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H1 Washington Post What Are We Holding Together? By Peter W. Galbraith, Although it was certainly not his intention, George W. Bush broke up Iraq when he ordered the invasion in 2003. The United States not only removed Saddam Hussein, but it also smashed, and later dissolved, the institutions that enabled Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to rule the country: the army, the...

Reselling the Wars Are Troop Withdrawals the Price for Further Commitment in Afghanistan and Iraq? By Jackson Diehl, The Bush administration's effort to win quickly and cheaply in Afghanistan and Iraq has boomeranged. We need to fight the battles it tried to dodge.

Weekly Standard
Bush's Great Middle East Gamble The best hope for Iran is winning in Iraq. by Reuel Marc Gerecht

Carnegie Endowment
Is Political Consensus Possible in Iraq? By Nathan Brown
The Economist On the cover Despite globalisation's success in raising living standards, people are again queuing up to denounce it:
Tired of globalisation
New Yorker BREAKING RANKS by JEFFREY GOLDBERG What turned Brent Scowcroft against the Bush Administration?

Let's End The Torture - Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek

Rand Corporation
Moderate and Radical Islam Angel Rabasa

Financial Times
COMMENT & ANALYSIS: The new oligarchs? Winners and losers in the Kremlin's grab for oil wealth

Asia Times
An unsafe world for US companies The current administration in the United States has long been classified as deeply business friendly, but it, and its foreign policy in particular, is proving to be problematical for US multinationals in other countries, and even at home. Bush may be an oil president, but he's not a Disney or KFC president. - Mark Engler
Financial Times
A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century - U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

From the Archive - State Failure Task Force Report: Phase III Findings PDF format, 234 pages,
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US National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza

Brookings Instutition
The U.S. and Europe at a Crossroads on Iran European and American experts assess how Iran's continued rebuke of arms control efforts affects U.S.-Europe relations.

Kissinger Discourages Exiting Iraq Early

Democracy's Islamic roots - From shura to sharia, Islam's real history has rich resources with which to build modern democracy, argues Mishal Al Sulami
H2 Washington Institute Turkey and Europe’s Problem with Radical Islam By Soner Cagaptay, Düden Yegenoglu, and Ekim Turkey’s experience with democracy and moderation means that Europe’s Turkish communities, and Turkish membership in the EU, can help Europe diffuse its crisis of Islamist radicalization

Google News
Elections in Azerbaijan


Daily Star
For Kurds, a failed or militarized Iraq means 'goodbye' By Khaled Salih

Azeri ruling party 'wins' polls
Azerbaijan's ruling party has won parliamentary elections, partial results show - the opposition plans protests.

New Syrian leadership probably wouldn't benefit U.S., report says

Insurgents' ranks quickly replenished, expert says

Questions about Chalabi pose dilemma for Bush administration

Iraqi cleric on the rise again

New York Times Editorial
Signing Up Saddam's Soldiers

Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts

Fearing an Iraq in a Post-Assad Syria As bad as the Assad government is, could its failure lead to something even worse?

Today's Papers / Blogometer realclearpoliticsABC’s The Note - Early Bird thru GovExec - antiwar.com / Wikipedia / technorati

New York Sun
The Same War The chief casualty of Washington's failure to eradicate PKK safe havens in Iraq or seal the Iraqi border will not be whatever remains of the U.S.-Turkish strategic alliance. Rather, it will be Washington's ability to win the global war on terrorism. By Michael Rubin

Democracy and Oil Fight It Out in Azerbaijan - Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

Next Stop, Baku Another election, another "color" revolution?

New Republic
Is an American pollster helping to steal Azerbaijan's election? by Daria Vaisman

Former Aide Didn' t Disclose Involvement in C.I.A. Case

Carnegie Endowment paper examines viability of political reconstruction in Iraq
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Centre for European Policy Studies publish collection of essays on European Security
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Ten Years Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Defining European Interests for the Next DecadeCenter for European Integration Studies This 103-page discussion paper comprises a number of articles addressing the future challenges for the EU's Mediterranean policy

CSIS report, European Defense Integration: Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Capabilities.

From Policy Takers to Policy Makers: Adapting EU Cohesion Policy to the Needs of the New Member States Swedish Institute for European Policy StudiesThis 260-page book analyzes the issues that will determine whether EMU enlargement is a success

H3 Turkey and Europe

Turkey and the U.S.

Greek press on Cyprus and Turkey

Turkey and the Middle East

Turkey, Russia, Caucasus, C. Asia

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Estern Anatolia: Iraq's next domino - "Greater Kurdistan" Ambitions Could Spark Regional War

Yedioth Ahronoth
Turkey's Western leanings are good for Europe, Israel

Kurds see democracy as means to gain independent state: In Iraq, freedom to secede?

What goes round... The popularity in the US of Rumi, a 13th-century Turkish poet, is a tragic irony, as the order of Sufi dervishes he founded is banned at home, writes William Dalrymple

American Interests Vs. Turkey’s EU Membership

Iraq's Kurds dismiss reports of US using Arbil airport as base BBC Monitoring Service

Kurds' disconnect bigger than phonesWashington Times

POLITICS-IRAQ: Witnesses Describe Ballot Fraud in Nineveh

Constitution inspires Kurds to think independently

IRAQ: More than 200 parties register for parliamentary elections

Developers to build Kurdistani dream city

Kurdish soldiers in Kurdistan learn to read and write

Turkey’s Defence Minster wants ties with Iran reviewed

Le Figaro
Les fiancées turques de Hambourg

Syria pardons 190 political prisoners: SANA

OSCE report on Bulgaria's parliamentary election of 2005
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US Files Trade Complaint Against Turkey

Google Print Includes Full-Text Public Domain Books

2005 Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference

The Economist
Online books Big technology companies have pledged to make many thousands of books available online. The commercial prospects look shaky, but this new front in the battle between the world’s leading internet portals will yield a valuable resource for all

H4 New York Times Editorial Signing Up Saddam's Soldiers It is late in the day, but Iraq's ruling coalition of Shiite and Kurdish parties, and their American patrons, are finally showing some realism.

Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts A report warned before the Iraq war that a captured Al Qaeda official was probably lying about Iraqi-Qaeda ties.

Fearing an Iraq in a Post-Assad Syria As bad as the Assad government is, could its failure lead to something even worse?

A New Sunni Party Raises Hopes of More Political Participation

Chalabi, in Tehran, Meets With Iranian President Before Traveling to U.S. Next Week

France Has an Underclass, but Its Roots Are Still Shallow France is only beginning to struggle with the fury of Muslims of North African descent who are caught in a trap of ethnic and religious discrimination.

10 Officers Shot as Riots Worsen in French Cities

When the C.I.A. Played by the Rules By MILT BEARDENReciprocity provides an effective argument for the U.S. to obey the Geneva Conventions: ...

Why Vote? By STEPHEN J. DUBNER and STEVEN D. LEVITT There's no good economic rationale for going to the polls. So what is it that drives the democratic instinct?

Migrant Worry By DAVID RIEFF Who deserves to be a citizen? As the politics of immigration roil Europe and the U.S., the real debate hasn't even begun.

Reserved By ROGER LOWENSTEIN Globalization and Alan Greenspan's own influential stewardship have steered the Fed back to something like its original state: an institution with limited power.

America's Learning Deficit
By HENRY LEVIN and NIGEL HOLMES The costs of a poor education and the savings of a good education.

And the War Goes On
For all the talk, neither the Bush administration nor the public has taken the reality of the Iraq war seriously enough to do something about it.

Hitting the Flu at Its Source, Before It Hits Us Why is it time to raise the alarm about avian flu? The short answer is that protections must be in place before a pandemic hits.

To Fight the Flu, Change How Government Works By NEWT GINGRICH and ROBERT EGGE

Evolution Is in the Air
By OLIVIA JUDSON If we're unlucky, the virus causing avian flu will give us a nasty demonstration of Darwin's theory.

Rich -
The Mysterious Death of Pat Tillman The propagandistic fable exposed by the leak case - the apocalyptic imminence of Saddam's mushroom clouds - was only the first of its genre.

5 Washington Post What Are We Holding Together? By Peter W. Galbraith, Although it was certainly not his intention, George W. Bush broke up Iraq when he ordered the invasion in 2003. The United States not only removed Saddam Hussein, but it also smashed, and later dissolved, the institutions that enabled Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to rule the country: the army, the...

Reselling the Wars Are Troop Withdrawals the Price for Further Commitment in Afghanistan and Iraq? By Jackson Diehl, The Bush administration's effort to win quickly and cheaply in Afghanistan and Iraq has boomeranged. We need to fight the battles it tried to dodge.

Mr. Blair's Changing Climate The president has a chance to break the vicious cycle of European whining and American stonewalling on climate change. He should take it.

Cheney Fights for Detainee Policy As Pressure Mounts to Limit Handling Of Terror Suspects, He Holds Hard Line

Azerbaijan's Ruling Party Claims Lead in Vote: Opposition Group Condemns Election as Fraudulent; Monitors' Reports Awaited

Oil, Overflights and Democracy THE CAUCASIAN nation of Azerbaijan is holding a parliamentary election today that could provide a turning point for a Muslim country about to come into oil riches, for the strategic and unsettled region around it, and for President Bush's democracy policy. Its autocratic government has promised a...

Hindsight in Iraq By Jim Hoagland We were so stupid that we let our idiot president and an Arab con man fool us on a life-and-death issue.

Chalabi Ready For U.S. Visit, Another Shot At Limelight Controversial Iraqi Figure To Meet With Rice, Others

U.S.-Iraqi Force Sweeps Syrian Border Area
Operation to Find Foreign Insurgent Fighters Is One of Largest Since Invasion

U.S. and Iraqi Forces Open Major Assault Flow of Insurgents From Syria Targeted

Voter Anger Might Mean An '06 Electoral Shift Public Voices Dissatisfaction Over Iraq War, Economy

Rage of French Youth Is A Fight for Recognition Spreading Rampage in Country's Slums Is Rooted in Alienation and Abiding Government Neglect

Iran Asks Europeans To Reopen Discussions
Nuclear Talks Ended Three Months Ago

Newly Released Data Undercut Prewar Claims Source Tying Baghdad, Al Qaeda Doubted

Europeans to Look Into Reports of CIA Jails: Officials in Eastern Europe Deny Role

The U.N. Isn't a Threat to the Net - Kofi Annan

Dubious Democracy on the Nile By Hala Mustafa

Deep Background, Deep Controversy
By Deborah Howell, Anonymous sources, always controversial, have become even more so since the CIA leak case …

A Gender Jihad For Islam's Future
By Asra Q. Nomani, Muslim feminists are engaged in a struggle to reclaim rights granted to women by Islam at its birth but erased by manmade rules and tribal traditions masquerading as divine law.

Senators Question Terrorism Inquiries
FBI Use of Patriot Act Is Weighed Against Rights of Individuals in U.S.

FBI's Secret Scrutiny: In Hunt for Terrorists, Bureau Examines Records of Ordinary Americans

For History's Sake, Nothing Like a Paper Trail By Russell L. Riley

Foreign Grad Students Up After 3-Year Drop The number of new international graduate students enrolling in universities in the United States appears to have rebounded slightly this fall after three years of decline.
H6 Guardian
Blair's litany of failures on Iraq - ambassador's damning verdict

Ambassador: Blair failed on Iraq Meyer says PM failed to exert any leverage on Bush and was seduced by US power. Tony Blair and the wooing of AmericaHow Britain failed to check BushSeduced by the glamour of US power
Leader: Delayed dispatches Britain and the US: Sir Christopher Meyer's book covers the fateful period of the run-up to the war in Iraq in March 2003 - an event which on many counts must now be judged a disastrous failure for British policy.

Playing to the crowd Sir Christopher Meyer

Interview: Christopher Meyer

Explosion in the suburbs Naima Bouteldja: The riots now sweeping France are the product of years of racism, poverty and police brutality.

Chirac calls emergency meetingEmergency meeting of top ministers as urban unrest escalates in France. Worlds apart as Paris divided

Azerbaijani ruling party claims victory in elections Opposition alleges widescale ballot box fraud · Activists threaten to stage street demonstrations

We Americans are like recovering addicts after a four-year bender Naomi Wolf: Bush made his white constituency feel good about themselves, but no longer. Citizens are rediscovering democracy.

Happy where his heart is Roy Hattersley: Blair is not and never has been Labour. Now his devotion to the market is turning a gap into a gulf.

A battle between liberty and authoritarianism Charles Kennedy: Basic freedoms are under attack in the name of the fight against terror. We should heed Churchill's wartime warnings.

Leader: US budget deficit

The Observer
Blair to surrender on terror laws · U-turn over 90-day detention· Judges lead the attackBlair's big gamble

French cabinet in crisis as riots erupt nationwide

A burning issue for us all Trevor Phillips: The violence in Paris is a warning to the whole of Europe that race issues have become central to politics.

Integration has to be voluntaryGood societies grow from strong roots.

Ethics lessons for Bush staffBeset by scandal and with one senior aide facing criminal charges, President George Bush has ordered all White House senior staff to take a refresher course in ethics, it was revealed yesterday.
H7 Dan Drezner on diplomacy, deterrence, reputation and great power strategies

If the Problem Is Muslim Terror, Then What? - Victor Davis Hanson, City Journal
KnightRidder Italy gave faulty uranium intelligence, U.S. officials say

Whatever Happened to the Phase II Intel Report? - Laura Rozen, American Prospect

Alan Wolfe has an essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education Reality in Political Science

New Yorker
What Scooter Told Judy The White House, the press, and the culture of leaks. by Nicholas Lemann

Wake Up, Europe, You've A War On Your Hands - Mark Steyn, Chicago Sun-Times
The Fire in France - David Warren, Ottawa Citizen

Beijing blusters over India's nuclear deal Months after India and the US agreed on a landmark nuclear pact, the Chinese media have for the first time responded, and not very kindly. India has taken umbrage, but it will take bigger issues to derail the accord. - Siddharth Srivastava

CFR Lawrence Scheinman, an arms control expert, tells CFR's Bernard Gwertzman a new U.S.-India nuclear agreement undercuts U.S. allegiance to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

H8 KnightRidder New Syrian leadership probably wouldn't benefit U.S., report says

Insurgents' ranks quickly replenished, expert says

Questions about Chalabi pose dilemma for Bush administration

Iraqi cleric on the rise again Firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whom U.S.-led coalition forces wanted captured or killed a year ago, could become Iraq's political kingmaker, a behind-the-scenes force shaping the outcome of the country's December elections.

Is Iran's New President Truly An Exterminator? - The Economist

Analysis: U.S. casualties persist in Iraq after referendum Prior to the successful referendum poll Oct. 15, U.S. officials had predicted that the vote would be a milestone, and that the growing credibility of the democratic process would likely undermine the insurgency.

US and Iraqis continue offensive US and Iraqi troops battle insurgents on the second day of an anti-militant operation near Iraq's Syrian border.

Looking Out on Hostile Territory Why the Iraqi city the Americans conquered a year ago is still a threat

Mideast "Democracy" May Turn Out To Be a Disaster - Pat Buchanan, Pittsburgh TR

The "Muslim Street" Finally Explodes ........ in Paris - New York Post
Iranian President's Bluster Should Inform U.S. Policy - Detroit News

Iran's Heart of Darkness - Tom Plate, Seattle Times
Our Allies in Iran - Afshin Molavi, New York Times

Faith in Democracy - James Ceaser, Weekly Standard

Cheering Terror - Ralph Peters, New York Post

H9 Congressional Research Service Issue Brief on Israel and it's relations with the United States
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Weekly Standard
What Zionism Is Not by Benjamin Balint

A military option is not on the table now with regard to Iran’s nuclear capability.

Washington Institute
The Future of the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Peace vision Ten years after the death of Yitzhak Rabin, his legacy lives on

CSIS Pakistan and Israel: An Emerging Détente A series of high-level Pakistani overtures to Israel in September 2005 underscored a sudden spotlight on a relationship that was practically nonexistent until then. The Pakistani move was timed to follow Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, but it was built on years of cautious low-level contacts. Pakistan is hoping that the bold gestures will impress its critics in Washington, and further strengthen its relationship with the U.S.
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Middle East: Rethinking Arafat’s Legacy

Israel’s Defense Minister on Iran, Abbas In a wide-ranging interview, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz rules out strikes against Iran and raises doubts about whether Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has what it takes to forge a permanent peace.

Q&A With Iraq’s Nesreen Barwari

Commons research paper examines Afghanistan's political development
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10 Christian Science Monitor

The Great Mirage By James G. Poulos The trail of Iraq’s federalist vapors cuts clear through the fatalistic postcolonial illusion of the whole Middle East.

International commentary
03 November 2005: Avian Flu: Threat Of ‘Global Pandemic’ Is Growing

11 BBC Chirac pledges to defeat rioters President Jacques Chirac says France will prevail over rioters, as 10 police officers are wounded by gunfire.
French society at a crossroads

Police Find Bomb-Making Factory in Paris...

The Intifada Comes to France - Olivier Guitta, Weekly Standard

Paris Riots: Beginning of Jihad in Europe?

Why Paris is Burning As France is hit with its worst riots in years, TIME takes an inside look at the roots of Muslim discontent

The Facts Showed Hussein Was A Threat - James Klurfeld, Newsday
Nay-Sayers Fail To Hijack Iraq's Triumph - Frank Devine, The Australian
Azerbaijani Election Gauges Democratic Development Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections have been described as a make-or-break moment in the country's democratic development.
North Caucasus
Nalchik Raids Trigger Harassment Against Muslims
Iranian Leader Ousts Directors Of State-Owned Banks

Iraq: Al-Sadr Militia Taking Law into Own Hands

Azerbaijan’s Campaign Ends, Attention Now Focusing on Post-Election Period


US Brings Georgia into Georgia's South Ossetia Peace ProcessBy Theresa Freese Difficulties in the Caucasus present an opportunity for greater US involvement in the region.

Brookings Institution
- Whither Kazakhstan? Fiona Hill

PINR "Intelligence Brief: Russia in the S.C.O."
Full text of report

CFR Backgrounder: Nagorno-Karabakh

Human Rights Watch: FSU revolutions

UNDP on Azeri living standards

Heritage: U.S. interests in Caspian region

Washington Times
Avoiding a Russian arms disaster By Ted Turner and Stanley Weiss

The Economist Uzbekistan
Waiting for the other shoe to drop

H13 The Times
Opposition claims poll rigging Azerbaijan’s Opposition has accused the Government of rigging parliamentary elections and pledged to campaign to overturn the results

Colour-blind policy has fed Muslim radicalismThe riots in France have highlighted the country's failure to include its seven million residents of Arab and African origin in the national mainstream

The man whose fate rests on a solution to the revolt The outcome of the French ethnic insurrection is likely to dictate the fate of the pugnacious Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy

A pope for our times A less conservative than expected Benedict XVI has put Darwin on the Vatican agenda

THE BODY COUNT RISES IN IRAQ These have not been easy times for those of us who supported the Iraq war

Labour revolt deepens Tony Blair is facing a growing revolt from Labour backbenchers over his plans to reform public services and force through anti-terrorism measures Focus: How long can he keep the ball up?

Blair won’t jump; he’s made sure he can’t be pushed

Investigate the CIA - Victoria Toensing

Les Misérables France's Muslim underclass goes to the barricades.
H14 Financial Times
Azeri ruling party claims poll win amid fraud fears

Tension over Iran must not embroil Iraq, says Chalabi

Tehran seeks new nuclear talks

Treatment of foreign prisoners is fuelling disputes in administration John McCain, the Arizona Republican, has signalled that he will not cave in to White House pressure to carve out an exception for the CIA in legislation that would bar the US from torturing prisoners overseas.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS: The new oligarchs? Winners and losers in the Kremlin's grab for oil wealth By Arkady Ostrovsky In the past two years Russia’s oil and gas sector has undergone the most fundamental changes since the mid-1990s. As privatised assets return to state control, some believe the drive is just a percursor to a new round of privatisations with a different set of beneficiaries.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS: China is paying the price of rising social unrest There is another growth story that Chinese leaders prefer not to advertise: social unrest, writes Minxin Pei of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington

China hubs take on expanded supply role for US groups

The error of Germany's budget plan By Wolfgang MunchauGermany’s incoming “grand coalition” of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is about to commit the biggest economic policy error since unification

OECD race in last lapThe race to be the next secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is reaching its last lap. "So what?" will be the reaction of...
H15 Los Angeles Times
Rove's Clearance Is Questioned Some wonder if he should continue as White House deputy chief of staff while under investigation.

The Price of Asia's Growth The U.S. is no longer the sole power that many nations look to for trade and protection.

Plamegate's Real Liar - Max Boot, Los Angeles Times

China Working to Overcome Creativity Gap - Thomas Friedman, Arizona Republic
H16 Mike Allen, Time
A White House Without Rove? -He's not gone yet, but his Texas-size ambitions are giving way to smaller goals
Fight Back, Mr. President William Kristol, Weekly Standard

Fitzgerald's Indictment is Indefensible - Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic

Why the CIA doesn't care about the Libby indictment by Spencer Ackerman

New Republic
Our incompetent government by Richard A. Posner

The Cheney Administration Is Finished - John Heilemann, New York Magazine

Former Aide's Criticisms Ignite Iraq War Debate The former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell has accused the administration of allowing a small group of senior officials to control the pre- Iraq war intelligence and post-war planning.

National Review
Victor Davis Hanson: We’re really having the wrong arguments

Michael O’Hanlon Preserving U.S. Dominan ce While Slowing the Weaponization of Space

Overview and Analysis of Senate Amendment Concerning Interrogation of Detainees


Heritage Foundation
Sources and Methods of Foreign Nationals Engaged in Economic and Military Espionage by Larry M. Wortzel

The Demographics of Military Enlistment After 9/11

The Army's Future: A View from the Top Francis Harvey, Secretary of the Army, lays out the Army’s priorities for the next five years.

17 Daily Telegraph Broken contract What is required in France is the creation of conditions for enterprise that will allow those stuck in the cité 'ghettos' to break out of drear desperation through work.

France divided as the flames creep closer After nine nights of rioting on the drab sink estates of suburban Paris, the spread of trouble to the fringes of the elegant city centre was perhaps the development France most dreaded, writes Colin Randall.

Sunday Telegraph
When Churchill went to war - with AmericaChurchill was convinced of close Anglo-American relations, if democratic values were to be sustained, and world peace preserved, writes Sir Martin Gilbert.

Iran requests nuclear talks Iran has written to European ambassadors calling for fresh nuclear talks and allowed UN inspectors into one of its military research complexes.

Suicide bombers on TVIranian state television has broadcast a cartoon that glorifies suicide bombings against Israelis, depicting a young boy blowing himself up after being told: "Go and show the Zionists how brave and heroic are the children of Palestine."

You shouldn't have to burn cars to get a better life - ask my Bolivian cleaning lady The US has not yet suffered a Blunkett-style History-ectomy, says Niall Ferguson. Nor are the fires of disintegration already burning - as they are in France.

Iraq DID raise terror danger, says MeyerReeling from a week of revolts and resignation, Tony Blair is under attack over the invasion of Iraq from Sir Christopher Meyer, a former adviser.

Government to tax view Taxpayers are set to be charged hundreds of pounds extra a year if they are in a conservation area, next to an open space or enjoy views of the sea, hills, mountains, lakes or rivers.Leader: Pay per view
H18 Independent Azeri opposition calls for street protests against 'rigged' election

Revolution at the petrol pumps as Government backs biofuels Every British motorist will soon be driving on petrol made from sugar beet and diesel made from oilseed rape as part of the Government's fight against climate change.
The Monday Interview: Elliot Morley, Minister for Climate Change
Chirac vows to restore order as riots erupt for eleventh night
France No intifada, no cause, just poor kids defending their territory
Stephen King: China can learn from Japan's economic pain
Independent on Sunday News analysis: The nuclear deterrent Nukes. Do they still protect us? Can we afford them? Must we replace Trident?
Shake-down from the sheikhdom: Dubai goes empire building in the West
Hamish McRae: What's wrong with weak governments if they're forced to make the right decisions?
Expert View: Why oil price rises have lost the power to hurt us

H19 The Economist
The hidden wealth of the poor

Cato Institute
Emerging Markets, Debt, and the Dollar (Panel 3)

The Global Economy: Sanguine Outlook Reaffirmed

Danmarks Nationalbank,
The monetary-policy regime and the development in central macroeconomic variables in the OECD countries 1970-2003
The Role of Domestic and Foreign Investors in a Simple Model of Speculative Attacks

Federal Reserve, Chairman Alan Greenspan,
Economic Outlook: Testimony Before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress

The Shrinking Gains from Trade: A Critical Assessment of Doha Round Projections Global Development and Environment Institute A 28-page working paper criticising estimates of the benefits of trade liberalization by the World Bank as being over-optimistic
H20 Time
Why Some People Are Most Likely to Succeed A fire in the belly doesn't light itself. does the spark of ambition lie in genes, family, culture—or even in your own hands? Science has answers

Can Washington Protect Us? - Richard Posner, The New Republic

Washington Monthly
Why Americans can't write political fiction An essay.
By Christopher Lehmann

A big hand Chris Taylor: Only last year, Diego Maradona seemed all but finished. His weight ballooned and he grappled with cocaine addiction. How, then, did he reinvent himself as a trim TV star and political hero?

Who has the bigger brain? As one respected journal claims that men are smarter than women, another leaps in to rubbish the research. Robin McKie reports on science's gloves-off squabble.
Want 'War and Peace' Online? How About 20 Pages at a Time? Amazon.com and Google are developing systems to allow consumers to purchase online access to parts of books. New York Times

The Economist
Online books Big technology companies have pledged to make many thousands of books available online. The commercial prospects look shaky, but this new front in the battle between the world’s leading internet portals will yield a valuable resource for all

Don't Fear Google - Nick Schulz, Forbes

Real Madrid, the 'galáctico' of building a branding empire

John Updike on Gabriel García Márquez.

Open Content Alliance Expands Rapidly; Reveals Operational Details

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Ankara Suriye’de “Rejim Değişikliği” Politikasına Geçerken 28 Eylül 2011
Türk Dış Politika Gündemine Dair 7 Kısa Not 6 Eylül 2011
“Zafer İlan Et ve Kaç:” ABD ve Afganistan’dan “Sorumluca” Çekilmenin Mantığı 23 Haziran 2011
Orta Doğu'da Durum Raporu 25 Mayıs 2011
Bin Ladin’in Öldürülmesi Üzerine Notlar 25 Mayıs 2011
Bin Ladin’in Öldürülmesi Üzerine 15 Kısa Not 3 Mayıs 2011
ABD ve Karadeniz Nisan 2011

Türkiye Beşar’a Ne Demeli? Suriye'de “52 Cuma” Reformsuz Geçmez 20 Nisan 2011
Amerika-Sonrası Dünyanın Provası Olarak Libya Krizi ve Türkiye 22 Mart 2011
“Demokratikleştiremediklerimizden misiniz?”: Orta Doğu’daki Değişim Dalgasının Neden, Şekil ve Olası Sonuçları 10 Şubat 2011
Analiz Üzerine Notlar 14 Ocak 2011
Wikileaks Üzerine Notlar ve Yorumlar 23 Aralık 2010
Enerji ve Güvenliği Üzerine Notlar 29 Kasım 2010
Amerikan Travması ve Kongre Seçimleri 23 Kasım 2010
Füze Savunması Üzerine 20 Soru ve 5 Seçenek 20 Ekim 2010
Obama Ekibinde Yaprak Dökümü - Beyaz Saray’dan Kaçış mı? 12 Ekim 2010
"Kürt Devleti" Üzerine Notlar ve Çeşitlemeler 23 Eylül 2010
Mullen’ın Ankara Ziyareti 7 Eylül 2010
ABD’nin Afganistan’daki Seçenekleri 24 Ağustos 2010
Financial Times Haberinin Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Üzerine Düşündürttükleri 18 Ağustos 2010
İsrail-ABD-İran-Türkiye Dörtgeni 26 Temmuz 2010
Bay Netanyahu Washington’a Gitti: Böyle mi Olacaktı, Obama? 16 Temmuz 2010
Stratejik Dehlizlerde Derinlik Sarhoşluğu: Bir AKP Dış Politikası Eleştirisi Temmuz 2010
Rus Casusluk Olayı: "John Le Carre mi, Austin Powers mı?" 5 Temmuz 2010
“Mahalleye Hoş Geldin”:Türkiye’nin Orta Doğu’da İlk Günü 02 Haziran 2010
Nükleer Takas: “Savaşı Bitiren Anlaşma” mı, “Acem Oyunu” mu? 20 Mayıs 2010
ABD Irak’tan Çekilirken Riskler ve Hesaplar 1 Mayıs 2010
ABD-İsrail İlişkilerinde “Normalleşme” Sancıları 22 Nisan 2010
Obama’nın Nükleer Cazibe Taarruzu: Bardağın Üçte Biri Dolu 9 Nisan 2010
ABD-İsrail İlişkilerinde “Tektonik Kayma” mı? 5 Nisan 2010
Irak Seçimleri: Sonun Başlangıcı, Başlangıcın Sonu 19 Mart 2010
Ermeni Karar Tasarısı Üzerine Notlar, Yorumlar ve Öneriler 8 Mart 2010
Ermeni Karar Tasarısı Üzerine Notlar, Yorumlar ve Öneriler 8 Mart 2010 (word)
Bütçe Açığı ve Amerikan Gerilemesinin Ekonomi Politiği 19 Şubat 2010
Cemaat-skeptic 6 Ocak 2010
AKP bir seçim daha kazanırsa burası FC olur 4 Ocak 2010
ABD bu işin neresinde? 29 Aralık 2009
Türkiye-Ermenistan Protokolü Üzerine Düşünceler 3 Eylül 2009
"Obama’nın Savaşı":AfPak Üzerine Notlar 20 Nisan 2009
Obama’nın Ardından 17 Nisan 2009
Obama’nın Türkiye Gezisi ve Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri 19 Mart 2009
ABD ve Orta Doğu Barış Süreci Mart 2009
Obama’nın “Kırkı Çıkarken” Mart 2009

ABD-PKK “İlişkisi” Üzerine Notlar Şubat 2009
Mahşerin Üç Atlısı: Ross, Holbrooke ve Mitchell 5 Şubat 2009
SOFA ABD için Irak’ta “Sonun Başlangıcı” mı? Ocak 2009
Obama Döneminde ABD ve Asya 15 Ocak 2009
Obama’nın Güvenlik Kabinesi Üzerine Notlar 4 Aralık 2008
Yeni ABD Başkanı Obama ve Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri 6 Kasım 2008
ABD Başkanlık Seçimlerinin Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerine Muhtemel Etkileri 30 Ekim 2008
ABD Başkanlık Seçimleri Ekim 2008
Obama’nın Biden’ı Tercihinin Bir Tahlili 26 Ağustos 2008
Amerikan Sağı Üzerine Notlar Ağustos 2008
Gürcistan Krizi, ABD ve Türkiye 11 Ağustos 2008
Obama'nın Dış Gezisi 29 Temmuz 2008
Başkan Bush’un Avrupa Gezisi ve Transatlantik İlişkileri 18 Haziran 2008
ABD Seçimleri (ppt) - 10 Haziran 2008
"Sessiz Tsunami": Global Gıda Krizi (ppt) - 29 Nisan 2008
Amiral Fallon'un İstifası 13 Mart 2008
ABD ve PKK İlişkisi Üzerine Notlar 22 Kasım 2007
“İçeride Liberal, Dışarıda Şahin”: K. Irak’a Harekat Üzerine Notlar 25 Ekimy 2007
K.Irak'a Ekonomik Müeyyideler Üzerine Sorular 25 Ekimy 2007
Irak "Hamle"sinin Muhasebesi Eylül 2007
Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri - Yeni Dönemin Gündemi Eylül 2007
ABD, K. Irak ve Türkiye Üzerine Notlar ve Sorular Haziran 2007
ABD ve Orta Doğu: "Müflis mirasyedi" mi "stratejik deha" mı? Mayıs 2007
Recommendations for Strengthening U.S.-Turkish Relations February 26, 2007
ABD'nin Irak'taki Seçenekleri Ocak 2007
'Topal Ördek'le İki Yıl Daha: 2006 Kongre Seçimleri Aralık 2006
U.S.: Empire, Gulliver or the “First Among Unequals” (ppt) - ASAM 2023 Conference - October 2006
Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerinde “İkinci Bahar” mı, “Sonun Başlangıcı” mı? Stratejik Analiz - Haziran 2006 -
Irak’ta Direnişin ve İşgalin Gölgesinde Demokrasi Deneyi Avrasya Dosyası - İslam ve Demokrasi Özel Sayısı
Gurur ve Önyargı: ABD İran Gerginliği ve Türkiye Stratejik Analiz Nisan 2006 - (pdf)
Arzın Merkezine Seyahat: ABD Ulusal Güvenlik Konseyi - Journey to the Center of the World: U.S. National Security Council Avrasya Dosyası 2005
Dört Tarz-ı Siyaset: Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri ve Başbakan Erdoğan’ın Washington Ziyareti Temmuz 2005
11 Eylül’den Sonra Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri: Eski Dostlar mı Eskimeyen Dostlar mı? Avrasya Dosyası - 2005
“Dört Yıl Daha”: Yeni Bush Yönetimi ve Dünya Aralık 2004
2004’ten 2005’e Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Aralık 2004
Türkiye, Iraklı Kürtler ve Statükonun Meşruiyeti Nisan 2004 - eksik
Askerî Alanda Devrim: Askerî Bir Senfoni Ocak 2004
Çirkin Amerikalı’ ile ‘Güven Bunalımı’: ‘Süleymaniye Krizi ve Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Temmuz 2003 - ( pdf )
The Middle East: A Land of Opportunity and Peril for Turkey - May 2003
Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Üzerine Notlar: Ataerkil Yapıdan Tüccar Mantığına mı? Mayıs 2003
Türkiye, ABD ve Irak Harekâtı: Hayır Diyebilen Türkiye? - Şubat 2003
Değişim, ‘Sense of Proportion’ ve Tarihin Yararları ile Sınırları Üzerine Nisan 2003
ABD Güvenlik Politikalarında Güç Kullanımı ve Caydırıcılık Ağustos 2002
“Yalnız Kovboy” ya da “Eşit Olmayanlar Arasında Birinci”: ABD Dış Politikasında Tektaraflılık-Çoktaraflılık Tartışmaları Mart 2002
İyi, Kötü ve Çirkin: ABD'nin Orta Doğu Politikaları Ocak 2002
Unilateralism corrupts, absolute unilateralism corrupts absolutely Turkish News, May 21, 2002
ABD ve Afganistan: Çıkış Var mı? Kasım 2001
Realism and Change
Crime and Punishment - Deterrence and its Failure in Theory and Practice 2001
“Tüketebileceğimizden Daha Fazla Değişim” ya da Eskimeyen Dünya Düzeni Ekim 2001
“ABD-AB İlişkilerinde Metal Yorgunluğu” Haziran 2001
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