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Al-Qaeda's deadly gamble
Tuesday's attacks show how far al-Qaeda will go to destabilize Iraq, says terror specialist Jonathan Schanzer. (Globe and Mail, 3/4/2004) Read More...


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UN's legal move does nothing for peace
Discusses the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague's proposed review of the Israeli fence. By Ruth Wedgwood. (Scotsman, 2/20/2004) Read More...


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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Examines Israeli viewpoints on the construction of the security fence ("wall"). By Peter Berkowitz. (Weekly Standard, 3/1/2004) Read More...


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Iraq's Kurds
As Iraq's Shia Muslims flex their muscles in the south, the Kurds in the north are following suit. (Jan 29th 2004, The Economist) Read More...


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Israel's wall: Divisive issue, dividing neighbors
The fence that Israel says is a necessary evil to stop suicide bombers is likened by the Palestinians to the Berlin Wall as a symbol of aggression and oppression. (MSNBC, Feb 19 2004) Read More...


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A fateful concession by Iran's president
By Amir Soltani Sheikholeslami. (Boston Globe, 2/18/2004) Read More...


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Blast kills exiled Chechen leader
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President Bush's New Iraq Commission Won't Be Investigating the Key WMD Issue
Discusses how the Executive order fatally limits their agenda. By John W. Dean. (FindLaw's, 2/13/2004) Read More...


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Yes or no on Gaza
Discusses the Sharon's vague reference to a popular referendum regarding a unilateral evacuation of Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip. (Jerusalem Post, 2/8/2004) Read More...


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To Russia, With Love
Article detailing a 02/2003 CIA memo to the White House: "We do not have any direct evidence that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute its Weapons of Mass Destruction programs." ... Read More...


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Jihadists in Iraq
An unwelcome Saudi export: The Saudis have a long history of using foreign jihad campaigns to divert attention from crises at home, and to reinforce the hold of Wahhabism over their subjects. In Iraq,... Read More...


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Of mullahs and warlords
Discusses possible Iraqi elections and suggests that the U.S. must reach out beyond leaders to the majority within the population. By Hiwa Osman. (Washington Times, 1/20/2004) Read More...


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The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative: Building Hope for the Years Ahead
Remarks by Colin Powell. (Heritage Foundation, 12/17/2002) Read More...


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Trouble in the Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is ailing. Meanwhile, radical Islam and anti-Americanism continue to simmer -- and could soon reach a dangerous boil. By Eric Rouleau. (Foreign Affairs, 7/1/2002, $) Read More...


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U.S.-Egyptian Relations and the Future of the Peace Process
Synopsis of discussion with H.E. M. Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador to the United States. (Nixon Center, 4/6/2000) Read More...


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After the Euphoria
Iraq after Saddam's capture. (The Economist, Jan 2003) Read More...


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Differentiated Containment
The Clinton administration should employ a more nuanced approach to the Persian Gulf, keeping the straitjacket on Saddam while seeking improved relations with Iran. By Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowc... Read More...


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Persian Gulf Myths
Washington must hedge against inevitable political change in the region by spreading the burden and the say, reversing arms proliferation, and encouraging the Gulf states to come up with some security... Read More...


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The Real Roots of Arab Anti-Americanism
Promoting anti-Americanism is the best way Muslim leaders have found to distract their publics from the real problem: internal mismanagement. New U.S. policies or a PR campaign will not change matters... Read More...


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License to Kill: Usama bin Ladin's Declaration of Jihad
A little-noticed declaration of jihad by Usama bin Ladin in an Arabic newspaper underscores the Islamist's main grievance: infidel U.S. troops in Arabia. By Bernard Lewis. (Foreign Affairs, 11/1/1998,... Read More...


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Saudi Arabia: Over a Barrel
A key reason for today's skyrocketing oil prices is the behavior of one of America's closest allies: Saudi Arabia. America must push the Saudis toward privatization and fiscal reform. By F. Gregory G... Read More...


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Israelis condemn army refuseniks
Elite Israeli soldiers protest against Israeli policies by refusing missions in the Palestinian territories. They refer to Sharon's policies as a "rule of oppression". (BBC News, 12/22/03) Read More...


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Sharon's Phony War
Critique of Sharon policy. By Henry Siegman. (New York Review of Books, 12/18/2003) Read More...


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Only the Iraqis can decide if this is to be a happy ending
Discusses the repercussions of Saddam Hussein's capture. By Sir Malcolm Rifkind. (Guardian, 12/15/2003) Read More...


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Israel: an apartheid state?
An occupation that creates children willing to die: Why apartheid South Africa ressembles Israel/Palestine. By Leila Farsakh. (12/3/2003 , Le Monde Diplomatique) Read More...


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Jihad has worked - the world is now split in two
Discusses Bin Laden's objectives and status; and states that the resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict is the only immediate way of reversing the dangerous polarisation of the world that Bin L... Read More...


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Hard Lessons for Arab Democracy
In pursuing democracy in the Middle East we are rightfully challenging Arabs to aspire to a higher standard of political behavior. Yet this is worth doing only if it reflects a sincere effort to aspir... Read More...


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Why Al-Arabiya Was Restricted
Explains why Iraq's Governing Council temporarily banned the Arab satellite channel al-Arabiya from using satellite uplink facilities to transmit news reports from its Baghdad bureau. By Jalal Talaban... Read More...


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The One-State Solution
Tilley considers the future of Israel and Palestine in disscussing the possiblity that two separate states may not be a feasable solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. (Virginia Tilley, London Re... Read More...


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One Last Chance
Examining Iran's nuclear program. (The Economist, Nov 28, 2003) Read More...


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