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Cooperative Threat Reduction beyond Russia
Discusses how much of a role can one expect cooperative threat reduction programs to play in U.S. and Russian nonproliferation policies toward the NIS and beyond in the years to come? By Rose Gottemoe... Read More...


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Europe urged to commit itself to Chechnya
Europe should take more time to consider the situation in Chechnya and make some serious commitments, for both moral and practical reasons, a leading expert has said. By Elitsa Vucheva (3/3/2005, EUob... Read More...


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Report from seminar on IDPs from Chechnya, August 30 – 31 2004
The seminar was part of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles’ (ECRE’s) advocacy project on IDPs and refugees from Chechnya. The project is coordinated by the Norwegian Refugee Council, and was ... Read More...


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Grassroots justice for genocide begins
Rwanda's gacaca, or traditional courts, start the huge task of trying 63 000 cases. (11/3/2005, The Star) Read More...


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China rejects US response to law
Claiming that other countries should recognize China's need to "protect its territorial integrity", Beijing rejected Washington's appeal to reconsider China's anti-secession law, written with Taiwan i... Read More...


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US security review commission blasts anti-secession law
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns that passage of China's anti-secession law will be counter-productive in achieving a peaceful resolution to the Taiwan Strait issue. (Melody ... Read More...


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Chechens name new rebel leader
The underground separatist government of Chechnya said Thursday that it had appointed a little-known fighter and religious leader as a successor to Aslan Maskhadov, the rebel president who was killed ... Read More...


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Taking on Tehran
If Washington wants to derail Iran's nuclear program, it must take advantage of a split in Tehran between hard-liners, who care mostly about security, and pragmatists, who want to fix Iran's ailing ec... Read More...


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George W. Bush — the 13th Shi'a Imam
President Bush's support for Shi'ism may be unintentional, to be sure, but there is no doubt about the effects of his administration's policies in boosting Shi'ite power throughout the region. By Wil... Read More...


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US up in arms over 'anti-secession' law
Following China's release of a summary of their anti-secession law, which would allow them to attack Taiwan should it move too far toward independence, US officials find themselves shocked and disconc... Read More...


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China to have 800 missiles aimed at Taiwan in 2006: defense minister
Beijing is "prepared to use force to bring the island to heel but only after all other avenues are exhausted". (Defence News, 3/09/05) Read More...


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Can Hezbollah Go Straight?
The author writes that by blatantly backing Syria in the face of Lebanese and international calls for Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon, the Shi'ite political party and militia Hezbollah risks alienating... Read More...


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Anti-secession law threatens democracy activists
The writer discusses the reasons behind the low profile kept by Chinese democracy activists in response to China's anti-secession law, before moving on to analyze the law's effects on such activists. ... Read More...


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It's Chen who is delusional
The writer harshly criticizes Taiwan's President, Chen Shui-bian, and his attempts to pacify China have come far too late to do any good. (Stephen Carter, Taipei Times, 3/09/05) Read More...


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The world that can say 'no'
After China's anti-secession law, the writers claim that the only way to prevent China from escalating its military threat against Taiwan is for the rest of the international community to start saying... Read More...


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US seeks action against Iran
THE US called on the international community today to consider possible actions against Iran following its reluctance in talks with the European Union to drop its sensitive nuclear activities. (Austra... Read More...


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Data Lacking on Iran's Arms, U.S. Panel Says
A commission due to report to President Bush this month will describe American intelligence on Iran as inadequate to allow firm judgments about Iran's weapons programs, according to people who have be... Read More...


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U.S. must assume a big role in talks with Iran
After four years of indecision and contradiction, the Bush administration is seemingly willing to endorse various aspects of the negotiations between the European Union and Iran By Ray Takeyh. (Inter... Read More...


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Oil Market Outlook 2004-08: Oil Market Fundamentals Versus Geopolitical Developments
Text of an address delivered by Herman Franssen to the ”Iraq’s Oil and the World Market” conference sponsored by the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES) in Bagshot, Surrey, UK on 4-5 December, 200... Read More...


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Is Europe Taiwan's friend or foe?
The writer examines what kind of an effect the European Union's lifting of the arms ban against China would have, and in the best interests of which countries. (Doug Bandow, Taipei Times, 3/08/05) Read More...


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EU tries to ease standoff with U.S. over China arms
The European Union plans to send a high-level delegation to Washington in an attempt to defuse the situation over the lifting of the arms ban on China. (Adam Entous, Reuters.com, 3/08/05) Read More...


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Marchers send message to China
Thousands in Taiwan took to the streets to protest China's anti-secession law, along with its implications for the status quo in the Taiwan Strait (Jewel Huang and Ko Shu-ling, Taipei Times, 3/07/05) Read More...


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US, EU on Collision Course Over China
Two senior members of the United States Congress warned the European Union this week that the lifting of the 15-year arms embargo on China could result in a halt of US sales in military technology to ... Read More...


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Armenia widens ties with Iran amid tension between US and Washington
Seeking to ease its economic isolation, Armenia is expanding trade contacts with Iran. Work on a variety of infrastructure projects, including an Armenian-Iranian pipeline, is proceeding amid uncertai... Read More...


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Taiwan press rallies against new law
Taiwan's newspapers are advising that Taiwan draft an anti-secession law of their own- one that would not allow Taiwan to be taken by China. (BBC News, 3/07/05) Read More...


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Legislators unite against anti-secession law
Lawmakers from both of Taiwan's political camps have agreed to pass a law condemning China's proposed anti-secession law. (Kou Shu-ling, Taipei Times, 3/04/05) Read More...


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Anti-secession bill ups cross-strait tension
Many recognize that China's anti-secession bill is driving its relationship with Taiwan in the wrong direction. (Alan D. Romberg, Asia Times Online, 3/03/05) Read More...


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European lawmaker plans resolution to protest Chinese law
A member of the European Parliament claims that the anti-secession law is merely a "political weapon" aimed specifically at Taiwan. (Taipei Times, 3/03/05) Read More...


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When Will Iran Be a Nuclear Power?
When will Iran achieve "nuclear status"? When other states form their own policies on the assumption that Iran has nuclear weapons—whether or not it has declared or tested a nuclear bomb. By Patrick C... Read More...


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Beware of China's encirclement
The writer warns Taiwan that an amphibious assault is not all they have to fear from China, which is swiftly encircling Taiwan with its successes in the economic and cultural arenas. (Chong-pin Lin, T... Read More...


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