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The US and the lessons of Chechnya
Draws comparisons between U.S. and Iraq conflict with Russia and the Chechnyan conflict. By Christopher Lord. (Asia Times, 5/27/2004) Read More...


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Europe's Commitment to Iraq
Discussion of European involvement in post-occupation Iraq. By Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, and Chris Patten, European commissioner for external relations. (Washington Post, 6... Read More...


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A Global Power Shift in the Making
Global power shifts happen rarely and are even less often peaceful. Washington must take heed: Asia is rising fast, with its growing economic power translating into political and military strength. Th... Read More...


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No more appeasement for North Korea
Call for the democratic countries of the world to take a common position regarding North Korea: they must not offer concessions to a totalitarian dictator. By Vaclav Havel. (Christian Science Monitor... Read More...


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The Virtual Doubling of GDP
Criticism of financial prospects predicted by the Russian government, with particular focus on the agricultural sector and the problems surrounding it. By Yulia Latynina (Moscow Times, 16/06/04) Read More...


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Russia Joins U.S.-Led Initiative On WMD
Russia joins Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), implemented by the US, and intended to create a network of countries that share intelligence and cooperate in halting potential shipments of weapo... Read More...


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Putin's heavy hand could halt Russia's rise
Through a process of modernization, Russian capitalism has reached new limits, though its democratic practices remain questionable. In searching for a stronger state, alienating civil society has bee... Read More...


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Letting Go: The Contradiction
First in a series of opinions on U.S. handover to Iraq government. By Sarah Sewall. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The Military
Series of opinions on U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on the military. By Robert B. Killebrew. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The Economy
Series of opinions of U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on the Iraqi economy. By Bathsheba Crocker. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The United Nations
Series of opinions of U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on the United Nations role. By Nancy E. Soderberg. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The Iraqis
Series of opinions of U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on impact on the Iraqis. By Richard W. Murphy. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Taking on the Kremlin
As Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's richest man and former head of Yukos Oil, goes on trial for tax evasion, fraud and embezzlement, his Torontonian lawyer fears the outcome may have already been decide... Read More...


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The Crisis Within
In Saudi Arabia, rebellion and reform seize center stage. By Thomas W. Lippman. (Washington Post, 6/13/2004) Read More...


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Did Iran Use Chalabi to Lure U.S. into Iraq?
The Bush administration's disenchantment with its onetime favorite Iraqi client, Ahmad Chalabi, has centered on the explosive allegation that he and his associates may have forwarded highly classified... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: The Honorable Don Bonker
Mr. Don Bonker, former U.S. Congressman (Chairman of the House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade, senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee), talks about Iraq, Trade a... Read More...


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The Connection
Not so long ago, the ties between Iraq and al Qaeda were conventional wisdom. The conventional wisdom was right. By Stephen F. Hayes. (Weekly Standard, 6/7/2004) Read More...


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Gaining The Iraqis' Toleration
Argues that the United States will not secure Iraqi support unless it puts public security at the center of its military strategy. By James Dobbins and Philip H. Gordon. (Washington Post, 5/28/2004) Read More...


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Amsterdamned
Worried by rising oil prices, the rich world's has called on OPEC to raise oil production. With only Saudia Arabia benefiting from increased production will the cartel oblige? A discussion on the po... Read More...


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Our Soldiers and Us
Analyzes military society and its reflection on society. By Eliot A. Cohen. (Washington Post, 5/25/2004) Read More...


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Kosovo's religious tables turned
Discusses the problems of religious freedom in Kosovo. By Lawrence A. Uzzell. (Christian Science Monitor, 5/20/2004) Read More...


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Crush the Insurgents in Iraq
What George W. Bush can learn from Lincoln and Sherman. By William Kristol & Lewis E. Lehrman.(Weekly Standard, 5/23/2004). Read More...


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The U.S. War on Iraq
Focus brief on Iraq conflict. (Le Monde Diplomatique) Read More...


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A Foreign Policy, Falling Apart
Analysis and critique of U.S. foreign policy regarding Iraq. By Robert G. Kaiser. (Washington Post, 5/23/2004) Read More...


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Seeking an honourable way out
As insurgents kill another member of the Iraqi Governing Council, George Bush and Tony Blair are under pressure both to send more troops and to present a clear plan for how they will get out of Iraq. ... Read More...


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Suspicious sanctions
George Bush's recent moves against Syria will play well at home but have little effect on President Assad's regime, writes Brian Whitaker (The Guardian, May 17, 2004) Read More...


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CORPORATE MERCENARIES Part 1: Profit comes with a price
Discusses private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq. By David Isenberg. (Asia Times, 5/19/2004) Read More...


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CORPORATE MERCENARIES Part 2: Myths and mystery
Second part of article discussing private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq. By David Isenberg. (Asia Times, 5/20/2004) Read More...


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Turning Points
Will the modern era come undone in Iraq? By Robin Wright. (Washington Post, 5/16/2004) Read More...


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Israeli debate: Bring the settlers home
Discusses the settlers and forces of the extreme right who won the referendum on Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan. (International Herald Tribune, 5/13/2004) Read More...


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