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Social Media: Hotspots: Middle East

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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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Cheney Says Iran Tops List of Trouble Spots
Vice President Dick Cheney said on Thursday that Iran was at the top of the administration's list of world trouble spots and expressed concern that Israel "might well decide to act first" to eliminate... Read More...


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The Coming Wars
Discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East and against terrorism. By Seymour M. Hersh. (New Yorker, 1/17/2005) Read More...


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Dubious Purge at the CIA
The columnist, a retired CIA station chief, alleges that the Bush administration's purge of the CIA is punishment for its officers' disagreement with Bush's Middle East policies. By Haviland Smith. (W... Read More...


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Iran Regime-Change Talk Revives in Washington
A US advocacy group dominated by Republican Party stalwarts is trying to revive the idea of regime change in Iran. A recent policy paper issued by the group, The Committee on the Present Danger, urges... Read More...


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Mideast Overtures - Iran's Domestic Crisis: Its Youth
An impending danger is haunting Iran. While an intense debate, both domestic and international, has been carried out in the past year over the Iranian nuclear program, another issue that merits even m... Read More...


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A World Without Israel
Imagine that Israel never existed. Would the economic malaise and political repression that drive angry young men to become suicide bombers vanish? Would the Palestinians have an independent state? Wo... Read More...


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We Need a Real Iran Policy
Citing President Bush's recent statement that we have "sanctioned ourselves out of influence with Iran," the author wonders if the president hasn't tacitly accepted a nuclear Iran. By Susan E. Rice. (... 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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Palestian Stirrings
A former member of the Clinton administration describes Palestinians' new sense of hope and promise now that Arafat has died. Like never before, Palestinians can and do freely express opposition to vi... 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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Glimmers of Hope in the Arab World
The columnist reflects on some hopeful signs of change in the Muslim world. Islamic extremism is losing, he asserts. By Fareed Zakaria. (Washington Post, 12/21/2004) Read More...


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Whither the Persian-Jewish alliance?
There is a romantic suggestiveness to the relations between Persians and Jews that has survived the hostility between Iran and Israel. Today, the same forces that once brought the two together are fue... Read More...


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Freedom in Farsi blogs
Tens of thousands of Iranians have embraced weblogs as a way to access the forbidden and challenge the sanctioned. (Guardian, 12/20/2004) Read More...


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Revolution Redux
The author, an Iranian exile, recalls the heady days of revolution in Iran 25 years ago and wonders if the Ukraine will realize its dream of democracy. By Roya Hakakian. (Washington Post, 12/20/2004) 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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How to Approach Iran
Madeleine Albright and seven former foreign ministers propose a course for Europe and the US in dealing with Iran. By Madeleine Albright, et al. (Washington Post, 12/13/2004) 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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Saudi Arabia: Economic, Oil And Mineral Restructuring And Reforms
Now is an especially opportune time to focus our attention on such issues as the economy of the Middle East, the roads to growth, and the role that hydrocarbons and the national oil companies play in ... Read More...


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Iran's conservatives seen tightening power in republic
After eight years of a bold but bungled experiment with reform, Iran's government is in the throes of a takeover by conservatives determined to restore the revolution's Islamic purity, according to Ir... Read More...


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It All Started in Tehran
When the Americans go to the polls on Tuesday they would do well to remember two events that have altered their lives forever. The first was the raid on the US Embassy in Tehran, and the seizure of Am... Read More...


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World Bank urges Israel to end Palestinian closures
Article discusses the World Bank's plea to Israel to reduce restrictions on trade between Israel and Palestine. Also discusses what the World Bank thinks Palestine should do to help their economy. (Th... 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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Iran's Conservatives Consolidate Power
Critics fear reform movement will be shut down, restrictions broadened. By Robin Wright. (Washington Post, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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The Iraqi Oil Industry: A Look Ahead
Lecture delivered by MEES Editor-In-Chief Dr Khadduri at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. By Walid Khadduri. (Middle East Economic Survey, 11/29/2004) Read More...


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What's Going Right in Iraq
Michael Rubin, editor of The Middle East Quarterly, provides an account of the tangible social benefits for Iraqi people in the wake of regime change. (Los Angeles Times, 10/24/04) Read More...


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Engage Iran
By David Ignatius. (Washington Post, 11/26/2004) Read More...


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U.S. Is Needed to Defuse Iran
The new agreement worked out between Iran and Germany, France and Britain could be the first step toward solving the problem of Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapons capability, but there is sti... Read More...


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Life after Arafat
Interview with political scientist Khalil Shikaki. In a follow-up email interview, Dr. Shikaki discusses what the future will hold for the Palestinians, elections, and the prospects of peace in the Mi... Read More...


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