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Iraq: The Middle East Pivot
Report on lecture by former Ambassador Edward Gnehm at George Washington University. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 3/6/2006) Read More...


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We Can Live With a Nuclear Iran
The author writes that the US and the world community would be able to contain Iran should that country acquire nuclear weapons. By Barry R. Posen. (New York Times, 2/27/2006) Read More...


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What's Needed From Hamas
In order to come to a peace agreement, two parties must share common goals and acknowledge each other's right to exist, the former Secretary of State writes. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 2/27... Read More...


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Iran Moves Toward Deal With Russia on Uranium
Russia and Iran reach an agreement for the provision of enriched uranium from Russian reactors. By Nazil Fathi. (NY Times, 2/27/06) Read More...


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What's Needed From Hamas
Henry Kissinger astutely presents the options facing Hamas and Israel in the near future. (Washington Post, 2/27/06) Read More...


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Contain Iran: Admit Israel to NATO
Because a nuclear Iran poses the greatest threat to Israel, NATO should either admit Israel as a member or develop a closer strategic relationship with her. By Ronald D. Asmus. (Washington Post, 2/21/... Read More...


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Don't Punish the Palestinians
Palestinians should be given a chance to build the peaceful unity government Hamas promises, former president Jimmy Carter writes. By Jimmy Carter. (Washington Post, 2/20/2006) Read More...


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Moscow's Mideast Challenge to America
Charles Hawley explores Russia's increasing influence in the Middle East and thge implications it will have for the world order.(Der Spiegel, 2/15/06) Read More...


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Merkel's Mullah Quandary
Marc Young presents the potential difficulties that Germany's conservative Chancellor will face if Iran develops a nuclear bomb. (Der Spiegel, 2/16/06) Read More...


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The Hamas Triumph
Graham Usher explores an alternative course of action for the United States and Israel in the Palestinian Territories. (The Nation, 2/2/06) Read More...


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Give Hamas Nothing for Free
Israelis and Palestinians are poised for far-reaching change, but in different directions. By Dennis Ross. (Washington Post, 2/5/2006) Read More...


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What Hamas Is Seeking
A leader in the Hamas party claims that Hamas seeks to alleviate "the debilitative conditions of occupation" and not to build an Islamic state. By Mousa Abu Marzook. (Washington Post, 1/31/2006) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Professor Philippe Sands QC
IA-Forum speaks with Professor Philippe Sands QC about international law issues and his latest book, Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (Viking). By Dimitri Neos and A... Read More...


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Condoleezza Rice Comments on Palestinian Elections
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice emphasized that the US government's position towards Hamas has not changed despite that organization's gains in the Palestinian elections. (World Economic Forum,... Read More...


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Hamas at the Helm
The authors write that Hamas’ recent election victory in the Palestinian territories shows the organization has become a major political power worthy of international recognition. By Fotini Christia a... Read More...


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The Gulf Between Us
The author writes that peacefully resolving the nuclear crisis over Iran has been made more difficult by the Bush Administration’s rejection of peaceful overtures from Iran over the past five years. B... Read More...


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Fighting Ourselves in Falluja
The author writes that confusion between the military and civilian US commanders in Iraq after the war led to strategic mistakes that have fueled the insurgency and prolonged the war in Iraq. By Bing ... Read More...


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Keeping The Progress Going
After a short trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, Congressman Ford gives his appraisal of the situation. By Harold Ford Jr. (Washington Post, 1/21/2006) Read More...


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Focusing on 'Success' in Iraq
Success in Iraq requires two elements: a stable, peaceful government supported by the Iraqi people, and an effective military and security establishment loyal to that central government. By Brent Scow... Read More...


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In Iraq, Wrongs Made a Right
The author writes that while mistakes were made in the early days of postwar Iraq, significant progress has occurred since. By L. Paul Bremer. (New York Times, 1/13/2006) Read More...


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A Firebrand in a House of Cards
The authors write that both the US and Iran should not underestimate the other in the escalating conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. By Dariush Zahedi and Omid Memarian. (New York Times, 1/12/2006) Read More...


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In the Shadow of Sharon
The author writes that as Ariel Sharon passes from Israeli politics, the chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians is fading. By Benny Morris. (New York Times, 1/6/2006) Read More...


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EU vs. Hamas
Israel’s doing what so many other nations signed on to do. By Joshua Muravchik. (NRO, 4/27/2004) Read More...


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After Withdrawal, Engagement
The author writes that as the US military begins to withdrawal from Iraq, US government support for rebuilding Iraqi civic institutions must increase. By Andrew Erdman. (New York Times, 12/27/2005) Read More...


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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Mehrdad Haghayeghi
Dr. Mehrdad Haghayeghi (Missouri State University) discusses Iran’s increasing influence over Central Asia. By Jennifer Ashton. (IA-Forum, 11/29/2005) Read More...


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Withdrawal Pains
Author claims there could be no greater mistake than drawing down US forces from Iraq now, when there is real hope for success if the US perseveres. By Robert Kagan. (Washington Post, 12/4/2005) Read More...


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Report from Washington DC: John McCain Address at American Enterprise Institute
Report on Sen. John McCain's address about Iraq, given at the American Enterprise Institute. By Jens Laurson. (IA-Forum, 11/9/2005) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Leon Hadar
IA Forum speaks with Dr. Leon Hadar, author of Sandstorm, about U.S. involvement in the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 10/13/2005 ) Read More...


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The Threat of the Current Regime in Iran
Not since the failure of the League of Nations in the 1930s to confront the aggression of the dictatorships in Japan, Italy, and Germany have we seen the willful avoidance of reality which is now unde... Read More...


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The Islamic Republic and Rhetorical Contests with the United States
The author discusses the war of words between the United States and Iran and its consequences. By Karin Esposito. (IA-Forum, 11/3/2005) Read More...


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