute with the OSCE now is coming to a he... Read More...


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