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Insurgents Vowing to Kill Iraqis Who Brave the Polls on Sunday
The lives of Iraqi citizens wanting to assert their new democratic voice have been explicitly threatened by militants who promise a bloody consequence. By Dexter Filkins. (New York Times, 1/26/2005) Read More...


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Embracing the Vote in Gaza
In a continuation of the developing Palestinian political process, ten towns located in the Gaza Strip will hold local elections which are slated to include candidates from radical groups. By John War... Read More...


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Syrian Leader Defiant on Missiles
The prospect of Russian arms sales to Syria surfaced during a visit to Moscow by President Bashar al-Assad. (BBC News, 1/25/2005) Read More...


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HAMAS Recognizes 1967 Borders for First Time
After negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a more moderate position has been adopted by HAMAS, according to a policy document in which the group recognizes the political principles o... Read More...


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Shiites in Iraq Say Government Will Be Secular
The United Iraqi Alliance, a political coalition comprised mostly of Shiite groups pledges a rejection of an Iranian-style theocracy in a new Iraq. By Dexter Filkins. (New York Times, 1/24/2005) Read More...


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Sadr Group Signals Rejection of Election
Although loyalists to the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shy away from a formal boycott of the January 30th elections in Iraq, no endorsement is suported. By Anthony Shadid. (Washington Post, 1/24/2005... Read More...


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Should We Stay or Should We Go?
The authors write that following the Iraqi elections in two weeks, the decision on when US troops should leave should be put to the Iraqi people in a referendum. By Fredrick Barton, Bathsheba Crocker,... Read More...


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Don't Know Much About Algebra
Dowd writes sarcastically that Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice has inadequate math skills, given that she and the rest of the Bush Administration can not multiply the 1,370 dead US soldi... Read More...


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Iran warns US against making
Iran on Sunday warned the United States against any attack attempt, saying any aggressive maneuvers against Iran would be a great strategic mistake. Read More...


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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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Cheney Says Israel Might 'Act First' on Iran
In an interview with Don Imus, the Vice President outlines the prospect of Israeli action against Iran. By David E. Sanger. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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Top Rebel in Iraq Says War With U.S. May Last For Years
As the war against insurgents rages on, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi pledges long term commitment, despite the loss of a top guerilla leader. By Edward Wong. (New York Times, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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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...


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