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Social Media: Hotspots: Middle East

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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 D├ętente 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
(The News International, 3/8/04) Read More...


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Al-Qaeda's deadly gamble
Tuesday's attacks show how far al-Qaeda will go to destabilize Iraq, says terror specialist Jonathan Schanzer. (Globe and Mail, 3/4/2004) Read More...


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UN's legal move does nothing for peace
Discusses the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague's proposed review of the Israeli fence. By Ruth Wedgwood. (Scotsman, 2/20/2004) Read More...


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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Examines Israeli viewpoints on the construction of the security fence ("wall"). By Peter Berkowitz. (Weekly Standard, 3/1/2004) Read More...


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Iraq's Kurds
As Iraq's Shia Muslims flex their muscles in the south, the Kurds in the north are following suit. (Jan 29th 2004, The Economist) Read More...


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Israel's wall: Divisive issue, dividing neighbors
The fence that Israel says is a necessary evil to stop suicide bombers is likened by the Palestinians to the Berlin Wall as a symbol of aggression and oppression. (MSNBC, Feb 19 2004) Read More...


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A fateful concession by Iran's president
By Amir Soltani Sheikholeslami. (Boston Globe, 2/18/2004) Read More...


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Blast kills exiled Chechen leader
(February 13, 2004 CNN) Read More...


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President Bush's New Iraq Commission Won't Be Investigating the Key WMD Issue
Discusses how the Executive order fatally limits their agenda. By John W. Dean. (FindLaw's, 2/13/2004) Read More...


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Yes or no on Gaza
Discusses the Sharon's vague reference to a popular referendum regarding a unilateral evacuation of Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip. (Jerusalem Post, 2/8/2004) Read More...


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To Russia, With Love
Article detailing a 02/2003 CIA memo to the White House: "We do not have any direct evidence that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute its Weapons of Mass Destruction programs." ... Read More...


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Jihadists in Iraq
An unwelcome Saudi export: The Saudis have a long history of using foreign jihad campaigns to divert attention from crises at home, and to reinforce the hold of Wahhabism over their subjects. In Iraq,... Read More...


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Of mullahs and warlords
Discusses possible Iraqi elections and suggests that the U.S. must reach out beyond leaders to the majority within the population. By Hiwa Osman. (Washington Times, 1/20/2004) Read More...


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The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative: Building Hope for the Years Ahead
Remarks by Colin Powell. (Heritage Foundation, 12/17/2002) Read More...


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Trouble in the Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is ailing. Meanwhile, radical Islam and anti-Americanism continue to simmer -- and could soon reach a dangerous boil. By Eric Rouleau. (Foreign Affairs, 7/1/2002, $) Read More...


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U.S.-Egyptian Relations and the Future of the Peace Process
Synopsis of discussion with H.E. M. Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador to the United States. (Nixon Center, 4/6/2000) Read More...


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After the Euphoria
Iraq after Saddam's capture. (The Economist, Jan 2003) Read More...


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Differentiated Containment
The Clinton administration should employ a more nuanced approach to the Persian Gulf, keeping the straitjacket on Saddam while seeking improved relations with Iran. By Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowc... Read More...


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Persian Gulf Myths
Washington must hedge against inevitable political change in the region by spreading the burden and the say, reversing arms proliferation, and encouraging the Gulf states to come up with some security... Read More...


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