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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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Stop the Band-Aid Treatment
While affirming Israel's right to defend itself, former president Jimmy Carter rebukes Israel's violence against civilians as "counterproductive and inhumane." By Jimmy Carter. (Washington Post, 8/1/2... Read More...


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End of Days?
The state of the U.S. military; projecting power and how President Bush's goal of reasserting American dominance in the Middle East has failed. By Michael Hirsh (Newsweek, 31/07/2006). Read More...


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The Next Steps With Iran
Author writes that negotiations with Iran must go beyond the nuclear threat to broader issues. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 7/31/2006) Read More...


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A New Enemy Gains on the U.S.
United States officials worry that they’re not prepared for Hezbollah’s style of warfare — a kind that pits finders against hiders and favors the hiders. Certain that other terrorists are learning fro... Read More...


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Remarks by Zbigniew Brzezinski on Israel's Actions in Lebanon
Highlights of Zbigniew Brzezinski presentation to New America Foundation: Israel's Actions in Lebanon Essentially Amount to "the Killing of Hostages" By Steven C. Clemons. (The Washington Note, 7/25... Read More...


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The Enemy of My Enemy is Still My Enemy
The author writes that with Hezbollah receiving new prominence in the Arab world following its repeated missile attacks on Israel, Al Qaeda is seeking to reclaim support from Sunni Muslims. By Bernard... Read More...


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A Time to Act
The former secretary of state argues that US-led negotiations for peace in the Middle East should hinge on an immediate cease-fire agreement. By Warren Christopher. (Washington Post, 7/28/2006) Read More...


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Reasonable Doubt
Author claims philosopher Baruch Spinoza's conclusions are still relevant, especially with the violence surrounding religious intolerance and the lack of applying reason to our dealings with others. ... Read More...


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Don't Blame Democracy Promotion
Author argues that the real problem in Lebanon is not too much democracy but too little. By Steven Cook. (Washington Post, 7/29/2006) Read More...


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A Defining Time for 21st Century American Leadership
Remarks delivered by U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel to the Brooking Insitution about the Middle East crisis and US policy. (7/28/2006) Read More...


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Stuck in a Struggle
Author writes that the lack of economic and social progress is bound to undermine government authority in Afghanistan. By Haroun Mir. (6/22/2006) Read More...


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UN Military in the Middle East?
European leaders have endorsed a call by the United Nations for a military force to quell the escalating conflict in Lebanon by establishing a buffer zone. U.S. officials question whether such a force... Read More...


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It’s Official: There Now is a Civil War in Iraq
Author looks at the differing characteristics of civil wars from country to country and says it is often difficult to determine when they begin and when they end. By Nicholas Sambinis. (New York Times... Read More...


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We Have To Talk To Bad Guys
Author shares his knowledge of how the US can best deal with the Middle East. By John McLaughlin. (Washington Post, 7/23/2006) Read More...


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Our Corner of Iraq
The author writes that while the US mission in Iraq is to support a national unity government representing all of Iraq's communities, the Iraqi government today has little control over these disparate... Read More...


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As the Price of Oil Soars, So Does Its Power to Shape Politics From Washington to Beijing
As violence spreads in the Middle East, the Bush administration is grappling with an unwanted side effect of its policies: higher oil prices caused by fears of a disruption in global oil supplies. By... Read More...


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In Iran’s Streets, Aid for an Ally Stirs Resentment and Anxieties
The debate in Iran over supporting Hezbollah and other Arab causes instead of focusing on more pressing domestic concerns. By Michael Slackman (The New York Times, 23/7/2006). Read More...


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