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An interim N-freeze for N. Korea, Iran
Submits that interim steps to nuclear disarmament are crucial to acheive a long term solution in North Korea and Iran. By Daniel Poneman. (Boston Globe, 7/7/2004) Read More...


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Russian Gas To Compensate For North Korean Nuclear Programme
Discussion of the possibility of Russian oil and gas to be exported to the Korean Peninsula, which would halt the development of any nuclear programme. By Marianna Belenkaya (RIA Novosti, 06/07/04) Read More...


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Is Russia really that scary?
Author discusses the Russian economy, in comparison to other Eastern European markets, and methods of investment to avoid potential losses. By Barbara Wall (International Herald Tribune, 06/07/04) Read More...


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Russian nuclear forces, 2004
Report on current Russian nuclear forces. (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 7/1/2004) Read More...


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Without U.S., Balkan Threat May Explode
Op-Ed on the failure of American leadership in the Balkans and the need to proactively pursue a settlement in the Kosovo region. By David L. Phillips. (Los Angeles Times, 3/26/2004) Read More...


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The rule of law, Russian-style
Shares in Yukos Oil go down following the court sentence and subsequent seizure of funds. One may look at this event as exemplary of the Kremlin's method to maintain hold of power. The court proces... Read More...


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Violence, chaos and the Saddam show
With insurgents determined to bring him down and the Iraqi economy in ruins, Iyad Allawi faces huge challenges—and the distraction of Saddam Hussein’s forthcoming trial. But there are some reasons for... Read More...


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Violence, chaos and the Saddam show
With insurgents determined to bring him down and the Iraqi economy in ruins, Iyad Allawi faces huge challenges—and the distraction of Saddam Hussein’s forthcoming trial. But there are some reasons for... Read More...


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The Allies Must Step Up
This article focuses on the importance of international involvement in the process of rebuilding Iraq, with a particular emphasis on the necessity of cooperation among members of the NATO alliance. By... Read More...


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Why Russia Gains From a Yushchenko Victory
Upcoming Ukrainian Presidential campaigns causes bewilderment and confusion of where Russia should place its support. In the past, Ukraine has fluxuated their foreign policy, engaged in oligarchical ... Read More...


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Russia's Contradictions
Editorial piece explaining that despite simplistic characterizations, today's Russia is a complex place with great progress mixed in with illiberal dangers. By Nikolas K. Gvosdev (The National Interes... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: The Honorable Donald Riegle Jr.
Former U.S. Senator Don Riegle Jr. (Michigan, Republican and Democrat) talks frankly to IA-Forum about pressing current issues including Iraq and the upcoming U.S. elections. By Jasen Zubcevik. (IA-F... Read More...


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Gauging Our Success
Fmr. Sen. Bob Dole reflects on U.S. involvement in Iraq. (Washington Post, 6/28/2004, reg.) Read More...


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The US and the lessons of Chechnya
Draws comparisons between U.S. and Iraq conflict with Russia and the Chechnyan conflict. By Christopher Lord. (Asia Times, 5/27/2004) Read More...


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Europe's Commitment to Iraq
Discussion of European involvement in post-occupation Iraq. By Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, and Chris Patten, European commissioner for external relations. (Washington Post, 6... Read More...


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A Global Power Shift in the Making
Global power shifts happen rarely and are even less often peaceful. Washington must take heed: Asia is rising fast, with its growing economic power translating into political and military strength. Th... Read More...


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No more appeasement for North Korea
Call for the democratic countries of the world to take a common position regarding North Korea: they must not offer concessions to a totalitarian dictator. By Vaclav Havel. (Christian Science Monitor... Read More...


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The Virtual Doubling of GDP
Criticism of financial prospects predicted by the Russian government, with particular focus on the agricultural sector and the problems surrounding it. By Yulia Latynina (Moscow Times, 16/06/04) Read More...


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Russia Joins U.S.-Led Initiative On WMD
Russia joins Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), implemented by the US, and intended to create a network of countries that share intelligence and cooperate in halting potential shipments of weapo... Read More...


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Putin's heavy hand could halt Russia's rise
Through a process of modernization, Russian capitalism has reached new limits, though its democratic practices remain questionable. In searching for a stronger state, alienating civil society has bee... Read More...


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Letting Go: The Contradiction
First in a series of opinions on U.S. handover to Iraq government. By Sarah Sewall. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The Military
Series of opinions on U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on the military. By Robert B. Killebrew. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The Economy
Series of opinions of U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on the Iraqi economy. By Bathsheba Crocker. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The United Nations
Series of opinions of U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on the United Nations role. By Nancy E. Soderberg. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Letting Go: The Iraqis
Series of opinions of U.S. handover to Iraq government. This concentrates on impact on the Iraqis. By Richard W. Murphy. (Washington Post, 6/20/2004) Read More...


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Taking on the Kremlin
As Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's richest man and former head of Yukos Oil, goes on trial for tax evasion, fraud and embezzlement, his Torontonian lawyer fears the outcome may have already been decide... Read More...


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The Crisis Within
In Saudi Arabia, rebellion and reform seize center stage. By Thomas W. Lippman. (Washington Post, 6/13/2004) Read More...


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Did Iran Use Chalabi to Lure U.S. into Iraq?
The Bush administration's disenchantment with its onetime favorite Iraqi client, Ahmad Chalabi, has centered on the explosive allegation that he and his associates may have forwarded highly classified... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: The Honorable Don Bonker
Mr. Don Bonker, former U.S. Congressman (Chairman of the House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade, senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee), talks about Iraq, Trade a... Read More...


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The Connection
Not so long ago, the ties between Iraq and al Qaeda were conventional wisdom. The conventional wisdom was right. By Stephen F. Hayes. (Weekly Standard, 6/7/2004) Read More...


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