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Failed States: Fixing a Broken World
Failing states continue to pose a threat to both their neighbors and the greater international community. A close examination of recent history reveals varying correlations between failed or weak stat... Read More...


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The One-State Solution
A just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians is possible, but it lies in the history of the people of this conflicted land, and not in the tired rhetoric of partition and two-state sol... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Hazhir Teimourian
IA-Forum Interview: Hazhir Teimourian
IA Forum speaks with Middle East commentator Hazhir Teimourian about the conflict in Gaza and the prospects for peace there. By Jason Miks (01/18/2009) Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
Secretary of Defense asserts that the U.S. cannot modernize its conventional forces to deal with future near peer threats at the cost of disregarding the capabilities necessary to deal with the type o... Read More...


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The Gas Conflict between Russia and Ukraine
After Russia’s Gazprom cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine, Anders Aslund argues that the European Union needs to be more proactive in its energy policy and less passive in its response to the gas... Read More...


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Delegitimizing Hamas Could Backfire
Author argues why a ceasefire is necessary to keep the land for peace formula alive and how delegitimizing Hamas could in the long run backfire and hurt Israel's interests. By Meir Javedanfar. (Midd... Read More...


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U.S.: Mumbai Massacre Seen as Major Blow to Regional Strategy
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai by militant Islamists, resulting in more than 170 deaths, may lessen the prospects for an Indo-Pakistani détente, which many consider a crucial element in stabil... Read More...


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Israel trying to ensure that Hamas can't become another Hizbullah
Analyst examines wider strategic goals of Israel's recent operation in Gaza that include Iran and Fatah. By Meir Javedanfar. (Jerusalem Post, 12/29/2008) Read More...


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Diplomacy will not yield results
The author discusses the prospects for and of US-Iran talks. By Joshua Muravchik (bitterlemons international, 12/04/2008) Read More...


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The Value of State-Building vs. the Cost of Nation-Neglecting in Afghanistan
M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, argues for effective nation-building efforts in Afghanistan. argues for effective nation-building efforts in Af... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Branko Crvenkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia
IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Branko Crvenkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia
IA Forum discusses issues in Macedonia and the Balkans with Mr. Branko Crvenkovski, the President of the Republic of Macedonia. By Violeta Dzoleva. (12/11/2008) Read More...


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Empty promises in Afghanistan
Author discusses plight of Afghan refugees and impact of the situation. By M. Ashraf Haidari (Asia Times, 11/21/2008) Read More...


Q&A on Somali piracy by Cdr. Gurpreet Khurana
Q&A on Somali piracy by Cdr. Gurpreet Khurana
Cdr. Gurpreet Khurana, research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses in New Delhi, answers some commonly asked questions about recent pirate activity off Somalia. By Gurpreet S. Khu... Read More...


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A seven-year journey in Afghanistan
We began a journey in Afghanistan seven years ago with the war that ousted the Taliban from power, writes Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (The Daily Star, 11/14/2008) Read More...


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Putin’s Useful Idiots
Wonder why Russia has Europe over a barrel? Ask German environmentalists. By William Yeatman (CEI, 10/08/2008) Read More...


A Sold State
A Sold State
Author analyzes theory to practice regarding the selling of states to foreign investment in respect to China and Zambia. By Darlington Chisenga. (10/12/2008) Read More...


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Don't rush for the exit
The situation in Afghanistan in 2008 resembles that of the late 1980s, when the former Soviet leaders started looking for an exit. Today, a number of Western diplomats and NATO generals are doing the ... Read More...


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U.S. Study Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan
A forthcoming National Intelligence Estimate to be issued after the November elections cautions a decline for Afghanistan’s central authority. Among the factors cited are continued cross-border attac... Read More...


A Way Through the Afghan Labyrinth
A Way Through the Afghan Labyrinth
Author discusses need for securing Afghanistan and offers a plan to do so. By M Ashraf Haidari. (first appeared in Asia Times, 10/07/2008) Read More...


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The Fragility of the Global Nuclear Order
In today's fragile international political climate the structures in place to deal with nuclear non-proliferation have become complacent. An event of the magnitude of the 1968 Non-proliferation Treaty... Read More...


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CIA using missile strikes to `tickle' terrorists
CIA Director Michael Hayden says the agency is using military strikes to coax terrorists and insurgents into reacting in order to gather intelligence about how different groups respond. By Stephen Ma... Read More...


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Zawahiri Tries to Clear Name, Explain Strategy
“The Exoneration” and other written expositions by Al Qaida’s number 2 may be a signal that the organization is trying to salvage its diminishing public support by tying its operations and activities ... Read More...


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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Marvin Weinbaum
IA-Forum Interview: Marvin Weinbaum
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute, about the prospects for new Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. By Jason Miks (09/21/2008) Read More...


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Pakistan's Anti-Muslim Taliban
Despite the Taliban's distinctly un-Islamic practice of targeting fellow Muslims they still garner much support from the local Afghani population as their atrocities are overshadowed by those committe... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Haider Mullick
IA-Forum Interview: Haider Mullick
IA-Forum speaks with Haider Mullick, senior fellow at the Joint Special Operations University, about the security situation in Pakistan. By Jason Miks (09/16/2008) Read More...


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How to Leave a Stable Iraq
The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability. By Biddle, O'Hanlon & Pollack (Foreign Affairs,... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: L. Gordon Flake
IA-Forum Interview: L. Gordon Flake
IA-Forum speaks with L. Gordon Flake, executive director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, about tensions on the Korean Peninsula. By Jason Miks (09/12/2008) Read More...


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The Bomb in the Basement
The author argues that should Iran come close to becoming a nuclear power, Isreal will need to adopt its stance on its own nuclear arsenal from one of ambiguos non-disclosure to one of defensive but t... Read More...


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Walling Off Iraq: Israel's Imprint on U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Details the similarities between American counter-insurgency techniques used in Iraq with those practiced by Isreal against Palestinian populations, particularly the use of barriers to separate differ... Read More...


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