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Seeking an honourable way out
As insurgents kill another member of the Iraqi Governing Council, George Bush and Tony Blair are under pressure both to send more troops and to present a clear plan for how they will get out of Iraq. ... Read More...


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Suspicious sanctions
George Bush's recent moves against Syria will play well at home but have little effect on President Assad's regime, writes Brian Whitaker (The Guardian, May 17, 2004) Read More...


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CORPORATE MERCENARIES Part 1: Profit comes with a price
Discusses private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq. By David Isenberg. (Asia Times, 5/19/2004) Read More...


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CORPORATE MERCENARIES Part 2: Myths and mystery
Second part of article discussing private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq. By David Isenberg. (Asia Times, 5/20/2004) Read More...


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Turning Points
Will the modern era come undone in Iraq? By Robin Wright. (Washington Post, 5/16/2004) Read More...


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Israeli debate: Bring the settlers home
Discusses the settlers and forces of the extreme right who won the referendum on Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan. (International Herald Tribune, 5/13/2004) Read More...


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Rumsfeld's actions speak louder
Offers suggestions to prevent another Abu Ghraib. By Kerry Kennedy Cuomo and Michael Posner. (Boston Globe, 5/15/2004) Read More...


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Covering up the coverup
Alan Dershowitz writes that the roots of the Abu Ghraib issue lies in the White House. (Boston Globe, 5/15/2004) Read More...


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US begins sanctions against Syria
The US has imposed economic sanctions on Syria after long accusing the Arab state of supporting terror and failing to stop militants entering Iraq. (BBC News, Tues May 11, 2004) Read More...


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Renewing the Atlantic Partnership
Authors argues that in order to revitalize the Atlantic alliance, Europe and America must forge new "rules of the road" governing the use of force, adapt NATO to meet today's threats coming from outsi... Read More...


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Mutual Incomprehension:U.S.-German Value Gaps beyond Iraq.
Scholar argues that the recent tension between the Unted States and Germany demonstrates that U.S.-German relations are characterized by a mutual incomprehension of each other’s political culture an... Read More...


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Iraqis grumble at prospect of sovereignty without authority
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A government that can't pass laws, a nation that doesn't control its own armed forces. Many of Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders wonder just how sovereign a state Washington will give them on... Read More...


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The Disintegration of Palestine
In the New York Review of Books, Edward R. F. Sheehan discusses the plight of the Palestinian. With a road map that nobody seems to be following what hopes can the Geneva Accords bring to the situati... Read More...


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Arafat attacks Sharon's Gaza plan
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has reacted angrily to President Bush's decision to endorse the Israeli prime minister's plan for the Middle East. (4/15/2004 BBC News) Read More...


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Is Iraq becoming a quagmire?
As coalition forces battle with both Sunni and Shia militants in Iraq, influential voices in Washington are asking if the country is descending into civil war—and whether America will still be a... Read More...


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Sharon cannot seem to change
The killing of Sheik Yassin portends only bad things for Israel. Terrorism is likely to increase in a region where most people already feel hopeless, says Rami Khouri. (Globe and Mail, 3/25/2004) Read More...


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Like it or not, the west just can't leave the Middle East
The dreams of al-Qaida and its allies are destructive - but doomed. (Martin Woollacott, March 19, 2004, The Guardian) Read More...


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A New Global Balance
The address by James D. Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank Group, to the board of governs in Dubai. The event was part of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. By James D. Wolfensohn... Read More...


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UN caves in on inquiry into its Iraq oil-for-food 'scandal'
The United Nations has bowed to international pressure to investigate allegations of corruption surrounding its oil-for-food programme, under which Iraqi oil was sold on behalf of Saddam Hussein's reg... Read More...


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Spain's wake-up call to US - to lead, listen to global constituents
Spain's rebuff of the ruling Popular Party on Sunday was a slap in the face to the Bush administration, and a potential setback for US plans in Iraq and the fight against terror. By Suzanne Nossel. (... Read More...


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New Spanish PM promises Iraq withdrawal
In the wake of the Madrid bombings, al-Qaida seems to have emerged a victor: the elections the bombings manipulated have resulted in a Prime Minister who supports pulling out of Iraq. What Madrid mea... Read More...


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The Ties That Bind: Americans, Arabs, and Israelis After September 11
The war on terror has bound Israel and the United States closer together. But it has also deepened the rift between them and Arab and Muslim countries that rally behind the Palestinians. By Shibley T... Read More...


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How to Build a Fence
The United States thus needs to step in to make sure that the right kind of fence gets built between Israel and Palestine, in the right place--or else both sides will face more fighting in the future.... Read More...


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The Saudi Paradox
Saudi Arabia is in the throes of a crisis, but its elite is bitterly divided on how to escape it. By Michael Scott Doran. (Foreign Affairs, 1/1/2004, $) Read More...


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Should Hezbollah Be Next?
The radical Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah is fomenting violence in post-war Iraq and fanning the flames of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Washington's only option is to confront Hezbolla... Read More...


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A constitution at last
Iraq finally has a temporary constitution, but there is still much uncertienty and turmoil inside the nation. A current look at politics inside Iraq. (The Economist, 3.9.04) Read More...


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An empty sort of freedom
Saddam was no defender of women, but they have faced new miseries and more violence since he fell... (Guardian, 3/8/2004) Read More...


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Blair's vision of a new world order is critically tainted
The legacy of Iraq is that intervention will be seen as vigilantism. (Guardian, 3/8/2004) Read More...


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US-Iran: Ad Hoc Détente to Continue Despite Conservative Sweep
Dissusses current US policy (or perhaps lack of coherent policy) towards Iran in the midst of questions about Iran's nuclear program, terrorist support, and questionable elections. (Antiwar.com, Mar... Read More...


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Global terror threat exaggerated: Blix
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