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Council of Europe insists on need to monitor human rights in Russia
Europe's top human rights body said that Russia still failed to meet its standards and rejected a demand by Moscow to stop checking on Russian compliance of the 46-nation organization's code of ethics... Read More...


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But What About the Sunnis?
The author recommends the inclusion of Sunnis, the majority of whom probably didn't vote in the Iraqi election, in Iraq's new government. By Gary Anderson. (Washington Post, 2/3/2005) Read More...


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Did Kim Jung Il miscalculate?
China may now be forced to trump N. Korea's playing the nuclear card. By Jim Bencivenga (The Christian Science Monitor, 2/10/2005) Read More...


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Russia Defies U.S. Pressure on International Arms Sales
The head of Russia’s state arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport has said that Moscow will not restrict sales of other weapons to countries that are out of favor with the United States. (Moscow News, 2/... Read More...


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No Mullah Left Behind
The Wall Street Journal ran a very, very alarming article from Iran on its front page last Tuesday. The article explained how the mullahs in Tehran - who are now swimming in cash thanks to soaring oil... Read More...


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One Election a Democracy Does Not Make
Ronald Bruce St John, “One Election a Democracy Does Not Make,” (Silver City, NM & Washington, DC: Foreign Policy In Focus, February 8, 2005). Read More...


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Hamas manoeuvres in wake of truce
The smiles and the handshakes at the Palestinian-Israeli summit were barely over before Hamas delivered its bleak verdict. Mistrust is keeping Palestinian militants from committing to a ceasefire. By... Read More...


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Russia punishes the OSCE - and puts pressure on Georgia
President Putin had issued a series of critical statements about OSCE, accusing it of applying ‘double standards’ and engaging in ‘intrusive mentorship’. he key demand is to discontinue the OSCE monit... Read More...


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Everyone Running
The first local elections since Macedonia devolved power to local governments are a test for the country's fractured, and fractious, parties. By Biljana Stavrova and Robert Alagjozovski. (TOL, 2/7/2... Read More...


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Gossip, Lies, or Truth?
Grave allegations by a former spin doctor in Serbia have yet to see a judicial follow-up. By Aleksandar Mitic. (TOL, 2/7/2005) Read More...


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Faster, Please
Iran needs change. We need to help — now. President Bush promised the Iranian people that we would support them in their struggle for freedom, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated t... Read More...


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Virtual Jihad
Radical Islamic Web sites are encouraging their supporters to wage holy war online. Their exhortations underscore U.S. vulnerability to cyberterror. By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball. (Newsweek,... Read More...


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How to Rein In Iran without Bombing It
Iran brags that it has the most crucial technologies for a nuclear bomb. It is known to be deploying long-range missiles that would be militarily useless unless equipped with a nuclear warhead. And it... Read More...


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Right Course on Iran
Susan E. Rice ["We Need a Real Iran Policy," op-ed, Dec. 30] derides as "bizarre" President Bush's statement that "we're relying upon others" to take the leadership role in stopping Iran's nuclear pro... Read More...


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N Korea's statement in full
The following text is the full statement released on Thursday by North Korea's KCNA news agency. North Korea refers to itself as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (BBC 10-02-05) Read More...


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Mid-East Leaders Announce Truce
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have announced a cease-fire at a summit in Egypt on Tuesday, representing the greatest prospect for peace since the beginnin... Read More...


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A trans-Atlantic storm over arms for China
While against the idea of the EU lifting the arms embargo against China, the writer outlines a set of procedures that should be followed by the EU. (Hans Binnendijk, International Herald Tribune, 2/09... Read More...


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The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation
The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation By Noam Chomsky (January 2005) Noam Chomsky discusses what the policies might be of an independent, sovereign Iraq. "You might find what in Washington must be t... Read More...


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So much for 'historic' moments
Despite the supposedly historic impact of the Lunar New Year cross-strait charter flights between China and Taiwan, the writer predicts the latter suffering as a result of the former country's overpow... Read More...


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Beijing's military threat is escalating
As China continues to rapidly modernize its military forces, the potential danger to the region's security is also on the rise. (Richard Halloran, Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...


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China's threat is not hard to see
The writers applaud the US's condemnation of the EU's intention to lift the arms embargo against China, on the basis of the nuclear power's rapidly increasing military power. (Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...


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Rice Chides Russia on Quieting Dissent but Rejects Penalty
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a top Russian envoy Saturday that Moscow's crackdown on dissent was making Russian-American relations "more difficult." At the same time, Ms. Rice also signal... Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Mr. Ylber Hysa
IA Forum Interview: Mr. Ylber Hysa
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Ylber Hysa, a member of the Kosovo Parliament, Vice President of the Kosovo Progressive movement “ORA”, and political analyst in the Balkans. He is also currently a visiting F... Read More...


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Rice warns Russia on democracy
On a diplomatic quest to improve relations with Europe, Rice ventures further east, to Russia, where she brings pressure for a stronger protection of human rights and the establishment of a democratic... Read More...


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Anti-Semitic letter embroils Duma
The condemnation of anti Semites was made by the state Duma, after a letter proposing to ban Jewish organizations was revealed, allegedly to have been signed by legislators within the Duma. A reminde... Read More...


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China chipping away at US national security
The writer warns against the US continuing its current attitude toward China, on the grounds that contrary to popular belief, the country's economic growth is allowing the communist regime to maintain... Read More...


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US House lambasts EU on China arms
The US House of Representatives voiced its opposition against the EU's intention of lifting the arms embargo on China, finally solidifying their opinion in a resolution on Wednsday. (Charles Snyder, T... Read More...


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Attacking Iran 'not on US agenda'
Condoleezza Rice has insisted that attacking Iran is not on the US agenda "at this point in time". (BBC, 2/4/2005) Read More...


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EU-China arms ban remains, for now
The writer examines the various stances those inside (and outside) the EU have taken on the arms ban against China, and analyzes the possible outcomes as such. (Axel Berkofsky, Asia Times Online, 2/3/... Read More...


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Iran's bloggers get caught in crossfire of 'war on terror'
Iran's dissenting and liberal voices, reeling from a crackdown in cyberspace by their country's old guard, now worry about a new challenge from an unexpected quarter: America. (Christian Science Moni... Read More...


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