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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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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Video of book event at New America Foundation featuring Tom Rick, author of Fiasco, former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson in an important examination of the challenges faced in Ira... Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Brad Glosserman
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Brad Glosserman about Asian issues including North Korea. Mr. Glosserman is executive director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Pacific Forum in Honolul... Read More...


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Iran Sees Lebanon Strife as Way to Pressure Washington
Vali R. Nasr discusses in an interview how Iran is using the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to demonstrate its own power and pressure the U.S. to start normalizing relations with direct talks. ... Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Ms. Najmeh Bozorgmehr
IA-Forum speaks with Ms. Najmeh Bozorgmehr, correspondent for Financial Times. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 8/6/2006) Read More...


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Guilty of Fighting a War
Author says without amnesty, undefeated insurgents have no incentive to stop fighting, knowing that peace means prison. By Timothy William Walters. (New York Times, 8/12/2006) Read More...


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Learning From Hezbollah
Author compares our failed efforts to introduce a new order in Iraq with Hezbollah's success as an effective practitioner of the art of militarized grass-roots politics in Lebanon. By Brian Humphreys... Read More...


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Success in Iraq Is Up to the Iraqis
With the deteriorating security situation in Baghdad and the escalating sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, the time has come for the US to implement a conditions-based commitment strategy,... Read More...


Israel: Weakness in Strength
Israel: Weakness in Strength
As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson a... Read More...


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Letter from Beirut
The current conflict in Lebanon - as seen from a balcony, overlooking South Beirut. By Ronnie Chatah. (08/05/2006) Read More...


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To Help Israel, Help Syria
The Bush administration would do well to modify its democracy agenda to support Syrian reform to help erode Syria’s reasons for backing Iran and Hezbollah. By Andrew Tabler. (New York Times, 8/5/2006) Read More...


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Asymmetrical war: Counterinsurgency, by the book
The authors argue for three revisions to a counterinsurgency manual recently released by the Pentagon to increase effectiveness in fighting the war in Iraq. By Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. De... Read More...


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Cuba foils embargo, helped by benefactor, Venezuela
Article looks at how Cuba's economy, despite years of U.S. sanctions, is currently relatively healthy because of aid from Venezuela. Author observes what looks to many like a trade alliance of ideolog... Read More...


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Money Can’t Buy Us Democracy
The author writes that American pledges of financial assistance to the democratic opposition in Iran will not advance their cause, and only internal dynamics in Iran will speed political reform. By Ak... Read More...


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