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IA-Forum Interview: Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl
IA-Forum speaks with Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl about how the US is fighting the war in Iraq and improvements in the way it fights. By Stefan Daniels. (IA-Forum, 12/5/2006) Read More...


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Deadline Approaching for Iranian Compliance with UN Resolution
Analysis and commentary surrounding the deadline for Iranian compliance with United Nations (UN) Resolution 1737. By Stephanie Brophy. (IA-Forum, 02/07/2007) Read More...


International Affairs Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
International Affairs Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA Forum speaks to Meir Javedanfar, Middle East analyst and co-author of the upcoming book 'The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran' about the country's nuclear progra... Read More...


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Plans for a Post-‘Surge’ Iraq
Detailing a gradual disengagement plan for Iraq, post troop surge. By Steven N. Simon (Council on Foreign Relations, 02/09/2007) Read More...


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Will Israel Attack Iran-
Israel has maintained in the past that a nuclear-armed Iran is simply an unacceptable risk to Israeli national security concerns. But the reality is that Israel's options for dealing with Iran are sev... Read More...


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Iraq War Fuels Global Jihad
While many scholars and academics have paid credence to the rise in global jihad following the Iraq War, here the author draws two credible points: top American policymakers have little apprecia... Read More...


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Endangered Advisers
Author says the Iraq Study Group’s advice to increase the number of advisers while decreasing the number of combatants will lead to disaster. By Andrew Exum. (New York Times, 12/10/2006) Read More...


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Close the Bases
To stop the slide to civil war in Iraq, international mediators must negotiate directly with the Sunni insurgency that has been seeking talks with the US for three years; offer amnesty; roll back de-B... Read More...


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Intenational Affairs Forum Interview: Peter Beinart and Scott McConnell
Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of the New Republic and Scott McConnell, current editor of The American Conservative, discuss questions about the UN and US foreign policy. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 1... Read More...


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The Saddam Verdict and the Insurgency
The author explains how the death sentence of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will serve to strengthen the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy... Read More...


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The State of Iraq: An Update
The authors discuss the current status of Iraq in terms of economics, politics, security, education, and infrastructure. By Nina Kamp and Michael E. O'Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 10/1/2006) Read More...


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Unilateral Folly
Author critiques Prime Minister Olmert's convergence plan. By Samuel Hyman. (IA-Forum, 09/01/2006) Read More...


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The High Price of Friendship
The author writes that the Bush Administration is using coalition warfare in Iraq not to share the costs of waging war, but to establish political legitimacy for its foreign policy. By Patricia Weitsm... Read More...


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Service in Iraq: Just How Risky?
The Pentagon is very forthright about casualty lists for Iraq. However, as the authors point out, deaths alone don't indicate the risk for an individual serving in Iraq. By Samuel Preston and Emily Bu... Read More...


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Killing Won't Win This War
The author says defeating an insurgency requires more than simply killing insurgents, but rather winning the "hearts and minds" of the population, an essential strategy for prying the population away ... Read More...


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A Call to Support Democracy
Iraq's ambassador to the US pleads his case for America to stay the course in Iraq. By Samir Sumaida'ie. (Washington Post, 8/21/2006) Read More...


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Making Peace Stick In Lebanon
Author points out that if peacekeeping is to be part of a long-term answer for Lebanon, the force there needs to be carefully designed to generate an effective solution rather than become part of the... Read More...


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Venezuela Strengthens Its Relationships in the Middle East
Venezuela has long cultivated ties with Middle Eastern governments, finding common ground in trying to keep oil prices high, but its recent engagement of Iran has become a defining element in its effo... Read More...


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Women's Participation in the Democratic Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan
Report on women's participation in democratization efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Michelle D. Bernard, A. Yasmine Rassam, and Lida Sahar Noory. (Independent Women's Forum, 7/6/2006) Read More...


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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Video of book event at New America Foundation featuring Tom Rick, author of Fiasco, former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson in an important examination of the challenges faced in Ira... Read More...


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Iran Sees Lebanon Strife as Way to Pressure Washington
Vali R. Nasr discusses in an interview how Iran is using the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to demonstrate its own power and pressure the U.S. to start normalizing relations with direct talks. ... Read More...


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Guilty of Fighting a War
Author says without amnesty, undefeated insurgents have no incentive to stop fighting, knowing that peace means prison. By Timothy William Walters. (New York Times, 8/12/2006) Read More...


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Learning From Hezbollah
Author compares our failed efforts to introduce a new order in Iraq with Hezbollah's success as an effective practitioner of the art of militarized grass-roots politics in Lebanon. By Brian Humphreys... Read More...


Israel: Weakness in Strength
Israel: Weakness in Strength
As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson a... Read More...


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Letter from Beirut
The current conflict in Lebanon - as seen from a balcony, overlooking South Beirut. By Ronnie Chatah. (08/05/2006) Read More...


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Money Can’t Buy Us Democracy
The author writes that American pledges of financial assistance to the democratic opposition in Iran will not advance their cause, and only internal dynamics in Iran will speed political reform. By Ak... Read More...


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Stop the Band-Aid Treatment
While affirming Israel's right to defend itself, former president Jimmy Carter rebukes Israel's violence against civilians as "counterproductive and inhumane." By Jimmy Carter. (Washington Post, 8/1/2... Read More...


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End of Days?
The state of the U.S. military; projecting power and how President Bush's goal of reasserting American dominance in the Middle East has failed. By Michael Hirsh (Newsweek, 31/07/2006). Read More...


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The Next Steps With Iran
Author writes that negotiations with Iran must go beyond the nuclear threat to broader issues. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 7/31/2006) Read More...


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A New Enemy Gains on the U.S.
United States officials worry that they’re not prepared for Hezbollah’s style of warfare — a kind that pits finders against hiders and favors the hiders. Certain that other terrorists are learning fro... Read More...


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