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23 November 2006
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H1 U.S. Retreat from Iraq? The Secret Story Tom Hayden | The Huffington Post: "According to credible Iraqi sources in London and Amman, a secret story of America’s diplomatic exit strategy from Iraq is rapidly unfolding. The key events include..."

Washington Institute Forcing Hard Choices on Tehran: Raising the Costs of Iran’s Nuclear Program By Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt

Ha’aretz - Print Edition Courting Syria By Itamar Rabinovich

Harel Our weakness motivates Iran

Guardian Theories over Gemayel's murder

Whoever pulled the trigger, Syria's allies are the losers Charles Harb: The latest assassination in Lebanon has bolstered the US-backed government and weakened Hizbullah and the opposition.

Leader Death in Beirut

Salon Leaving Iraq? Not so fast Dem Politics May Prevent Focus on Withdrawal Early signs indicate that Democrats will be very cautious about redeployment, and they want to make sure W. takes the blame.

OpenDemocracy Iraq lives | Reidar Visser

Iraq: divide or die | Liam Anderson | Gareth Stansfield

Ha’aretz - Print Edition Courting Syria By Itamar Rabinovich

Weekly Standard Surrender as 'Realism' Retreat would win us no friends and lose us no adversaries.

We Can Put More
Forces in Iraq . . .
and they would make a difference.

What the Islamists Have Learned How to defeat the USA in future wars.

Washington Post Lebanese Warily Await Their Uncertain Future

At Flash Point of 1975, Divisions Remain Clear

Cheney to Meet With Saudi King Ahead of Iraq Summit The U.S. Has Pressed the Nation to Help With Reconstruction and to Reach Out to Sunnis

International Crisis Group Georgia’s Armenian and Azeri Minorities

Independent Robert Fisk: Gemayel's mourners know in Lebanon nothing is what it seems

Charles Glass: Another casualty of the Syrian-Israeli war

U.S. Retreat from Iraq? The Secret Story Tom Hayden | The Huffington Post: "According to credible Iraqi sources in London and Amman, a secret story of America’s diplomatic exit strategy from Iraq is rapidly unfolding. The key events include..."

Report: US to Negotiate With Insurgents, Ba'athists

Genetic breakthrough that reveals differences between humans Scientists hail genetic discovery that will change human understanding

Slate Freedom From Fear Trumps the Freedom To Vote:

Why it's so hard to establish democracy in countries like Russia and Iraq.

COMMENT: American politics looks for a directionThe conservative era in US politics, which has coincided with my adult lifetime, came to an end two weeks ago. So what comes next? Jacob Weisberg looks at some possibilities.

RFE/RL Georgia/Ukraine Revolutions With Similar Roots, Different Legacies

Armenia Making The Best Of A Difficult Neighborhood

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - The Roots of Radical Islam in Central Asia Full Paper (PDF; 161 KB)

EurasiaNet Azerbaijan: More Time in Office for President Aliyev?

Der Spiegel THE KREMLIN MINUTES Diary of a Collapsing Superpower In the fall of 1990, as Germany celebrated reunification, an enormous tragedy was taking shape in Moscow. The historical turning point can be reconstructed from previously undisclosed minutes of Politburo meetings published in Russia this month. And Mikhail Gorbachev may finally get the historical recognition he deserves.

NYT DAVID BROOKS Building a Team of Rivals The next president has to be a thoroughgoing reformer, which means reforming the way the executive branch works.

Los Angeles Times Lebanese crisis reflects fading U.S. authority By Paul Richter With Lebanon's government teetering on collapse, the White House braces for another blow to its vision of reform in the Middle East

Cutting and Running on Our Allies By: Max Boot Washington's history of abandoning friends doesn't give Iraqis much confidence.

Der Spiegel DEEP UNDER COVER IN AL- QAIDA The Mole and the Terrorists Omar Nasiri infiltrated the Islamist terrorist network for European intelligence agencies. He got to know terrorist leader Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants in Afghanistan. Today he lives in hiding in Germany

Christian Science Monitor Under fire, US marines hand off battered Fallujah to Iraqis Just 300 marines patrol the key Sunni city as Iraqi military forces take more control.

H2 World Economic Forum in Turkey I Programme I Issues in Depth Download all briefing essays Download all key data

Report: Turkey's Competitiveness in a European Context

Dünya Ekonomik Forumu İstanbul'da

Şanlı Bahadır Koç - “Topal Ördek”le İki Yıl Daha: 2006 Kongre Seçimleri Stratejik Analiz Aralık 2006

Daily Star Editorial Turkey would be an ideal partner to help stabilize a fragile Lebanon

Şensoy urges all-out efforts against ‘genocide’ move in US

FT The curious coincidence of Springer's Turkish move Axel Springer denies its decision to buy a stake in Dogan’s TV unit is connected to the Turkish company’s move on ProSiebenSat.1, the German broadcaster once coveted by the newspaper publisher.

CFR Delicate Papal Visit to Turkey

Wayne Madsen : Turkey's acquisition of nuclear technology

Berhem Salih: Her Kürd'ün gönlünde ’Kürdistan Devleti’ isteği var

Who does not want Turkey in Iraq?
American Chronicle

FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Calling ina new era FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Foreign competition forces manufacturers to become inventive

FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Capital's airport opens doors FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Youthful population fuels national spending spree FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Climate for a food capital FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Steel assets for pension fund FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: A good year for banks and telecoms FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Fortis profits from a seamless integration FT REPORT - INVESTING IN TURKEY: Regions prove plentiful

FT INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Fewer Turkish women wearing headscarf

“There are all prerequisites for establishing protectorate over historical Armenian lands in the territory of Turkey”: Armenian press digest

Washington Times – Greece- Cordial ties with U.S. seen as fraying

In response to Ilnur Cevik: The days of fratricidal wars amongst Kurds have long passed By Nergiz Duhoki

İsmail Küçükkaya Kim hangi hükümeti ister?

CHP-MHP koalisyonu ne vaat ediyor? İsmet Berkan

Taha AKYOL CHP nereye?

Fikret BİLA CHP ile MHP'nin ortak paydası

Eski anlayış değişmeli Tarhan Erdem

ERDAL ŞAFAK CHP ile MHP'nin koalisyon ortaklığı fikrini ve olasılığını sindirmiş olmaları şaşırtıcı değil.

YAVUZ DONAT Bir 'usta'nın penceresinden

[Yorum - M. Naci Bostancı] Bahçeli MHP'yi dönüştürüyor

Yazıcıoğlu: CHP ile MHP nişanlanıyor ülkücü taban buna ne der, göreceğiz

Deepening the Relationship and Expanding the Friendship: U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Nancy McEldowney Visits Eskisehir ...More

ALİ BAYRAMOĞLU
Dindar kesim: Nereden nereye?

EMRE AKÖZÇorba mı, börek mi?

Brüksel'e uyarı: Milliyetçileri güçlendirirsiniz

Slate Today's Papers Wikipedia antiwar.com technorati

Cengiz Çandar Tüm yazıları Bir cinayetin siyasi-diplomatik anatomisi...

SOLİ ÖZEL Beyrut'ta cinayet

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL
'Kime suikast yapılacak' diye sordum, işte cevabı!

Lübnan'da hiçbir şey tesadüf değil Robert Fisk -

Lübnan'a suikast Nuray Mert

Sami KOHEN Beyrut cinayeti dengeleri sarsıyor

Suikast, ABD'nin Ortadoğu politikasına darbe vurabilir

Suriye kozasından çıkıyor
UREYB EL RENTAVİ

Suikast iç savaşın habercisi

Yusuf KANLI Difficult December

KKTC'den feryat: Yandık ... Haberin Devamı>>>

Pakistan'ın F-16'ları TAİ'de yenilenecek

US apologizes to Gen. Saygun for security incident

Rumlar, Kıbrıslı Türklere saldırdı

Fikret Ertan AB'nin enerji endişesi

YAŞ gelecek hafta toplanıyor

Barzani'nin Ferrari'si Habur'da bekletiliyor

ABD işgali 2 milyon Iraklıyı göçe zorladı

Guantanamo'da sorgulamaya Türk görevliler katıldı

France to host conference on condition of Turkish Armenians

Georgia: Turkey To Provide Natural Gas? Stratfor

Greece, Russia: FMs Hope For Agreement Before 2007

İbrahim Güçlü' nün “Teke Tek” programındaki görüşleri soruşturmada

Türk sözcüsü, PKK ile ilgili iddialı konuştu: hepiniz göreceksiniz yakında somut bazı sonuçlar ortaya çıkacaktır

Öcalan'dan Bahçeli'ye Teşekkür

The son of the Syrian Kurdish leader escapes the Syrian regime

H3 Ümit Enginsoy US redeployment to N. Iraq would hurt ties with Turkey A possible US move to redeploy some US forces in Iraq to the war-torn country's Kurdish-controlled north would hurt ties with Turkey and impede future Iraq cooperation on military and other …

Orta dönem değerlendirmesi Gündüz Aktan

TESEV'den Güneydoğu uyarısı Kuzey Irak yeni çekim merkezi oldu!

Erdoğan Köşk'e çıkmasın

Erdoğan Çankaya’ya
Çıkmasın % 51 Çıksın % 32

İzolasyonları kaldırmak AB'nin yasal yükümlülüğü-2 ÖZDEM SANBERK

Ruşen Çakır Talabani Ankara’ya, Gül Bağdat’a...

TESEV raporu: Doğu, Irak'a göç edebilir

Turkey should subsidise poor SE region - report

Güneydoğu’nun yüzde 60’ı S.O.S. veriyor

TESEV Değişen Türkiye'de Din, Toplum ve Siyaset Araştırma Sonuçları Sunuşu

TESEV Doğu ve Güneydoğu Anadolu'nun Kalkınmasında Sosyal ve Ekonomik Öncelikler

Orhan Pamuk Üzerimdeki yükten sevinci hissetmedim

Hadi ULUENGİN : Orhan Pamuk’la New York’ta

AB zirvesi öncesinde 'son dakika çözümü' aranıyor

Hasan Ünal Halt this malicious EU process

ASLI AYDINTAŞBAŞ Papa fiyaskosuna doğru

ANALYSIS-Old Turkish suspicions resurface over Pope visit

Semih İDİZ Türkiye'nin istemediği bir ziyaret mi?

En zor ziyaret

Papa neden geliyor? Murat Yetkin

Papa’nın niyeti iyi değil ama iyi karşılayalım

PISAİ: Erdoğan'ın görüşmemesi "anlamlı"

Ayasofya’da PROVOKASYON!
... Haberin Devamı>>>

Police Detain Turks Protesting Pope at Aya Sofya

Papa'dan Gül'e ret

Tan: PKK, Kuzey Irak'ta barınmayacak

DYP, Güneydoğu sorunu için proje hazırlığında

Deniz Ülke Arıboğan AB ile sorunlarımız

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası - Dış Basında Güncel Türkiye Bülteni - Dış Basında Türkiye - Google News Turkey - Turquie- Türkei - Kurdish Media - FPR Archive - Quickread - Google News - Iraq -Iran - Syria Kurdish - Greece - Azerbaijan Cyprus - Israel - BBC Turkish 0700 -TurcoPundit - Stratfor Mideastwire.com

EKREM DUMANLI - Bir kez daha Alevilik

ŞAHİN ALPAY - Atatürk'ün mirası akıl ve bilimdir

HÜSEYİN GÜLERCE - Aleviler ve AK Parti

MÜMTAZ'ER TÜRKÖNE - "İrtica tehdidi"

FATİH ALTAYLI Karışıklıkları iyi çözerim

Ertuğrul Özkök O gece Tahran'da ne konuştuk

Mehmet Y Yılmaz Türk’ün Türk’ten başka düşmana ihtiyacı yok!

Kemalizm ve Prof. Dr. Atilla Yayla
Hasan Celal Güzel

Prof. Yayla vakasına dair Turgut Tarhanlı

Hasan CEMAL Demokrasi ayıpları!

Engin Ardıç Bu adam ne yapmış?

Fehmi Koru Konuşmaya yeni başlıyoruz

NAZLI ILICAK İhanet suçlaması

Ömer Lütfi Mete Hangi Kemalizm gerilik?

Ergun Babahan Üniversitede yargısız infaz

Emin Çölaşan Bay Gül’ün dünü ve bugünü!!!

Güler Kömürcü
ERKE bilmecesini çözelim mi?!

Sır buluşta akıllara takılan sorular

General motor Bir grup emekli generalin ürettiği ve bilim dünyasını şaşkına çeviren yakıtsız makina 'Erke dönergeç' ülkeyi kırdı geçirdi. Müthiş icat hayata geçtiğinde dünyanın enerji dengeleri değişecek, Türkiye de kurtulacak!

'İç siyasi risk artıyor' ne demek? Yiğit Bulut

Finansal istikrar neyin ve kimin nesi?
Korkmaz İlkorur

Şirketlerin döviz borçları Fatih Özatay

Hurşit GÜNEŞ 2007 enflasyonu

Asaf Savaş Akat Üçüncü çeyrekte istihdam

Deniz Gökçe Aman petrol, canım petrol!

Yaman TÖRÜNER
Döviz fiyatları yükseliyor mu?

PPK bugün toplanıyor

H4 New York Times Civilian Death Toll Reaches New High in Iraq, UN Says

Editorial Another Killing in Lebanon The United States and the international community must rally to support Prime Minister Fouad Siniora — with cash, security advisers and anything that might help him and his government survive.

DAVID BROOKS Building a Team of Rivals The next president has to be a thoroughgoing reformer, which means reforming the way the executive branch works.

Atomic Agency Opts to Snub Iran’s Request for Help With Reactor

UN to Deny Reactor Help for Iran, Diplomats Say

BOB HERBERT The Empty Chair at the Table

There are now thousands of military families across the U.S. who are faced with an awful empty space at their Thanksgiving tables.

H5 Washington Post Lebanese Warily Await Their Uncertain Future

At Flash Point of 1975, Divisions Remain Clear

Cheney to Meet With Saudi King Ahead of Iraq Summit The U.S. Has Pressed the Nation to Help With Reconstruction and to Reach Out to Sunnis

Midterm Victory Brings Changes on K Street Power shifts already apparent in Washington as Democrats prepare to take control of influential lobbying track for the first time in a dozen years.

A Bad Omen in Rumsfeld's Firing By Robert D. Novak

Death Toll For Iraqis Reaches New High

Marine Corps May Need to Grow, General Says

The end of the United Kingdom?

William Arkin Threads that lead to a Turkey

Afghanistan's Once-Untouchable Bosses Targeted

Free Thinking To the End By David S. Broder, I had two encounters with Milton Friedman, at an interval of more than 50 years.

H6 Guardian UN to investigate Lebanon murder Security council approves request for help over Gemayel murder.
Theories over Gemayel's murder

Whoever pulled the trigger, Syria's allies are the losers Charles Harb: The latest assassination in Lebanon has bolstered the US-backed government and weakened Hizbullah and the opposition.

Leader Death in Beirut All that can be said with certainty at this stage is that the murder of Mr Gemayel is a dangerous development for Lebanon and the wider Middle East.

Who did it? Dilip Hiro Pierre Gemayel's murder is being blamed on Syria, but the dysfunctional politics of Lebanon mean there are a lot of suspects

Realism has beaten idealism Alex Bigham A new order is taking shape in the Middle East with Iran and Syria at its centre, but will human rights and democracy be the losers?

UK may leave south Iraq in spring
Timetable for Iraq withdrawal emerges as Beckett says UK could hand over control of the south in spring.
Bush to talk security with Iraqi PM

Follow that rainbow Robert Fox The main problem for Afghanistan and Iraq is that neither the leaders in suits nor uniforms have a clue what to do next.

Beware of Trident-lite Richard Norton-Taylor: A hasty decision to renew the nuclear arms system would deny us the debate we deserve.

There must be plain speaking at the end of the red carpet Timothy Garton Ash: The Kazakh president may have joked about Borat, but his regime's human rights record is no laughing matter.

Fundamental socialism Mick Hucknall: Copyright does not restrict the flow of ideas; it promotes it, and boosts the knowledge economy.

Playing the oppression game Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Religionists do not want parity - they want special treatment and an unacceptable influence over policy.

Future uncertain after indecisive Dutch election Netherlands faces political deadlock after governing Christian Democrats scraped victory in yesterday's election.

Dutch recover their courage Election day sees a return to Dutch tolerance, libertarianism and irreverence, says Nicholas Watt.

'When it comes to firing the gun, it's a massive shock.' Israeli army recruits: We followed young British Jews signing up for service in Gaza and the West Bank.

History be dammed Campaigners fear a project could destroy symbols of Iran's heritage, writes Robert Tait.

H7 New Republic Iraq: What Next? Send more troops
by Robert Kagan

Iraq: What next? Ignore James Baker
by Martin Peretz

Iraq: What Next? Try Anything
by Leon Wieseltier

Iraq: What Next? Our hopes for Baghdad don't require U.S. troops
by Richard A. Clarke

SyriaComment “Talk To Syria Now, Says Syrian Jewish Maverick,” by Larry Cohler-Esses

The Gemayel Assassination

Daily Star There is no Democratic solution in Iraq By Mustafa Malik

The Missing Voices in the Iraq War Debate
Stratfor -

Revolutionary Guards Head: 'US Forces in Middle. East 'Extremely' Vulnerable

Three options for Iraq, none perfect

Khatami: No one can deny Holocaust

Boston Globe Editorial The road to Damascus

How Bush Could Stabilize the Mideast - R. Wolffe & H. Bailey, Newsweek


Victor Davis Hanson on the Assassination in Lebanon - Hugh Hewitt Show


The World According to Jimmy Carter - Alan Dershowitz, Huffington Post

YaleGlobal Globalization and God – Part I

Rich nations can best help poor countries by acting against corrupt leaders, assisting R&D, and enhancing global labor mobility... more»

The successive reform proposals designed to refocus the United Nations and sharpen its development efforts are being overtaken by the private sector's upgrade of its own work in this area

Asia Times The Rise and Decline of the Neocons by Jim Lobe and Michael Flynn Because their agenda is global in scale, US neo-conservatives remain important players - albeit increasingly isolated - within the US foreign policy elite. Understanding the neo-cons and how they achieved their power is critical in divining the course of the world's last remaining superpower.

Iraq: Kissinger's 'decent interval', take two The prospect of seeing Henry Kissinger's principles and methods of realpolitik applied to the mess in the Middle East makes one shudder, yet at age 83 he seems determined to recapture former glory - or ignominy. This is the statesman who was able to give South Vietnam to the communists after a "decent interval". In the present Middle East, there's unlikely to be a decent interval to provide the illusion of achieving "peace with honor".
Asia Times

H8 Report: US to Negotiate With Insurgents, Ba'athists

BBC UN agrees to probe Lebanon murder The UN Security Council agrees to help investigate the murder of Lebanese politician Pierre Gemayel.

Lebanon explained
What makes this small Middle Eastern country so politically unstable

Living in Iraq
Working in one of Baghdad's main teaching hospitals

MEMRI Nov 23 IA# 302 - Lebanon on the Brink of Civil War (3)

PINR "Intelligence Brief: Pierre Gemayel Assassinated in Lebanon" Full text of report

Doctors Fleeing Iraq

October Most Deadly Month for Iraqis

Baghdad's death toll reaches a new high

Lebanon braces for renewed conflict after the Gemayel assassination

UPI Analysis: Clashes challange Israel, PA

Analysis: Will Gemayel killing spark talks?

Analysis: Mideast focus on Lebanon

CFR Cook: The Assassination of Pierre Gemayel

Time Lebanon's Cabinet Ministers Wonder Who Could Be Next

Weekly Standard The Wages of Dialogue Behind the assassination of Lebanon's Pierre Gemayel.

‘Iraq’s disintegration will affect Pakistan’
Daily Times

New Iraq Ties Gives Syria More Say With US

Key Facts About UN Report on Iraq Violence

Pentagon Cites Alternative to Baker Report

Der Spiegel DEEP UNDER COVER IN AL- QAIDA The Mole and the Terrorists Omar Nasiri infiltrated the Islamist terrorist network for European intelligence agencies. He got to know terrorist leader Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants in Afghanistan. Today he lives in hiding in Germany

Christian Science Monitor Under fire, US marines hand off battered Fallujah to Iraqis Just 300 marines patrol the key Sunni city as Iraqi military forces take more control.

H9 Ha’aretz - Print Edition Courting Syria By Itamar Rabinovich

Harel Our weakness motivates Iran

Poll: More than half of Israelis support Syria talks

Editorial Show interest, don't interfere Israel should not pretend to be indifferent to developments in Lebanon, which could lead to political changes there, but intervening with these changes could be dangerous.

Benn Cut your losses and go

Sadat, not Israel, made history

Palestinian sources: Saudis have severed ties with Hamas

Eldar Land deals from beyond the grave

Shin Bet against targeting of Palestinian politicians

Schiff ANALYSIS: No technological solution to Qassam rocket fire

Olmert vs. everyone A year has passed, a war has passed, and the government still is not governing.

Mideast diplomacy / Bush to visit Jordan, won't meet PM, Abbas

Daily Alert.org

EJC Israeli Press Review

Yedioth Ahronoth Expert: Bush can't attack Iran

Olmert: Israel safer post-Saddam Jerusalem Post

France authorizes troops to fire at IAF jets over Lebanon (Jerusalem Post)

How to stop the Kassams

A military solution not only exists; it is already being successfully employed in the
West Bank.

Rattling the Cage: Wise men and rednecks By LARRY DERFNER

UrukNet Olmert and the Baker Boys

Mossad hit meant to spark civil war in Lebanon MehrNews.com

Daily Star Accepting Hamas' victory might save Olmert's plan By Nimrod Novik

Palestinians must still rely on the US to achieve peace By Zahi Khouri

Debka Israel Opts for Major War Campaign in 11th Hour of Hamas Build-up Print

Washington Institute Forcing Hard Choices on Tehran: Raising the Costs of Iran’s Nuclear Program By Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt

The Damascus-Hizballah Axis: Bashar al-Asad’s Vision of a New Middle East Hizballah’s ability to survive war with Israel emboldened the Syrian dictator meddle in Lebanon and the wider region. Seth Wikas

H10 Christian Science Monitor Under fire, US marines hand off battered Fallujah to Iraqis

Just 300 marines patrol the key Sunni city as Iraqi military forces take more control.

Pragmatic newcomers go to Washington The Capitol Hill freshmen class of '06 promises practicality over party loyalty.

Russia denies role in reported poisoning of former KGB agent

Daniel Schorr: A tribute to Justice Louis Brandeis

South Asia Analysis Group Sino-Indian Relations: Questions & Answers

The Economist China and India

Reports Differ on Possible China-India Nuclear Talks

Asia Times The geometry of Sino-Indian ties Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India is ostebsibly aimed at warming his country's relations with its southern neighbor. But the two Asian giants are not the only ones influencing their own economic and political ties; these are also conditioned by the China-India-Pakistan and China-India-US triangles. - Jing-dong Yuan

From India's Frontline, a look at how globalisation adds urgency to the debate whether market economy is better than a completely planned economy

H11 IHT Will Lebanon's powderkeg explode? Sadly, the assassination of Pierre Gemayel means there are rough days ahead for Lebanon and the region.

Gaining power, losing values President Hu Jintao of China, who arrived in New Delhi on Monday to consolidate ties between the world's two fastest rising economic powers, can feel comfortable that at least one protester won't be troubling him.

EU agency finds data transfers to U.S. by Swift illegal

New age for espionage: The same but different

When the archbishop meets the pope Pope Benedict and Archbishop Williams have their work cut out for them as they face a common enemy - secularism and the disappearance of the Christian faith in the West.

UPI Analysis: Merkel's year one against terror

France Walker's World: New face, same old politics

H12 RFE/RL Georgia/Ukraine Revolutions With Similar Roots, Different Legacies This week marks the second anniversary of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and the third anniversary of Georgia's Rose Revolution.

Armenia Making The Best Of A Difficult Neighborhood Caught politically between Russia and the West, Yerevan is trying to achieve a balancing act and continue growth as an export economy.

Neighbors Watch As Russia's WTO Bid Advances Georgia and Moldova have gained leverage in talks with Moscow. But Belarus and others might soon see pressure to eliminate trade barriers

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - The Roots of Radical Islam in Central Asia Full Paper (PDF; 161 KB)

EurasiaNet Azerbaijan: More Time in Office for President Aliyev?

Ukraine: A Revolution Recedes - Peter Brookes, New York Post

Asia Times Russia tips the balance The struggle for dominance of the world's energy centers on control of the production of oil and gas fields, and therefore where and to whom that production will be offered. Russia, with help from China and India, is beginning to win this battle. Next, with new oil exchanges that don't deal in US dollars, begins the assault on the greenback. - W Joseph Stroupe

EDM THE CHECHEN EXECUTION SQUAD COMES TO MOSCOW


- INTRANSIGENCE IN MOSCOW, SUKHUMI, TSKHINVALI AFTER UN RESOLUTION AND OKRUASHVILI RESIGNATION


- CLOUDS GATHER OVER YUSHCHENKO’S INTERIOR MINISTER

H13 The Times Leader High-Flyers India and China will do better together than distrustfully apart

Michael Young
Engaging Bashar Assad over
Iraq
will mean the gradual return of
Syrian hegemony over
Lebanon

Anatole Kaletsky
Despite all the ballyhoo about global warming, investment in fighting climate change is pathetically low

Evolution not revolution
Read about The Times's new look, view a slideshow of our evolution over 220 years and tell us what you think

New dog, old trick: Democrat bark will be as fierce as Republican bite

Kremlin's denials fall flat

Vatican may relax rules on condoms

Party feud helping Royal, Chirac told

Poison case turns to hunt for third man

Iraqi leader calls insurgents for talks to end the violence

Who's who at the talks

Our troops may be on their way out by spring, Beckett says

WSJ Assassins and Diplomacy
Another murder in
Beirut for Jim Baker to contemplate.

H14 Financial Times Murder exposes Lebanon’s Christian divisions

Democrat splits emerge as their victory sinks in

COMMENT: American politics looks for a directionThe conservative era in US politics, which has coincided with my adult lifetime, came to an end two weeks ago. So what comes next? Jacob Weisberg looks at some possibilities.

For all the popular talk of new realism, bipartisanship and moderation in US foreign policy, there is not a lot of evidence that it is taking hold at all in the mindset of the administration, writes Jurek Martin. -

Gideon Rachman: Syria is clearly fighting to retain its influence in Lebanon

COMMENT: Friedman's illuminating ideas will continue to live onMilton Friedman, who died last week, was renowned for work of scintillating originality. Four big issues of our time illustrate his continuing relevance, writes John Greenwood of Invesco-Perpetual.

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: Out on a limb: how the Kremlin has been making life difficult on SakhalinFor all its singularity, Sakhalin is in many ways a microcosm of Russia. The problems of the oil-rich region mirror those of the country as a whole.

COMMENT: We must not go soft on the nuclear ambitions of North KoreaAmid the events of the past two months, the North Korean threat has been all but forgotten, writes Victor Mallet.

Editorial Mind the gender gap

Nato meeting will ‘remove last traces of Iron Curtain’

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: Both despots and dissidents put politics into the business of aid

Dutch PM heading for election win Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende’s Christian Democratic Alliance was heading for an election win in the Netherlands, but the result could still herald complex and protracted negotiations to form a coalition.

Profile: Jan Peter Balkenende

H15 Los Angeles Times Lebanese crisis reflects fading U.S. authority By Paul Richter With Lebanon's government teetering on collapse, the White House braces for another blow to its vision of reform in the Middle East

Cutting and Running on Our Allies By: Max Boot Washington's history of abandoning friends doesn't give Iraqis much confidence.

H16

realclearpoliticsABC’s The Note - Early Bird GovExec - Blogometer

BBC Kennedy conspiracy
What do you make of new evidence on RFK's assassination?

H17 Daily Telegraph Democracy is not on the Syrian agenda
The crowds that thronged around the coffin of Pierre Gemayel yesterday, as it was carried to the family home in Bekfaya, will have experienced an unnerving sense of déjà vu, writes Con Coughlin.

Leader Don't abandon Iraq
Given current levels of violence in Iraq and the inadequacy of the local security forces, it is surreal to hear Margaret Beckett laying down a date for a possible halving of our military presence.

Pope questions his infallibility

The Pope says people should feel free to disagree with him.

Cameron's endorsement of Toynbee angers Right

David Cameron will try to bury the Tories' reputation for being indifferent to poverty by endorsing social policy themes promoted by writer Polly Toynbee, the Left-wing doyenne.

H18 Independent Robert Fisk: Gemayel's mourners know in Lebanon nothing is what it seems

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