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Arafat attacks Sharon's Gaza plan
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has reacted angrily to President Bush's decision to endorse the Israeli prime minister's plan for the Middle East. (4/15/2004 BBC News) Read More...

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Free trade, like sunlight, is a necessity
Protectionism is in vogue even among American voters. Carlos Alberto Montaner explains. (Firmas Press, 04/04/2004) Read More...

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Huntington's logic fundamentally flawed
Samuel Huntington, a noted American thinker, believes the United States will not be able to assimilate the huge mass of Hispanic immigrants who settle daily there. Carlos Alberto Montaner explains why... Read More...

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Iraq not Vietnam, at least on the ground
"Iraq is Vietnam not on the ground, but in our heads. " By Charles Krauthammer (Houston Chronicle, 04/15/2004) Read More...

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How the U.S. lost Brazil
When the new American ambassador to Brazil arrives at his post in May, he will find a Brazilian foreign policy agenda hostile to U.S. interests. Brazilian President Lula refers to the U.S. as an "empi... Read More...

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Brazil to US: Keep Your Eyes Off Our Nukes
Brazil considers inadmissible the U.S. proposal to sign an additional protocol on nuclear energy. By Nádia Faggiani. (Brazzil, 04/01/2004) Read More...

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Brazil marks 40th anniversary of military coup
Declassified documents shed light on U.S. role in April 01, 1964 military coup in Brazil. Edited by Peter Kornbluh. (The National Security Archive, 03/31/2004) Read More...

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Land of the Free?
To win the war of ideas in the world, America needs to unclog its arteries and facilitate the entry of smart, bright people who want to come and educate themselves in this country. by Steven C. Clemon... Read More...

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Errors in fighting Al Qaeda have worsened the danger
Examines terrorist bombing in Spain and is critical of Bush administration policy to 'defy its allies.' By Jessica Stern. (Boston Globe, 3/24/2004) Read More...

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Why Is Haiti Such a Mess?
It takes a rebellion to get America's attention. By Kim Iskyan. (Slate, 3/24/2004) Read More...

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Spain's wake-up call to US - to lead, listen to global constituents
Spain's rebuff of the ruling Popular Party on Sunday was a slap in the face to the Bush administration, and a potential setback for US plans in Iraq and the fight against terror. By Suzanne Nossel. (... Read More...

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Trouble in Taiwan
George W. Bush was right to rebuke Taiwan's president over his plans for a referendum on relations with China. By Michael D. Swaine. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2004, $) Read More...

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Fixing the Mix: How to Update the Army's Reserves
The battlefield victory in Iraq obscured what the occupation has since made clear: the U.S. military's personnel system--especially the size of its active-duty Army and the number of crucial units kep... Read More...

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The Ties That Bind: Americans, Arabs, and Israelis After September 11
The war on terror has bound Israel and the United States closer together. But it has also deepened the rift between them and Arab and Muslim countries that rally behind the Palestinians. By Shibley T... Read More...

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Smart Power
U.S. progressives must reclaim the legacy of Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy with a foreign policy that will both bolster U.S. power and unite the world behind it. By Suzanne Nossel. (Foreign... Read More...

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The True Worth of Air Power
New weaponry makes it easier to hammer the enemy's forces from the air--but only when they are kept in place by ground forces. By Robert A. Pape. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2004, $) Read More...

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The Law of War in the War on Terror
The Bush administration has literalized its "war" on terrorism, dissolving the legal boundaries between what a government can do in peacetime and what's allowed in war. This move may have made it easi... Read More...

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The Politics of AIDS: Engaging Conservative Activists
American evangelicals have put the fight against AIDS on Washington's map, even while clashing with other activists over strategy. Now all must unite behind a comprehensive approach stressing effectiv... Read More...

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How to Stop Nuclear Terror
President Bush has called nuclear terror the defining threat the United States now faces. He's right, but he has yet to follow up his words with actions. By Graham Allison. (Foreign Affairs, 1/1/2004,... Read More...

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The Terrorist Threat in Africa
The Bush administration has focused on destroying al Qaeda in East Africa, but it has been slow to address less-visible terrorist threats elsewhere on the continent, such as Islamist extremism in Nige... Read More...

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The Reluctant Partner
Growing differences over trade and foreign policy threaten to upset the delicate balance in U.S.-Brazil relations. By Peter Hakim. (Foreign Affairs, 1/1/2004, $) Read More...

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North America's Second Decade
In just ten years, NAFTA has created the world's most formidable free trade area. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have many common interests; they need to pursue them in common ways. By Robert A... Read More...

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The Privatization of Foreign Aid: Reassessing National Largesse
Critics have long derided the U.S. government for stinginess in international giving. But such charges miss the point. Today, it is private funds that make the difference in poor countries, and here t... Read More...

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The Case for Cultural Diplomacy: Engaging Foreign Audiences
To fight foreign extremism, Washington must remember that winning hearts and minds is just as important as battlefield victories. By Helena K. Finn. (Foreign Affairs, 11/1/2003, $) Read More...

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Reinventing the West
During the Cold War, the ever-present Soviet threat helped keep the West united. More recently, however, attempts to mend the transatlantic rift by pointing to present dangers have only deepened the c... Read More...

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Clinton's Strong Defense Legacy
Conventional wisdom holds that Bill Clinton presided over a disastrous downsizing of the U.S. military. But this claim is wrong. By Michael O'Hanlon. (Foreign Affairs, 11/1/2003, $ Read More...

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"Critics have twisted the neocons’ identities and thinking on U.S. foreign policy into an unrecognizable caricature..." By Max Boot. (Reprinted with permission from FOREIGN POLICY #140 (January/Februa... Read More...

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Denying Haiti's Refugees
Supports view that U.S. should provide protection to Haitian asylum-seekers in the same way the United States did a few years back for refugees from Kosovo. By Bill Frelick. (Washington Post, 3/6/2004... Read More...

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Another failed state
Discusses U.S-Haiti policy and advises that Haitians should forge a peace settlement of their own and help guide them towards a responsible government. By Helle Dale. (3/4/2004) Read More...

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