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Beyond the Bomb, all Iran Wants is a Little Bit of Respect
The chair of the political science department at California State University, Northridge makes the case that Iran's real ambition is for political influence, not nuclear weaponry. By Mehran Kamrava. ... Read More...


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Rooting for the Good Guys
Friedman writes that political turmoil in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, and Lebanon all pose the question of whether democracy can take root and thrive in the Middle East. By Thomas L. F... Read More...


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Lebanon heads financial watchdog group
Arab banks get set to toughen up on money laundering (Daily Star, April 19 2005) Read More...


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What the West Owes the Iranian People
Think back seven years to 1998, when the main hope for political reform in the broader Middle East was in Iran. A reform-minded cleric had swept aside the establishment's candidate in presidential ele... Read More...


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Power Sharing Vital to Unite Iraq
New hope has sprung in Iraq for the end of the disorder that has prevailed since Saddam Hussein's fall, writes the author. By Wu Yixue. (China Daily, 4/15/2005) Read More...


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What the West Owes the Iranian People
The potential for democracy in the Middle East has taken a strange course. Iran, which once seemed to be the model for Islamic democracy, has failed in its reform attempts and has slipped back into it... Read More...


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Another country
As rumours persist of US plans to invade Iran, Rageh Omaar, the face of the BBC during the Iraq war, visits Tehran - and finds a nation far removed from the one George Bush seems to fear. (Guardian, 4... Read More...


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Misunderstanding Iran Figuring out what we've learned, from the hostage crisis to today
beginning with the 1953 coup co-orchestrated by the CIA to reinstate Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, there were countless flubbed chances to avoid this particular Iran. "There were so many little snowflak... Read More...


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Iran’s road to democracy
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s presidential election of June 2005 will be a vital moment for the country. But, says Mohsen Sazegara – a former regime loyalist turned vocal critic – even more important... Read More...


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What is Iran's Nuclear Program Really For?
Iranian President Chatami met with French President Chirac Tuesday to discuss Iran's nuclear program, among other things. DW-WORLD spoke to security expert Oliver Thränert about it. (4/5/2005) Read More...


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WMD Commission Report
Presidential Commission report regarding existence of WMDs in Iraq. (White House, 3/31/2005) Read More...


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Book Review: The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace
No one is more qualified to recount and examine the on-again, off-again Middle East peace process than Dennis Ross, who served as Middle East envoy and the chief peace negotiator under both George H.W... Read More...


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Taking on Tehran
If Washington wants to derail Iran's nuclear program, it must take advantage of a split in Tehran between hard-liners, who care mostly about security, and pragmatists, who want to fix Iran's ailing ec... Read More...


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Can Hezbollah Go Straight?
The author writes that by blatantly backing Syria in the face of Lebanese and international calls for Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon, the Shi'ite political party and militia Hezbollah risks alienating... Read More...


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US seeks action against Iran
THE US called on the international community today to consider possible actions against Iran following its reluctance in talks with the European Union to drop its sensitive nuclear activities. (Austra... Read More...


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Data Lacking on Iran's Arms, U.S. Panel Says
A commission due to report to President Bush this month will describe American intelligence on Iran as inadequate to allow firm judgments about Iran's weapons programs, according to people who have be... Read More...


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U.S. must assume a big role in talks with Iran
After four years of indecision and contradiction, the Bush administration is seemingly willing to endorse various aspects of the negotiations between the European Union and Iran By Ray Takeyh. (Inter... Read More...


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Oil Market Outlook 2004-08: Oil Market Fundamentals Versus Geopolitical Developments
Text of an address delivered by Herman Franssen to the ”Iraq’s Oil and the World Market” conference sponsored by the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES) in Bagshot, Surrey, UK on 4-5 December, 200... Read More...


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Armenia widens ties with Iran amid tension between US and Washington
Seeking to ease its economic isolation, Armenia is expanding trade contacts with Iran. Work on a variety of infrastructure projects, including an Armenian-Iranian pipeline, is proceeding amid uncertai... Read More...


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When Will Iran Be a Nuclear Power?
When will Iran achieve "nuclear status"? When other states form their own policies on the assumption that Iran has nuclear weapons—whether or not it has declared or tested a nuclear bomb. By Patrick C... Read More...


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Iranians find freedom in blogosphere
Iran is already under attack. The opposition is at work both within and beyond its borders, restless, coordinating and sharing intelligence. By Jason Motlagh. (World Peace Herald, 2/17/2005) ... Read More...


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Iraq agency 'run like Wild West'
The Coalition Provisional Authority, the US-led agency that ran Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, has been accused of wasting millions of dollars. By Michael Buchanan (BBC News, 2/15/2005) Read More...


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No Fast Exit From Iraq
The US should not exit Iraq anytime soon, the columnist argues. America's departure could lead to chaos and civil war, which in turn would encourage anti-American causes abroad. By Fareed Zakaria. (W... Read More...


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Let's Not Make the Same Mistakes in Iran
A leader in the search for WMD in Iraq addresses the challenge of a nuclear Iran. By David Kay. (Washington Post, 2/7/2005) 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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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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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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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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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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