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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East: Iraq

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No Fast Exit From Iraq
The US should not exit Iraq anytime soon, the columnist argues. America's departure could lead to chaos and civil war, which in turn would encourage anti-American causes abroad. By Fareed Zakaria. (W... Read More...


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Training Iraqis: The Facts
The Senator explains the discrepancy between the sharply conflicting figures he and Condoleezza Rice put forth at Dr. Rice's confirmation hearings when discussing the number of trained Iraqi security ... Read More...


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Iraq's Shias celebrate poll success
IRAQ’S long-oppressed Shias were last night preparing for their first taste of power after the final results for the country’s elections confirmed their domination of the new government. By Colin Free... Read More...


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Turkey Expresses Concern Over Iraq Vote
Turkey urged Iraqi electoral officials and the United Nations to examine what it claimed were skewed Iraqi elections results released Sunday, saying it was particularly concerned about vote tallies in... Read More...


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But What About the Sunnis?
The author recommends the inclusion of Sunnis, the majority of whom probably didn't vote in the Iraqi election, in Iraq's new government. By Gary Anderson. (Washington Post, 2/3/2005) Read More...


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One Election a Democracy Does Not Make
Ronald Bruce St John, “One Election a Democracy Does Not Make,” (Silver City, NM & Washington, DC: Foreign Policy In Focus, February 8, 2005). Read More...


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Results, Not Timetables, Matter in Iraq
Two distinguished American statesmen argue against setting timetables for leaving Iraq. America's exit from Iraq depends on sustainable outcomes, not arbitrary deadlines. By Henry A. Kissinger and Geo... Read More...


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Looking for Purple Fingers in Sadr City
The author writes that Sunday's election was a great first step towards democracy in Iraq. By Bartle Breese Bull. (New York Times, 1/31/2005) Read More...


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As Iraqis Celebrate, the Kurds Hesitate
The author writes that American and British officials are ignoring a growing movement for independence among Iraqi Kurds. By Peter W. Galbraith. (New York Times, 2/1/2005) Read More...


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The Lessons of 1787
The author writes that the newly-elected Iraqi National Assembly should delegate drafting of the national Constitution to a Constitutional Committee and must include Sunni Arabs in significant numbers... Read More...


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The Shiite earthquake
With non-Sunni Muslims poised to take power for the first time, a new Iraq is being born. Will it survive its infancy? By Juan Cole. (Salon, 2/1/2005) Read More...


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Post-Polls Attacks Kill Three U.S. Marines
After the widescale suppression of insurgent action on election day, American soldiers conducting security and stability operations continue to come under fire after the closing of polls. (Aljazeera, ... Read More...


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Iraqis Vote in Landmark Election
Citizens of Iraq defy insurgent threats and flock to the polls in high numbers. (Iran News Daily, 1/30/2005) Read More...


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Iraq Elections Explained
A concise description of the major political issues surrounding the Sunday vote in Iraq. (Aljazeera, 1/28/2005) Read More...


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The Honeymoon Is Over
It’s not even a week since his bold and sweeping Inaugural Address. And it’s only a week before another grand set-piece event: the State of the Union Message. Yet between these two great moments on th... Read More...


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Insurgents Vowing to Kill Iraqis Who Brave the Polls on Sunday
The lives of Iraqi citizens wanting to assert their new democratic voice have been explicitly threatened by militants who promise a bloody consequence. By Dexter Filkins. (New York Times, 1/26/2005) Read More...


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Shiites in Iraq Say Government Will Be Secular
The United Iraqi Alliance, a political coalition comprised mostly of Shiite groups pledges a rejection of an Iranian-style theocracy in a new Iraq. By Dexter Filkins. (New York Times, 1/24/2005) Read More...


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Sadr Group Signals Rejection of Election
Although loyalists to the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shy away from a formal boycott of the January 30th elections in Iraq, no endorsement is suported. By Anthony Shadid. (Washington Post, 1/24/2005... Read More...


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Should We Stay or Should We Go?
The authors write that following the Iraqi elections in two weeks, the decision on when US troops should leave should be put to the Iraqi people in a referendum. By Fredrick Barton, Bathsheba Crocker,... Read More...


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Don't Know Much About Algebra
Dowd writes sarcastically that Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice has inadequate math skills, given that she and the rest of the Bush Administration can not multiply the 1,370 dead US soldi... Read More...


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Rice and Dice; John Kerry nails Condoleezza Rice on Iraq.
Twenty minutes into Condoleezza Rice's confirmation hearings this morning, John Kerry entered the chamber and took his seat as the fourth-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no... Read More...


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Top Rebel in Iraq Says War With U.S. May Last For Years
As the war against insurgents rages on, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi pledges long term commitment, despite the loss of a top guerilla leader. By Edward Wong. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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Sunni Group Says it Killed Cleric's Aide in Bombing
In a complex environment of the power struggle for Iraq, resistance fighters have targeted each other in addition to the American presence in order to catalyze what may be a sectarian war. By Erik Eck... Read More...


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President of Fabricated Crises
President Bush manufactures crises to justify pursuing the goals he set before he took office, the columnist contends. By Harold Meyerson. (Washington Post, 1/12/2005) Read More...


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Delay the Elections
The author, head of the Iraqi Independent Democrats Party, advocates delaying the upcoming election in Iraq. By Adnan Pachachi. (Washington Post, 1/2/2005) Read More...


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Rethinking Iraq's Election
The author, Iraq's ambassador to the U.N., argues for a "third way" to conduct Iraq's upcoming election. By Samir S.M. Sumaidaie. (Washington Post, 12/28/2004) Read More...


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Oil for Food Worked
The author argues that the United Nations' "oil-for-food" sanctions program for Iraq did what it was supposed to do. By James Dobbins. (Washington Post, 12/10/2004) Read More...


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Why Iraqis should boycott the election
Author argues that boycotting elections would serve as protest to the Iraq war. By Mohammed al-Obaidi. (Al-Jazeera, 12/5/2004) Read More...


IA-Forum: Discussion with Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
IA-Forum: Discussion with Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
Dr. Abdul Aziz Said, founder of the Center for Global Peace, founder and director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Division, Chair of Islamic Peace, and senior professor at American ... Read More...


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The Cost of Staying the Course
The author contends that American soldiers in Iraq face a mission just as daunting as the Vietnam War and World War II. By Brian Gifford. (Washington Post, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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