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Chatham House/ESRC paper examines the development of global security Report full text [PDF]
Independent Blair: Europe must reform to cope with globalisation
Tony Blair outlined a range of targets for closer European co-operation yesterday and laid down a fresh challenge to the European Union to reform to deal with globalisation National Intelligence Strategy
Office of the DNI 26 Oct 2005 -- The Director of National Intelligence released The National Intelligence Strategy of the US of America US National Intell Strategy
CFR - Security experts James F. Dobbins and David J. Rothkopf debate the National Security Council’s role in U.S. foreign policymaking. October 24, 2005
Der Spiegel Between Democracy and Civil War
As of this week, Iraq is a democracy. On paper. But for this experiment to work, Iraq's new elite has to think beyond ethnic and religious categories. The threat of civil war continues to loom if the once-powerful Sunni minority gets shut out. By Yassin Musharbash
Christian Science Monitor A new Sunni strategy
After failing to defeat Iraq's charter, Sunni Arab parties are merging - with an anti-US agenda.
Asia Times The Sunni option
While the Sunnis in Iraq know they have lost a battle, the war is still there to be fought. They will bide their time and attempt to sabotage the system, unless they are assured that the new Iraq is not just a euphemism for a permanent loss of their power. - Ehsan Ahrari
Financial Times Talk persists of central banks shifting reserves from dollar
Talk of central banks diversifying their $4,000bn foreign exchange reserves away from the dollar is a constant refrain.
The Times Anatole Kaletsky Galileo and Copernicus
Alan Greenspan will take pride of place when historians try to understand the transformation to the modern global economy
David Corn More Leak Scandal Speculation/A Friday Prediction/A Bet for Cliff MayForeign Affairs
November/ December 2005H2 Partnership Is No Privilege: The Alternative to EU Membership is no Turkish Delight
Royal Institute for International AffairsA 9-page briefing paper criticising the concept of "privileged partnership" as an alternative to full EU accession for Turkey
FT Turkey's bank puts reforms in place
Turkey’s central bank is about to implement introduce the last phase of a project lasting nearly four years its nearly four-year mission to bring some consistency and transparency to the conduct of monetary policy. In January, the bank will move to formal inflation targeting, bringing it into line with orthodox central banking practice...
Washington Post In a Reclaimed Village, Kurds' Future Unclear
Charter Leaves Some Outside Regional BoundaryOpportunity Knocks In Syria's Unraveling
By Jim Hoagland The unraveling of Syria's Baathist dictatorship provides a lifeboat for the unlikely trio of Kofi Annan, George W. Bush and Jacques Chirac. They need to row together to finish the job of holding Damascus accountable and to surmount the difficult seas that each faces on other fronts.
New York Times U.N. to Detail Kickbacks Paid for Iraq's Oil
More than 4,500 companies took part in the oil-for-food program and more than half of them paid kickbacks to Saddam Hussein
Los Angeles Times Anticipation Builds Over CIA Leak Investigation
Prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity meets with grand jury as panel's expiration nears.
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EurasiaNet United States Urges Moderation as Azerbaijan’s Parliamentary Election Approaches
BY ROVSHAN ISMAYILOVAmid Azerbaijan’s political tension, which in recent weeks has resulted in clashes between authorities and opposition supporters, US Ambassador Reno Harnish has emerged as perhaps the foremost advocate of moderation
Guardian Can Hampton Court be Europe's Great House of Easement?
Timothy Garton Ash: Europe must change to meet the competition from Asia. Closing the Strasbourg parliament might be one way to start.H3 Turkey and EuropeTurkey and the U.S.Greek press on Cyprus and TurkeyTurkey and the Middle EastTurkey, Russia, Caucasus, C. Asia
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- Turkey: Nine months in prison for journalist who “insulted” town’s deputy prefect Kurdistani Islamic Union enters the coming elections independentIraqi Kurds Want MKO Leader TriedContending Cultures of Counterterrorism: Transatlantic Convergence or Divergence?
Royal Institute for International Affairs This 20-page article examines the differences in response to terrorist attacks by the US and the UK and Spain
CER - East versus West? The European economic and social model after enlargement
essay by Katinka Barysch, 26 October 2005A manifesto for Europe: 20 steps to relaunch the EU
Joint manifesto written by the CER and the Institut Montaigne
Eurostat release detailed study of European population trends Report full text [PDF 245kb] Press release [PFD]
CEPS This is the first state-of-the-art work on the process of democratisation in the wider European neighbourhood
since the seminal events of 2004, with the EU's enlargement and the Orange, Rose and Cedar Revolutions beyond. Covering both the European CIS states and the Mediterranean Arab world, leading experts from these regions interpret the recent revolutions and prospects for further democratisation in the European neighbourhood. These analyses are accompanied by a comprehensive critique of the EU as promoter of democracy.
Daily Telegraph What we can learn from Norwegians
Oslo's place in Efta but out of the EU has ensured wealth and health, says Daniel Hannan. Norwegians are the richest people in Europe, and the healthiest and happiest race in the world.H4
New York Times U.N. to Detail Kickbacks Paid for Iraq's Oil
More than 4,500 companies took part in the oil-for-food program and more than half of them paid kickbacks to Saddam HusseinDoubts Raised on Saudi Vow for More Oil
Some U.S. officials are skeptical about Saudi Arabia 's assurances of how much it can expand its oil production capacity.2,000 Dead, in Context
By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
Iraq's toll is tragic. But consider the battles of D-Day and Okinawa.Good Jihad, Bad Jihad: Struggle for Arab MindsIran's New President Says Israel 'Must Be Wiped Off the Map'Palestinian Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in an Israeli TownU.N. Reports Rising Flow of Arms From Syria Into Lebanon3 Sunni Parties Form Bloc to Take Part in Iraq VoteHussein's Lawyers Refuse to Work With Iraqi CourtGermans Convict 4 in Plot to Hit at Jewish SitesSpy Agencies Told to Bolster 'The Growth of Democracy'Grand Jurors Hear Counsel on Leak Case
Patrick J. Fitzgerald talked with the district judge in the case as the White House fretted in the expectation of possible indictments
Editorial Kosovo, Still Messy After All These Years
Even with the best of intentions, an independent Kosovo will require international forces and strong oversight for a long time.
Brooks Patching the Presidency
Second-term-itis is setting in: the president has been uncharacteristically out of step with the American people at key moments.
Herbert Driving Blind as the Deaths Pile Up
Thousands upon thousands are suffering and dying in Iraq while, in Washington, incompetence continues its macabre marathon dance with incoherence.Cow Politics
The developed world could lift 140 million people out of poverty if it really reformed the way it managed agricultural trade.
Washington Post Opportunity Knocks In Syria's Unraveling
By Jim Hoagland, The unraveling of Syria's Baathist dictatorship provides a lifeboat for the unlikely trio of Kofi Annan, George W. Bush and Jacques Chirac. They need to row together to finish the job of holding Damascus accountable and to surmount the difficult seas that each faces on other fronts.Kurds' Future Unclear
In a Reclaimed Village, Kurds' Future Unclear Charter Leaves Some Outside Regional BoundaryNew Sunni Jihad: 'A Time for Politics'
Tour With Iraqi Reveals Tactical Change Many Iraqi insurgents are canvassing for votes, marking a fundamental shift in strategy and separating them from the violence of foreign-born fighters.Kerry Urges Withdrawal From Iraq
Senator's Timetable Specifies 15 MonthsNegroponte Unveils Intelligence Strategy
Director Highlights Fostering Growth of Foreign Democracies as a Top U.S. GoalFinal Decision Expected Friday in CIA Leak Case
Summary presented to grand jury as White House officials brace for at least one senior administration official to be indicted, according to aides.
• Case Has Capital in Animated Suspense
• Tina Brown: This Time, Prosecutor's a Corker
• The Fix: Rove's Money Trail Key Players
Editorial Loss in Iraq
"EACH LOSS of life is heartbreaking," President Bush said Tuesday, as the 2,000th death of an American soldier in Iraq was recorded. That is surely one thing about which everyone in an increasingly bitter and polarized debate regarding the war can agree. The sacrifice of American lives, and the...New Sunni Jihad: 'A Time for Politics'
Many Iraqi insurgents are canvassing for votes, marking a fundamental shift in strategy and separating them from the violence of foreign-born fighters.Firms Paid Iraq Oil-for-Food Bribes, Report AllegesBowing To Russia
By Natan Sharansky,
Two years ago this week, Russian law enforcement authorities, guns drawn, stormed Mikhail Khodorkovsky's plane. His arrest and imprisonment, and the insufficient response of the democratic world to his case, represent a great setback for the march of democracy in Russia.We Don't Want a Hanoi Hilton
By Richard CohenWill Anyone Pay the Bills?
By David S. Broder,
Democrats need to help clean up the Bush Administration's fiscal mess by considering Social Security reform and cuts in entitlement spending.
H6 Guardian Can Hampton Court be Europe's Great House of Easement?
Timothy Garton Ash: Europe must change to meet the competition from Asia. Closing the Strasbourg parliament might be one way to start.Blair sets out vision for sweeping EU changes
EU: Hopes that talks can break months of deadlock. Analysis: Nicholas WattLeader: Blair has another try
Blair went some of the way towards convincing European parlimentarians that he has been forming the basis of a new start for the Union.Iran attacked for Israel slur
New president says Israel should be 'wiped off the face of the earth'.'We don't need al-Qaida'
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad goes behind the lines with Iraqi insurgents Sunnis form alliance to fight electionIran faces up to its most lethal threat - drugsWhite House awaits Plame fallout
Inquiry into naming of CIA agent presents findings · Speculation continues over charges for top aidesBy their friends shall we know the Sultans of Bling
Ed Vulliamy: Blair's relationships with Berlusconi, Bush and Murdoch have defined his premiership. Now Merkel is to join the trio.H7 German Magazine: Iran Harboring al-QaedaLessons of Democracy "Sinking In"
- Austin Bay, RealClearPoliticsThe Strange Saga of Cheney and the 'Nuclear Threat'
by Jim LobeWho Will Control the Internet?
By Kenneth Neil Cukier From Foreign Affairs, November/ December 2005
CFR The New Yorker’s George Packer and former Washington Post Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran consider “the way forward” in Iraq. October 24, 2005Causes and Consequences of the Buildup in Global Liquidity: Part 2
Financial Markets CenterA 12-page assessment of the rising level of global debt and the dangers that it posesH8
BBC Iran leader's comments condemned
There has been widespread condemnation of a call by Iran's president for Israel to be "wiped off the map".Analysts Warn of Effects of Iraq Civil War
Daily Star It's time for Russia to use its sway with Syria to bring about positive changeDon't let Mehlis' report reinforce Shiite isolation
By Michael YoungSyria's leaders will avoid mutual betrayal
By Lee SmithRight and wrong in U.S. foreign policy
By Rami G. KhouriSyria ill-equipped to combat sanctions
KR Kerry calls on Bush to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq
H9 Ha’aretz - The subconscious of anti-Semitism
Since Christians are obliged to worship a Jew as a god, they take revenge on the rest of the Jews, whom they describe as "sons of Satan."Murder Inc. in Syria
The western world took these brutal Syrian actions in its stride, and Hafez Assad became a much admired, and even respected world leader.
Jerusalem Post Eye of the Storm: Needed - a new Iraqi timetable
Washington Institute Syria’s Response to the Mehlis Report
The survival of the Syrian regime depends on opening its political system to share power and satisfying international demands and concerns. So far, it seems that Bashar al-Asad is choosing a more self-destructive path.The Copts and Their Political Implications in Egypt
0 Christian Science Monitor A new Sunni strategy
After failing to defeat Iraq's charter, Sunni Arab parties are merging - with an anti-US agenda.Impose 'smart' sanctions on Syria
By George A. LopezFrench inch toward social reform
A majority say France's safety nets are broken, but they're divided on a solution. Part 3 of three.Their clout rising, blogs are courted by Washington's elite
Political blogs aren't just reacting to news anymore - they're making it.Bernanke's bargain with inflationBBC goes all out to reach Middle East
The BBC is dropping 10 language services to focus on a new Arabic channel to take on Al Jazeera.Strongmen to score big in final tallies of Afghanistan vote
The new parliament, dominated by men who have ruled by the gun, may sit as soon as early December.US to relocate key Okinawa air base
Japan and the US have hammered out an agreement to move a base protested by residents.
1 IHT Post-quake giving unites Pakistan
AHMED RASHID The public response to the earthquake in Kashmir is an expression of the coming together of the nation after a long fallow period.U.S. and the EU: Extradition must go both ways
CHRISTIAN AHLUND Until the U.S. demonstrates a more cooperative attitude, the EU should put the ratification process of a new extradition agreement on hold.The colonel's critique
The recent scalding criticism of the Bush administration by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson should be welcomed for its patriotic intent and its therapeutic value.
UPI Walker's World: Japan's strategic fears
BBC Judge rules on Guantanamo strike
Lawyers for hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay must be told before their clients are force-fed, a judge rules.ICRC concern at Guantanamo
H12 RFE/RL Most Sunni Arabs Set Their Sights On ElectionsIran: Analysts Give Economic Planning And Development Mixed MarksIsrael Says Iran A 'Clear and Present Danger'
International commentary on China: Secretary Rice In Central Asia: A ‘Diplomatic Blitz’
OpenDemocracy Kosovo: the end of the beginning
USIP USIPeace Briefing Afghanistan: Old Problems, New Parliament, New Expectations
H13 The Times Anatole Kaletsky Galileo and Copernicus
Alan Greenspan will take pride of place when historians try to understand the transformation to the modern global economyIsolate Syria's tryanny
Political, diplomatic and economic pressure should be exerted with the declared aim of regime changeAl-Zarqawi's Europe cell jailed
Four Islamic radicals accused of planning to bomb Jewish targets in Germany were jailed for up to eight yearsQ&A: the CIA leakBlair tries to mend fences with call for shared EU policies
WSJ Support Wanes for Bush Policies, Poll Shows
U.S. support is waning for Bush's policies on some key issues, a new Harris poll indicates. About 43% approve of his position on tax cuts, compared with 52% in a previous poll. Support for Mr. Bush's energy policies fell to 30%, from 37%.
Der Spiegel PANDEMIC PREPARATIONS Hatching Bird Flu Vaccine from an Egg
So far, bird flu remains just that -- a disease affecting only our feathered friends. But it could jump to humans and vaccine laboratories want to be ready. But no matter what they do, half a year would likely be necessary to develop a vaccine. Or could it go even faster?
H14 Financial Times Talk persists of central banks shifting reserves from dollar
Talk of central banks diversifying their $4,000bn foreign exchange reserves away from the dollar is a constant refrain.COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Britain should play Thomas More at the summit
A Union with free trade within and protectionism without was a viable recipe while the EU could dictate the terms of trade. But that is no longer sustainable, writes Stephen Wall, former Downing Street adviser on Europe to Tony BlairGermany could raise retirement age to 67
Germany's government-in-waiting is considering a proposal to increase the statutory retirement age to 67 from 65, in a move that could send a reform signal across Europe.COMMENT & ANALYSIS: What Germany and France must rediscover
They showed other countries a model for economic success. They need quickly to reform and modernise their model, not repudiate it, writes Mario Monti, a former European commissioner.Syria sanctions threat opposed by Russia and Arab LeagueIranian leader sparks alarm by saying Israel 'must be wiped off the map'UN report finds Syrian weapons flow to LebanonCOMMENT: Why Asian studies are crucial to Britain's future
By Peter CaveControversy grows over fate of Iraq detainees
The fate of thousands of prisoners held without trial by US and British forces in Iraq is in legal limbo as controversy...Schröder set to rock boat at his last summit
Schr?der will on Wednesday use his final European Union summit as German chancellor to oppose a proposal backed...Republicans fear loss of seats as mid-term troubles mountSuicide bomber kills four in Israeli town
H15 Los Angeles Times Anticipation Builds Over CIA Leak Investigation
Prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity meets with grand jury as panel's expiration nears.White House Plans to Deflect
BBC US cancels 'mini-nukes' programme
The US drops controversial plans to develop a nuclear "bunker-buster" warhead, a Republican senator says.
Financial Times Leader A CAP and bull story that fools no one
While European Union leaders are congratulating themselves on their commitment to economic reform at the Hampton Court summit today, they might consider coming clean...Shaking off the flu
Business leaders, like everyone else, are being bombarded with news about the risk of a human bird flu pandemic. Executives should consider now what, if anything, they...Over the Great Wall
After years of pushing, the barbarians are well and truly inside the gate. The $371m (£209m) acquisition by Carlyle Group, the US private equity firm, of a...COMMENT: America needs a tax system that reflects its values
America’s tax system is wrong-headed and backward, discouraging savings and job creation, while encouraging energy consumption, waste and pollution, writes Ted Halstead, founder and president of the New America Foundation.
H16 White House Nervous About 'Bulldog' America in 2020
By Hillary Rodham Clinton
KR Federal spending splits GOP, threatens its baseUnexpected Lessons From Greenspan's Fed
- Steve Chapman, Chicago TribuneIt's Time to Rein in Special Prosecutors
- Viet Dinh and Neal Katyal, Wall St. Journal
7 Daily Telegraph What we can learn from Norwegians
Oslo's place in Efta but out of the EU has ensured wealth and health, says Daniel Hannan. Norwegians are the richest people in Europe, and the healthiest and happiest race in the world.Tories: Blair's blown it
Tony Blair has invited the European Union to extend its reach into a sweeping range of new - and sensitive - policy areas, from company taxation to university reforms, a "common energy policy" for Europe and the management of immigration.
H18 Independent Blair: Europe must reform to cope with globalisation
Tony Blair outlined a range of targets for closer European co-operation yesterday and laid down a fresh challenge to the European Union to reform to deal with globalisationLeading article: So much for putting Britain at the heart of Europe Adrian Hamilton: Why Blair no longer seeks a legacy in EuropeBush at bay
Senior White House officials face indictment over CIA leak. Protests across US as military death toll in Iraq passes 2,000. Republicans may force retreat over Supreme Court nomination Curse of the second term leaves US presidents as lame ducks Hamish McRae: Bernanke's appointment is a good one, but he will certainly face a few shocks
H19 CRS Terrorist Capabilities for Cyberattack: Overview and Policy Issues
LA REPUBBLICA TRANSLATIONS....A blog about the Middle East called Nur al-Cubicle
has posted complete translations of the La Repubblica series on the forged Niger documents. Here they are: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3Alexander Yakovlev and theRoots of the Soviet Reforms
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 168
H20 Slate First, Fire All the Lawyers:
It's time to put a manager in charge of the Department of Homeland Security.
CFR Bernard Trainor tells CFR’s Michael Moran in this cfr.org brief
the military is reaping a harvest of public doubt
now after years of claiming that high-tech weaponry would give America the ability “to fight clean wars.”
H21 Vanity Fair MEANWHILE, IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION … Most second-term presidents have a V.P. jockeying for a shot at the Oval Office. Not Bush. Aside from making one steely-jawed hurricane-relief appearance, Dick Cheney was invisible for 11 days. Michael Wolff may have figured out why. Illustration by Philip Burke. Read the article.