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Al-Qaeda has changed; Bush strategy also needs to shift
Retired General Clark argues that the U.S. must confront terrorism not only through intelligence and special operations, but by also attacking the ideology which promotes terrorism. He also advocates... Read More...


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Secret Plan To Quit Iraq
A leaked document supposedly written by Defence Secretary John Reid for Tony Blair, describes a large reduction in both U.K. and U.S. forces in Iraq by early 2006. By Simon Walters (The Mail on Sunda... Read More...


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Should women be in combat?
The author discusses the question as to whether women should be permitted to serve in combat as well as the impact which the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have had on this debate. By Mary Delach ... Read More...


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Attacks Bear Earmarks Of Evolving Al Qaeda
The authors discuss the traits of an al Qaeda attack evident in the London bombings. They also examine this attack as an indication of a more decentralized al Qaeda organization. By Steve Coll and S... Read More...


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Securing terror target No. 1
This article discusses the efforts by the U.S. military to protect critical oil terminals in the Persian Gulf. Protection of these terminals will be turned over to Iraqi Marine forces by early 2006. ... Read More...


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If It's a Muslim Problem, It Needs a Muslim Solution
The author provides an argument that a solution must come from within the Muslim "village" in order to halt terrorist attacks which are increasing the isolation and mistrust between the West and Musli... Read More...


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Five Ways to Win Back Iraq
Pollack differentiates the situation in Iraq from both Afghanistan and Vietnam. By Kenneth M. Pollack. (New York Times, 7/2/2005 Read More...


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Iraq’s Botched Currency Reform
Discusses Iraq's monetary reforms. By Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke. (Cato Institute 2/2004) Read More...


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Upcoming Iraqi Election Foretells Stillborn Democracy
Discusses the topics of Democracy and Iraq, and shows how they will be soon interrelated. By Patrick Basham. (Cato Institute 9/30/2004) Read More...


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Five Ways to Win Back Iraq
The director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution criticizes how the United States is handling Iraq's insurgency and proposes a five-point strategy on ho... Read More...


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To Hasten Iraq Democracy, Put Wells in People's Hands
Discusses the issue of Democratization of Iraq. By Ronald D. Rotunda. (Cato Institute 3/14/2004) Read More...


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Wisest Move: Leave soon
Discusses several reasons for the US to leave Iraq. By Christopher Preble. (Cato Institute 3/19/2004) Read More...


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Aid to Ayatollah is Killed in Baghdad
Sheik Kamaleddin al-Ghuraifi, a senior aid to Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, was assassinated while a suicide car bomb detonated near the office of a major Shiite political party. By James Glanz and ... Read More...


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Iraq's Odious Debts
Discusses Iraq's finances and how it was affected by the former Hussein administration. By Patricia Adams. (Cato Institute 8/28/2004) Read More...


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Can Iraq Be Democratic?
Discusses the possibility of a Democratic government for Iraq. By Patrick Basham. (Cato Institute 1/5/2004) Read More...


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Iraq’s central bank: in search of a raison d’être
Disccusses Iraq's finanaces. By Matt Sekerke and Steve H. Hanke. (Cato Institute 2/05) Read More...


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How to Exit Iraq
Discusses possible advantageous solutions to the problem in Iraq. By Christopher Preble. (Cato Institute 1/17/2005) Read More...


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Canceling Iraqi Debt
Discusses possible solutions for Iraq's deficits. By Patricia Adams(Cato Institute 12/25/2004) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Mr. John Pike
International Affairs Forum speaks with Mr. John Pike, one of the world's leading experts on defense, space and intelligence policy, and Director of GlobalSecurity.org. By Winston Harris (IA-Forum, 6/... Read More...


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Whether This War Was Worth It
More than ever, Americans are wondering if the war in Iraq was "worth it." By Robert Kagan. (Washington Post, 6/19/2005) Read More...


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The Right Path to Arab Democracy
Albright and Weber recommend a democratic evolution, not a revolution, in the Middle East. Middle Eastern leaders should outline clear paths to reform, with benchmarks along the way. By Madeleine Albr... Read More...


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Fighting Blind in Iraq
The author writes the Iraqi insurgency and the American-led counterinsurgency is essentially an intelligence war, with each side needing in-depth information on the other to stage successful attacks. ... Read More...


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Reaping What It Sowed
Friedman writes that the spate of suicide attacks in Iraq and across the Arab world is the outgrowth of the anti-Israel suicide bomb movement, now turning against Arab masters. By Thomas L. Friedman. ... Read More...


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I may not be sure about God or the Devil, but I still believe in the United Nations
The author of the ground-breaking book on Lebanon "Pity the Nation", also award-winning Middle East correspondent for the UK's The Independent, makes the case for the UN by drawing upon recent Iraqi &... Read More...


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Power Sharing Vital to Unite Iraq
New hope has sprung in Iraq for the end of the disorder that has prevailed since Saddam Hussein's fall, writes the author. By Wu Yixue. (China Daily, 4/15/2005) Read More...


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WMD Commission Report
Presidential Commission report regarding existence of WMDs in Iraq. (White House, 3/31/2005) Read More...


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George W. Bush — the 13th Shi'a Imam
President Bush's support for Shi'ism may be unintentional, to be sure, but there is no doubt about the effects of his administration's policies in boosting Shi'ite power throughout the region. By Wil... Read More...


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Oil Market Outlook 2004-08: Oil Market Fundamentals Versus Geopolitical Developments
Text of an address delivered by Herman Franssen to the ”Iraq’s Oil and the World Market” conference sponsored by the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES) in Bagshot, Surrey, UK on 4-5 December, 200... Read More...


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What Iraq's checkpoints are like
This personal account explains how confusing and risky checkpoints can be - from both sides. By Annia Ciezadlo (3/7/2005, Csmonitor.com) Read More...


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Iraq agency 'run like Wild West'
The Coalition Provisional Authority, the US-led agency that ran Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, has been accused of wasting millions of dollars. By Michael Buchanan (BBC News, 2/15/2005) Read More...


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