IHT Nonviolent, yet dangerous By ZEYNO BARAN Occupying a gray zone of militancy, with its activities involving more than mere expression of opinion but less than terrorism, regulating Islamist groups like HT poses a unique challenge to liberal democracies. H4 New York Times U.N. Is Expected to Pass Measure Pressuring Syria The resolution threatens Syria with sanctions if it does not help with the inquiry into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister.
Editorial The House's Abuse of Patriotism With some of the Patriot Act's most sweeping powers set to expire at the end of the year, the two houses of Congress face crucial negotiations.
Herbert Smoke Gets in Our Eyes The art of Bush-speak is to achieve the effect of a lie without actually getting caught in a lie.
Krugman Ending the Fraudulence The Bush administration will stagger on for three more years. But its essential fraudulence stands exposed. H5 Washington Post Syria's Wobbly Godfather Jr. Will the Hariri Affair Be a Turning Point in the Assad Family Saga? By Flynt Leverett Death of Syrian Minister Leaves Sect Adrift It is an instance, writ small, of the growing frustration and fear in the Alawite sect that has served as the backbone of 35 years of Baath Party rule and is still viewed as the linchpin of President Assad's five years in power. The Real Crime White House vs. CIA Was The Wrong Battle By David Ignatius
A Leak, Then a Deluge Did a Bush loyalist, trying to protect the case for war in Iraq, obstruct an investigation into who blew the cover of a covert CIA operative? Friday's indictment of Cheney's chief of staff places the vice president closer than previously known to events at the heart of the controversy.
Lessons of Scandals Past By Lou Cannon, Presidents and their staffs resemble the families described by Tolstoy: All happy ones are alike while each unhappy one is unhappy in its own way. Scandals have a particular capacity for focusing this unhappiness. Replacing his staff helped Ronald Reagan get over the Iran-contra scandal. His example could be a useful guidepost for George W. Bush.
Bush Must Chart Recovery The president faces such a complex set of problems that his prospects of bouncing back are particularly daunting
Iran's Useful Reminder By Jim Hoagland Most Valuable Politician of the year? How about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who reminds a distracted world at crucial moments of the true nature of Iran's regime, of the abiding source of conflict in the...
The Realist Who Got It Wrong By Charles Krauthammer, It is not surprising that Brent Scowcroft, who helped give indecency a 12-year life extension in Iraq, should disdain decency's return. But we should not.
Editorial To Revive a Presidency POLITICAL COMMENTARY is addicted to bold trends: Leaders must be either up or down; sideways isn't tolerated.
Financial Times In the quake's wake Natural disasters are remembered first for the suffering they cause; second, for the suffering that might have been avoided had relief efforts been more generous and...
Black reputation Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, and other Communist party leaders have argued convincingly that they need to address China's severe environmental and social challenges as well as simply promoting economic growth.
US ‘had no policy’ in place to rebuild Iraq The US government had “no comprehensive policy or regulatory guidelines” in place for staffing the management of postwar Iraq, according to the top government watchdog overseeing the country’s reconstruction.
COMMENT: Prepare now for a Sino-Indian trade boom The potential for growth is staggering but Chinese companies, with their razor-thin margins and low overhead costs, are best placed to cater to the cross-border opportunity, writes Niraj Dawar, visiting professor at Insead in Singapore
H15 Los Angeles Times Editorial Menace in the Mideast THE FRIGHTENING PROSPECT of a nuclear-armed Iran became even more terrifying last week with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declaration that Israel "must be wiped off the map."
Editorial Saving the second term CAMP DAVID IS WHERE PRESIDENTS often go to lick their wounds. So President Bush's departure Friday for the Maryland retreat was as predictable as it was necessary; within the span of a week, he has seen a high-ranking administration official indicted for obstructing justice in the Valerie Plame inquiry and his White House counsel forced by critics within his own party to withdraw as a nominee to the Supreme Court.
H17 Daily Telegraph Home frontThe Gunpowder Plot conspirators believed that religion was of primary importance, as do Islamic jihadis today, and that violent insurrection was a legitimate response to a government and society that refused to subscribe to their way of seeing the world, writes Philip Johnston.Bush needs aides who speak their minds Bush's presidency is in deep trouble, says Alec Russell. He would be making a huge mistake if he fell back on his routine and listened only to a chosen few for advice.
Bush resists reshuffle callPresident George W Bush is expected to resist calls to fire officials and reshuffle his staff as he tries to relaunch his presidency after last week's disasters for the White House.
US admits death tollThe US military has admitted it is keeping records of Iraqi deaths as it disclosed that it estimates 26,000 to have been killed or injured by insurgents since January 2004.
Assessing the State of Homeland Security Michael E. O'Hanlon; Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security of the Committee of the Judiciary H20 Slate H21 In praise of ... HyperionEarlier this month a small English record company did a remarkable thing: it issued, in one boxed set, the first complete recordings of Franz Schubert's songs.
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