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Chinese Currency Issue is a Red Herring
Discusses China's new currency. By Daniel Ikenson. (Cato Institute 3/5/2005) Read More...


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Switzerland Hosts Talks on Kosovo
Balkan, Swiss, EU, and American diplomats meet in Lucerne, Switzerland to discuss the future of Kosovo. (Albanian.com, 7/2/05) Read More...


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The Metrics of Success in Iraq
Under a little-noticed provision of the defense spending bill passed by Congress in May, Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld has until July 11 to send Capitol Hill a "comprehensive set of performance indic... Read More...


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Kosovo Leaders Say Blasts Meant to Block Independence
Three explosions in Kosovo's capital in the midst of talks of independence for the province. By Shaban Buza (Reuters, 7/3/05) Read More...


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Democracy or Anti-Terrorism? Tough Choice
Democratization in some Middle Eastern countries also means a weakening of local governments' ability to fight terrorism. By David Ignatius. (Daily Star. July 1, 2005) Read More...


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Five Ways to Win Back Iraq
Pollack differentiates the situation in Iraq from both Afghanistan and Vietnam. By Kenneth M. Pollack. (New York Times, 7/2/2005 Read More...


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Iraq’s Botched Currency Reform
Discusses Iraq's monetary reforms. By Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke. (Cato Institute 2/2004) Read More...


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Upcoming Iraqi Election Foretells Stillborn Democracy
Discusses the topics of Democracy and Iraq, and shows how they will be soon interrelated. By Patrick Basham. (Cato Institute 9/30/2004) Read More...


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Five Ways to Win Back Iraq
The director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution criticizes how the United States is handling Iraq's insurgency and proposes a five-point strategy on ho... Read More...


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To Hasten Iraq Democracy, Put Wells in People's Hands
Discusses the issue of Democratization of Iraq. By Ronald D. Rotunda. (Cato Institute 3/14/2004) Read More...


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Wisest Move: Leave soon
Discusses several reasons for the US to leave Iraq. By Christopher Preble. (Cato Institute 3/19/2004) Read More...


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Aid to Ayatollah is Killed in Baghdad
Sheik Kamaleddin al-Ghuraifi, a senior aid to Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, was assassinated while a suicide car bomb detonated near the office of a major Shiite political party. By James Glanz and ... Read More...


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Iraq's Odious Debts
Discusses Iraq's finances and how it was affected by the former Hussein administration. By Patricia Adams. (Cato Institute 8/28/2004) Read More...


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Can Iraq Be Democratic?
Discusses the possibility of a Democratic government for Iraq. By Patrick Basham. (Cato Institute 1/5/2004) Read More...


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Iraq’s central bank: in search of a raison d’être
Disccusses Iraq's finanaces. By Matt Sekerke and Steve H. Hanke. (Cato Institute 2/05) Read More...


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How to Exit Iraq
Discusses possible advantageous solutions to the problem in Iraq. By Christopher Preble. (Cato Institute 1/17/2005) Read More...


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Canceling Iraqi Debt
Discusses possible solutions for Iraq's deficits. By Patricia Adams(Cato Institute 12/25/2004) Read More...


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Serbia Offers 25 Years of Internationally Recognized Autonomy for Kosovo
Belgrade offers term of autonomy to province of Kosovo. (Albanian.com, 6/30/05) Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Dr. Ljupco Jordanovski
IA Forum Interview: Dr. Ljupco Jordanovski
Dr. Ljupco Jordanovski, the current Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, speaks about the work of the Macedonian Parliament, his relations with the Macedonian media and the future o... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Mr. John Pike
International Affairs Forum speaks with Mr. John Pike, one of the world's leading experts on defense, space and intelligence policy, and Director of GlobalSecurity.org. By Winston Harris (IA-Forum, 6/... Read More...


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Russia ready to cooperate with NATO on Afghan terrorism
Russia is ready to cooperate with NATO to prevent the threat of terrorism expanding from Afghanistan. (6/24/2005, RIA Novosti) Read More...


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Iran, where every vote counts
Even though Iran's elections have been mired with accusations of rigged voting; it is still one of the few countries in the Middle East with a voting record. (Denver Post, 23/06/05) Read More...


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Iran Vote: Dark Horse Rises
In Iran’s first runoff election since the 1979 Revolution, the so called dark horse candidate, hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is making a strong run. (New York Times, Free Registration Req. 24/06/05) Read More...


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Iranian travesty
Even some Iranians are publicly calling Iran’s election a joke. The Iranian people are longing for freedom and the latest mockery of democracy has sickened the populace. (The Boston Globe, 23/06/05) Read More...


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IRAN'S REVEALING ELECTORAL MESS
Iran’s latest election proved to be neither as irrelevant, as the opposition claimed, nor as “make or break,” as its supporters claimed. By Amir Taheri (New York Post, 22/06/05) Read More...


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In Iran, voting isn't really democracy
Just because the Iranians are voting, doesn’t mean the elections are fair or that democracy is spreading in Iran; and don’t expect to see any fairer elections in the runoff election. (Rocky Mountain ... Read More...


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Iran's youth stunned into action
Following the failure of the reformist candidate to succeed in at least reaching a runoff election, many Iranian youths are considering that their boycott of the election was a mistake, especially aft... Read More...


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A Moment to Seize With North Korea
The authors argue that the U.S. should seize the opportunity to find a peaceful solution to North Korea's growing nuclear program. This is after statements by Kim Jong Il last week that suggest he is... Read More...


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Time to dismantle the cold war’s nuclear legacy
Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Robin Cook call for a NATO and Russia to cooperate in accounting for and dismantling their Cold War nuclear arsenals. (Financial Times, Reg., 22/06/200... Read More...


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U.S. envoy offers meeting with Kim
The U.S. envoy to North Korea on the nuclear issue has stated that he would like to meet with Kim Jong-Il. His statement follows North Korean statements that provided hope that both sides would retur... Read More...


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