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IA-Forum Iraq Roundtable Interview: Dr. John Tierney
Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr. (Faculty Chairman, Institute of World Politics) talks to IA-Forum in the first of our roundtable interview series on Iraq. By Jens Laurson and Dimitri Neos. (IA-Forum, 10/2... Read More...


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China's Growth Blesses the World
Article discusses the reasons behind China's recent economic growth. Includes the discussion of foreign direct investment, governmental controls, and the available workforce. Also analyzes the impact ... Read More...


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Novatek: A Gas Giant You've Never Heard Of
Novatek: An emerging Russian gas company seeks to sell shares to a French firm. Its rapid growth challenges the hegemony of Gazprom, the world's biggest gas producer. World wide gas prices may subse... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador Marc Ginsberg
Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, chair of the Alliance for American Leadership, and Foreign Affairs Analyst for Fox News Channel talks to IA-Forum about U.S. Foreign Policy and Iraq. ... Read More...


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Election at all costs may cost democracy
While a perfect election in Iraq is impossible, a deeply flawed one could stunt the growth of genuine representative government. By John Barry Kotch. (Japan Times, 10/17/2004) Read More...


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Putin's Double Standards
According to Russian president Vladimir Putin, criticism of his tough responses to terrorist attacks reflects Western "double standards." But in fact Russia is a beneficiary of such double standards. ... Read More...


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Three Important Tasks of Chirac's Visit to China
The author believes the two countries exhibit complementary economic strengths and advantages, commenting that Chirac has a "deep China complex" that would help promote Sino-French relations. By Pan ... Read More...


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Russia's Soviet Nostalgia Poses Security Threat
Can the Kremlin shrug off its nostalgia for the Soviet past? And with it, recognize the right of neighboring states to their borders? The security of Eurasia and Russia itself depends upon it. By Ari... Read More...


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Inside the Mind of Al Qaeda
Osama bin Laden's feelings, like his whereabouts, remain a mystery. But if he were to suddenly surface tomorrow to deliver a State of the Jihad speech, it might sound something like this:"Fellow membe... Read More...


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Challenge to Election Results is Subsiding ing Afghanistan
Update on Afghan elections. By Daan van der Schriek. (EurasiaNet, 10/12/2004) Read More...


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Girl, 10, shot as she sat in her class, say Palestinians
A 10-year-old girl is critically ill after being hit by a bullet while attending school in Gaza, Palestinian security and hospital sources said. (CNN, 10/12/2004) Read More...


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Returning Nuclear Fuel to Russia" IAEA said.
Libya intend to return back Enriched nuclear fuel to Russia pastly provided by Soviet Union. (Aljazeera.com, 3/9/04) Read More...


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Going Soviet: Putin and the Beslan Response
Author critical of Putin's authoritarianism, arguing that it is an unlikely antidote for terror. By Ariel Cohen. (EurasiaNet, 9/22/2004) Read More...


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Approaching Circular Economy
The author believes a circular economy is a powerful and timely concept for China as it tries to establish a moderately prosperous standard of living. He also thinks the most valuable contribution thi... Read More...


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Iraq's Odious Debts
Most debts created by Saddam Hussein in the name of the Iraqi people would qualify as "odious" according to the international Doctrine of Odious Debts. This legal doctrine holds that debts not used in... Read More...


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Can Iraq Be Democratic?
Contends that the White House will be gravely disappointed with the result of its effort to establish a stable liberal democracy in Iraq, or any other nation home to a large population of Muslims or A... Read More...


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Iraq: The Wrong War
President Bush asserts that U.S. military action against Iraq was justified. But even if Iraq was in violation of a UN resolution, the U.S. military does not exist to enforce UN mandates. By Charles ... Read More...


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Monetary Options for Postwar Iraq
The Coalition Provisional Authority has failed to anticipate the challenges that face the postwar Iraqi economy, including the introduction of sound money to facilitate exchange. By Steve H. Hanke an... Read More...


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After Victory Toward a New Military Posture in the Persian Gulf
Donald Rumsfeld's announcement that U.S. troops will be removed from Saudi Arabia represents a significant and welcome change in U.S. policy toward the Persian Gulf. By Chris Preble. (Cato Institute... Read More...


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To Hasten Iraq Democracy, Put Wells in People's Hands
Argues that economic interdependence promotes peace and should be encouraged in Iraq. By Ronald D. Rotunda. (Cato Institute, 5/14/2004) Read More...


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Wisest Move: Leave soon
Discusses three primary reasons for ending the U.S. military occupation of Iraq. By Chris Preble. (Cato Institute, 3/19/2004) Read More...


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Iraq's Botched Currency Reform
Prescriptions by official sector institutions for Iraq ignore political realities and their own findings argue Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke. (Central Banking Journal, 2/1/2004) Read More...


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Analysis: Elections Raise Questions In Bosnia, Serbia, And Slovenia
Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Slovenia went to the polls recently and reaffirmed some developing trends, not all of which are necessarily to the liking of their Western partners. (Radio F... Read More...


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Analysis: Kerry on Israel
A leaked draft of the Democratic Party platform and recent statements by John Kerry suggest that a Democratic White House would continue the Bush administration's enthusiastic support for Israeli Prim... Read More...


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Iraq and Averages
Author writes that foreign policy analysts base their judgments about Iraq's future on recent episodes instead of historical precedent. The main planks of President Bush's policy-promotion of democrac... Read More...


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Nationalists Lead, Moderates Make Some Gains in Balkan Elections
First official results from elections in three of the countries that once made up Yugoslavia show that nationalists retained their dominance in Bosnia, but moderates made some inroads there and in Ser... Read More...


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One millionth returnee goes home in Bosnia and Herzegovina
One million former refugees and displaced persons have returned home in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UN refugee agency announced Tuesday, describing it as a significant milestone in the long process of... Read More...


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Darfur insecurity increases, hampers aid effort
Insecurity in Darfur is increasing, leaving victims of violence more vulnerable and more desperate. CARE and other agencies are delivering life-saving assistance but displaced people continue to pour ... Read More...


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What Went Wrong in Iraq
Although the early U.S. blunders in the occupation of Iraq are well known, their consequences are just now becoming clear. By Larry Diamond. (Foreign Affairs, 9/1/2004, $) Read More...


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Battling for Iraq
Despite continuing attacks by insurgents, Iraqi security forces are growing in numbers, stability, independence, and effectiveness. With strong Iraqi leaders and international support, the developmen... Read More...


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