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Rising Tensions Between Turkey’s AKP and the Courts
The author discusses how the AKP’s antisecularist stance could lead to early elections in Turkey, which have the potential to threaten the party’s domination of parliament. By Soner Cagaptay. (Washi... Read More...


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Securing Baghdad is a numbers game
The author argues that in order to secure and stabilize the Iraqi capital, the US needs to deploy more troops and security forces. By Max Boot. (Council on Foreign Relations, 5/24/2006). Read More...


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Arab Public Opinion and the Trial of Saddam Hussein
The author argues that the trial of former President Saddam Hussein has failed in aiding the process of healing and reconstruction in Iraq. Rather, it has merely served to reemphasize sectarian divis... Read More...


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Iran and the Nuclear Question
Is it in Iran's interest to develop nuclear weapons? (5/8/2006) Read More...


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Time to Talk with Iran
Instead of talking about each other, it's time for the US and Iran to talk to each other about issues critical to both sides. By Robert E. Hunter. (Washington Post, 4/26/2006) Read More...


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Bombs That Would Backfire
The authors argue that an attack on Iran would prove more costly and damaging to US interests than the current war in Iraq. By Richard Clarke and Steven Simon. (New York Times, 4/16/2006) Read More...


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We Do Not Have a Nuclear Weapons Program
The author rejects the charge by the United States and some other western nations that it is seeking nuclear weapons. By Javad Zarif. (New York Times, 4/6/2006) Read More...


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Two Deadlines and an Exit
Kerry writes that the US must get tough with Iraq's leaders, demanding that they form a government by May 15 or face immediate US troop withdrawal. By John F. Kerry. (New York Times, 4/5/2006) Read More...


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Drying Out the Insurgency
The author writes that coalition forces fighting the insurgency in Iraq must be vigilant about not attacking civilians who may be caught in the crossfire. By A.C. Grayling. (New York Times, 3/27/2006) Read More...


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Arab Nations Urged to Enter Nuclear Club
The Arab League has called on Arab nations to embrace the peaceful use of nuclear energy.(NY Times, 3/28/06). Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Ilan Berman
IA-Forum speaks with Ilan Berman (Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council) about Iran and his latest book, Tehran Rising. (IA-Forum, 3/20/2006) Read More...


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Why Iraq Is Still Worth the Effort
Despite the blunders of the Bush administration in carrying it out, the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do. By Fareed Zakaria. (Washington Post, 3/22/2006) Read More...


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The State of Iraq: An Update
The war in Iraq is nearing its third anniversary and there is disagreement in the military's echelons about the successes there. By Nina Kamp, Michael O'Hanlon, and Amy Unikewicz. (New York Times, 3/... Read More...


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Time for Bush to Turn Realist
The article suggests that President Bush would be well-served to spend the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War considering his foreign policy legacy as well as that there is an increasingly clea... Read More...


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Suppose We Just Let Iran Have the Bomb
Some experts in the United States — mostly outside the administration — have been thinking the unthinkable, or at least the undiscussable: If all other options are worse, could the world learn to live... Read More...


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Pressure Grows on Iran's Hard-liners
Support for Iran's hardline politicians is not unanimous. (3/15/06, Der Spiegel) Read More...


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Hamas, Fatah fail to bridge differences
Hamas has largely failed in its attempt to reconcile differences between it and Fatah. (Al Jazeera, 3/16/06) Read More...


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Iran's Other Potential WMD: Crude Oil
Iran has another weapon at its disposal: oil. Iran's "oil weapon" may not be as worrisome as a nuclear weapon, but experts say it poses a very real and immediate threat to the world economy. By Eric ... Read More...


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Iraq: The Middle East Pivot
Report on lecture by former Ambassador Edward Gnehm at George Washington University. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 3/6/2006) Read More...


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We Can Live With a Nuclear Iran
The author writes that the US and the world community would be able to contain Iran should that country acquire nuclear weapons. By Barry R. Posen. (New York Times, 2/27/2006) Read More...


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What's Needed From Hamas
In order to come to a peace agreement, two parties must share common goals and acknowledge each other's right to exist, the former Secretary of State writes. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 2/27... Read More...


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Iran Moves Toward Deal With Russia on Uranium
Russia and Iran reach an agreement for the provision of enriched uranium from Russian reactors. By Nazil Fathi. (NY Times, 2/27/06) Read More...


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What's Needed From Hamas
Henry Kissinger astutely presents the options facing Hamas and Israel in the near future. (Washington Post, 2/27/06) Read More...


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Contain Iran: Admit Israel to NATO
Because a nuclear Iran poses the greatest threat to Israel, NATO should either admit Israel as a member or develop a closer strategic relationship with her. By Ronald D. Asmus. (Washington Post, 2/21/... Read More...


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Don't Punish the Palestinians
Palestinians should be given a chance to build the peaceful unity government Hamas promises, former president Jimmy Carter writes. By Jimmy Carter. (Washington Post, 2/20/2006) Read More...


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Moscow's Mideast Challenge to America
Charles Hawley explores Russia's increasing influence in the Middle East and thge implications it will have for the world order.(Der Spiegel, 2/15/06) Read More...


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Merkel's Mullah Quandary
Marc Young presents the potential difficulties that Germany's conservative Chancellor will face if Iran develops a nuclear bomb. (Der Spiegel, 2/16/06) Read More...


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The Hamas Triumph
Graham Usher explores an alternative course of action for the United States and Israel in the Palestinian Territories. (The Nation, 2/2/06) Read More...


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Give Hamas Nothing for Free
Israelis and Palestinians are poised for far-reaching change, but in different directions. By Dennis Ross. (Washington Post, 2/5/2006) Read More...


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What Hamas Is Seeking
A leader in the Hamas party claims that Hamas seeks to alleviate "the debilitative conditions of occupation" and not to build an Islamic state. By Mousa Abu Marzook. (Washington Post, 1/31/2006) Read More...


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