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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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Armenia widens ties with Iran amid tension between US and Washington
Seeking to ease its economic isolation, Armenia is expanding trade contacts with Iran. Work on a variety of infrastructure projects, including an Armenian-Iranian pipeline, is proceeding amid uncertai... Read More...


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When Will Iran Be a Nuclear Power?
When will Iran achieve "nuclear status"? When other states form their own policies on the assumption that Iran has nuclear weapons—whether or not it has declared or tested a nuclear bomb. By Patrick C... Read More...


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Iranians find freedom in blogosphere
Iran is already under attack. The opposition is at work both within and beyond its borders, restless, coordinating and sharing intelligence. By Jason Motlagh. (World Peace Herald, 2/17/2005) ... 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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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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Let's Not Make the Same Mistakes in Iran
A leader in the search for WMD in Iraq addresses the challenge of a nuclear Iran. By David Kay. (Washington Post, 2/7/2005) 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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No Mullah Left Behind
The Wall Street Journal ran a very, very alarming article from Iran on its front page last Tuesday. The article explained how the mullahs in Tehran - who are now swimming in cash thanks to soaring oil... Read More...


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Hamas manoeuvres in wake of truce
The smiles and the handshakes at the Palestinian-Israeli summit were barely over before Hamas delivered its bleak verdict. Mistrust is keeping Palestinian militants from committing to a ceasefire. By... Read More...


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Faster, Please
Iran needs change. We need to help — now. President Bush promised the Iranian people that we would support them in their struggle for freedom, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated t... Read More...


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Virtual Jihad
Radical Islamic Web sites are encouraging their supporters to wage holy war online. Their exhortations underscore U.S. vulnerability to cyberterror. By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball. (Newsweek,... Read More...


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Right Course on Iran
Susan E. Rice ["We Need a Real Iran Policy," op-ed, Dec. 30] derides as "bizarre" President Bush's statement that "we're relying upon others" to take the leadership role in stopping Iran's nuclear pro... Read More...


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Mid-East Leaders Announce Truce
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have announced a cease-fire at a summit in Egypt on Tuesday, representing the greatest prospect for peace since the beginnin... Read More...


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The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation
The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation By Noam Chomsky (January 2005) Noam Chomsky discusses what the policies might be of an independent, sovereign Iraq. "You might find what in Washington must be t... Read More...


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Attacking Iran 'not on US agenda'
Condoleezza Rice has insisted that attacking Iran is not on the US agenda "at this point in time". (BBC, 2/4/2005) Read More...


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Iran's bloggers get caught in crossfire of 'war on terror'
Iran's dissenting and liberal voices, reeling from a crackdown in cyberspace by their country's old guard, now worry about a new challenge from an unexpected quarter: America. (Christian Science Moni... Read More...


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Iran: the next target?
The belief that the US cannot afford another conflict is misguided, says Ervand Abrahamian. Fuelled by mutual paranoia, the risk of war with Iran is growing. By Ervand Abrahamian. (Globe and Mail, 200... Read More...


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United States and Europe Differ Over Strategy on Iran
President Bush's second term has barely begun, and Iran is already shaping up as its most serious diplomatic challenge. By Elaine Sciolino. (New York Times, 1/29/2005, reg.) Read More...


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History: 1979: Exiled Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran
Khomeini's return to Iran in 1979. 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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Israel to Hand Over Several West Bank Cities
Representing a tangible aspect of the continued high-level negotiations between the administrations of Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas, Israel will hand over security control of several West Bank citie... 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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UN Urges US-Iran Dialogue
Mohamed El-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency attempts to encourage the prospect of dialogue between the two states concerning Iran's developing nuclear program. (Melbourne Herald... 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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HAMAS Wins Overwhelming Victory in Gaza Vote
After the first ever municipal elections in the Gaza Strip, HAMAS secured control of seven out of ten local councils in what may become a test of strength between the organization and president Mahmou... Read More...


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