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Iran Connects the Dots- The Mullahs and the Global War on Terror
Author reflects on the death of Zarqawi and the trail of terrorism to Iran. By Michael A. Ledeen. (AEI, 6/9/2006) Read More...


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The Death of Zarqawi: Organizational and Operational Implications for the Insurgency
The author discusses how the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will affect al-Qaeda in Iraq and the insurgency. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/8/2006) Read More...


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Iranian Azeris: A Giant Minority
The author discusses the status and treatment of Iranian Azeris, a large minority in the Islamic Republic. By Ali M. Koknar. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/6/2006) Read More...


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At What Cost Israel-China Ties?
The author discusses how increasing ties between China and the Jewish state are serving to undermine and weaken the American-Israeli relationship. By P.R. Kumaraswamy. (Middle East Forum, Spring 200... Read More...


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Limbo by Veto
The author describes a complex and inefficient Iraqi political system that is in desperate need of reform. By Nibras Kazimi. (Hudson Institute, 6/7/2006) Read More...


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Facing Iran’s Challenge: Safeguarding Oil Exports from the Persian Gulf
The author explores the possible meanings and implications of the Iranian threat to disrupt the shipment of energy from the Persian Gulf. By Simon Henderson. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...


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Understanding Ahmadinejad
Author examines the ideology and worldview of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and its implications for American strategy. By Ilan Berman. (American Foreign Policy Council, 6/1/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Dr. Joshua Muravchik
IA-Forum speaks with American Enterprise Resident Scholar Joshua Muravchik and author of The Future of the United Nations: Understanding the Past to Chart a Way Forward, Covering the Intifada and Heav... Read More...


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Iraq Is Europe's Business, Too
The author contends that Iraq is as much Europe's fight as it is America's. By George Robertson. (Washington Post, 6/4/2006) Read More...


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Iran: International Pressure and Internal Conflict
The author discusses the domestic discontent with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. By Mehdi Khalaji. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 5/24/2006) Read More...


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The Begin Doctrine at 25
The author argues that while the Begin Doctrine succeeded in Iraq it may not yield the same results in Iran. By Gerald M. Steinberg. (Jerusalem Post, 6/4/2006) Read More...


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How to Boost Middle East Democracy
The author suggests several policy prescriptions that the US should follow in order to most effectively promote democracy in the Middle East. By Dennis Ross. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...


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Assad State of Affairs: Syria’s Dictatorship Survives to Fight Another Day
The author describes how US pressures on Syria have been largely ineffective as the Baathist regime has maintained its previous practices. By David Schenker. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: fmr. Ambassador Keith Smith
International Affairs forum speaks with former Ambassador Keith Smith about Russia’s controversial energy policies. By Jennifer Ashton. (IA-Forum, 3/9/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Macedonian Parliament Member Liljana Popovska
Interview with Macedonian Parliament Member Liljana Popovska (Democratic Renewal of Macedonia) (in Macedonian). By Violeta Dzoleva, (IA-Forum, 5/15/2006) Read More...


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Spiegel Interview With Iran's President Ahmadinejad:
The Iranian President discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran's nuclear ambitions. By: Stefan Aust, Gerhard Spörl and Dieter Bednarz. (Der Spiegel, 5/30/2006) Read More...


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Taking the wrong steps in Iraq
The author argues that the current US policies in Iraq will lead to continued violence, national disunity, and eventual civil war. By Thomas X. Hammes. (International Herald Tribune, 6/1/2006) Read More...


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Russia’s NGO Law: An Attack on Freedom and Civil Society
The author describes the impact of a recently passed bill that gives the state tight control over NGOs. By Yevgeny Volk. (Heritage Foundation, 5/24/2006) Read More...


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Egypt, where farmers don’t seem to live anymore
The author discusses the critical need for comprehensive land reform in Egypt. By Maria Golia. (Daily Star, 5/27/2006) Read More...


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How UN Pressure on Hizballah Impedes Lebanese Reform
The author argues that western demands on Hizballah to halt its military activities perpetuate Lebanon’s political gridlock and hinder efforts to reform the country’s corrupt and inefficient system. ... Read More...


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Rising Tensions Between Turkey’s AKP and the Courts
The author discusses how the AKP’s antisecularist stance could lead to early elections in Turkey, which have the potential to threaten the party’s domination of parliament. By Soner Cagaptay. (Washi... Read More...


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North Korea’s Military-First Policy: A Curse or a Blessing?
The author argues that the extensive role of the military in North Korea has the potential to be positive for the country's economic and infrastructure development. By Alexander V. Vorontsov. (Brook... Read More...


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Securing Baghdad is a numbers game
The author argues that in order to secure and stabilize the Iraqi capital, the US needs to deploy more troops and security forces. By Max Boot. (Council on Foreign Relations, 5/24/2006). Read More...


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The Persian Complex
The author writes that Iran's quest for nuclear technology rises from a decades-old search for international respect born from decades of colonial domination by the western Great Powers. By Abbas Aman... Read More...


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The Taliban comeback: Losing Afghanistan
The author examines the role of Pakistan in aiding the rising influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The author also provides several policy recommendations for both the Afghan government and the i... Read More...


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Lending a Helping Hand
The authors suggest how the Bush administration can effectively respond to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal in order to make a two-state solution possible and avoid renewed Israeli-Palest... Read More...


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Japan and the Two Koreas: The Challenges and Prospects of Confidence Building
Research paper that explores Korean-Japanese relations, providing a historial perspective and analysis. By Dr. John Olushola Magbadelo. (3/14/2006) Read More...


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China's Africa Strategy
The authors discuss how and why China has begun to play a larger role in Africa. They also offer possible implications of the increased Sino influence both in terms of Africa’s development and Americ... Read More...


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Why Insist on the Surrender of Ratko Miladic?
The author questions whether the arrest of Ratko Miladic, the Serbian general responsible for ethnic cleansing in Sarajevo and Srebrenica in the 1990's, is a fair price for Serbia's entry into the Eur... Read More...


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Arab Public Opinion and the Trial of Saddam Hussein
The author argues that the trial of former President Saddam Hussein has failed in aiding the process of healing and reconstruction in Iraq. Rather, it has merely served to reemphasize sectarian divis... Read More...


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