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IA-Forum Transcript: General Anthony Zinni
Transcript of event featuring frormer United States Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni who spoke about military conflict and his new book, Battle for Peace. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 4/112006) Read More...


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Fear of the West in Russia
An increasingly wide "values gap" has opened between Russia and the West. Russians are rejecting the liberal secularism of the West and returning to old-style paternalism under Putin's hard-line leade... Read More...


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Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq
The authors write that the Bush Administration has spent three years in a futile effort to create a strong central government in Iraq but lack a political settlement among the divergent ethnic groups,... Read More...


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Time to Talk with Iran
Instead of talking about each other, it's time for the US and Iran to talk to each other about issues critical to both sides. By Robert E. Hunter. (Washington Post, 4/26/2006) Read More...


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Proposals put forward to advance Sino-US relations
Discusses President Hu Jintao's recent visit to the United States. (China Daily, 4/22/2006) Read More...


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Why Are They Speaking Up Now?
The retired US military generals who have recently criticized the Iraq war should have spoken up while on active duty. By Melvin R. Laird and Robert E. Pursley. (Washington Post, 4/19/2006) Read More...


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Bombs That Would Backfire
The authors argue that an attack on Iran would prove more costly and damaging to US interests than the current war in Iraq. By Richard Clarke and Steven Simon. (New York Times, 4/16/2006) Read More...


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Wasted Energy
The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10... Read More...


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Living the Dream
Author discusses what the 'Chinese Dream' could mean for the nation's people, China's neighbours and the rest of the world. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 4/11/2006) Read More...


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The Case That Was
Author asks who should be held accountable after Milosevic's death; does his passing excuse him for the atrocities he committed against the citizens of Yugoslavia? By Tonya Jones. (IA-Forum, 3/13/200... Read More...


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We Do Not Have a Nuclear Weapons Program
The author rejects the charge by the United States and some other western nations that it is seeking nuclear weapons. By Javad Zarif. (New York Times, 4/6/2006) Read More...


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Two Deadlines and an Exit
Kerry writes that the US must get tough with Iraq's leaders, demanding that they form a government by May 15 or face immediate US troop withdrawal. By John F. Kerry. (New York Times, 4/5/2006) Read More...


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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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