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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East: Iraq

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Securing Baghdad is a numbers game
The author argues that in order to secure and stabilize the Iraqi capital, the US needs to deploy more troops and security forces. By Max Boot. (Council on Foreign Relations, 5/24/2006). Read More...


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Arab Public Opinion and the Trial of Saddam Hussein
The author argues that the trial of former President Saddam Hussein has failed in aiding the process of healing and reconstruction in Iraq. Rather, it has merely served to reemphasize sectarian divis... Read More...


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Three Iraqs Would Be One Big Problem
The author writes that a plan to divide Iraq into three ethnic provinces would not halt the insurgency and allow US troops to leave Iraq, but rather would exacerbate the situation. By Anthony H. Corde... Read More...


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Women in Post-Saddam Iraq: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?
This article argues that although the removal of Saddam’s dictatorship in 2003 has now allowed for the entry of a myriad of progressive NGOs, and new pro-female emancipation government policies, resur... Read More...


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IA-Forum Transcript: General Anthony Zinni
Transcript of event featuring frormer United States Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni who spoke about military conflict and his new book, Battle for Peace. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 4/112006) Read More...


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Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq
The authors write that the Bush Administration has spent three years in a futile effort to create a strong central government in Iraq but lack a political settlement among the divergent ethnic groups,... Read More...


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Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld
Junior and midlevel officers are discussing whether the war plans for Iraq reflected unvarnished military advice, whether the retired generals should have spoken out, whether active-duty generals will... Read More...


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Why Are They Speaking Up Now?
The retired US military generals who have recently criticized the Iraq war should have spoken up while on active duty. By Melvin R. Laird and Robert E. Pursley. (Washington Post, 4/19/2006) Read More...


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Two Deadlines and an Exit
Kerry writes that the US must get tough with Iraq's leaders, demanding that they form a government by May 15 or face immediate US troop withdrawal. By John F. Kerry. (New York Times, 4/5/2006) Read More...


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The Backlash Against Democracy Promotion
The Bush Administration's obscure message "democracy promotion" often thought as "regime change" by nations around the world. by Thomas Carothers (Foreign Affairs.org, March/April 2006) $2.95 fee 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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A Top-Down Review for the Pentagon
Author says Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is incompetent to lead the US armed forces. By Paul D. Eaton. (New York Times, 3/19/2006) 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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Former British ambassador: Iraq slipping into low-level civil war
The former British embassador to Iraq, speaks frankly about the potential for civil war. (Jerusalem Post, 2/26/06) Read More...


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Australia wheat bosses 'paid £128m in Oil-for-Food bribes to Saddam'
Australia is implicated in a scandal that calls into question the Conservative government's support for the war in Iraq. By Ray Marcelo.(Times Online, 2/6/06) Read More...


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Muslim Societies Ready to Modernize - On Their Terms
The heads of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jordan agreed that Islamic societies must be allowed to reform from within. (World Economic Forum, 1/27/2006) 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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After Withdrawal, Engagement
The author writes that as the US military begins to withdrawal from Iraq, US government support for rebuilding Iraqi civic institutions must increase. By Andrew Erdman. (New York Times, 12/27/2005) Read More...


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What Would J.F.K. Have Done?
The authors say the US cannot withstand the prolonged drain of the vaguely defined mission in Iraq. By Theodore C. Sorenson and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (New York Times, 12/4/2005) Read More...


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Withdrawal Pains
Author claims there could be no greater mistake than drawing down US forces from Iraq now, when there is real hope for success if the US perseveres. By Robert Kagan. (Washington Post, 12/4/2005) Read More...


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Our Dangerous, Growing Divide
The author remarks that a civil-military divide has emerged in the US over the war in Iraq in recent months. By Michael O'Hanlon. (Washington Post, 11/28/2005) Read More...


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Report from Washington DC: John McCain Address at American Enterprise Institute
Report on Sen. John McCain's address about Iraq, given at the American Enterprise Institute. By Jens Laurson. (IA-Forum, 11/9/2005) Read More...


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Nobody Loves a Torturer
Ask any American soldier in Iraq when the general population really turned against the United States and he will say, "Abu Ghraib." By Fareed Zakaria. (Newsweek, 11/14/2005) Read More...


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What Are We Holding Together?
The US should give up on trying to make a united nation out of Iraq and allow it to be divided by sect. By Peter Galbraith. (Washington Post, 11/7/2005) Read More...


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The Republican Rift
Jeffrey Goldberg writes about Brent Scowcroft, the national-security adviser under President George H. W. Bush—and the former President’s best friend—who has been at odds with the current Administrati... Read More...


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“Waiting for Godot” Culture and Conflict in Iraq
Student paper that examines intercultural dynamics in the Iraq conflict. By Nate Haken. (7/15/2005) Read More...


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