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Like the Wehrmacht, we've descended into barbarity
Argues that the treatment of Iraqi prisoners is a consequence of coalition policy. By Richard Overy. (Guardian, 5/10/2004. Read More...


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Afghanistan: Building a trade bridge from the ashes of war
Positive assessment of development in Afghanistan by Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's minister of finance. (International Herald Tribune, 5/10/2004) Read More...


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US begins sanctions against Syria
The US has imposed economic sanctions on Syria after long accusing the Arab state of supporting terror and failing to stop militants entering Iraq. (BBC News, Tues May 11, 2004) Read More...


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Partnership, Under Construction
In the first public criticism by the Bush administration of Russia, Secretary of State Powell diplomatically criticizes a resurgence of authoritarianism under Putin, including the weakening of the leg... Read More...


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Renewing the Atlantic Partnership
Authors argues that in order to revitalize the Atlantic alliance, Europe and America must forge new "rules of the road" governing the use of force, adapt NATO to meet today's threats coming from outsi... Read More...


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Mutual Incomprehension:U.S.-German Value Gaps beyond Iraq.
Scholar argues that the recent tension between the Unted States and Germany demonstrates that U.S.-German relations are characterized by a mutual incomprehension of each other’s political culture an... Read More...


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A New European Divide
Author warns of the new divide in Europe that excludes the former Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus, Moldova and Central Asia) from integrating in the West. By James M. Goldgeier. (... Read More...


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World's Worst Places to be a Journalist
"In all of these places, reporting the news is an act of courage and conviction." By the Committee to Protect Journalists (Cubanet, 05/02/2004) Read More...


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Torture At Abu Ghraib
American soldiers brutalized Iraqis. How far up does the responsibility go? By Seymour M. Hersh. (New Yorker, 4/30/2004) Read More...


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Iraqis grumble at prospect of sovereignty without authority
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A government that can't pass laws, a nation that doesn't control its own armed forces. Many of Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders wonder just how sovereign a state Washington will give them on... Read More...


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The Disintegration of Palestine
In the New York Review of Books, Edward R. F. Sheehan discusses the plight of the Palestinian. With a road map that nobody seems to be following what hopes can the Geneva Accords bring to the situati... Read More...


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PLAN OF ATTACK: Countdown to War
last of five articles adapted from "Plan of Attack," a book by Bob Woodward that is a behind-the-scenes account of how and why President Bush decided to go to war against Iraq. (Washington Post, 4/22... Read More...


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PLAN OF ATTACK : Cabinet Divided
This is the third of five articles adapted from "Plan of Attack," a book by Bob Woodward that is a behind-the-scenes account of how and why President Bush decided to go to war against Iraq. (Washingto... Read More...


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PLAN OF ATTACK : Deciding on War
First of five articles adapted from "Plan of Attack," a book by Bob Woodward that is a behind-the-scenes account of how and why President Bush decided to go to war against Iraq. (Washington Post, 4/... Read More...


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PLAN OF ATTACK : Making the Case
With CIA Push, Movement to War Accelerated. Second of five articles adapted from "Plan of Attack," a book by Bob Woodward that is a behind-the-scenes account of how and why President Bush decided t... Read More...


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PLAN OF ATTACK: The Special Relationship
fourth of five articles adapted from "Plan of Attack," a book by Bob Woodward that is a behind-the-scenes account of how and why President Bush decided to go to war against Iraq. (Washington Post, 4/2... Read More...


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Arafat attacks Sharon's Gaza plan
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has reacted angrily to President Bush's decision to endorse the Israeli prime minister's plan for the Middle East. (4/15/2004 BBC News) Read More...


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Xinjiang and China's strategy in Central Asia
By Stephen Blank (Asia Times online, 04/03/2004) Read More...


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Iraq not Vietnam, at least on the ground
"Iraq is Vietnam not on the ground, but in our heads. " By Charles Krauthammer (Houston Chronicle, 04/15/2004) Read More...


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Is Iraq becoming a quagmire?
As coalition forces battle with both Sunni and Shia militants in Iraq, influential voices in Washington are asking if the country is descending into civil war—and whether America will still be a... Read More...


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Sharon cannot seem to change
The killing of Sheik Yassin portends only bad things for Israel. Terrorism is likely to increase in a region where most people already feel hopeless, says Rami Khouri. (Globe and Mail, 3/25/2004) Read More...


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No Mandate
Taiwan’s president gets reelection, but... by Ross H. Munro (National Review Online, 03/22/2004) Read More...


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Like it or not, the west just can't leave the Middle East
The dreams of al-Qaida and its allies are destructive - but doomed. (Martin Woollacott, March 19, 2004, The Guardian) Read More...


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A New Global Balance
The address by James D. Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank Group, to the board of governs in Dubai. The event was part of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. By James D. Wolfensohn... Read More...


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Taiwan poll won't alter China's missile deployment
Discusses impending President Chen Shui-bian's public condemnation of China's growing missile threat and its refusal to renounce the use of force against Taiwan. By David Isenberg. (Asia Times, 3/19/2... Read More...


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The cross-Strait political tinderbox
Presents viewpoints of China - Taiwan relations. By Craig Meer and Macabe Keliher. (Asia Times, 3/13/2004) Read More...


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UN caves in on inquiry into its Iraq oil-for-food 'scandal'
The United Nations has bowed to international pressure to investigate allegations of corruption surrounding its oil-for-food programme, under which Iraqi oil was sold on behalf of Saddam Hussein's reg... Read More...


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Spain's wake-up call to US - to lead, listen to global constituents
Spain's rebuff of the ruling Popular Party on Sunday was a slap in the face to the Bush administration, and a potential setback for US plans in Iraq and the fight against terror. By Suzanne Nossel. (... Read More...


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Spain: an example for us all
Madrid's decision to pull its troops from Iraq unless the UN takes over doesn't give in to terrorists -- it undercuts them, says former UN staffer Salim Lone. (Globe and Mail, 3/17/2004) Read More...


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New Spanish PM promises Iraq withdrawal
In the wake of the Madrid bombings, al-Qaida seems to have emerged a victor: the elections the bombings manipulated have resulted in a Prime Minister who supports pulling out of Iraq. What Madrid mea... Read More...


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