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Stalinism Forever
The author describes how Russia is using Stalinist methods in its "war on terror" with Chechyans. By Anna Politkovskaya. (Washington Post, 4/1/2006) Read More...

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China Stakes Its Middle East Claim
The Middle East could emerge as the stage for future Sino-US rivalry. Both countries depend on the region because of its vast fossil fuel reserves. China's low-key presence is preferred by many countr... Read More...

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Drying Out the Insurgency
The author writes that coalition forces fighting the insurgency in Iraq must be vigilant about not attacking civilians who may be caught in the crossfire. By A.C. Grayling. (New York Times, 3/27/2006) Read More...

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Arab Nations Urged to Enter Nuclear Club
The Arab League has called on Arab nations to embrace the peaceful use of nuclear energy.(NY Times, 3/28/06). Read More...

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The Crescent and the Gavel
Thier says the Abdul Rahman death penalty case is an illustration of the uneasy balance between Afghanistan's constitutional democratic norms and conservative Islamic values of the post-Taliban judici... Read More...

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IA-Forum Interview: Ilan Berman
IA-Forum speaks with Ilan Berman (Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council) about Iran and his latest book, Tehran Rising. (IA-Forum, 3/20/2006) Read More...

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IA-Forum Interview: Tito Petkovski
IA-Forum speaks with Tito Petkovski, President of the New Social Democratic Party in the Republic of Macedonia. (written in Macedonian) By Violeta Dzoleva. (IA-Forum, 3/22/2006) Read More...

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China Raises Taxes to Curb Use of Energy and Timber
The Chinese government announced plans on Wednesday to increase existing taxes and impose new ones on April 1 for everything from gas-guzzling vehicles to chopsticks in a move to rein in rising use of... Read More...

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Why Iraq Is Still Worth the Effort
Despite the blunders of the Bush administration in carrying it out, the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do. By Fareed Zakaria. (Washington Post, 3/22/2006) Read More...

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The State of Iraq: An Update
The war in Iraq is nearing its third anniversary and there is disagreement in the military's echelons about the successes there. By Nina Kamp, Michael O'Hanlon, and Amy Unikewicz. (New York Times, 3/... Read More...

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A Top-Down Review for the Pentagon
Author says Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is incompetent to lead the US armed forces. By Paul D. Eaton. (New York Times, 3/19/2006) Read More...

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Time for Bush to Turn Realist
The article suggests that President Bush would be well-served to spend the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War considering his foreign policy legacy as well as that there is an increasingly clea... Read More...

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Suppose We Just Let Iran Have the Bomb
Some experts in the United States — mostly outside the administration — have been thinking the unthinkable, or at least the undiscussable: If all other options are worse, could the world learn to live... Read More...

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Pressure Grows on Iran's Hard-liners
Support for Iran's hardline politicians is not unanimous. (3/15/06, Der Spiegel) Read More...

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Afghanistan: The Other War
As our attention turns toward Iraq, Afghanistan has largely been neglected by American policy makers. (The Nation, 3/9/06) Read More...

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France Undermines the Yamassoukoro Agreement
Dr. Gary K. Busch writes about France's duplicitous actions in promoting continued conflict within the Ivory Coast. (Dr. Gary K. Busch, 3/7/06) Read More...

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Hamas, Fatah fail to bridge differences
Hamas has largely failed in its attempt to reconcile differences between it and Fatah. (Al Jazeera, 3/16/06) Read More...

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China's Role Emerges as Major Issue for Southeast Asia
What does China's increasing role in Southeast Asia mean for the U.S. and regional security? By Jane Perlez (NY Times, 3/14/06) Read More...

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Russia's Shadow Empire
The authors show that since the Cold War ended, Russian leaders have built a shadow empire on the territories of Russia's sovereign neighbors. By Ana Palacio and Daniel Twining. (Washington Post, 3/11... Read More...

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U.S.: Global Human Rights Report Cites Improvements, And Setbacks
Summary and analysis of the latest US Human Rights Report for the post-Soviet area. By Andrew Tully. (RFE/FL, 8 March 2006) Read More...

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Russia: Putin Pushes Energy Expansion Into Central Europe
Article on Russian energy policies vis-a-vis East Europe. By Roman Kupchinsky. (RFE/FL, 6 March 2006) Read More...

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Chechnya: A Year After Maskhadov's Death, Conflict's End Still Distant
Article on the continuing conflict in Chechnya. By Liz Fuller. (RFE/RL, 7 March 2006) Read More...

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Iran's Other Potential WMD: Crude Oil
Iran has another weapon at its disposal: oil. Iran's "oil weapon" may not be as worrisome as a nuclear weapon, but experts say it poses a very real and immediate threat to the world economy. By Eric ... Read More...

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Iraq: The Middle East Pivot
Report on lecture by former Ambassador Edward Gnehm at George Washington University. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 3/6/2006) Read More...

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IA Forum Interview: Ted Galen Carpenter
IA-Forum speaks with Ted Galen Carpenter about China, Taiwan, and U.S. policy in his new book, America’s Coming War with China: A Collision Course Over Taiwan. By Dimitri Neos (IA-Forum, 2/16/2006) Read More...

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We Can Live With a Nuclear Iran
The author writes that the US and the world community would be able to contain Iran should that country acquire nuclear weapons. By Barry R. Posen. (New York Times, 2/27/2006) Read More...

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What's Needed From Hamas
In order to come to a peace agreement, two parties must share common goals and acknowledge each other's right to exist, the former Secretary of State writes. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 2/27... Read More...

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How A Speech Won the Cold War
Fifty years ago Nikita Khrushchev gave a "secret speech" at the 20th Communist Party Congress that changed the USSR and the world. By Richard Taubman. (New York Times, 2/25/2006) Read More...

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EU Health Ministers Conduct Crisis Meeting
EU officials are attempting to find ways to both calm the public and prevent the spread of bird flu on the continent. (Der Spiegel, 2/24/06) Read More...

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Colombo satisfied with Tiger talks
Sri Lankan peace talks lead to some meaningful dialogue, but little in the way of real substantive change. (Indian Times, 2/24/06) Read More...

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