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Mid-East Leaders Announce Truce
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have announced a cease-fire at a summit in Egypt on Tuesday, representing the greatest prospect for peace since the beginnin... Read More...


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The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation
The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation By Noam Chomsky (January 2005) Noam Chomsky discusses what the policies might be of an independent, sovereign Iraq. "You might find what in Washington must be t... Read More...


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Attacking Iran 'not on US agenda'
Condoleezza Rice has insisted that attacking Iran is not on the US agenda "at this point in time". (BBC, 2/4/2005) Read More...


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Iran's bloggers get caught in crossfire of 'war on terror'
Iran's dissenting and liberal voices, reeling from a crackdown in cyberspace by their country's old guard, now worry about a new challenge from an unexpected quarter: America. (Christian Science Moni... Read More...


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Iran: the next target?
The belief that the US cannot afford another conflict is misguided, says Ervand Abrahamian. Fuelled by mutual paranoia, the risk of war with Iran is growing. By Ervand Abrahamian. (Globe and Mail, 200... Read More...


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United States and Europe Differ Over Strategy on Iran
President Bush's second term has barely begun, and Iran is already shaping up as its most serious diplomatic challenge. By Elaine Sciolino. (New York Times, 1/29/2005, reg.) Read More...


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History: 1979: Exiled Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran
Khomeini's return to Iran in 1979. Read More...


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Results, Not Timetables, Matter in Iraq
Two distinguished American statesmen argue against setting timetables for leaving Iraq. America's exit from Iraq depends on sustainable outcomes, not arbitrary deadlines. By Henry A. Kissinger and Geo... Read More...


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Looking for Purple Fingers in Sadr City
The author writes that Sunday's election was a great first step towards democracy in Iraq. By Bartle Breese Bull. (New York Times, 1/31/2005) Read More...


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As Iraqis Celebrate, the Kurds Hesitate
The author writes that American and British officials are ignoring a growing movement for independence among Iraqi Kurds. By Peter W. Galbraith. (New York Times, 2/1/2005) Read More...


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The Lessons of 1787
The author writes that the newly-elected Iraqi National Assembly should delegate drafting of the national Constitution to a Constitutional Committee and must include Sunni Arabs in significant numbers... Read More...


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The Shiite earthquake
With non-Sunni Muslims poised to take power for the first time, a new Iraq is being born. Will it survive its infancy? By Juan Cole. (Salon, 2/1/2005) Read More...


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Israel to Hand Over Several West Bank Cities
Representing a tangible aspect of the continued high-level negotiations between the administrations of Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas, Israel will hand over security control of several West Bank citie... Read More...


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Post-Polls Attacks Kill Three U.S. Marines
After the widescale suppression of insurgent action on election day, American soldiers conducting security and stability operations continue to come under fire after the closing of polls. (Aljazeera, ... Read More...


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UN Urges US-Iran Dialogue
Mohamed El-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency attempts to encourage the prospect of dialogue between the two states concerning Iran's developing nuclear program. (Melbourne Herald... Read More...


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Iraqis Vote in Landmark Election
Citizens of Iraq defy insurgent threats and flock to the polls in high numbers. (Iran News Daily, 1/30/2005) Read More...


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HAMAS Wins Overwhelming Victory in Gaza Vote
After the first ever municipal elections in the Gaza Strip, HAMAS secured control of seven out of ten local councils in what may become a test of strength between the organization and president Mahmou... Read More...


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Iraq Elections Explained
A concise description of the major political issues surrounding the Sunday vote in Iraq. (Aljazeera, 1/28/2005) Read More...


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Insurgents Vowing to Kill Iraqis Who Brave the Polls on Sunday
The lives of Iraqi citizens wanting to assert their new democratic voice have been explicitly threatened by militants who promise a bloody consequence. By Dexter Filkins. (New York Times, 1/26/2005) Read More...


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Embracing the Vote in Gaza
In a continuation of the developing Palestinian political process, ten towns located in the Gaza Strip will hold local elections which are slated to include candidates from radical groups. By John War... Read More...


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Syrian Leader Defiant on Missiles
The prospect of Russian arms sales to Syria surfaced during a visit to Moscow by President Bashar al-Assad. (BBC News, 1/25/2005) Read More...


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HAMAS Recognizes 1967 Borders for First Time
After negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a more moderate position has been adopted by HAMAS, according to a policy document in which the group recognizes the political principles o... Read More...


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Shiites in Iraq Say Government Will Be Secular
The United Iraqi Alliance, a political coalition comprised mostly of Shiite groups pledges a rejection of an Iranian-style theocracy in a new Iraq. By Dexter Filkins. (New York Times, 1/24/2005) Read More...


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Sadr Group Signals Rejection of Election
Although loyalists to the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shy away from a formal boycott of the January 30th elections in Iraq, no endorsement is suported. By Anthony Shadid. (Washington Post, 1/24/2005... Read More...


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Should We Stay or Should We Go?
The authors write that following the Iraqi elections in two weeks, the decision on when US troops should leave should be put to the Iraqi people in a referendum. By Fredrick Barton, Bathsheba Crocker,... Read More...


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Don't Know Much About Algebra
Dowd writes sarcastically that Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice has inadequate math skills, given that she and the rest of the Bush Administration can not multiply the 1,370 dead US soldi... Read More...


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Iran warns US against making
Iran on Sunday warned the United States against any attack attempt, saying any aggressive maneuvers against Iran would be a great strategic mistake. Read More...


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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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Cheney Says Israel Might 'Act First' on Iran
In an interview with Don Imus, the Vice President outlines the prospect of Israeli action against Iran. By David E. Sanger. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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Top Rebel in Iraq Says War With U.S. May Last For Years
As the war against insurgents rages on, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi pledges long term commitment, despite the loss of a top guerilla leader. By Edward Wong. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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