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Iraq: The Wrong War
President Bush asserts that U.S. military action against Iraq was justified. But even if Iraq was in violation of a UN resolution, the U.S. military does not exist to enforce UN mandates. By Charles ... Read More...


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Monetary Options for Postwar Iraq
The Coalition Provisional Authority has failed to anticipate the challenges that face the postwar Iraqi economy, including the introduction of sound money to facilitate exchange. By Steve H. Hanke an... Read More...


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After Victory Toward a New Military Posture in the Persian Gulf
Donald Rumsfeld's announcement that U.S. troops will be removed from Saudi Arabia represents a significant and welcome change in U.S. policy toward the Persian Gulf. By Chris Preble. (Cato Institute... Read More...


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To Hasten Iraq Democracy, Put Wells in People's Hands
Argues that economic interdependence promotes peace and should be encouraged in Iraq. By Ronald D. Rotunda. (Cato Institute, 5/14/2004) Read More...


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Wisest Move: Leave soon
Discusses three primary reasons for ending the U.S. military occupation of Iraq. By Chris Preble. (Cato Institute, 3/19/2004) Read More...


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Iraq's Botched Currency Reform
Prescriptions by official sector institutions for Iraq ignore political realities and their own findings argue Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke. (Central Banking Journal, 2/1/2004) Read More...


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Analysis: Elections Raise Questions In Bosnia, Serbia, And Slovenia
Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Slovenia went to the polls recently and reaffirmed some developing trends, not all of which are necessarily to the liking of their Western partners. (Radio F... Read More...


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Analysis: Kerry on Israel
A leaked draft of the Democratic Party platform and recent statements by John Kerry suggest that a Democratic White House would continue the Bush administration's enthusiastic support for Israeli Prim... Read More...


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Iraq and Averages
Author writes that foreign policy analysts base their judgments about Iraq's future on recent episodes instead of historical precedent. The main planks of President Bush's policy-promotion of democrac... Read More...


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Nationalists Lead, Moderates Make Some Gains in Balkan Elections
First official results from elections in three of the countries that once made up Yugoslavia show that nationalists retained their dominance in Bosnia, but moderates made some inroads there and in Ser... Read More...


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One millionth returnee goes home in Bosnia and Herzegovina
One million former refugees and displaced persons have returned home in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UN refugee agency announced Tuesday, describing it as a significant milestone in the long process of... Read More...


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Darfur insecurity increases, hampers aid effort
Insecurity in Darfur is increasing, leaving victims of violence more vulnerable and more desperate. CARE and other agencies are delivering life-saving assistance but displaced people continue to pour ... Read More...


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What Went Wrong in Iraq
Although the early U.S. blunders in the occupation of Iraq are well known, their consequences are just now becoming clear. By Larry Diamond. (Foreign Affairs, 9/1/2004, $) Read More...


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Battling for Iraq
Despite continuing attacks by insurgents, Iraqi security forces are growing in numbers, stability, independence, and effectiveness. With strong Iraqi leaders and international support, the developmen... Read More...


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Kosovo and Macedonia
Great majority of the Macedonians considered the 2001 Ohrid Agreement an unjust act, the product of violence on the side of the ethnic Albanians supported by the “international community” against the ... Read More...


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Not Another Soviet Union
The U.S. laments the "demise" of Russian democracy, with Putin as its assassin. But Russia was never a democracy in the first place. By Eugene B. Rumer. (Washington Post, 9/24/2004) Read More...


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Match Iraq Policy to Reality
To achieve any degree of success in Iraq, the US must disprove many Iraqis' beliefs about our purpose there. By Jessica Mathews. (Washington Post, 9/23/2004) Read More...


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A Solution for Chechnya
Putin must stop painting all Chechens with the 'terrorist' brush and strike a deal with moderate Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov, who rejects radical Islam and embraces separation of church and state. ... Read More...


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What Next For NATO?
The Atlantic alliance is keeping the peace in Kosovo and trying to in Afghanistan. Iraq is another matter. (Time Magazine, 09/19/04) Read More...


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Milosevic Finds Ways to Thwart War Crimes Court
Latest standoff pits ex-Yugoslav leader against his lawyers. (New York Times, 09/19/04) Read More...


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Far graver than Vietnam
Most senior US military officers now believe the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster on an unprecedented scale. By Sidney Blumenthal. (Guardian, 9/16/2004) Read More...


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Russia's horror
Recent terrorism in Russia is re-examined. Parallels are drawn among numerous terrorist groups & events, though links are vague. The author offers numerous suggestions to battle not only terrorism i... Read More...


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Stand Up to Putin
Author believes that President Bush must reinforce his laudable commitment to global democracy by standing up to Russia's Vladimir Putin. By Robert Kagan. (Washington Post, 9/15/2004) Read More...


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Wrong Strategy On Iran
Argues that to defuse Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. should pursue not Bush's unilateralism or Bush's critics' multilateralism, but a bilateral agreement with Iran. By Ray Takeyh. (Washington Post, ... Read More...


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Putin's Burden
The burden of solving the Chechen rests entirely on Putin since he eliminated or sidelined most of his rivals and critics. Russia's future rests on an autocrat who lacks creativity and courage. By Ma... Read More...


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Kosovo Peacekeepers Try to Rebuild Reputation
Force hopes major improvements in training and intelligence will ensure violence on scale of the March riots never reoccurs. (IWPR, 9/10/2004) Read More...


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Srebrenica victims found in Bosnia mass grave
Forensic experts say they have found the remains of dozens of Muslims massacred at Srebrenica during Bosnia's ethnic war in a mass grave near the eastern town. (ABC News, 09/11/2004) Read More...


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Is a U.S. Embassy Sanctioning the Destruction of a National Monument?
The Macedonian-American community expresses anger over the U.S. decision to build the new U.S. Embassy in the archaeologically historic area known as Fortress Kale Gradiste. By Steve Gligorov and Meto... Read More...


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European Abdication
Argues that European military presence in Afghanistan has provided mixed results. By David L. Bosco. (Washington Post, 9/7/2004) Read More...


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A Russia united by more than fear
Author argues that Russia suffers from a lack of multicultural awareness. By Tamara Eidelman. (Christian Science Monitor, 9/8/2004) Read More...


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