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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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Iran, where every vote counts
Even though Iran's elections have been mired with accusations of rigged voting; it is still one of the few countries in the Middle East with a voting record. (Denver Post, 23/06/05) Read More...


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Iran Vote: Dark Horse Rises
In Iran’s first runoff election since the 1979 Revolution, the so called dark horse candidate, hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is making a strong run. (New York Times, Free Registration Req. 24/06/05) Read More...


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Iranian travesty
Even some Iranians are publicly calling Iran’s election a joke. The Iranian people are longing for freedom and the latest mockery of democracy has sickened the populace. (The Boston Globe, 23/06/05) Read More...


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IRAN'S REVEALING ELECTORAL MESS
Iran’s latest election proved to be neither as irrelevant, as the opposition claimed, nor as “make or break,” as its supporters claimed. By Amir Taheri (New York Post, 22/06/05) Read More...


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In Iran, voting isn't really democracy
Just because the Iranians are voting, doesn’t mean the elections are fair or that democracy is spreading in Iran; and don’t expect to see any fairer elections in the runoff election. (Rocky Mountain ... Read More...


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Iran's youth stunned into action
Following the failure of the reformist candidate to succeed in at least reaching a runoff election, many Iranian youths are considering that their boycott of the election was a mistake, especially aft... Read More...


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Pact Spares Saudis From Nuke Review
The Saudi Arabian government signed an agreement with the IAEA that would exempt them from inspections of their small nuclear program as part of the Small Quantities Protocol. By Michael Adler (Washi... Read More...


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U.S. Warns Iran on Nuclear Issue
The U.S. stated at the quarterly meeting of the IAEA that Iran could face military consequences if it does not come clean about its nuclear program. By Allisa Rubin (Los Angeles Times 17/06/2005.) Read More...


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U.S. Probes Reported Sudan Link To Terror
U.S. intelligence and security agencies are investigating reports of Sudan resuming support of al Qaeda-linked terrorists and Muslim extremists in the use of explosives, machine guns, and even biologi... Read More...


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Iranian elections
The author can’t help but ask, did anyone really think the Iranian elections were in the slightest bit legitimate? Elections alone aren’t enough for Democracy; one needs the protection of liberties a... Read More...


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VOTING AGAINST TYRANNY
Iran is beginning to follow Lebanon’s democracy movement, although the mullah’s still have the ultimate power, the people are showing greater signs of wanting to be free. (New York Post, Free Registr... Read More...


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One word shows Iran's new politics
Iran’s elections were a historic achievement, not because they were a great democratic reforming change, but because there was a change in language. Gone were the flowery speeches of the 1979 Revolut... Read More...


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Cliffhanger in Iran
Regardless of the results of the runoff election, the chances of any true reform occurring within Iran are bleak. Neither the hardliner Mahmud Ahmadinejad nor the self professed moderate Ali Akbar Ha... 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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Puritan faces pragmatist in battle for Iran’s future
The runoff election in Iran is offering the Iranian citizens two very different choices; former President Rafsanjani the more moderate candidate and the former Tehran mayor Ahmadinejad a conservative ... Read More...


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Show of force by hardliners in Iran polls
The advancement of Tehran mayor Mahmood Ahmadinejad into the second round of voting shows the considerable power the nation’s ultra-conservatives still have. The question is, will Ahmadinejad’s show ... Read More...


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Iran's 'Democracy'
The amazing feat about the Iranian election was not that it forced an unprecedented second round of voting; but that so many Westerners actually consider it to be real democracy. Regardless of who wi... Read More...


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How To Change Ugly Regimes
The current Iranian elections have shown us that the hardliner clerics are more firmly in control than ever and yet not popular. At this time we are also seeing a failure in US policy; instead of act... Read More...


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Brutality Still Reigns in Iran
The United States is letting the ideological zealots win in Iran, simply because they refuse to take a firm stance against the constant human rights abuses the Iranian regime is responsible for. By L... Read More...


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Iran's Election
While the Iranian elections will not bring about any true change, they will show the world a new split emerging in Iran. Not the split between authoritarian leaders and democrats, but a split amongst... Read More...


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Iran's Theocrats and America's Neocons Need Each Other
Although one would think this was the farthest thing from the truth possible, the Neo-cons and Iranian theocrats need each other. Both sides rely on negative rhetoric from the other side to boost the... Read More...


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Iran Election's Drag on Islam
The current sham elections being held in Iran will only serve to isolate the average Iranian from Islam, and the theocrats must realize if they don’t keep religion out of the political debate, they wi... Read More...


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Why Iran's clerics fear this election
The upcoming election in Iran, more and more shows the danger that Iran’s well educated, more secular people pose to the strict clerics. By Jonathan Steele (The Guardian, 17/06/05) Read More...


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Wary Arabs seek policy clues from Iran election
The Arab world will be closely following the Iranian elections, because they will provide away to gage Shia strength, which could further shape the fate of Iraq and change the balance of Sunni-Shia po... Read More...


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The dark undemocratic cloud hanging over Iran has a silver lining
A Lebanese editorial that claims even though there is a “dark undemocratic cloud” overshadowing the Iranian elections, one must look at the “silver lining.” A silver lining that shows the old days of... Read More...


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