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The Fragility of the Global Nuclear Order
In today's fragile international political climate the structures in place to deal with nuclear non-proliferation have become complacent. An event of the magnitude of the 1968 Non-proliferation Treaty... Read More...


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CIA using missile strikes to `tickle' terrorists
CIA Director Michael Hayden says the agency is using military strikes to coax terrorists and insurgents into reacting in order to gather intelligence about how different groups respond. By Stephen Ma... Read More...


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Zawahiri Tries to Clear Name, Explain Strategy
“The Exoneration” and other written expositions by Al Qaida’s number 2 may be a signal that the organization is trying to salvage its diminishing public support by tying its operations and activities ... Read More...


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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Marvin Weinbaum
IA-Forum Interview: Marvin Weinbaum
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute, about the prospects for new Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. By Jason Miks (09/21/2008) Read More...


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Pakistan's Anti-Muslim Taliban
Despite the Taliban's distinctly un-Islamic practice of targeting fellow Muslims they still garner much support from the local Afghani population as their atrocities are overshadowed by those committe... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Haider Mullick
IA-Forum Interview: Haider Mullick
IA-Forum speaks with Haider Mullick, senior fellow at the Joint Special Operations University, about the security situation in Pakistan. By Jason Miks (09/16/2008) Read More...


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How to Leave a Stable Iraq
The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability. By Biddle, O'Hanlon & Pollack (Foreign Affairs,... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: L. Gordon Flake
IA-Forum Interview: L. Gordon Flake
IA-Forum speaks with L. Gordon Flake, executive director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, about tensions on the Korean Peninsula. By Jason Miks (09/12/2008) Read More...


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The Bomb in the Basement
The author argues that should Iran come close to becoming a nuclear power, Isreal will need to adopt its stance on its own nuclear arsenal from one of ambiguos non-disclosure to one of defensive but t... Read More...


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Walling Off Iraq: Israel's Imprint on U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Details the similarities between American counter-insurgency techniques used in Iraq with those practiced by Isreal against Palestinian populations, particularly the use of barriers to separate differ... Read More...


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Who Wants Cold War II?
Russia must seek genuine strategic partnership with the US, and the latter must understand that, when excluded and despised, Russia can be a major global spoiler, writes Shlomo Ben-Ami. (Project Syndi... Read More...


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Is Ukraine next?
With Georgia in pieces, Ukraine could be the next to fall to Russia's territorial ambition, separatist sentiment and economic realities, writes Andrey Kurkov (New Statesman, 09/04/2008). Read More...


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Obama’s “Talking” Cure
Can negotiations can truly "bridge the gap" between the U.S. and its enemies? By Joshua Muravchik (Commentary, 09/01/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008) Read More...


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Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Author looks at the formation of the SCO and its relationship with Russia. By Mark Katz (Slavic Research Center, 09/01/2008) Read More...


Can Democracy Survive in Pakistan This Time?
Can Democracy Survive in Pakistan This Time?
Author discusses the prospects for Pakistani democracy ahead of the Sept. 6 presidential election. By Harold Gould (09/03/2008) Read More...


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Power Hungry
Author argues that the administration in Tehran will have to markedly improve its relations with the West, especially the US - even to the point of full diplomatic relations. It will have no other cho... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum speaks with Meir Javedanfar about the Beyond Oil Project and what will happen to oil producing countries when the oil runs out. IA-Forum (08/... Read More...


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Georgia after war: the political landscape
The Georgian polity and institutions have survived the test of war with Russia. But the country's president will soon face an acute domestic challenge, says Robert Parsons. (Open Democracy, 08/26/2008... Read More...


Towards a Successful 2009 Afghan Presidential Election
Towards a Successful 2009 Afghan Presidential Election
Remarks made by M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor, Embassy of Afghanistan at The Near East South Asia Center (NESA) for Strategic Studies. (07/29/2008) Read More...


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Ahmadinejad - Realistic Goals For Trip To Turkey
Author discusses Ahmadinejad’s visit to Turkey and presents that energy, not Iran's nuclear program, will be his priority. By Meir Javedanfar. (Middle East Analyst, (08/14/2008) Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Vladimer Papava
IA Forum Interview: Vladimer Papava
IA Forum speaks with Vladimer Papava, former Minister of Economy (1994-2000) and former Member of the Parliament (2004-2008) of the Republic of Georgia about the Georgia-Russia crisis. By Alexander J... Read More...


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Do Germans Fear Russia More Than Rising Temperatures?
Two decades of the world’s most stringent environmental regulations have made Germany increasingly energy dependent on Russia. That’s how Russian President Vladimir Putin persuaded a coalition of West... Read More...


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Middle East Analyst
Middle East Analyst is a subsidiary of The Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (meepas). Its main goal is to analyse contemporary political and economic affairs of the region. Read More...


China Briefing
China Briefing
IA Forum presents its China Briefing, presenting views about its domestic, diplomatic, and security issues. (08/08/2008) Read More...


Last Ditch in Zimbabwe
Last Ditch in Zimbabwe
Talk(s) may be cheap, but it’s all Zimbabwe has going for it. One problem along the way: South Africa is hardly an honest broker. By Jens F. Laurson & George A. Pieler (08/06/2008) Read More...


Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?
Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?
Authors discuss the possibility that Russia and China now constitute the 'Axis of Evil'. By Ryan Barnes & Steinar Dyrnes. (08/04/2008) Read More...


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Taliban Propaganda: Winning the War of Words?
The Karzai government and its international supporters must become much better at countering sophisticated Taliban propaganda if they are to defeat an insurgency (Crisis Group, 07/24/2008) Read More...


Beyond the Paris Conference: Rescuing Afghanistan out of its Dangerous Traps
Beyond the Paris Conference: Rescuing Afghanistan out of its Dangerous Traps
Keynote address about Afghanistan made by M. Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security, and Development Affairs at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., presented at RAND. (07/18/200... Read More...


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