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Is Iraq becoming a quagmire?
As coalition forces battle with both Sunni and Shia militants in Iraq, influential voices in Washington are asking if the country is descending into civil war—and whether America will still be a... Read More...


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Sharon cannot seem to change
The killing of Sheik Yassin portends only bad things for Israel. Terrorism is likely to increase in a region where most people already feel hopeless, says Rami Khouri. (Globe and Mail, 3/25/2004) Read More...


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No Mandate
Taiwan’s president gets reelection, but... by Ross H. Munro (National Review Online, 03/22/2004) Read More...


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Like it or not, the west just can't leave the Middle East
The dreams of al-Qaida and its allies are destructive - but doomed. (Martin Woollacott, March 19, 2004, The Guardian) Read More...


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A New Global Balance
The address by James D. Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank Group, to the board of governs in Dubai. The event was part of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. By James D. Wolfensohn... Read More...


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Taiwan poll won't alter China's missile deployment
Discusses impending President Chen Shui-bian's public condemnation of China's growing missile threat and its refusal to renounce the use of force against Taiwan. By David Isenberg. (Asia Times, 3/19/2... Read More...


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The cross-Strait political tinderbox
Presents viewpoints of China - Taiwan relations. By Craig Meer and Macabe Keliher. (Asia Times, 3/13/2004) Read More...


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UN caves in on inquiry into its Iraq oil-for-food 'scandal'
The United Nations has bowed to international pressure to investigate allegations of corruption surrounding its oil-for-food programme, under which Iraqi oil was sold on behalf of Saddam Hussein's reg... Read More...


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Spain's wake-up call to US - to lead, listen to global constituents
Spain's rebuff of the ruling Popular Party on Sunday was a slap in the face to the Bush administration, and a potential setback for US plans in Iraq and the fight against terror. By Suzanne Nossel. (... Read More...


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Spain: an example for us all
Madrid's decision to pull its troops from Iraq unless the UN takes over doesn't give in to terrorists -- it undercuts them, says former UN staffer Salim Lone. (Globe and Mail, 3/17/2004) Read More...


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New Spanish PM promises Iraq withdrawal
In the wake of the Madrid bombings, al-Qaida seems to have emerged a victor: the elections the bombings manipulated have resulted in a Prime Minister who supports pulling out of Iraq. What Madrid mea... Read More...


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Little to Show From Putin
By Michael McFaul. (Washington Post, 3/14/2004, Reg) Read More...


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Russia: A Normal Country
Conventional wisdom in the West says that post-Cold War Russia has been a disastrous failure. The facts say otherwise. By Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2004, $) Read More...


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Trouble in Taiwan
George W. Bush was right to rebuke Taiwan's president over his plans for a referendum on relations with China. By Michael D. Swaine. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2004, $) Read More...


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The Ties That Bind: Americans, Arabs, and Israelis After September 11
The war on terror has bound Israel and the United States closer together. But it has also deepened the rift between them and Arab and Muslim countries that rally behind the Palestinians. By Shibley T... Read More...


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How to Build a Fence
The United States thus needs to step in to make sure that the right kind of fence gets built between Israel and Palestine, in the right place--or else both sides will face more fighting in the future.... Read More...


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The Saudi Paradox
Saudi Arabia is in the throes of a crisis, but its elite is bitterly divided on how to escape it. By Michael Scott Doran. (Foreign Affairs, 1/1/2004, $) Read More...


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China's New Diplomacy
China has begun to embrace regional and global institutions it once shunned and take on the responsibilities that come with great-power status. Just what the results of Beijing's new sophistication wi... Read More...


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China Takes Off
Although China's unprecedented economic success is understandably unnerving to it's neighbors and trading partners, it should not be cause for worry; China, the United States, and the rest of the worl... Read More...


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Should Hezbollah Be Next?
The radical Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah is fomenting violence in post-war Iraq and fanning the flames of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Washington's only option is to confront Hezbolla... Read More...


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Reinventing the West
During the Cold War, the ever-present Soviet threat helped keep the West united. More recently, however, attempts to mend the transatlantic rift by pointing to present dangers have only deepened the c... Read More...


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A constitution at last
Iraq finally has a temporary constitution, but there is still much uncertienty and turmoil inside the nation. A current look at politics inside Iraq. (The Economist, 3.9.04) Read More...


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An empty sort of freedom
Saddam was no defender of women, but they have faced new miseries and more violence since he fell... (Guardian, 3/8/2004) Read More...


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Blair's vision of a new world order is critically tainted
The legacy of Iraq is that intervention will be seen as vigilantism. (Guardian, 3/8/2004) Read More...


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A new tone on rights in China?
Merle Goldman sees that the pending constitutional amendment, while flawed, is a positive step towards greater human rights in China. (Boston Globe, 3/8/2004) Read More...


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US-Iran: Ad Hoc Détente to Continue Despite Conservative Sweep
Dissusses current US policy (or perhaps lack of coherent policy) towards Iran in the midst of questions about Iran's nuclear program, terrorist support, and questionable elections. (Antiwar.com, Mar... Read More...


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Global terror threat exaggerated: Blix
(The News International, 3/8/04) Read More...


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The Six-Party Talks: Keeping Diplomacy Alive
Presents a guideline for firm negotiation with North Korea. (The Heritage Foundation, 02/23/2004) Read More...


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South Korean Troops To Iraq: A Boost For US-ROK Relations
The deployment of 3000 troops (including combat units) makes South Korea the third largest troop contributor to post-war Iraq. This article analyzes the implications. (The Heritage Foundation, 02/1... Read More...


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