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H1 New York Times Options Weighed for Surge in G.I.'s to Stabilize Iraq The option of a major “surge” in troop strength is gaining ground as part of a White House strategy review.

Pentagon Moving Troops Into Kuwait to Prepare for Iraq 'Surge'

Guardian Bush likely to reject Iraq study group call for withdrawal

Foreign Affairs The Global Clash of Emotions By: Dominique Moïsi Events have proved Huntington's vision more right than wrong. It would be more correct, however, to speak of a "clash of emotions."

The National Interest America's Iranian Deliverance? By: Hossein Askari Iran cannot halt the civil war in Iraq. But it can reduce the strife—and contain it.

Washington Post Editorial A Mideast Counteroffensive Before 'engaging' with Syria and Iran, the United States needs to answer their aggression.

FT Q&A: US policy in the Middle East Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, answers your questions

"Counterinsurgency," U.S. Army Field Manual 3-24, December 15, 2006 (12.9 MB PDF).

From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad - Matthias Küntzel, Policy Review

The limits of political science

The Right Stuff? By: Michael Goldfarb The Weekly Standard Despite rising costs, the Pentagon and its NATO allies are lining up to buy the Joint Strike Fighter.

Washington Times Spain's Tribulations By: Barry Casselman The Spanish nation is struggling to keep it national identity and territorial integrity. Tensions in the ethnic (and linguistic) regions of Spain, many of which were granted some form of autonomy after Franco's death, now threaten this historic identity and return the Iberian peninsula to a modern version of the several contiguous and rival kingdoms that dominated it prior to the 16th century.

The ISG: Illusions Surrendered Group by Antony T. Sullivan

Time Are There Troubles in the House of Saud?

Daily Star Set a 2025 deadline to start kicking the oil habit
By Volker Perthes

Al Hayat Is the Iraq War Linked to the Arab-Israeli Conflict? Patrick Seale

Al Awsat A Smorgasbord with Poisonous Dishes : Amir Taheri

Syrian Miscalculations : Tariq Alhomayed

Weekly Standard Worry About OPEC, Not China by Irwin M. Stelzer

The New Great GameWhy the Bush administration has embraced India.
by Daniel Twining

EIU Saudi Arabia politics: Under wraps

Al Hayat Competing with Iran Requires a Smart Arab Strategy! Raghida Dergham

Iran and the Obstructing Third Ghassan Charbel

RegimeChangeIran Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran

Yedioth Ahronoth 'Golan not a precondition' Syrian FM Walid Moallem discusses 'noble cause' of peace between Israel and Syria, says Golan not a precondition for negotiations; sees Syria as potential stabilizing force in ME in general, Iraq in particular

Jerusalem Post Don't spurn Syria's overtures

Financial Times COMMENT: The frenzy has begun for America's presidential hopefuls Americans excel at making movies that keep you in a state of suspense while building towards entirely predictable endings. The same often applies to the country’s four-year presidential selection cycle.

EUROPE: EU leaders aim to revive constitution

Iraq out of sight The Baker report is already history. What does that mean for US policy, asks Paul Rogers

H2 Guardian Leader Screeching brakes EU leaders avoided the long-predicted 'train wreck' but still made clear that Turkey's membership bid is in big trouble.

IHT Blair tries to reassure Turkey over EU

The Times Blair seeks alliance with Turkey

BBC Big impact
Turkey was the real subject of EU summit, writes Mark Mardell

Turkey's EU membership 'crucial' Blair says the country's bid to join the European Union is of fundamental importance to the Middle East peace process.

FT Turkey faces difficult?journey to EU membership

Editorial Fight the fatigue In principle, the European Union remains committed to enlargement. In practice, resistance to further expansion seems to grow whenever EUleaders meet to consider the...

Newsweek letters on Zeyno Baran’s article

Why Turkey has various reasons to be skeptic about the USA? Journal of Turkish Weekly

TURKEY-ISRAEL: 'ENERGY CORRIDOR' IN THE PIPELINE AKI

Is a Spurned Turkey Looking Toward Moscow World Politics Watch

Turkey signs production phase MoU for the F-35

What was the Pope doing in Turkey?
The Conservative Voice

Independent Letters: Turkey's values

International trade: Is Turkey is Economically Ready to Join EU?

Google News Kurdish Kurdish Media

Ümit ÖZDAĞ
Kerkük ve Türkmenleri unutmak

Kurds and Baker-Hamilton Report
KurdishMedia –

Rizgari Türk devleti Sünni teröristlere kucak açtı

100 Bin Pêşmerge Kürdistan Bölgesi'ni Koruyor

Ankara: Irak raporu doğruları anlatıyor

Irak Çalışma Gurubu’nun hazırladığı Irak Raporu’nda bizim görüşlerimize yer verildiğini gördük.

Türkmen Gerçeği Ve Kerkük Sorunu

Türkmenler: "Göçe boyun eğmeyeceğiz"

"Nagorno-Karabakh: Between Vote and Reality", Sabine Freizer in openDemocracy.net

Radikal New York Times!

NYT MUSIC; A Mogul Who Helped Mold Pop Culture

Obituaries Ahmet Ertegun Ahmet Ertegun Obituary

Ahmet Ertegun's Legacy. Slate -

Aretha Franklin mourns Ertegun

His Atlantic Records shaped pop music

UN Peacekeepers to Stay on Cyprus Six More Months

Google News Greece - Cyprus

A bitter struggle for power in Iran
Asia Times Local elections are likely to strengthen the hand of the all-powerful Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Khamenei in his struggle with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who has fallen out with the country's leading cleric by insisting on charting his own course. For the US, there's a strong message: change can be effected in Tehran through political evolution, rather than war. - Sami Moubayed

Transitioning Iraq's Security to Iraqis - Gen. William Caldwell, USA Toda

EurActiv Geopolitics of EU energy supply

EDM TWELVE MONTHS: THE SHORT LIFE OF COMFORTABLE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT RUSSIA’S ENERGY POLICY IN 2006

Robert Fisk: Different narratives in the Middle East

H3 KKTC’ye doğrudan uçuş müjdesi

KKTC'ye açılım sinyali

Son durum Gündüz Aktan

Birand AB, artık bir karar vermelidir

Cengiz Çandar Tüm yazıları Türkiye-AB: Vites boşta; motor çalışıyor...

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası

Dış Basında Türkiye-AB İlişkileri - Dış Basında Güncel Türkiye Bülteni

Dış Basında Irak BBC Turkish 0700

Dış Basında Türkiye Turkish Press Review Google News Turkey Turquie Türkei TurcoPundit

Enis Berberoğlu Çankaya hangi partileri Meclis’te görmek istiyor

İlter Türkmen Bundan sonra AB ve Kıbrıs

ERDAL ŞAFAK "Bütünleşme kapasitesi" artık AB'nin genişlemesinin yeni ve en önemli ölçüsü oldu. Ya da Avrupa'nın yeni doktrini.

The Economist Türkiye'yi kaybetmek büyük başarısızlık

Fikret BİLA Kıbrıs'ta kim adım atacak?

New deal between Greek Cyprus, Germany

Limasol teklifine Ankara sert tepki gösterdi

TAHA KIVANÇ En büyük endişem

2007 bütçesi, 2007 Türkiyesi
Murat Yetkin

Eşeklikten kurtulmak ve AB'nin sonu
M.Ali Kışlalı

Semih İDİZ / Türkiye'ye çektirilen 'gâvur eziyeti'

Şahin Alpay AB treni ve Kıbrıs "koz"u

Where is the KKTC’s economy going? Gila Benmayor

Sarkozy says gaining ground over Turkey

[Yorum - Hugh Pope] Türkiye'ye bir şeyler oluyor! - 2

ALİ BAYRAMOĞLU Askeri cumhuriyet

Taha Kıvanç

FEHMİ KORU Erken seçim Haziran 2007'de (mi?)

Fehmi Koru

NAZLI ILICAK Sezer telâş ediyor

Ömer Lütfi Mete Küresel gaspçılara inat

Ali Bulaç Samimiyetsizlik

Cumhurbaşkanı seçimleri Altan Öymen

Mahir Kaynak B planı

FEHMİ KORU 'Besmele' çekerken…

Anavatan 100 saatte ezberinizi bozacağız

CHP'den MHP'nin "sine-i millet" önerisine yanıt

[Bütçede Çankaya tartışması] Cumhurbaşkanı'nın vasfı Anayasa'da yazılı

Taliban rahatsızlığı 'Irak Toplantısı'na Taliban temsilcisinin katıldığı öne sürüldü.

Sosyal güvenlikte karadelik: Memur

Erdal Sağlam IMF, AB boşluğunu kapatmaya çalışıyor

Ege Cansen Maviler ve Yeşiller

Yavaşlamanın karakteri
Taner Berksoy

Güngör URAS / Namus ölçümüz YTL ise AB'ye girmeyelim

H4 New York Times nytcolumns Options Weighed for Surge in G.I.'s to Stabilize Iraq The option of a major “surge” in troop strength is gaining ground as part of a White House strategy review.

Palestinian Factional Strife Escalates Into Gunfights Between Fatah and Hamas

In Farewell, Rumsfeld Warns Weakness Is ‘Provocative’

Jeane Kirkpatrick and the Great Democratic Defection

By Richard V. Allen Not enough has been said about Jeane Kirkpatrick, ardent Democrat — and what she meant to the success of Ronald Reagan in international affairs.

MAUREEN DOWD Farewell, Dense Prince The defense czar who rivals Robert McNamara for deadly incompetence has been on a victory lap in Baghdad, Mosul and Washington.

Military Taking a Tougher Line With Detainees Authorities at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility have clamped down decisively in recent months.

Japanese Lawmakers Pass Two Laws That Shift the Nation Away From Its Postwar Pacifism

Big Voter Turnout Seen in Iran, Giving Reformers a Boost

H5 Washington Post Editorial A Mideast Counteroffensive Before 'engaging' with Syria and Iran, the United States needs to answer their aggression.

Rice Says US Support for Middle East Democracy Is Nonnegotiable

Testimony Helps Detail CIA's Post-9/11 Reach Europeans Told of Plans for Abductions

EXCERPTS: Secret Agents Spilling Secrets

Gunfire Erupts Between Palestinian Rivals

Incoming Chairmen Ready to Investigate Democratic-Led Panels to Probe Administration's Actions in War and Counterterrorism

The Curtain Is Drawn On the Rumsfeld Era

Panel Seeks Consensus On U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Japan Upgrades Its Defense AgencyNew Laws Widen Mission, Require Schools to Foster Patriotism

Old Allies, Tagged 'Terrorist' By Anna Husarska

A Cry for Help in Turkmenistan By Anadurdy Khajiyev,

PostGlobal Are women making real breakthroughs in the 21st century or is it still one-step forward, two steps back for half the world's population?

H6 Guardian Bush likely to reject Iraq study group call for withdrawal Talks ruled out as more troops set to be sent in.
Britain never thought Saddam was threat - diplomat

Clashes between Hamas and Fatah leave 30 injured Rival accused of trying to assassinate PM Haniyeh.

We must speak out John Berger: Today we are launching an appeal for a world-wide cultural boycott against the Israeli state.

BAE decision faces challenge PM and attorney general offer different accounts of why inquiry into Saudi arms deals was dropped.
Brutal politics lesson for investigators

Leader: Goldsmith's Law All governments find the rule of law is occasionally an uncomfortable partner. This government has taken to compromising it with a shabby disregard for its significance.

Blackmailed by dictators
John Kampfner: Blair has shamefully flouted the law to protect the arms industry's bungs.

H7 Daily Star Set a 2025 deadline to start kicking the oil habit
By Volker Perthes

Al Hayat Is the Iraq War Linked to the Arab-Israeli Conflict? Patrick Seale

Al Awsat A Smorgasbord with Poisonous Dishes : Amir Taheri

Syrian Miscalculations : Tariq Alhomayed

Al Hayat Competing with Iran Requires a Smart Arab Strategy! Raghida Dergham

Iran and the Obstructing Third Ghassan Charbel - It would not be to the Arabs' advantage to show enmity toward Iran, or to pay the price of either a confrontation or agreement between Tehran and Washington. The battle of the Iranian obstructing third is still in its early stages. Following up on its developments helps one understand the open hotbeds of tension in the region.

A bitter struggle for power in Iran
Asia Times Local elections are likely to strengthen the hand of the all-powerful Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Khamenei in his struggle with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who has fallen out with the country's leading cleric by insisting on charting his own course. For the US, there's a strong message: change can be effected in Tehran through political evolution, rather than war. - Sami Moubayed

EXCLUSIVE: White House Forbids Publication Of Op-Ed On Iran By Former Bush Official

UPI Analysis: The case for more troops

Viewpoint: Iraq Study Group Report empty of content

Nixon Center dinner and the realists
By Nikolas K. Gvosdev

The ISG Report: Be afraid, be very afraid By David Isenberg

NRO VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Arab detestation of Israel is a symptom, not the malady, of the current Arab crisis of the spirit. Israel Did it!

'We're Going to Win'
The president finally has a plan for victory.

H8 Google News Iraq Iran Syria Mideastwire.com - NPR Iraq

BBC US 'troop boost in Iraq likely'
US President George W Bush is likely to send more troops to Iraq next year, an administration official says.

The most important underreported development in the Arab world is the increasing ability of Arabs to talk with one another. They did not used to be able to.

RegimeChangeIran Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran

Ahmadinejad: 'No country in the world looks upon America as a friend'...

Daily Star Lebanon is making history, potentially By Rami G. Khouri

In Bahrain, democracy in action or just divide and rule? By Fred Wehrey

Iraq’s Sectarian and Ethnic Violence and the Evolving Insurgency
Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies

Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia and Eritrea
Source: Council on Foreign Relations

Iraq out of sight The Baker report is already history. What does that mean for US policy, asks Paul Rogers

Helena Cobban Bush and buddies battling the ISG

Tom Barnett The freeze out of the Iraq Study Group seems complete:

Democracy Arsenal Evaluating Iraq Policy through Two Lenses

US Military Moving Troops Into Kuwait...

EIU Saudi Arabia politics: Under wraps

Rice Questions Why Saudis Might Need Nuclear Energy

The Bloodbath
We Created
by Gareth Porter

News from Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, December 15, 2006

“President Bashar al-Asad Interviewed,” by Alix Van Buren

H9 Ha’aretz - Abbas to call early vote amid strife with Hamas

British PM: Coming days critical for Middle East peace process

A great friend's memoirs Jimmy Carter is saying basically what at least one out of two Israelis is saying these days.

Bradley Burston: Jews who make Satan look good

Yoel Marcus: The tasks were too big for our leaders

Yedioth Ahronoth 'Golan not a precondition' Syrian FM Walid Moallem discusses 'noble cause' of peace between Israel and Syria, says Golan not a precondition for negotiations; sees Syria as potential stabilizing force in ME in general, Iraq in particular

Mashaal: Fight Israel, not each other

Rice Hints Baker Report to Be Snubbed

Daily Alert.org - EJC Israeli Press Review Google News Israel

Security and Defense: Mum's the N-word Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post Don't spurn Syria's overtures

All's quiet on the Syrian front

BBC Hamas leader urges Gaza restraint Hamas's exiled political leader urges Palestinian unity amid rising tensions and violence between Hamas and Fatah.

Hamas, Fatah intensify clashes

The next round In Jerusalem, worried Israelis and defiant Arabs wait, argue, and plan, finds Fred Halliday

Witnesses in Libby Trial All Expected to Testify

H10 Christian Science Monitor

PBSAnalysts Discuss Rumsfeld Resignation and Iraq Study Group Report

Nuclear Deal Details Worry Indian Public By: B. Gautam The Japan TimesDespite initial hiccups, the U.S. presidential pen and Congress have made India into something more than a "major non-Nato ally" of the U.S. However, the Indian public fears hidden compromises in the deal, such as New Delhi's being forced to serve American strategic interests in the region.

Mid-Life Crisis for ASEAN By: Chan Akya | Asia Times A mid-life crisis usually comes about when an individual realizes that he/she has been chasing the wrong goal, rather than when the person realizes that their goals are unattainable. Much the same is apparent for ASEAN - the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - that last week canceled its planned get-together in the Philippines.

Why China Won't Save You From North Korea's Nuke By: Oriana Skylar Mastro | The New Republic

Japan retreats from long-held pacifism by requiring schools to teach patriotism and upgrading the Defense Agency to a full ministry for the first time since World War II.

H11 IHT Britain at the Crossroads By: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah There are more Brits abroad than there are foreigners in Britain. What is driving these flows in and out?

Closing of nuclear reactors raises strong emotions in Bulgaria

Confronting Holocaust denial Western and Christian charities in the third world should take it upon themselves to inform Muslims and non-Muslims alike, in the areas where they are active, about the Holocaust.

BBC EU hardens tone on enlargement European Union leaders signal that applicant countries will face tough scrutiny, but say the door is open.

Washington Times Spain's Tribulations By: Barry Casselman The Spanish nation is struggling to keep it national identity and territorial integrity. Tensions in the ethnic (and linguistic) regions of Spain, many of which were granted some form of autonomy after Franco's death, now threaten this historic identity and return the Iberian peninsula to a modern version of the several contiguous and rival kingdoms that dominated it prior to the 16th century.

New EU 'consensus' over enlargement highly fragile EUobserver.com

The Moscow-Berlin energy axis A Russia-Germany "special relationship" challenges Europe to integrate and reform, says Dieter Helm

World Politics Watch Ahead of EU Presidency, Germany is Already Talking to Syria

From Monthly Review, an article on The Myths of Democracy Assistance: U.S. Political Intervention in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

An interview with David Pryce-Jones, author of Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews

H12 RFE/RL

Washington Times Russian pressure doesn't hinder Georgian leader's Western ties

Nagorno-Karabakh has followed Transdniestria and South Ossetia in holding an independence referendum. But democracy in these "non-recognised entities" is not so simple.

Kremlin 'riddled with ex-KGB'

Google News Azerbaijan

Analysis: Russian Economic Report # 13

H13 The Times Violence reaches West Bank as rivals ratchet up tension

Bush Has No Choice: He Will Go Big - Gerard Baker, Times of London

Kasparov plays a dangerous game with battle to keep Putin in check

Leader Last Chance Somalia’s factions must talk; the alternative is a return to war

For 63 minutes Iraqi football fans were united in a dream of glory. Then Qatar scored

Wall Street Journal The Road to Tehran Polite society helped pave the way for Iran's Holocaust conference.
By BRET STEPHENS

Talking Turki What's going on in Saudi Arabia?
By SIMON HENDERSON

H14 Financial Times COMMENT: The frenzy has begun for America's presidential hopefuls Americans excel at making movies that keep you in a state of suspense while building towards entirely predictable endings. The same often applies to the country’s four-year presidential selection cycle.

EUROPE: EU leaders aim to revive constitution

Q&A: US policy in the Middle East Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, answers your questions

WORLD NEWS: Doubts precede Baghdad reconciliation conference

Editorial High oil prices can help cure addiction

Pentagon debates strategy as Rumsfeld leaves

Ahmadi-Nejad raises stakes in local elections

Hamas says Abbas seeks war

FT WEEKEND MAGAZINE - FEATURE: Stuck in the middle

Bernanke calls for renminbi revaluation Ben Bernanke stepped into a political minefield when he released remarks branding China’s undervalued currency an “effective subsidy” for its exporters that was distorting patterns of production and trade.

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: It is best to stay out of Darfur Those urging military action in Darfur have in recent days been joined by influential US and UK policymakers. There is a hitch, though, to any international intervention, writes Christopher Caldwell.

H15 Los Angeles Times D.C.'s Achilles' heel By Bruce Ackerman All government branches need succession plans in case of a catastrophic terrorist attack.

Editorial

FT Civilian deaths hit Afghan support for Nato Growing number caught in crossfire

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS: It would not be the first time, Mr PutinWho on earth could think the Kremlin was behind the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian intelligence officer, poisoned by a dose of radioactive polonium-210?

Dow hits record as US data fuel rally The end-of-year rally for global stocks gathered pace as benign US inflation data added to optimism generated by merger and acquisition activity and robust corporate earnings

H16 American Politics 'The Man From Nowhere' Barack Obama is brilliant, eloquent and fresh, but what he stand for?
By PEGGY NOONAN

Will President tap Lieberman to flip Senate's majority?

McCain says 'major financiers' will back his 2008 run

Is McCain as '08 GOP nominee inevitable?

A fragile system Sanford Levinson The sudden threat to the Democratic Senate majority is a reminder of the fragility of the US electoral system under its 18th Century constitution.

REPORT: Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh Decides Not to Seek Democratic Nomination for President...

realclearpoliticsABC’s The Note - Early Bird GovExec

NYT THOMAS B. EDSALL

Democrats Arrive at the Heart of the Matter The Democrats have a two-year window in which to confront their internal schisms and to present a stronger face to the electorate in 2008.

The Story of the Numbers Data from the Census Bureau’s 2007 Statistical Abstract outlines our demographic diversity and economic decisions, but they have a harder time showing the pressures that bear upon us every day and that shape our behavior.

H17 Daily Telegraph Brown fights 'dirty tricks' campaign

Chancellor issues statement in attempt to distance himself from the cash for honours affair that has resulted in Tony Blair being interviewed by police.

Al-Qa'eda in control of Mogadishu

BBC Neat solution
But few will believe UK's stated reason for ending Saudi probe

H18 Independent Walter Litvinenko: 'Putin murdered my son' Father says dissident's death was 'a calculated act of intimidation'

Robert Fisk: Different narratives in the Middle East

Defiant Hamas rejects call for elections Hamas have rejected calls for new elections as fresh violence threatened a slide into worsening and potentially bloody conflict between it and the rival Fatah group it ousted in last January's poll

Leading article: In a land under siege, the tensions - and the dangers - are rising

Litmus test for Ahmadinejad as Iran's moderates battle to win back voters

Howard Jacobson: Be careful whose history you deny, for to hate them you must steep yourself in them

H19Military Intelligence Terrorism

"Counterinsurgency," U.S. Army Field Manual 3-24, December 15, 2006 (12.9 MB PDF).

CFR Iraq’s Other Embeds: Advisers

The Right Stuff? By: Michael Goldfarb The Weekly Standard Despite rising costs, the Pentagon and its NATO allies are lining up to buy the Joint Strike Fighter.

Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on "Nuclear Capabilities," unclassified Report Summary, December 2006.

$469b Pentagon budget approved
Request for more troops mulled; Army: Bend rules on activating reserves.

The Blind Sheikh's Importance to Militant Islamists Stratfor

Analysis: Germany’s spy probe continues

H20 Slate

Muhammad Yunus: Nobel Lecture

Kofi Annan's Final Address as UN Secretary-General

The Promise of Alternative Automotive Fuels and Technology (PDF; 128 KB)
Source: U.S. House of Representatives, Joint Economic Committee

The introduction to The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy. Where neo-conservatism was born: An excerpt from Journal of Significant Thought and Opinion: Commentary Magazine 1945-1959. A look at what the heck is a paleoconservative and why you should care

Iraq Study Group Report Downloads Top 1.4 Million

H21

Shedloads of hoodies
Interview: John Simpson is taking the Oxford English Dictionary onto the web and, after rigorous testing, 40 volumes of new words and revisions are going with him.

Bin Laden's favourite team and other curiosities The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football by David Goldblatt 992pp, Viking, £30 It

Barcelona pose test for Benítez the schemer Rafael Benítez needs every tactical trick in his repertoire to guide Liverpool past Catalan giants, says Kevin McCarra.

Tongue tied Laura Swinton Just because secondary students find foreign languages boring, doesn't mean they shouldn't be compelled to learn them.

Lunch with the FT: Richard Dawkins He may be only two years away from academic retirement, but Richard Dawkins – Darwin’s rottweiler and flag-waver for atheism – still has plenty of bite

High IQ link to veget-
arianism: study

IQ in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood: 1970 British cohort study (PDF; 85 KB) Source: British Medical Journal

In Raising the World’s I.Q., the Secret’s in the Salt Kazakhstan’s iodized salt campaign is an example of how a country can achieve a remarkable public health success.

Race, smoke and suicide, Doctor Strangelove and those bombs
By Thomas C. Schelling. Harvard University Press. 360pp, £25.95.

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“Demokratikleştiremediklerimizden misiniz?”: Orta Doğu’daki Değişim Dalgasının Neden, Şekil ve Olası Sonuçları 10 Şubat 2011
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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
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Bütçe Açığı ve Amerikan Gerilemesinin Ekonomi Politiği 19 Şubat 2010
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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

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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
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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
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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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