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Training Iraqis: The Facts
The Senator explains the discrepancy between the sharply conflicting figures he and Condoleezza Rice put forth at Dr. Rice's confirmation hearings when discussing the number of trained Iraqi security ... Read More...


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American Nationalism Viewed from Bush's Inauguration
To comment on the theme of Bush's inauguration in 2005, the writer draws upon material from the a book "America: Right or Wrong?" by Anatol Lieven. By Huang Qing. (People's Daily, 1/21/2005) Read More...


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U.S. brushes off German NATO plan
A German proposal to reform the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by establishing a trans-Atlantic forum to agree strategies was brushed aside by U.S. officials and rejected by the organization at a ... Read More...


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Not Much Kinder and Gentler
Although many Europeans expect Condoleezza Rice to revive a pragmatic, nonideological foreign policy begun during the first Bush Administration, the President's foreign policy was in fact highly ideol... Read More...


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U.S. brushes off German NATO plan
A German proposal to reform the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by establishing a trans-Atlantic forum to agree strategies was brushed aside by U.S. officials and rejected by the organization at a ... Read More...


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Russia Defies U.S. Pressure on International Arms Sales
The head of Russia’s state arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport has said that Moscow will not restrict sales of other weapons to countries that are out of favor with the United States. (Moscow News, 2/... Read More...


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Is America Losing Its Edge?
For 50 years, the United States has maintained its economic edge by being better and faster than any other country at inventing and exploiting new technologies. Today, however, its dominance is starti... Read More...


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Espionage: Does It Have a Future in the 21st Century?
Now that the Cold War is over, the United States and other countries, from Great Britain to Indonesia, are facing threats from non-state actors, including terrorists, global criminal gangs, and prolif... Read More...


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EU urged to maintain arms ban
The Bush administration is working aggressively to prevent the European Union from lifting its arms embargo against China, on the grounds of the country's unrepentant human rights background. (Bill Ge... Read More...


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Faster, Please
Iran needs change. We need to help — now. President Bush promised the Iranian people that we would support them in their struggle for freedom, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated t... Read More...


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Right Course on Iran
Susan E. Rice ["We Need a Real Iran Policy," op-ed, Dec. 30] derides as "bizarre" President Bush's statement that "we're relying upon others" to take the leadership role in stopping Iran's nuclear pro... Read More...


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Forgetting Tiananmen: Eager To Rebuild Trade, EU Ignores Rights Violations
The writer examines the US's stance against the European Union's intention to lift the arms embargo against China, which does not place as much emphasis against China's human rights record as it shoul... Read More...


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A trans-Atlantic storm over arms for China
While against the idea of the EU lifting the arms embargo against China, the writer outlines a set of procedures that should be followed by the EU. (Hans Binnendijk, International Herald Tribune, 2/09... Read More...


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The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation
The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation By Noam Chomsky (January 2005) Noam Chomsky discusses what the policies might be of an independent, sovereign Iraq. "You might find what in Washington must be t... Read More...


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China's threat is not hard to see
The writers applaud the US's condemnation of the EU's intention to lift the arms embargo against China, on the basis of the nuclear power's rapidly increasing military power. (Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...


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Rice warns Russia on democracy
On a diplomatic quest to improve relations with Europe, Rice ventures further east, to Russia, where she brings pressure for a stronger protection of human rights and the establishment of a democratic... Read More...


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China chipping away at US national security
The writer warns against the US continuing its current attitude toward China, on the grounds that contrary to popular belief, the country's economic growth is allowing the communist regime to maintain... Read More...


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US House lambasts EU on China arms
The US House of Representatives voiced its opposition against the EU's intention of lifting the arms embargo on China, finally solidifying their opinion in a resolution on Wednsday. (Charles Snyder, T... Read More...


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STRAW MEETS US SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE
EDITED TRANSCRIPT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE BETWEEN JACK STRAW AND THE US SECRETARY OF STATE, CONDOLEEZZA RICE, IN LONDON, ON FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2005. Read More...


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Attacking Iran 'not on US agenda'
Condoleezza Rice has insisted that attacking Iran is not on the US agenda "at this point in time". (BBC, 2/4/2005) Read More...


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Results, Not Timetables, Matter in Iraq
Two distinguished American statesmen argue against setting timetables for leaving Iraq. America's exit from Iraq depends on sustainable outcomes, not arbitrary deadlines. By Henry A. Kissinger and Geo... Read More...


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Read My Ears
Friedman writes that when President Bush visits Europe next month, he should give no speeches but instead just listen to Europeans as a sign of respect. By Thomas L. Friedman. (New York Times, 1/27/2... Read More...


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Many Unhappy Returns
Krugman writes that the numbers invoked by supporters of Social Security privatization do not add up, and for privatization to make sense, the devil is in such details. By Paul Krugman. (New York Time... Read More...


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Bush's freedom speech and Taiwan
The writer analyzes Bush's second inaugural speech, attempting to see what it might mean for the US's policy regarding China and Taiwan. (Li Thian-hok, Taipei Times, 1/31/05) Read More...


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US Policy an obstacle for Taiwan
The writer claims that this is one of many issues that is putting Taiwan in a more and more precarious position between the US and China. (Lin Cheng-yi, Taipei Times, 1/27/05) Read More...


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The Honeymoon Is Over
It’s not even a week since his bold and sweeping Inaugural Address. And it’s only a week before another grand set-piece event: the State of the Union Message. Yet between these two great moments on th... Read More...


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A Higher Realism
President Bush's inaugural speech signaled his entry into a third, more sweeping phase of foreign policy, the columnist maintains. During his first term, Bush moved from a pragmatism that sought to cu... Read More...


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Taiwan urges U.S. to speak against China anti-secession law
Taiwan's top official for China-Taiwan affairs claims that if the U.S. does not make their opposition to China's anti-secession law public, it may be too late. (Carol Giacomo, Reuters News Report, 1/2... Read More...


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Taking Taiwan
The writer examines what America's response might be if China makes good on its threat to invade Taiwan by force. (New Hampshire Keene Sentinel, 1/21/05) Read More...


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Should We Stay or Should We Go?
The authors write that following the Iraqi elections in two weeks, the decision on when US troops should leave should be put to the Iraqi people in a referendum. By Fredrick Barton, Bathsheba Crocker,... Read More...


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