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Lion of Iranian Politics May Return for Run at Presidency
Famed for his political cunning and Cheshire cat grin, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is on the verge of a political comeback. By Robin Wright. (Washington Post, 11/16/2004) Read More...


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What if Islam isn't an obstacle to democracy in the Middle East but the secret to achieving it?
America's misreading of the Arab world—and our current misadventure in Iraq—may have really begun in 1950. By Michael Hirsh. (Washington Monthly, 11/1/2004) Read More...


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The Real Battle
Winning in Fallujah is just the beginning. By Wesley K. Clark. (Washington Post, 11/14/2004) Read More...


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Adapting to Contemporary Interpretations of Islam
Is Islamic law compatible with democracy and human rights? One of Iran’s best-known reformist clerics has an answer to this question – an answer that challenges Islamic orthodoxy. Journalist Bahman Ni... Read More...


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A Man and His People
Uri Avnery writes about Yasser Arafat. (Palestine Chronicle, 11/10/2004) Read More...


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Buying Time in Tehran
Discusses Iranian economy. By Afshin Molavi. (Iranian Voice, 11/1/2004) Read More...


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World Bank: Disengagement Alone Won't Help PA Economy
Discusses what Israel needs to do in order to ensure their own safety as well as help the Palestinian economy. By Ora Coren (Haaertz.com, 11/3/04) Read More...


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The Iran Problem Awaiting Bush or Kerry
While Tehran's unprecedented "endorsement" of President Bush raised some eyebrows this week, Iran hasn’t been much of an issue in the Presidential campaign. But as international efforts to confront th... Read More...


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IA-Forum Roundtable Interview: Christopher Preble
Christopher Preble (Cato Institute) talks to IA-Forum in the second of our roundtable interview series on Iraq. By Jens Laurson and Dimitri Neos. (IA-Forum, 10/20/2004) Read More...


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We are nobody's pawns
Iraqis need international solidarity, not support for violence. By Abdullah Muhsin. (Guardian, 10/23/2004) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador Marc Ginsberg
Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, chair of the Alliance for American Leadership, and Foreign Affairs Analyst for Fox News Channel talks to IA-Forum about U.S. Foreign Policy and Iraq. ... Read More...


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Election at all costs may cost democracy
While a perfect election in Iraq is impossible, a deeply flawed one could stunt the growth of genuine representative government. By John Barry Kotch. (Japan Times, 10/17/2004) Read More...


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Inside the Mind of Al Qaeda
Osama bin Laden's feelings, like his whereabouts, remain a mystery. But if he were to suddenly surface tomorrow to deliver a State of the Jihad speech, it might sound something like this:"Fellow membe... Read More...


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Girl, 10, shot as she sat in her class, say Palestinians
A 10-year-old girl is critically ill after being hit by a bullet while attending school in Gaza, Palestinian security and hospital sources said. (CNN, 10/12/2004) Read More...


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Iraq's Odious Debts
Most debts created by Saddam Hussein in the name of the Iraqi people would qualify as "odious" according to the international Doctrine of Odious Debts. This legal doctrine holds that debts not used in... Read More...


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Can Iraq Be Democratic?
Contends that the White House will be gravely disappointed with the result of its effort to establish a stable liberal democracy in Iraq, or any other nation home to a large population of Muslims or A... Read More...


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Iraq: The Wrong War
President Bush asserts that U.S. military action against Iraq was justified. But even if Iraq was in violation of a UN resolution, the U.S. military does not exist to enforce UN mandates. By Charles ... Read More...


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Monetary Options for Postwar Iraq
The Coalition Provisional Authority has failed to anticipate the challenges that face the postwar Iraqi economy, including the introduction of sound money to facilitate exchange. By Steve H. Hanke an... Read More...


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After Victory Toward a New Military Posture in the Persian Gulf
Donald Rumsfeld's announcement that U.S. troops will be removed from Saudi Arabia represents a significant and welcome change in U.S. policy toward the Persian Gulf. By Chris Preble. (Cato Institute... Read More...


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To Hasten Iraq Democracy, Put Wells in People's Hands
Argues that economic interdependence promotes peace and should be encouraged in Iraq. By Ronald D. Rotunda. (Cato Institute, 5/14/2004) Read More...


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Iraq's Botched Currency Reform
Prescriptions by official sector institutions for Iraq ignore political realities and their own findings argue Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke. (Central Banking Journal, 2/1/2004) Read More...


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Analysis: Kerry on Israel
A leaked draft of the Democratic Party platform and recent statements by John Kerry suggest that a Democratic White House would continue the Bush administration's enthusiastic support for Israeli Prim... Read More...


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Iraq and Averages
Author writes that foreign policy analysts base their judgments about Iraq's future on recent episodes instead of historical precedent. The main planks of President Bush's policy-promotion of democrac... Read More...


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What Went Wrong in Iraq
Although the early U.S. blunders in the occupation of Iraq are well known, their consequences are just now becoming clear. By Larry Diamond. (Foreign Affairs, 9/1/2004, $) Read More...


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Battling for Iraq
Despite continuing attacks by insurgents, Iraqi security forces are growing in numbers, stability, independence, and effectiveness. With strong Iraqi leaders and international support, the developmen... Read More...


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Match Iraq Policy to Reality
To achieve any degree of success in Iraq, the US must disprove many Iraqis' beliefs about our purpose there. By Jessica Mathews. (Washington Post, 9/23/2004) Read More...


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Far graver than Vietnam
Most senior US military officers now believe the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster on an unprecedented scale. By Sidney Blumenthal. (Guardian, 9/16/2004) Read More...


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Wrong Strategy On Iran
Argues that to defuse Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. should pursue not Bush's unilateralism or Bush's critics' multilateralism, but a bilateral agreement with Iran. By Ray Takeyh. (Washington Post, ... Read More...


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Russian FM welcomes Israeli cooperation on terror
Israeli newspaper reports co-operation and support to Russia in light of recent terrorist attacks. Also discusses foreign policy issues between the two states. (Haaretz International, 9/6/04) Read More...


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How to Reform Saudi Arabia
To survive, the monarchy must battle the militants, reassure the religious establishment, and give the middle class a taste of democracy. By F. Gregory Gause III. (Foreign Policy, 9/1/2004) Read More...


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