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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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Don't Know Much About Algebra
Dowd writes sarcastically that Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice has inadequate math skills, given that she and the rest of the Bush Administration can not multiply the 1,370 dead US soldi... Read More...


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The Free Lunch Bunch
Krugman writes that the Bush Administration's plans for privatizing Social Security amount to little more than the nation taking out a huge loan, putting the money in mutual funds run by politically-c... Read More...


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Visions in Need of Realism
The columnist evaluates President Bush's inauguration speech and finds it overreaching. By E. J. Dionne, Jr. (Washington Post, 1/21/2005, reg) Read More...


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The Speech Misheard Around the World
The author looks at how Bush uses two definitions of freedom to run his political machine. By Orlando Patterson. (New York Times, 1/22/2005, reg) Read More...


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Iran warns US against making
Iran on Sunday warned the United States against any attack attempt, saying any aggressive maneuvers against Iran would be a great strategic mistake. Read More...


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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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Four More Years of Happiness
BY now, most of the people I know should be Canadians. At least that's what they said they'd be if President Bush won re-election. And yet, my unofficial tally suggests that the number of disgruntled ... Read More...


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Rice and Dice; John Kerry nails Condoleezza Rice on Iraq.
Twenty minutes into Condoleezza Rice's confirmation hearings this morning, John Kerry entered the chamber and took his seat as the fourth-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no... Read More...


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Cheney Says Iran Tops List of Trouble Spots
Vice President Dick Cheney said on Thursday that Iran was at the top of the administration's list of world trouble spots and expressed concern that Israel "might well decide to act first" to eliminate... Read More...


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The Coming Wars
Discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East and against terrorism. By Seymour M. Hersh. (New Yorker, 1/17/2005) Read More...


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President of Fabricated Crises
President Bush manufactures crises to justify pursuing the goals he set before he took office, the columnist contends. By Harold Meyerson. (Washington Post, 1/12/2005) Read More...


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DEMOCRACY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: 1991-2004
The article about the history of democracy’s introduction in 15 F.S.U. countries, the mixed overall outcome, importance of civil socity and the U.S. role. Few success stories... while the rest of th... Read More...


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Dubious Purge at the CIA
The columnist, a retired CIA station chief, alleges that the Bush administration's purge of the CIA is punishment for its officers' disagreement with Bush's Middle East policies. By Haviland Smith. (W... Read More...


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