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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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Rice and Dice; John Kerry nails Condoleezza Rice on Iraq.
Twenty minutes into Condoleezza Rice's confirmation hearings this morning, John Kerry entered the chamber and took his seat as the fourth-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no... Read More...


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Cheney Says Israel Might 'Act First' on Iran
In an interview with Don Imus, the Vice President outlines the prospect of Israeli action against Iran. By David E. Sanger. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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Top Rebel in Iraq Says War With U.S. May Last For Years
As the war against insurgents rages on, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi pledges long term commitment, despite the loss of a top guerilla leader. By Edward Wong. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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Sunni Group Says it Killed Cleric's Aide in Bombing
In a complex environment of the power struggle for Iraq, resistance fighters have targeted each other in addition to the American presence in order to catalyze what may be a sectarian war. By Erik Eck... Read More...


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Cheney Says Iran Tops List of Trouble Spots
Vice President Dick Cheney said on Thursday that Iran was at the top of the administration's list of world trouble spots and expressed concern that Israel "might well decide to act first" to eliminate... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: His Excellency Kiro Gligorov, the former President of the Republic of Macedonia
IA-Forum Interview: His Excellency Kiro Gligorov, the former President of the Republic of Macedonia
His Excellency Kiro Gligorov, the former President of the Republic of Macedonia, discusses the Balkan conflict and his experiences. 12/20/2004. By Violeta Dzoleva and Jasen Zubcevik with special tha... Read More...


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Interview with Kosovo PM
In an interview with the BBC, Kosovan Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he is proud of the role he played in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and believes there will be an independent Kosovo within... Read More...


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The Coming Wars
Discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East and against terrorism. By Seymour M. Hersh. (New Yorker, 1/17/2005) Read More...


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US special forces 'inside Iran'
US commandos are operating inside Iran selecting sites for future air strikes, says the American investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. (BBC, 1/17/2005) Read More...


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Stop the Genocide
Two US Senators propose ways in which the US can act to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. By Jon S. Corzine and Sam Brownback. (Washington Post, 1/11/2005) Read More...


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President of Fabricated Crises
President Bush manufactures crises to justify pursuing the goals he set before he took office, the columnist contends. By Harold Meyerson. (Washington Post, 1/12/2005) Read More...


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DEMOCRACY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: 1991-2004
The article about the history of democracy’s introduction in 15 F.S.U. countries, the mixed overall outcome, importance of civil socity and the U.S. role. Few success stories... while the rest of th... Read More...


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Dubious Purge at the CIA
The columnist, a retired CIA station chief, alleges that the Bush administration's purge of the CIA is punishment for its officers' disagreement with Bush's Middle East policies. By Haviland Smith. (W... Read More...


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Forging Sounder Sino-US Ties
Ever since former US president Richard Nixon's historic visit to China thirty years ago, Sino-US ties have remained relatively stable. However, three issues could pose a threat to the continued advanc... Read More...


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CHANGES IN THE CIS: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2005
Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, Georgia's Rose Revolution, the European Union’s decision to begin membership negotiations with Turkey... The importance of these events and their far-reaching effect on CI... Read More...


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Iran Regime-Change Talk Revives in Washington
A US advocacy group dominated by Republican Party stalwarts is trying to revive the idea of regime change in Iran. A recent policy paper issued by the group, The Committee on the Present Danger, urges... Read More...


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Mideast Overtures - Iran's Domestic Crisis: Its Youth
An impending danger is haunting Iran. While an intense debate, both domestic and international, has been carried out in the past year over the Iranian nuclear program, another issue that merits even m... Read More...


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Clash of the Titans
Is China more interested in money than missiles? Will Japan's decline embolden China to assert itself as a regional hegemon? Will the United States seek to contain China as it once contained the Sovie... Read More...


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A World Without Israel
Imagine that Israel never existed. Would the economic malaise and political repression that drive angry young men to become suicide bombers vanish? Would the Palestinians have an independent state? Wo... Read More...


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We Need a Real Iran Policy
Citing President Bush's recent statement that we have "sanctioned ourselves out of influence with Iran," the author wonders if the president hasn't tacitly accepted a nuclear Iran. By Susan E. Rice. (... Read More...


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Delay the Elections
The author, head of the Iraqi Independent Democrats Party, advocates delaying the upcoming election in Iraq. By Adnan Pachachi. (Washington Post, 1/2/2005) Read More...


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Palestian Stirrings
A former member of the Clinton administration describes Palestinians' new sense of hope and promise now that Arafat has died. Like never before, Palestinians can and do freely express opposition to vi... Read More...


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Building Communist Party of China into a Ruling Party with Great Concentration of Best Talent
The editorial titled "Further Creating A New Situation for Talent Work" is confident that all the best talents will come together and help to make the Party into a "ruling party with a great concentra... Read More...


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Rethinking Iraq's Election
The author, Iraq's ambassador to the U.N., argues for a "third way" to conduct Iraq's upcoming election. By Samir S.M. Sumaidaie. (Washington Post, 12/28/2004) Read More...


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Glimmers of Hope in the Arab World
The columnist reflects on some hopeful signs of change in the Muslim world. Islamic extremism is losing, he asserts. By Fareed Zakaria. (Washington Post, 12/21/2004) Read More...


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Whither the Persian-Jewish alliance?
There is a romantic suggestiveness to the relations between Persians and Jews that has survived the hostility between Iran and Israel. Today, the same forces that once brought the two together are fue... Read More...


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Freedom in Farsi blogs
Tens of thousands of Iranians have embraced weblogs as a way to access the forbidden and challenge the sanctioned. (Guardian, 12/20/2004) Read More...


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Final Twist in a Long Tale?
The jewel in the Yukos empire has been sold to a mysterious company that seems to exist only on paper. Unexpected end of the auction, or is it the end? By Sergei Borisov (Transitions on Line, Dec 2... Read More...


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Revolution Redux
The author, an Iranian exile, recalls the heady days of revolution in Iran 25 years ago and wonders if the Ukraine will realize its dream of democracy. By Roya Hakakian. (Washington Post, 12/20/2004) Read More...


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