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After Withdrawal, Engagement
The author writes that as the US military begins to withdrawal from Iraq, US government support for rebuilding Iraqi civic institutions must increase. By Andrew Erdman. (New York Times, 12/27/2005) Read More...


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Closing gap between haves and have-nots
A new report commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme is urging the Chinese government to focus on giving migrant workers and farmers a fair chance. (China Daily, 12/17/2005) Read More...


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Corruption on decline, but big fish caught
Over the past two years, China has prosecuted and punished nearly 50,000 corrupt officials at various levels in a nationwide anti-corruption drive, according to the latest government figures. (China D... Read More...


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North Korea: Seeking a Hand Up, Not a Handout
This article provides a background into the issues surrounding the U.N. World Food Program Executive Director's three day visit to North Korea. Stratfor (12 December 2005.) Read More...


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Moscow's Empty Red Square
The authors criticize legislation introduced into the Russian Duma by members of Vladimir Putin's political party that would ban foreign non-governmental organizations from opening offices in Russia o... Read More...


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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Mehrdad Haghayeghi
Dr. Mehrdad Haghayeghi (Missouri State University) discusses Iran’s increasing influence over Central Asia. By Jennifer Ashton. (IA-Forum, 11/29/2005) Read More...


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What Would J.F.K. Have Done?
The authors say the US cannot withstand the prolonged drain of the vaguely defined mission in Iraq. By Theodore C. Sorenson and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (New York Times, 12/4/2005) Read More...


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Withdrawal Pains
Author claims there could be no greater mistake than drawing down US forces from Iraq now, when there is real hope for success if the US perseveres. By Robert Kagan. (Washington Post, 12/4/2005) Read More...


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Our Dangerous, Growing Divide
The author remarks that a civil-military divide has emerged in the US over the war in Iraq in recent months. By Michael O'Hanlon. (Washington Post, 11/28/2005) Read More...


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A Better Korea Strategy
The author argues that Bush's trip to the APEC Summit did nothing to reinvigorate relations between South Korea and the US. By David C. Kang. (Washington Post, 11/28/2005) Read More...


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Report from Washington DC: John McCain Address at American Enterprise Institute
Report on Sen. John McCain's address about Iraq, given at the American Enterprise Institute. By Jens Laurson. (IA-Forum, 11/9/2005) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Leon Hadar
IA Forum speaks with Dr. Leon Hadar, author of Sandstorm, about U.S. involvement in the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 10/13/2005 ) Read More...


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Facing gathering clouds of overcapacity
Author writes that while the Chinese economy is still benefiting from its rising status, warning lights have begun to flash about overcapacity in the domestic market. (China Daily, 11/16/2005) Read More...


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Dayton, 10 Years After
The author writes on the tenth anniversary of the Dayton Accords that ended the Bosnian War that the EU and the US should embrace reforms needed to move Bosnia from international protectorate to indep... Read More...


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What I Knew Before the Invasion
Addresses President Bush's attacks on Democrats for being hypocrites in their support for the Iraq war. By Sen. Bob Graham. (Washington Post, 11/20/2005) Read More...


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Nobody Loves a Torturer
Ask any American soldier in Iraq when the general population really turned against the United States and he will say, "Abu Ghraib." By Fareed Zakaria. (Newsweek, 11/14/2005) Read More...


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The Threat of the Current Regime in Iran
Not since the failure of the League of Nations in the 1930s to confront the aggression of the dictatorships in Japan, Italy, and Germany have we seen the willful avoidance of reality which is now unde... Read More...


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The Islamic Republic and Rhetorical Contests with the United States
The author discusses the war of words between the United States and Iran and its consequences. By Karin Esposito. (IA-Forum, 11/3/2005) Read More...


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What Are We Holding Together?
The US should give up on trying to make a united nation out of Iraq and allow it to be divided by sect. By Peter Galbraith. (Washington Post, 11/7/2005) Read More...


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The Republican Rift
Jeffrey Goldberg writes about Brent Scowcroft, the national-security adviser under President George H. W. Bush—and the former President’s best friend—who has been at odds with the current Administrati... Read More...


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“Waiting for Godot” Culture and Conflict in Iraq
Student paper that examines intercultural dynamics in the Iraq conflict. By Nate Haken. (7/15/2005) Read More...


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Terminal Debate
A split is emerging in the militant Islamic community, with many Jihadis unhappy with the violence in Iraq and the deaths of other Muslims at the hands of suicide bombers. By Bernard Haykel. (New York... Read More...


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China's Coming People Power
The author predicts that China's next government will be chosen by the people. By Arthur Waldron. (Washington Post, 10/11/2005) Read More...


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Iraq Parliament May Review Referendum Rules
The United Nations expects Iraq's parliament to review rules on a forthcoming constitutional referendum after the world body criticized a decision making it harder to block the charter, a U.N. officia... Read More...


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Lack of arms budget in Taiwan raises ire in US
US lawmakers are considering withdrawing their support for Taiwan, if their Legislative Yuan continues to delay the passing of their military budget. (Taipei Times, 9/29/05) Read More...


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US admiral urges Taiwan to arm
The new commander of US forces in Asia and the Pacific, Admiral William Fallon, has urged the Taiwanese forces to acquire more strictly defensive weapons. (Richard Halloran, 09/25/05) Read More...


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Taiwanese official urges Japan to speak for Taiwan
A Taiwanese official claims that Japanese support is needed not only to help Taiwan gain an active UN role, but also for the sake of the region's stability. (Taipei Times, 9/19/05) Read More...


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New Orleans and Baghdad
Friedman writes that like New Orleans, the US forces in Iraq are the levees holding back floodwaters of civil war, and only the constitutional process unfolding there will stave off conflict once US t... Read More...


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The State of Iraq: An Update
The authors write that events in Iraq turned sour in the summer, with violence increasing and the Sunnis alienated from the constitutional process. By Nina Kamp, Michael O'Hanlon, Amy Unikewicz. (New ... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. James J. Pryzstup
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. James J. Przystup, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of National Strategic Studies at the National Defense about Korea. By Steve Kochheiser. (IA-Forum, 7/22/2005) Read More...


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