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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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IA-Forum Interview: Professor Philippe Sands QC
IA-Forum speaks with Professor Philippe Sands QC about international law issues and his latest book, Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (Viking). By Dimitri Neos and A... Read More...


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Condoleezza Rice Comments on Palestinian Elections
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice emphasized that the US government's position towards Hamas has not changed despite that organization's gains in the Palestinian elections. (World Economic Forum,... Read More...


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Hamas at the Helm
The authors write that Hamas’ recent election victory in the Palestinian territories shows the organization has become a major political power worthy of international recognition. By Fotini Christia a... Read More...


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The Gulf Between Us
The author writes that peacefully resolving the nuclear crisis over Iran has been made more difficult by the Bush Administration’s rejection of peaceful overtures from Iran over the past five years. B... Read More...


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Fighting Ourselves in Falluja
The author writes that confusion between the military and civilian US commanders in Iraq after the war led to strategic mistakes that have fueled the insurgency and prolonged the war in Iraq. By Bing ... Read More...


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Keeping The Progress Going
After a short trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, Congressman Ford gives his appraisal of the situation. By Harold Ford Jr. (Washington Post, 1/21/2006) Read More...


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Focusing on 'Success' in Iraq
Success in Iraq requires two elements: a stable, peaceful government supported by the Iraqi people, and an effective military and security establishment loyal to that central government. By Brent Scow... Read More...


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In Iraq, Wrongs Made a Right
The author writes that while mistakes were made in the early days of postwar Iraq, significant progress has occurred since. By L. Paul Bremer. (New York Times, 1/13/2006) Read More...


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