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How To Change Ugly Regimes
The current Iranian elections have shown us that the hardliner clerics are more firmly in control than ever and yet not popular. At this time we are also seeing a failure in US policy; instead of act... Read More...


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Bush Aides Report 'Increasing Doubts' North Korea Will Give Up Nuclear Arms Program
The top Bush administration negotiators for the North Korean nuclear issue appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and stated that they were increasingly doubtful that North Korea would... Read More...


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Tuning Up Weaponry Budgets
As the House considers a $409 billion defense appropriations bill, funding to several weapon programs will be cut and while others will be fully or partially backed. By Renae Merle (Washington Post, ... Read More...


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Another gambit: U.S. should hold firm with North Korea
The United States must tread very carefully in dealing with North Korea’s constant inconsistency. The US must be very careful to avoid rewarding the rogue Communism, but must not tread to heavily on ... Read More...


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Shift in Spying Money to Agents From Satellites Is Sought
The House Intelligence Committee has proposed shifting much of the intelligence budget from space-based intelligence gathering programs towards human-based programs. By Scott Shane (New York Times 15... Read More...


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A First Step on African Aid
In the upcoming G-8 Summit in Scotland, President Bush must go beyond the usual rhetoric of promising hope to Africa, he must deliver. (New York Times, 14/06/05) Read More...


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Apocalypse Soon
Robert S. McNamara expresses his view that it is time the United States ceased relying on its nuclear power as a tool of foreign policy. (Foreign Affiars - May/June 2005) Read More...


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United States can't afford to be so stingy with humanitarian aid.
Considering all the political turmoil British Prime Minister Tony Blair has gone through over supporting President Bush’s War in Iraq, the American president should have been more willing to assist hi... Read More...


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Are we nuts over nukes in N. Korea
The author argues that reconciliation between the two Koreas is preferable to armed conflict on the peninsula, and that the US should start pushing for such changes. By Al Neuharth (USA Today, 10/06/... Read More...


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Getting Around Pyongyang's Hard-Liners
The author claims that Kim Jung Il is not the true power in North Korea, and that there is currently a division in the state between pragmatists and nationalist hardliners. Therefore the United State... Read More...


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Alliance lacks solidarity in handling North Korean nuclear crisis
The Japanese-South Korean-American alliance against North Korea is very shaky, due to a lack of solidarity against the rogue communist state. If, however, a non-military way to solve this conflict is... Read More...


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Dubious spin on North Korea
Democrats need to stop blaming President Bush for the ongoing problem with North Korea. President Bush, the article claims, has done no worse than President Clinton. (The Washington Times, 09/06/05) Read More...


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Conflict is not an option
Henry A. Kissinger argues that the US does not need a conflict with China. Just because China is rising, it does not mean that they are going to become a imperialist threat. By Henry A Kissinger (In... Read More...


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N.K. nukes and ROK-U.S. alliance
The current North Korea crisis, if handled properly could squash anti-American sentiments in South Korea and strengthen the two states' alliance. Yet if handled poorly, the foundation of the alliance... Read More...


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Gauging N.K. rationality
Since President Bush's use of "Mr." (which can be translated in Korean as "Teacher") North Korea has proved more willing to work with the US. Now the US must take advantage of the situation, before N... Read More...


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Crazy aunt heard from
Argues that the US can not continue to ship North Korea food aid, at least not in the way previously done. Since North Korea leaders and military take most of the aid for themselves, the US must find... Read More...


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An international food fight?
Article states that calling Kim Jung Il "Mr." is only an excuse, not the real reason why North Korea suddenly wants peace talks. The real reason North Korea wants to work with the US is the US's thre... Read More...


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Fighting terror the Malaysian way, not the US way
The Malaysian government is making a statement to the US, that they can fight terrorism on their own using their own strategy. Yet the question remains, can they pull it off? By Simon Tisdall (The G... Read More...


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Making China an enemy
The article argues that escalating tensions with China, benefit no one; especially not Taiwan. Therefore the article begs that Washington and Beijing avoid a tense rivalry. (The China Post, 08/06/05... Read More...


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North Korea agreement to return to talks is only first step on long road
Getting North Korea back to the negotiating tables will only be the begining of a long process that will test the limits of the US's Asian alliances and American influence over China. By Barry Schwei... Read More...


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'Mr. Kim'
The author claims that the idea that North Korea is having bilateral talks with the US simply over the usage of President Bush's "Mr. Kim Jung Il" is silly. North Korea is desperate for economic aid,... Read More...


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Six-Way Talks at Crossroads
Following the recent bilateral meeting between the US and North Korea, a glimmer of hope has emerged that a peaceful outcome might happen. But, the US-Korea summit in Flordia may result in some inter... Read More...


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Accord on Contingency Plan
The article explains the importance of the recent US-South Korea contingency plan over North Korea. The article goes on to say that unlike previous plans, the US treated the South Koreans as equal pa... Read More...


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America's DNA
Friedman writes that the US should take a comprehensive look at how the 9/11 terrorist attacks have led to small changes from visa policies to research funding to broader security policies and determi... Read More...


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An Unbalanced Trade Policy
The author, a Democratic Congressman from Ohio, opposes the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). CAFTA will only export more jobs outside the US and hurt poor workers in other... Read More...


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Terrorists Focused on Nuclear Facilities in Russia
Efforts by the U.S. and Russia to prevent Russian nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists remain slowed by bureaucratic red tape and a lack of urgency, a report, released by a rese... Read More...


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Just Shut It Down
Friedman writes that to speed victory in the war on terror, the US should close down the Guantanamo Bay prison complex. By Thomas L. Friedman. (New York Times, 5/27/2005) Read More...


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Student Paper: The Intersection of Academics and Attacks
Discusses American and German Student Visa Policy after 9/11. By Andrea Detjen. (5/25/2005) Read More...


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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Hall Gardner
International Affairs Forum talks about NATO, transatlantic relations, and security issues with Dr. Hall Gardner, Professor and Chair, International Affairs Department, American University of Paris. A... Read More...


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Attention: Deficit Disorder
The author writes that while the US economy faces many challenges at the moment, most pressing is the need to solve fiscal imbalances. By Robert E. Rubin. (New York Times, 5/13/2005 Read More...


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