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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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With US Help, Georgia Gets Its Cake And Eats It, Too
Georgia has made no secret of its desire to get on the fast track towards NATO membership. And Washington seems ready to take steps to hasten the departure of Russian troops and thus to ease Georgia'... Read More...


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Oil for Food Worked
The author argues that the United Nations' "oil-for-food" sanctions program for Iraq did what it was supposed to do. By James Dobbins. (Washington Post, 12/10/2004) Read More...


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Meeting Highlights
The writer applauds China's policymakers for their sensible and timely decision to adopt "prudent fiscal policies". By Yan Xizao. (China Daily, 12/6/2004) Read More...


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How to Approach Iran
Madeleine Albright and seven former foreign ministers propose a course for Europe and the US in dealing with Iran. By Madeleine Albright, et al. (Washington Post, 12/13/2004) Read More...


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Unhelpful China
It is time to recognize new strategic realities and to approach China with the same iconoclastic spirit shown elsewhere. By Dan Blumenthal. (Washington Post, 12/6/2004) Read More...


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If you can't beat them ...Poisen the Prize
Ukraine, Abkhazia, Georgia... Russia wants to retain the position of an official "kingmaker" in its perceived sphere of influence. Are the arrangements reached similar? Commentary by Jaba Devdariani ... Read More...


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Why Iraqis should boycott the election
Author argues that boycotting elections would serve as protest to the Iraq war. By Mohammed al-Obaidi. (Al-Jazeera, 12/5/2004) Read More...


IA-Forum: Discussion with Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
IA-Forum: Discussion with Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
Dr. Abdul Aziz Said, founder of the Center for Global Peace, founder and director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Division, Chair of Islamic Peace, and senior professor at American ... Read More...


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Saudi Arabia: Economic, Oil And Mineral Restructuring And Reforms
Now is an especially opportune time to focus our attention on such issues as the economy of the Middle East, the roads to growth, and the role that hydrocarbons and the national oil companies play in ... Read More...


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Iran's conservatives seen tightening power in republic
After eight years of a bold but bungled experiment with reform, Iran's government is in the throes of a takeover by conservatives determined to restore the revolution's Islamic purity, according to Ir... Read More...


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The 'blog' revolution sweeps across China
Ever since the Communist party took power in 1949, the Chinese media has been tightly controlled by the government. Online publishing is a real threat to that control, and the government is clearly wo... Read More...


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It All Started in Tehran
When the Americans go to the polls on Tuesday they would do well to remember two events that have altered their lives forever. The first was the raid on the US Embassy in Tehran, and the seizure of Am... Read More...


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Russia and India Strategic Partners
Article discusses the recent declaration of Russia and India that pledge to have bilateral agreements on "all sides." (Novosti, 12/3/04) Read More...


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World Bank urges Israel to end Palestinian closures
Article discusses the World Bank's plea to Israel to reduce restrictions on trade between Israel and Palestine. Also discusses what the World Bank thinks Palestine should do to help their economy. (Th... Read More...


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The Cost of Staying the Course
The author contends that American soldiers in Iraq face a mission just as daunting as the Vietnam War and World War II. By Brian Gifford. (Washington Post, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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Iran's Conservatives Consolidate Power
Critics fear reform movement will be shut down, restrictions broadened. By Robin Wright. (Washington Post, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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The Iraqi Oil Industry: A Look Ahead
Lecture delivered by MEES Editor-In-Chief Dr Khadduri at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. By Walid Khadduri. (Middle East Economic Survey, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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What's Going Right in Iraq
Michael Rubin, editor of The Middle East Quarterly, provides an account of the tangible social benefits for Iraqi people in the wake of regime change. (Los Angeles Times, 10/24/04) Read More...


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Russia Seeks Help for WTO Entry
Article discusses Russia's plan to increase positive trade relations with India in an attempt to get a bid for the WTO. By Monica Gupta (11/27/04, Rediff.com) Read More...


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Engage Iran
By David Ignatius. (Washington Post, 11/26/2004) Read More...


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Ukraine's PM declared winner of elections
A popular protest against the re-elected Prime Minister of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who is accused of election fraud. A full investigation surrounding the democratic process of the election has be... Read More...


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Kosova: Cka më tutje?
Article discussing Albanian-Serbian issues in Kosovo. (written in Albanian). By Mr. Samet Dalipi, Fulbright Scholar, American University. (IA-Forum, 11/05/2004) Read More...


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Contrivance Concealed in 'Orange Juice'
The author believes that, despite Russia's public statements, it will take some time for Russian-Japanese relations to break the deadlock regarding territorial issues. (People's Daily, 11/18/2004) Read More...


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Textile Jobs: Goodbye US, Hello China
Discusses the history of China's textiles production, and the impact it has on US manufacturers. By Stella M. Hopkins (Charlotte Observor, 11/21/04) Read More...


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