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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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Military muscles bulging in SE Asia
Southeast Asia's arms market is booming, as governments in the region shell out funds for everything from light arms to fighter jets in a gathering race to keep pace with their neighbors. By David Is... Read More...


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A Realistic Idealism
Recent events in the Middle East have revived the old debate between foreign-policy realists and idealists. The former secretary of state advocates a blend of the two views. By Madeleine Albright. (Wa... Read More...


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Three Iraqs Would Be One Big Problem
The author writes that a plan to divide Iraq into three ethnic provinces would not halt the insurgency and allow US troops to leave Iraq, but rather would exacerbate the situation. By Anthony H. Corde... Read More...


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The Russian Nuclear Arsenal
This case study examines evolution of the Russian nuclear forces since the fall of the Soviet Union in the context of adjusting the size and role of the nuclear arsenal to the requirements of the po... Read More...


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Iran and the Nuclear Question
Is it in Iran's interest to develop nuclear weapons? (5/8/2006) Read More...


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Women in Post-Saddam Iraq: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?
This article argues that although the removal of Saddam’s dictatorship in 2003 has now allowed for the entry of a myriad of progressive NGOs, and new pro-female emancipation government policies, resur... Read More...


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Playing to the Home Crowd in Iran
The author writes that similar to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis that solidified the religious authorities' control over Iran, today's nuclear standoff with the United States and the West is intended... Read More...


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Integrationism, interests and power in a troubled European Union(II)
An interview with Federico Bordonaro, Europe Editor, Senior Analyst with the Power and Interest News Report, by Stefan Bocioaca, editor of the Romanian website globalizarea.com. (April 2006) Read More...


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IA-Forum Transcript: General Anthony Zinni
Transcript of event featuring frormer United States Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni who spoke about military conflict and his new book, Battle for Peace. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 4/112006) Read More...


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Fear of the West in Russia
An increasingly wide "values gap" has opened between Russia and the West. Russians are rejecting the liberal secularism of the West and returning to old-style paternalism under Putin's hard-line leade... Read More...


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Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq
The authors write that the Bush Administration has spent three years in a futile effort to create a strong central government in Iraq but lack a political settlement among the divergent ethnic groups,... Read More...


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Time to Talk with Iran
Instead of talking about each other, it's time for the US and Iran to talk to each other about issues critical to both sides. By Robert E. Hunter. (Washington Post, 4/26/2006) Read More...


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Proposals put forward to advance Sino-US relations
Discusses President Hu Jintao's recent visit to the United States. (China Daily, 4/22/2006) Read More...


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Why Are They Speaking Up Now?
The retired US military generals who have recently criticized the Iraq war should have spoken up while on active duty. By Melvin R. Laird and Robert E. Pursley. (Washington Post, 4/19/2006) Read More...


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Bombs That Would Backfire
The authors argue that an attack on Iran would prove more costly and damaging to US interests than the current war in Iraq. By Richard Clarke and Steven Simon. (New York Times, 4/16/2006) Read More...


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Wasted Energy
The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10... Read More...


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Living the Dream
Author discusses what the 'Chinese Dream' could mean for the nation's people, China's neighbours and the rest of the world. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 4/11/2006) Read More...


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The Case That Was
Author asks who should be held accountable after Milosevic's death; does his passing excuse him for the atrocities he committed against the citizens of Yugoslavia? By Tonya Jones. (IA-Forum, 3/13/200... Read More...


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We Do Not Have a Nuclear Weapons Program
The author rejects the charge by the United States and some other western nations that it is seeking nuclear weapons. By Javad Zarif. (New York Times, 4/6/2006) Read More...


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Two Deadlines and an Exit
Kerry writes that the US must get tough with Iraq's leaders, demanding that they form a government by May 15 or face immediate US troop withdrawal. By John F. Kerry. (New York Times, 4/5/2006) Read More...


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Stalinism Forever
The author describes how Russia is using Stalinist methods in its "war on terror" with Chechyans. By Anna Politkovskaya. (Washington Post, 4/1/2006) Read More...


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