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US, Japan talk about Taiwan's safety
The allies wish to maintain stability in the Asia Pacific region, with the cross-strait relations being an important point of the discussion that took place between the two countries. (Charles Snyder,... Read More...


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China denounces United States-Japan Agreement on Taiwan
China claims to see the US and Japan declaration that the peaceful resolution of the Taiwan Strait issue is a shared goal as meddling its internal affairs, as well as hurting China's sovereignty. (Kei... 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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Stranger Than Fiction
The glorification of "attack diplomacy" between North Korea and the US must be taken seriously, says the author. By B.R. Myers. (New York Times, 2/13/2005) 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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Training Iraqis: The Facts
The Senator explains the discrepancy between the sharply conflicting figures he and Condoleezza Rice put forth at Dr. Rice's confirmation hearings when discussing the number of trained Iraqi security ... Read More...


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Iraq's Shias celebrate poll success
IRAQ’S long-oppressed Shias were last night preparing for their first taste of power after the final results for the country’s elections confirmed their domination of the new government. By Colin Free... Read More...


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Turkey Expresses Concern Over Iraq Vote
Turkey urged Iraqi electoral officials and the United Nations to examine what it claimed were skewed Iraqi elections results released Sunday, saying it was particularly concerned about vote tallies in... Read More...


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Iran warns Washington 'not to play with fire'
Tehran warned Washington on Sunday "not to play with fire" and took a harder line in its nuclear talks with Europe amid reports that the United States has been flying unmanned aircraft over Iran and i... Read More...


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Council of Europe insists on need to monitor human rights in Russia
Europe's top human rights body said that Russia still failed to meet its standards and rejected a demand by Moscow to stop checking on Russian compliance of the 46-nation organization's code of ethics... 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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Did Kim Jung Il miscalculate?
China may now be forced to trump N. Korea's playing the nuclear card. By Jim Bencivenga (The Christian Science Monitor, 2/10/2005) Read More...


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Russia Defies U.S. Pressure on International Arms Sales
The head of Russia’s state arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport has said that Moscow will not restrict sales of other weapons to countries that are out of favor with the United States. (Moscow News, 2/... 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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One Election a Democracy Does Not Make
Ronald Bruce St John, “One Election a Democracy Does Not Make,” (Silver City, NM & Washington, DC: Foreign Policy In Focus, February 8, 2005). 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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Russia punishes the OSCE - and puts pressure on Georgia
President Putin had issued a series of critical statements about OSCE, accusing it of applying ‘double standards’ and engaging in ‘intrusive mentorship’. he key demand is to discontinue the OSCE monit... Read More...


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Everyone Running
The first local elections since Macedonia devolved power to local governments are a test for the country's fractured, and fractious, parties. By Biljana Stavrova and Robert Alagjozovski. (TOL, 2/7/2... Read More...


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Gossip, Lies, or Truth?
Grave allegations by a former spin doctor in Serbia have yet to see a judicial follow-up. By Aleksandar Mitic. (TOL, 2/7/2005) 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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How to Rein In Iran without Bombing It
Iran brags that it has the most crucial technologies for a nuclear bomb. It is known to be deploying long-range missiles that would be militarily useless unless equipped with a nuclear warhead. And it... 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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N Korea's statement in full
The following text is the full statement released on Thursday by North Korea's KCNA news agency. North Korea refers to itself as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (BBC 10-02-05) Read More...


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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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A trans-Atlantic storm over arms for China
While against the idea of the EU lifting the arms embargo against China, the writer outlines a set of procedures that should be followed by the EU. (Hans Binnendijk, International Herald Tribune, 2/09... 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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So much for 'historic' moments
Despite the supposedly historic impact of the Lunar New Year cross-strait charter flights between China and Taiwan, the writer predicts the latter suffering as a result of the former country's overpow... Read More...


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