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Social Media: Hotspots: Middle East

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Guilty of Fighting a War
Author says without amnesty, undefeated insurgents have no incentive to stop fighting, knowing that peace means prison. By Timothy William Walters. (New York Times, 8/12/2006) Read More...


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Learning From Hezbollah
Author compares our failed efforts to introduce a new order in Iraq with Hezbollah's success as an effective practitioner of the art of militarized grass-roots politics in Lebanon. By Brian Humphreys... Read More...


Israel: Weakness in Strength
Israel: Weakness in Strength
As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson a... Read More...


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Letter from Beirut
The current conflict in Lebanon - as seen from a balcony, overlooking South Beirut. By Ronnie Chatah. (08/05/2006) Read More...


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Money Can’t Buy Us Democracy
The author writes that American pledges of financial assistance to the democratic opposition in Iran will not advance their cause, and only internal dynamics in Iran will speed political reform. By Ak... Read More...


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Stop the Band-Aid Treatment
While affirming Israel's right to defend itself, former president Jimmy Carter rebukes Israel's violence against civilians as "counterproductive and inhumane." By Jimmy Carter. (Washington Post, 8/1/2... Read More...


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End of Days?
The state of the U.S. military; projecting power and how President Bush's goal of reasserting American dominance in the Middle East has failed. By Michael Hirsh (Newsweek, 31/07/2006). Read More...


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The Next Steps With Iran
Author writes that negotiations with Iran must go beyond the nuclear threat to broader issues. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 7/31/2006) Read More...


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A New Enemy Gains on the U.S.
United States officials worry that they’re not prepared for Hezbollah’s style of warfare — a kind that pits finders against hiders and favors the hiders. Certain that other terrorists are learning fro... Read More...


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Don't Blame Democracy Promotion
Author argues that the real problem in Lebanon is not too much democracy but too little. By Steven Cook. (Washington Post, 7/29/2006) Read More...


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UN Military in the Middle East?
European leaders have endorsed a call by the United Nations for a military force to quell the escalating conflict in Lebanon by establishing a buffer zone. U.S. officials question whether such a force... Read More...


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It’s Official: There Now is a Civil War in Iraq
Author looks at the differing characteristics of civil wars from country to country and says it is often difficult to determine when they begin and when they end. By Nicholas Sambinis. (New York Times... Read More...


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Our Corner of Iraq
The author writes that while the US mission in Iraq is to support a national unity government representing all of Iraq's communities, the Iraqi government today has little control over these disparate... Read More...


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As the Price of Oil Soars, So Does Its Power to Shape Politics From Washington to Beijing
As violence spreads in the Middle East, the Bush administration is grappling with an unwanted side effect of its policies: higher oil prices caused by fears of a disruption in global oil supplies. By... Read More...


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We Have To Talk To Bad Guys
Author shares his knowledge of how the US can best deal with the Middle East. By John McLaughlin. (Washington Post, 7/23/2006) Read More...


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To Disarm Shadowy Guerrilla Army, Israeli Air Power May Not Be Enough
The limited effectiveness of air power and military power in general in Israel's pursuit of security. By Thom Shanker (The New York Times, 20/7/2006). Read More...


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At Crossroads, Hezbollah Goes on the Attack
The calculations behind Hezbollah's recent aggressive actions and how Iran and Syria play into the equation. Choosing militancy over politics. By Neil MacFarquhar and Hassan M. Fattah (The New York Ti... Read More...


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Some Questions Regarding Israel's Objectives
Steven Clemons questions Israel's real motives in attacking Lebanon and says there is more involved than just freeing its POWs. By Steven Clemons. (Blog: The Washington Note, 7/16/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Interview: Mr. Ameer Makhoul
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Ameer Makhoul, General Director of Ittijah, Union of Arab Community-Based Organizations, Israel. By Ana Galvez and James Young. (IA-Forum, 5/9/2006) Read More...


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Send in the Advisors
The author writes that the US military advisors assigned to every battalion of the new Iraqi army are critical to the success of the US war effort, but criticizes the US for sending too few to do the ... Read More...


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Aggression Under False Pretenses
The head of the Palestinian National Authority maintains that the newly legitimate Palestinian state is a victim of Israel's aggression. By Ismail Haniyeh. (Washington Post, 7/11/2006) Read More...


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What Is Needed for Reconciliation in Iraq
The author describes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan to end political violence in Iraq and also suggests other elements that should be included in the reconciliation process. By James Phi... Read More...


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The Race for Iran
The author writes that by continuing to reject a "grand bargain" with Iran guaranteeing the nation's security and providing diplomatic relations and an end to sanctions in exchange for an end to Iran'... Read More...


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After Zarqawi: The Way Forward in Iraq
The author suggests how the US should proceed in Iraq following the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. By James Jay Carafano. (Heritage Foundation, 6/12/2006) Read More...


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The Dangers of a Middle East Nuclear War
Author explores the repercussions of nuclear war in the Middle East. By Michel Chossudovsky. (Global Research, 2/17/2006) Read More...


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The Death of Zarqawi: Organizational and Operational Implications for the Insurgency
The author discusses how the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will affect al-Qaeda in Iraq and the insurgency. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/8/2006) Read More...


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Limbo by Veto
The author describes a complex and inefficient Iraqi political system that is in desperate need of reform. By Nibras Kazimi. (Hudson Institute, 6/7/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Dr. Joshua Muravchik
IA-Forum speaks with American Enterprise Resident Scholar Joshua Muravchik and author of The Future of the United Nations: Understanding the Past to Chart a Way Forward, Covering the Intifada and Heav... Read More...


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Iran: International Pressure and Internal Conflict
The author discusses the domestic discontent with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. By Mehdi Khalaji. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 5/24/2006) Read More...


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Spiegel Interview With Iran's President Ahmadinejad:
The Iranian President discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran's nuclear ambitions. By: Stefan Aust, Gerhard Spörl and Dieter Bednarz. (Der Spiegel, 5/30/2006) Read More...


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