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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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Before, During, and After
Strong indictment against Bush administration's handling of Iraq conflict. By Jihad Al Khazen. (Dar Al Hayat, 8/24/2004) Read More...


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Iraq: Editorial Briefing with Max Boot
Edited transcript of discussion between Council on Foreign Relations Council and senior fellow Max Boot on his tour of Iraq. (9/9/2003) Read More...


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The Post on WMDs: An Inside Story
Prewar articles questioning threat often didn't make front page. By Howard Kurtz. (Washington Post, 8/12/2004) Read More...


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Must intervention be legal?
Armed intervention in Darfur may—or may not—flout the law. Why is it not legal to intervene to stop acts of genecide? Does the legality matter? (The Economist 7/29/04) Read More...


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Iraq & al Qaeda
The 9/11 Commission raises more questions than it answers. By Andrew C. McCarthy. (National Review Online, 6/17/2004) Read More...


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The Road to Democracy in Arab World Goes Through Cairo
Discusses the prospects for Egyptian leadership in a post-Mubarak administration and its importance to the Arab world. By Amandeep Sandhu. (7/19/2004) Read More...


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Bush Hoping for Mass Amnesia
Piece critical of Bush administration's policy regarding the Iraq War. By Doug Bandow. (Cato Institute, 7/15/2004) Read More...


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A second chance to learn the lesson of Vietnam
Draws comparisons between U.S. involvement in Iraq and Vietnam. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 6/7/2004) Read More...


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The CIA and Iraq's WMD
Analyzes CIA pre-war assessments critized by the Senate Intelligence Committee. By Jeffrey Record and Charles V. Peña. (Cato Institute, 7/13/2004) Read More...


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Fahrenheit 9/11: Factual or Saudi-bashing?
Analysis of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Specifically, regarding the absence of investigating the influence of Israel on U.S. policy. By Kaveh L Afrasiabi. (Asia Times, 7/2/2004) Read More...


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US Christian Right's grip on Middle East policy
Discusses the U.S. right-wing Protestant fundamentalist movement and its influence in US support for the policies of the rightist Likud government in Israel. By Stephen Zunes. (Asia Times, 7/8/2004) Read More...


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Saddam on trial: A fair process would be the Kurds' revenge
Kurd Twana Osman of Iraqi paper Hawalti talks about Kurdish sentiments on the Saddam Hussein trial. (Daily Star, 7/10/2004) Read More...


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Eurolegal
Provides public affairs and legal information related to Europe (also includes some Middle East and U.S. info) Read More...


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Violence, chaos and the Saddam show
With insurgents determined to bring him down and the Iraqi economy in ruins, Iyad Allawi faces huge challenges—and the distraction of Saddam Hussein’s forthcoming trial. But there are some reasons for... Read More...


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Violence, chaos and the Saddam show
With insurgents determined to bring him down and the Iraqi economy in ruins, Iyad Allawi faces huge challenges—and the distraction of Saddam Hussein’s forthcoming trial. But there are some reasons for... Read More...


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