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Israel’s new diplomacy needs Palestinians’ new unity
The balance of talk and action in the Middle East has not swung from war making to peace making, but it is inching in that direction - testing the negotiating waters, writes Rami Khouri. (Jordan Times... Read More...


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Chechnya's Revival
Chechnya is at a crossroads. It is not the great success story it wants the world to believe. But hope and the belief in the future are returning brick by brick. By Peter Lavelle (The Moscow Times, 0... Read More...


Time to talk to the Taliban?
Time to talk to the Taliban?
Author looks at a recent House of Commons debate in Britain and suggests it might be time to hold negotiations with the Taliban. By Leigh Marshall (06/23/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum speaks with Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq. (IA-Forum, 06/23/2008) Read More...


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Canada Needs to Keep its Troops in Afghanistan
Author provides argument for continued Canadian military troops in Afghanistan. By M. Asraf Haidari. (Eurasianet, 05/23/2007) Read More...


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Should Canada Stay? Human Security in Afghanistan
Speech given by Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari regarding challenges facing Afghanistan. (03/06/2008) Read More...


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Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?
While moderate elements of the Taliban do need to be co-opted into the political process, Pakistan's recent peace deal threatens to strengthen Taliban's capabilities and bases. By Sharad Joshi (Foreig... Read More...


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The Iranian Roots of Hizbullah
Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli explores roots and evolution of Hizbullah. Exposing it's close ties with Iran and Syria. (MEMRI, 06/17/2008) Read More...


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Biggest Case of Corruption in Post Revolution Iran
In what appears to be the biggest case of corruption in Iran, and perhaps in the Middle East, the Tehran-based Shahab News reported that the chief auditing office of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) ha... Read More...


Paris Conference: An Opportunity to Address Afghanistan’s Key Rebuilding Challenges
Paris Conference: An Opportunity to Address Afghanistan’s Key Rebuilding Challenges
M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, discusses rebuilding challenges that should be addressed at the Paris Support Conference. By M. Ashraf Haid... Read More...


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Georgia and Russia: Clashing over Abkhazia
The dispute in the South Caucasus is now in a new and dangerously confrontational phase. All sides need to recognise the risks in current policies, cool their rhetoric and take some pragmatic steps to... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Helen James
IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Helen James
IA-Forum speaks with Prof. Helen James of The Australian National University about recent developments in Myanmar. By Trenton Truitt (06/05/2008) Read More...


Politics and the Olympics?  Uneasy bedfellows…
Politics and the Olympics? Uneasy bedfellows…
In the runup to the Olympics in Beijing, the author examines the effectiveness of protests and boycotts to achieve change in a host country. By Runa Reta. (06/01/2008) Read More...


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Stop Looking for 'Moderate' Shiites and Address Interests.
Author argues for more pragmatic, comprehensive approach from Western powers to deal with Shiite majority Middle Eastern countries and their rising influence. By Parag Khanna. (World Politics Review, ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum speaks with Meir Javedanfar, co-author of “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and The State of Iran, ” about the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran. (IA-Forum, 05/27/2008) Read More...


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Would Syria Leave Iran?
Some Iranians are worried that news of Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations means that their staunchest ally is abandoning them. Not necessarily. The author looks at Iranian concerns and reactions in the... Read More...


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Negotiating Zimbabwe's Transition
Briefing argues that violence in Zimbabwe is likely to escalate unless African and other international leaders help negotiate a government of national unity led by Morgan Tsvangirai. (International C... Read More...


The Final Tour
The Final Tour
Author reflects on President Bush's visit to the Middle East and US policy there. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/20/2008) Read More...


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Middle East Report
International Affairs Forum presents its second special publication, a collection of essays and interviews with leading Middle East commentators covering the big issues in the region. (IA-Forum, 05/15... Read More...


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A TRC Process for Zimbabwe?
Authors discuss how Zimbabwe can best address past human rights abuses when a change in leadership eventually takes place. (Institute for Security Studies, S.A., 05/06/2008) Read More...


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Hizbollah's weapons turn inward
Report looks at the current turmoil in Lebanon and what the Lebanese government can do to help prevent the situation deteriorating further. (International Crisis Group, 05/15/2008) Read More...


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Middle East Report
International Affairs Forum presents its second special publication, a collection of essays and interviews with leading Middle East commentators covering the big issues in the region. A pdf version wi... Read More...


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Putin changes jobs - and Russia
Author looks at the implications for Russia's stability of former President Vladimir Putin taking the prime minister's job. (Hoover Institution, 05/11/2008) Read More...


Endgame in Abkhazia?
Endgame in Abkhazia?
Author discusses recent tensions between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/06/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Pakistani Spectator
IA-Forum Interview: Pakistani Spectator
IA-Forum hears from the Pakistani Spectator about the latest developments in Pakistan. By Jason Miks (05/04/2008) Read More...


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Slipping back to the Taliban
The author, co-founder and deputy director of Afghanistan 's Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), argues that foreigners should step in to stop the government allowing Taliban-style laws t... Read More...


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Feuding Iraqi factions end closed-door peace talks in Finland
Report on three day peace conference between Iraqi factions. (AP, 04/28/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Edward Lucas
IA-Forum Interview: Edward Lucas
IA-Forum speaks with Edward Lucas, Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for the Economist, about his book 'The New Cold War.' (IA-Forum, 04/30/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008) Read More...


Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
Discusses Mubarak's uncomfortable position between Egypt's obligations to the US and increasing pressure at home. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 03/20/2008) Read More...


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