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Intenational Affairs Forum Interview: Peter Beinart and Scott McConnell
Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of the New Republic and Scott McConnell, current editor of The American Conservative, discuss questions about the UN and US foreign policy. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 1... Read More...


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The Saddam Verdict and the Insurgency
The author explains how the death sentence of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will serve to strengthen the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy... Read More...


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Deterring Kim Jong Il
The former assistant secretary of defense criticizes President Bush's North Korea policy. By Graham Allison. (Washington Post, 10/27/2006) Read More...


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An Offer Kim Can't Refuse
The only way to disrupt North Korea's nuclear program is to threaten the life and livelihood of Kim Jong Il himself, says Vice President Cheney's former aide. By Aaron L. Friedberg. (Washington Post, ... Read More...


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A Plan for Iraq
Author says Iraq will not be a democratic state, but it has the potential to evolve into a central government with limited powers and, at the local level, some rough form of representation and toleran... Read More...


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Breaching Borders: The Role of Water In The Middle East Conflict
This piece examines the history of water conflict in the Middle East. By Isabelle Humphries. (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, 9/1/2006) Read More...


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Pyongyang’s Nuclear Ambitions: China Must Act as a “Responsible Stakeholder”
The author explains how the recent nuclear test by North Korea compromises Chinese interests and suggests how China should respond. By Jing Huang. (Brookings Institution, 10/13/2006) Read More...


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The Economic Implications of a North Korean Nuclear Test
How a nuclear test by North Korea might alter the economies of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea. By Marcus Noland (Institute for International Economics, 07/2006) Read More...


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Nuclear Test Calls for Active Intolerance of North Korean Regime
The author discusses the implications of the recent North Korean nuclear testing and suggests how the US, China, and international community should respond. By Michael A. Needham. (Heritage Foundati... Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.)
IA Forum speaks with Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, former Director of the National Security Agency ... Read More...


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Our Failure in Europe's East
What confounds both Europe and the US are the complexity of post-Soviet societies and the impotence of Western institutions. By Bruce Jackson. (Washington Post, 10/8/2006) Read More...


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Afghanistan: Five Years Later
After America's five year occupation of Afghanistan, Rumsfeld takes stock of the situation. By Donald Rumsfeld. (Washington Post, 10/7/2006) Read More...


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The State of Iraq: An Update
The authors discuss the current status of Iraq in terms of economics, politics, security, education, and infrastructure. By Nina Kamp and Michael E. O'Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 10/1/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: M. J. Akbar
International Affairs Forum speaks with Mr. M. J. Akbar, editor of the Asian Age India’s multi-edition English daily and Editor-in-Chief of the Deccan Herald. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 9/11/2006) Read More...


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The Iraq War: Mission Impossible
This Der Spiegel piece suggests that, by ousting Saddam Hussein and invading Iraq, the US has exposed its vulnerabilities as a military force. Its failure to maintain stability and subdue violence in ... Read More...


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Breathing Room
U.S. policy in Iraq—and elsewhere around the world—ought to be based on reality. Iraq is already a partitioned country. Recognizing that allows us to craft a strategy to salvage success. by Joseph R.... Read More...


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Unilateral Folly
Author critiques Prime Minister Olmert's convergence plan. By Samuel Hyman. (IA-Forum, 09/01/2006) Read More...


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The High Price of Friendship
The author writes that the Bush Administration is using coalition warfare in Iraq not to share the costs of waging war, but to establish political legitimacy for its foreign policy. By Patricia Weitsm... Read More...


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Order in the Courts
The recent approval of several moderate Supreme Court justices in Afghanistan presents new opportunities and challenges to establish a democracy with effective checks and balances. By J Alexander Thi... Read More...


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Order in the Courts
The author writes that while this has been a bad year for the reconstruction of Afghanistan, with the Taliban reconstituting and the population weary of foreign occupation, great progress has been mad... Read More...


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Service in Iraq: Just How Risky?
The Pentagon is very forthright about casualty lists for Iraq. However, as the authors point out, deaths alone don't indicate the risk for an individual serving in Iraq. By Samuel Preston and Emily Bu... Read More...


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In Lebanon, Even Peace is a Battle
The authors suggest several ideas for speeding the reconstruction of Lebanon in a manner that will minimize Hezbollah's role in southern Lebanon. By Carlos Pascual and Martin Indyk. (New York Times, 8... Read More...


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Killing Won't Win This War
The author says defeating an insurgency requires more than simply killing insurgents, but rather winning the "hearts and minds" of the population, an essential strategy for prying the population away ... Read More...


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A Call to Support Democracy
Iraq's ambassador to the US pleads his case for America to stay the course in Iraq. By Samir Sumaida'ie. (Washington Post, 8/21/2006) Read More...


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Making Peace Stick In Lebanon
Author points out that if peacekeeping is to be part of a long-term answer for Lebanon, the force there needs to be carefully designed to generate an effective solution rather than become part of the... Read More...


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Turning Madrassas against Radicalism
Author discusses the impact of Pakistani religious schools in Central Asia and what Afghanistan can do to counter it. By Haroun Mir. (IA-Forum, 8/20/2006) Read More...


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Venezuela Strengthens Its Relationships in the Middle East
Venezuela has long cultivated ties with Middle Eastern governments, finding common ground in trying to keep oil prices high, but its recent engagement of Iran has become a defining element in its effo... Read More...


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The Russian State and Energy Control
Given the recent controversies over state intervention and business tactics, what does the future hold for Russian energy and its effect on Russian political relationships in Europe? (08/29/2006) Read More...


Choice Pickings: What the Elections in the Ukraine Mean for Europe
Choice Pickings: What the Elections in the Ukraine Mean for Europe
Author considers whether European reaction to the Ukrainian elections reflects a negative, and larger, transatlantic issue. By Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 1/20/2005) Read More...


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Women's Participation in the Democratic Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan
Report on women's participation in democratization efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Michelle D. Bernard, A. Yasmine Rassam, and Lida Sahar Noory. (Independent Women's Forum, 7/6/2006) Read More...


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