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UPI Outside view: The Azeri election
By Marianna Belenkaya
Guardian This is not only a French crisis - all of Europe must heed the flames
Timothy Garton Ash: Europeans of immigrant descent are speaking to us through a pillar of fire. They need acceptance as hyphenated Europeans.Blair suffers first Commons defeat
Labour rebels leave terror plan in shreds and question PM's future.
Washington Post Bombings Kill Dozens at Three Hotels in JordanThe Two Faces of Azerbaijan and Its President
- The Economist
WSJ To Plant Reforms, Azeris Need Stable Soil
Azerbaijan could serve as a proponent of reforms in Central Asia and even in the Middle East. By DIMITRIJ RUPEL
Washington Times Angst over Azerbaijan
The elections in Azerbaijan are surely making the administration's foreign-policy architects cringe.U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Annual Report to Congress
Financial Times COMMENT: Why China stands to grow old before it gets rich
Demographic change will produce a China full of old people and rather earnest, frustrated young men. The country needs to prepare, David WillettsRevealed: What Powell told Senator Biden before Iraq war Powell Told Senator He'd Reveal Details About Iraq War Case After Both Left Office, Sources SayH2 Katılım Ortaklığı Belgesi
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IHT Reforms slowing in Turkey, EU says
RFERL EU: Warning For Turkey, 'Steady On' For Croatia, And Encouragement For Macedonia
The Times EU Gives Turkey Two Years to Start Respecting Human Rights
Progress on Turkey’s main barrier to EU-entry has slowed since membership talks began
Financial Times Brussels unveils enlargement planInterview with Iraqi Kurdish Leader Masud Barzani
Christian Science Monitor Is US planning Syrian 'regime change'?
Report: any successor to Assad's regime won't be any friendlier to US.Sources: White House Keeps Dossiers on More Than 10,000 'Political Enemies'
Knight Ridder Al-Qaida in Iraq, local insurgents battle over tactics, money
CSIS Testimony to Senate committee on Saudi Arabia's role in the War on Terror by CSIS's Dr. Anthony Cordesman Report full text [PDF 28pp]
Foreign Policy Seven Questions: Battling for Control of the Internet 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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Marmara University, Cigdem Nas, EU and Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities in Enlargement and Foreign PolicyKHUZESTAN: THE FIRST FRONT IN THE WAR ON IRAN?
EDM - OPENING OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM DEFINES AZERBAIJAN'S IMPERFECT ELECTIONS
- LOW TURNOUT IN AZERBAIJAN SUGGESTS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH ELECTORAL PROCESS
Weekly Standard The Cicero Article
A German magazine offers insight into Iran's ongoing support for terrorism.by Dan DarlingH4
New York Times Attacks at U.S.-Based Hotels in Amman Were Minutes Apart
At least 53 people were killed and more than 300 injured in what appeared to be a coordinated attack by suicide bombers. U.S. and Europe to Give Iranians New Atom OfferU.S. Reports Iraqi Civilian Casualties in Anti-Insurgent SweepSyria and U.N. Duel Over Access to Officials Linked to Assassination of Ex-Leader in BeirutCrowd Protests Fraud in Azerbaijan VoteNews Analysis: Exit at Top Muddles Indian DiplomacyLobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting
The fee was to arrange a meeting between President Bush and the president of a small West African nation, documents show.
Editorial Blaming the Messenger
The administration's underlying acts and policies cause damage to America's image and national security, not the news media's disclosures.The Return of Ahmad Chalabi
It is disgraceful to hand a multiply discredited schemer like Ahmad Chalabi the prestige he will surely milk from his meetings in Washington this week.Remedial Ethics
By CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY
President Bush's staff finally gets a refresher course on ethics.
Brooks Gangsta, in French
The images, modes and attitudes of hip-hop and gangsta rap are so powerful they are having a hegemonic effect across the globe.
Herbert An Army Ready to Snap
The problems of the military go far beyond the casualty figures coming out of the war zone.
Washington Post Bombings Kill Dozens at Three Hotels in Jordan
No group immediately asserts responsibility, though officials say the apparent suicide attacks bear the mark of the al Qaeda network.
Editorial Checking FBI Spying
Congress should require the FBI to more fully disclose who it has targeted in its domestic spying operations, what information it is gathering, and what use is being made of it.Anti-Terror Measure Rejected in Britain
Parliament votes down proposal, dealing significant political setback to Prime Minister Tony Blair.Top Two Contenders for New Iraq Government Visit U.S.: Chalabi Denies Deception on WeaponsIntelligence Probe Takes Shape: Senators Discuss Inquiry Into Administration Statements About IraqFor GOP, 2006 Now Looms Much LargerA Party Finds the Right Words
By E. J. Dionne Jr., Tuesday's elections will be seen as a rebuke to Bush. But they may be more important as the moment Democrats finally figured out how to talk about God and the practical uses of government.
H6 Guardian This is not only a French crisis - all of Europe must heed the flames
Timothy Garton Ash: Europeans of immigrant descent are speaking to us through a pillar of fire. They need acceptance as hyphenated Europeans.At least 57 killed in Jordan blasts
Al-Qaida accused after suicide bombers attack hotels in Jordan. 'I saw people killed. It was ugly'Profile: Abu Musab al-ZarqawiUS plan for Bosnian constitution
Blueprint to transform Bosnia into a centrally governed parliamentary democracy has been revealed.A hunger eating up the world
The new China: China's insatiable demand for proteins and oil is turning Brazil into takeaway for workforce of the world. US uneasy as Beijing develops strategic string of pearlsBlair suffers first Commons defeat
Labour rebels leave terror plan in shreds and question PM's future.A great victory and a great defeat
Anti-terrorism bill: The House of Commons yesterday secured a great victory for good government by inflicting a great defeat on a key section of the Labour government's bad bill.Interrogation broke UN pact, CIA report warned
· 2004 internal document embarrasses · White House 'Drowning' technique singled out as key concernAmerica's dark secret
Torture: Given the ongoing scandal of America's treatment of its foreign prisoners it is encouraging news that the Pentagon has issued a directive prohibiting physical or mental torture of prisoners. Civilised standards must be maintained. Universal justice and American values require no less.More gloom for Bush after election defeats
Republicans left licking their wounds after a series of chastening reversals in elections across the country.The rash revolutionary
Ahmadinejad's cavalier approach has set Iran on an unpredictable course, writes Robert Tait.Setback for Iran president over oil ministry post
Political uncertainty looms after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was forced to withdraw his nomination to head oil ministry.Miller quits New York Times
Reporter criticised by editor for her role in the CIA leak scandal leaves the New York Times.Republicans turn on the oil industry as petrol prices soar
'US owed an explanation', says Senate committee.H7
Foreign Affairs The Ethical Economist
In a major new work, Benjamin Friedman presents a compelling moral case for growth-oriented economic policies. But even he sometimes needs reminding that the kind of growth matters as much as the amount.
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Washington Times Needed: new approach to world affairs
By Harlan Ullman Defusing tensions over Iraq, Taiwan and KoreaArmy magazine: U.S. used incendiary weapon in FallujahRevealed: What Powell told Senator Biden before Iraq war Powell Told Senator He'd Reveal Details About Iraq War Case After Both Left Office, Sources Say
New York article
reviews the first memoirs from veterans of the Iraq war. Each of these five books is disheartening. "By the end of each of their tours, the soldier memoirists are increasingly demoralized, isolated, and angry at the people they have come to liberate," the reviewer says. The most favorable words are reserved for The Assassin's Gate, by George Packer, "the most complete, sweeping, and powerful account of the Iraq War yet written."Euro slides to two- year low vs. dollarH8
Knight Ridder Al-Qaida in Iraq, local insurgents battle over tactics, moneyIraqi politician denies giving false prewar intelligence to U.S. Assad Speech May Be Last Chance to Avert Showdown
BBC Hotly contested Egypt's parliamentary election is the most exciting for decades
Washington Times Danger from Iran (Martin Walker)A Moment of Truth for Syria
- Dennis Ross, USA Today
James Zogby: 2005 Arab Attitudes toward US: Good News and Bad News
Middle East Forum The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe
Daily Star Europe's relationship with Islam is very much an internal affairHow significant will Egypt's elections be?
By Khalil AlananiIraq's imperfect Constitution is nevertheless a step forward
By Ibrahim Al-MarashiStunted expectations, not poverty, are what breed violence
By Ralf Dahrendorf
H9 Ha’aretz – In shock result, Peretz wins Labor leadership raceWhere does the wonderful friendship end?
Supporters of Israel face a complex problem: Do they continue to uphold their wonderful friendship with their most devoted supporters, or should they first assess the long-term significance of this support - whether it does indeed pose a threat to the stability and security of America's Jewish community - and work this assessment into the overall picture that determines the depth of these ties?
Yossi Beilin Don't count on America
Those who want to advance the peace process and know - unlike Sharon - that time is working against the sane in this region, must understand that there is no chance for a Pax Americana. The only formula for a solution is "do it yourself."
BBC Peres loses Israel Labour fight
Labour leader Shimon Peres has lost his post, threatening the party's role in Israel's governing coalition.
Weekly Standard What Zionism Is Not
The many ways the Jewish state is misunderstood.by Benjamin Balint
Washington InstituteZarqawi’s Jordanian Agenda
Debka Zarqawi Moves His Headquarters to Baghdad
MEMRI Nov 10 SD# 1022 - Reactions in the Arab and Muslim World to the Rioting in France
0 Christian Science Monitor Is US planning Syrian 'regime change'?
Report: any successor to Assad's regime won't be any friendlier to US.Overseas CIA prison leaks spark fury
Lawmakers in both parties are calibrating how far to push leak investigations.A more-transparent vote held in Egypt
Wednesday's elections were relatively violence-free, but turnout was low.Deadly attacks in Jordan's capital show signs of Al Qaeda
Amman officials suspect terrorist-leader Zarqawi is behind explosions at three hotels popular with Westerners.Election 2005 gives Democrats hope
Two big wins have the party energized. Can 'fiscal restraint' be their issue?Europe needs its immigrantsAnthrax whodunit: Is it a cold case file?
1 IHT William Pfaff: A despairing cry for change
In France, there has to be affirmative action to get an immigrant elite out of the ghettos and into important roles, where they can pull their communities after them.Letter from China: The cross-pollination of India and ChinaThe New Old Europe
- David Warren, Ottawa Citizen
The Economist A wounded nation resorts to extreme measures
Rioting in towns and cities across France has forced the government to dust off a decades-old law on curfews, but the emergency measures have been criticised as heavy-handed. The unrest, led by the disaffected children of immigrants, is the biggest challenge to the state's authority since the student riots of the 1960s
The New Republic On Assimilation and Economics, France Will Need New Models
Philip H. Gordon; The New Republic
J. Sri Raman: Why India-US War Games Cause Wide Concern
KR In China, many graduates dream of coveted slot in the bureaucracy
H12 EDM - OPENING OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM DEFINES AZERBAIJAN'S IMPERFECT ELECTIONS
- LOW TURNOUT IN AZERBAIJAN SUGGESTS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH ELECTORAL PROCESS
- AZERBAIJANI-UKRAINIAN RELATIONS DETERIORATE AFTER STOLEN ELECTIONS
Asia Times More power to Azerbaijan
The democratic deficit in Azerbaijan - highlighted by the weekend's flawed polls that confirmed power for President Ilham Aliev's party - is of minimal concern to Western powers seeking to secure oil imports at relatively low risk and nurturing a regional ally in the "war on terror". - Ronan Thomas
RFE/RL Azerbaijani Opposition Rally Ends PeacefullyAzerbaijan: Election Candidates Benefited From Increased Television Access
Iran Power Shift Leaves Reformers Out In The Cold
As the proverbial insult follows an injury, so the loss of public office by Iran's reformers has preceded public discord, and immediate political irrelevance.Kosovars Prepare For Status Talks
EurasiaNet Opposition Stages Protest for Election Corrections
OSCE final report on the 2005 Albanian elections Report full text
H13 The Times Anatole Kaletsky Airy-fairy Chirac should learn from the Iron Lady
The best response to the French riots is to ignore themThe collapse of Teflon Tony
Peter Riddell Yesterday's defeat in the Commons is a serious blow for Labour's credibility as a governing partyAl-Qaeda exports its terror to an oasis of peace in region of bloodIf they want a politician, we can discuss it. If they want a diplomat, I'm not the right man
President Kwasniewski of Poland insists that he would be ready to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary-General of the United Nations
WSJ To Plant Reforms, Azeris Need Stable Soil
Azerbaijan could serve as a proponent of reforms in Central Asia and even in the Middle East. By DIMITRIJ RUPELChalabi's Return
An Iraqi democrat is welcomed in Washington--finally.When Suburbs Burn
This is not an Intifada wearing French colors. By BERNARD-HENRI LEVYI Spy With My Little Eye . . .
… something beginning with the letter S. (Answer: Sloppy spooks.) By REUEL MARC GERECHTHere Comes the Indian Consumer
Indian consumption is accelerating off a low base. By STEPHEN ROACH
H14 Financial Times COMMENT: Why China stands to grow old before it gets rich
Demographic change will produce a China full of old people and rather earnest, frustrated young men. The country needs to prepare, David WillettsTrends in US relationship with China 'are harming national interests'COMMENT: The alienated must be drawn in from the margins
By Quentin Peel There are no easy answers for European states. They must learn from each others’ mistakes and try harder to integrate immigrants’ children.Democrats hail poll victories as sign of turning political tideEgypt opposition claims fraud in closely watched election LEADER: Let the Microsoft culture wars begin
Microsoft is now talking the talk but will it walk the walk? Many in the technology world doubt the depth of its conversion to a new internet services strategy. The company must hope that the publication of memorandums by Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie persuade staff, partners and customers that it grasps the enormity of the challenge.COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Fear of paternalism is inhibiting good policy decisions
By Michael Prowse The notion that personal freedom to choose must always be the right policy is the ruling dogma of our times.
While imposing such a tax might be emotionally satisfying in the short term to the consumer, it will lead to more pain, writes Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive CEO of the US Chamber of CommerceECB shows its hand
It was only a clarification, not a change, of existing policy. But by confirming explicitly its refusal to accept, as collateral, government bonds rated below A-, the...
H15 Los Angeles Times Suicide Attacks on Hotels in Jordan Kill at Least 57
The coordinated bombings on three hotels frequented by Westerners leave more than 115 wounded.Getting a Quick Read on Quakes
Researchers' find critical data in initial seconds of rupture that may lead to early quake warning.Now He's Just Another Iraqi Pol
Ahmad Chalabi, a former key ally of the White House whose image has suffered, won't be grandly received in Washington.Egyptian Elections Will Test the Depth of Reforms
EditorialFires Illuminate Europe's Problems
- Max Boot, BACK IN 1992, when cars were burning in Los Angeles, not Paris, French President Francois Mitterrand thought he knew why. It was, he explained, because of the "absence of social legislation and protection" in a "conservative and economically capitalist" country.The roots of the riots
By Robert S. Leiken
THE RIOTS IN France should be no surprise to anyone familiar with that country or, for that matter, with Western Europe. For more than a decade, police officers, firefighters and ambulance drivers have faced stones or firebombs even as they perform their jobs in the French Muslim ghettos. And the young Muslims living in these banlieues outside Paris, Lyon and Marseilles are no less alienated than those living near Amsterdam, Barcelona and London.Oil Execs Defend Industry Profits
Chiefs of five major firms appear before Congress to explain high prices and unprecedented profits.UNESCO - Education for All
H16 BBC Political liability Did anti-Bush feeling have an impact on the US local elections? This Time, Rove's Tactics Failed
- David Corn, The NationLobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting...The 2005 Election Results
- Michael Barone, US News & World Report
Election 2005: R. Brownstein, LA Times J. Podhoretz, NY Post
Washington Times An empty amendment
Sen. John McCain's so-called anti-torture amendment is purposely vague on what is actually allowed. It's Clear That No One Truly Wants To Reduce Deficits
- Mort Kondracke, Roll CallWorry While You Spend
- Robert Samuelson, Newsweek
7 Daily Telegraph Blair's blackest day in office
Tony Blair has suffered a devastating blow to his authority as Labour MPs helped to inflict the first defeat of his eight-year premiership by decisively voting down plans to detain terrorist suspects for up to 90 days.
BBC Envoy's secrets Former ambassador reveals details of march to war in Iraq
H18 Independent House of Commons, 4:56PM: The moment Tony Blair lost his authority
Tony Blair's personal authority was badly dented last night when he suffered a humiliating defeat over his plan to allow the police to detain suspected terrorists for up to 90 days without chargeLabour MPs have acquired a new taste for rebellion Sarkozy orders deportation of foreign rioters Iran starts to lose faith in its hardline President Thousands join protest in Azerbaijan but flame of revolution fails to ignite Josep Borrell: 'The EU Constitution will not go away; we will return to it'
H19 Rand Corporation A New Approach to Estimating Terrorism Risk
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides grants to help cities prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. An event-based approach to estimating terror risk could help better allocate funds and more effectively reduce risk. Global Action Plan on Pandemic Moves Forward
US Senate FRC Avian Influenza - Are We Prepared?
ODI paper examines the economic effects of natural disasters on developing countries Report full text [PDF]In Good Company? The Role of Business in Security Sector Reform
International Peace Academy and DemosA 97-page policy paper examining the use of business in security sector reformPreparing School Principals: A National Perspective on Policy and Program Innovation
Institute for Educational Leadership A 28-page U.S. report focusing on two areas in which policies and programmes can influence school leadership
H20 Slate Ahmad Chalabi's American Tour:
He's back, and he's not sorry.
John DickersonThe French Eat Their Young:
Paris needs less red tape and a lot more jobs.
CFR RECONSTRUCTION HAMPERED BY POOR SECURITY
The U.S. military claims it has cleared the western town of Husaybah of insurgents as it ends the latest in a series of counterinsurgency sweeps (Reuters
) in the heavily Sunni Anbar province. Experts say the United States should follow up these offensives with more reconstruction aid and security forces, as the UN Security Council unanimously extends the U.S.-led multinational force mandate until the end of 2006 (Financial Times
). Reconstruction efforts in Iraq—outlined in this CFR Background Q&A
—have been hindered by a lack of security, according to a recent report
by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). As a result, Iraqis still lack basic amenities like heating oil, electricity, and water. Stuart Bowen Jr., SIGIR’s inspector general, talks to National Public Radio
about the challenges of reconstruction, while the National Review Online argues real reconstruction progress has been made
. Islamic law expert Noah Feldman tells CFR's Bernard Gwertzman the U.S. must not leave Iraq before security is ensured.Donor country support for Iraq reconstruction (PDF) Iraq Project and Contracting Office GAO July 2005 Report on Iraq Reconstruction
H21 Salon: The Ins and Outs of Google Print
Throwing Google at the book - Google's new search engine of books puts a world of knowledge at our fingertips. Publishers say the Internet giant is robbing them of their rightful fees. Maybe it's time to call copyright laws history.Not Your Father's BBC
The BBC might soon ask its listeners to help organize a Web archive of the broadcaster's radio programming. The idea is to make its vast amounts of content more accessible.Times select claims 135k subscribersJudith Miller 'retires' from NY Times
'Long-simmering concerns' in newsroom led to split; Editor's memo to staff
.Two books captured Washington's interest this week, one old, the other just published. In subject matter they couldn't be more different one from the other, but each has a unique Washington connection. Obituary: Gordon Craig, observer of German culture
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