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Beijing's military threat is escalating
As China continues to rapidly modernize its military forces, the potential danger to the region's security is also on the rise. (Richard Halloran, Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...


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China's threat is not hard to see
The writers applaud the US's condemnation of the EU's intention to lift the arms embargo against China, on the basis of the nuclear power's rapidly increasing military power. (Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...


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Rice Chides Russia on Quieting Dissent but Rejects Penalty
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a top Russian envoy Saturday that Moscow's crackdown on dissent was making Russian-American relations "more difficult." At the same time, Ms. Rice also signal... Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Mr. Ylber Hysa
IA Forum Interview: Mr. Ylber Hysa
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Ylber Hysa, a member of the Kosovo Parliament, Vice President of the Kosovo Progressive movement “ORA”, and political analyst in the Balkans. He is also currently a visiting F... Read More...


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Rice warns Russia on democracy
On a diplomatic quest to improve relations with Europe, Rice ventures further east, to Russia, where she brings pressure for a stronger protection of human rights and the establishment of a democratic... Read More...


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Anti-Semitic letter embroils Duma
The condemnation of anti Semites was made by the state Duma, after a letter proposing to ban Jewish organizations was revealed, allegedly to have been signed by legislators within the Duma. A reminde... Read More...


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China chipping away at US national security
The writer warns against the US continuing its current attitude toward China, on the grounds that contrary to popular belief, the country's economic growth is allowing the communist regime to maintain... Read More...


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US House lambasts EU on China arms
The US House of Representatives voiced its opposition against the EU's intention of lifting the arms embargo on China, finally solidifying their opinion in a resolution on Wednsday. (Charles Snyder, 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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EU-China arms ban remains, for now
The writer examines the various stances those inside (and outside) the EU have taken on the arms ban against China, and analyzes the possible outcomes as such. (Axel Berkofsky, Asia Times Online, 2/3/... 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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Ukraine Scraps Veterans' Pension Cuts
Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday staved off what might have been the first big protest of Viktor Yushchenko's presidency by canceling a law that reduced pensions for retired Soviet-era military officers... 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...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer
Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Associate professor at the American University's School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Director of the Peace Building and Development... 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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