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A Foreign Troop: Quagmires in History
Call it Quagmire or a "long hard slog" - it's a good description for current day Iraq and the guerrilla insurgency between the Euphrates and the Tigris. The word “guerrilla” recalls the Vietnam War so... Read More...

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The New American Century
New Imperialism is already upon us. It's a remodeled, streamlined version of what we once knew. For the first time in history, a single empire with an arsenal of weapons that could obliterate the worl... Read More...

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President Bush's New Iraq Commission Won't Be Investigating the Key WMD Issue
Discusses how the Executive order fatally limits their agenda. By John W. Dean. (FindLaw's, 2/13/2004) Read More...

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Tear Down This Regime
Argues for negotiation with North Korea on U.S. terms. By Claudia Rosett. (Wall St. Journal, 2/11/2004) Read More...

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Pakistan's nuclear loopholes
Argues that the U.S. should take a harder stand against Pakistani nuclear proliferation. By Selig S. Harrison. (Boston Globe, 2/9/2004) Read More...

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America's Imperial Dilemma
The U.S. increasingly looks, walks, and talks like an empire. It should exercise strong and determined global leadership. At the same time, it must avoid the temptation to meddle when U.S. interests a... Read More...

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A Tragedy of Errors
Play "neo-conservative Bingo" with author Michael Lind. A fascinating article on neo-conservatism – whatever ones feelings on the topic may be. (The Nation, 2/5/2004) Read More...

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Bush Budget Plan Proposes $463 Million for Colombia in FY 2005
As part of Plan Colombia, the money will be used to support the ongoing fight against drugs and terrorism. By Eric Green. (U.S. Department of State, Washington File, 02/03/2004) Read More...

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To Russia, With Love
Article detailing a 02/2003 CIA memo to the White House: "We do not have any direct evidence that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute its Weapons of Mass Destruction programs." ... Read More...

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The Qaddafi Precedent - Now that Libya's disarming, who's next?
Without actually meaning to do so, the Bush administration has pulled off one of the most remarkable nonproliferation victories since the advent of the nuclear age: Libya, a hostile, isolated dictator... Read More...

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Of mullahs and warlords
Discusses possible Iraqi elections and suggests that the U.S. must reach out beyond leaders to the majority within the population. By Hiwa Osman. (Washington Times, 1/20/2004) Read More...

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The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative: Building Hope for the Years Ahead
Remarks by Colin Powell. (Heritage Foundation, 12/17/2002)

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The War Against Terrorism, The EU's Response, and the Future of NATO
Lecture by Bernard Jenkin, M.P., Shadow Secretary of State for Defense in Great Britain. who argues that a strong NATO is vital to the war against terrorism. (Heritage Foundation, 3/7/2002) Read More...

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Ties That Bind
Shallow links based on trade have given way to deeper ties between the U.S. and China, characterized by rising U.S. foreign direct investment and sales by U.S. foreign affiliates in China. By Joseph P... Read More...

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Toward Universal Empire: The Dangerous Quest for Absolute Security
Reflects on the direction of U.S. preemptive security policy in the post 9/11 world. (World Policy Journal, 9/1/2002) Read More...

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Transforming the Military
Claims that defense doesn't need more money; it needs to reallocate resources. As it stands, the United States is paying more for a military that can do less. By William E. Odom. (Foreign Affairs, 7/1... Read More...

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Two Cheers for Clinton's Foreign Policy
Positive analysis of Clinton Administration foreign policy. By Stephen M. Walt. (Foreign Affairs, 3/1/2000, $) Read More...

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U.S.-Egyptian Relations and the Future of the Peace Process
Synopsis of discussion with H.E. M. Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador to the United States. (Nixon Center, 4/6/2000) Read More...

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Virtual Defense
The United States may be an uncontested military superpower, but it remains defenseless against a new mode of attack: information warfare. By James Adams. (Foreign Affairs, 5/1/2001, $) Read More...

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War Logs On: Girding America for Computer Combat
In Kosovo, America stumbled into the age of computer warfare. Now Washington must think hard about how to attack its foes' electronic networks and defend its own. By Bruce D. Berkowitz. (Foreign Affa... Read More...

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When Soldiers Become Cops
Rather than avoid peacekeeping entirely, the U.S. government ends up sending in elite military units that get bogged down for years. Developing a constabulary force would be a better answer. By Rachel... Read More...

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Dire Strait: The Risks On Taiwan
Discusses Taiwan's presidential race and the ramifications for the U.S. and Chinese relations. By Kenneth Lieberthal. (Washington Post, 1/8/2003) Read More...

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Differentiated Containment
The Clinton administration should employ a more nuanced approach to the Persian Gulf, keeping the straitjacket on Saddam while seeking improved relations with Iran. By Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowc... Read More...

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Diplomacy Without Diplomats?
America could have had a foreign service second to none. But Washington could not accept any such rigorously selective and nonpolitical corps. And with the diffusion of authority around the globe, man... Read More...

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Does the CIA Still Have a Role?
Argues that the benefits gained by fielding a worldwide team of secret agents are not worth the exorbitant cost. The CIA should stick to its strengths: analysis for policymakers and high-tech surveil... Read More...

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Getting U.S.-Peru Relations Back on the Right Track
As Peru strives to rebuild its political, civil, and economic institutions in a troubled international environment, U.S. diplomacy requires a more comprehensive approach that counter-narcotics alone. ... Read More...

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Limited Engagement
America's China policy has drifted for more than a decade, bereft of both goals and domestic support. The United States must move beyond the mantra of engagement. By Bates Gill. (Foreign Affairs, 7/1/... Read More...

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New Friends, New Fears in Central Asia
To wage its war in Afghanistan, the Bush administration needed Uzbekistan's help -- and promised a lot to get it. But Washington must not let this short-term marriage of convenience give Uzbekistan lo... Read More...

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Persian Gulf Myths
Washington must hedge against inevitable political change in the region by spreading the burden and the say, reversing arms proliferation, and encouraging the Gulf states to come up with some security... Read More...

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Puerto Rico's Decolonization
Discusses possibility of Puerto Rican statehood. (Foreign Affairs, 11/1/1997, $) Read More...

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