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9 July 2007
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H1 New York Times In White House, Debate Is Rising on Iraq Pullback White House officials say that aides want to forestall Republican defections by announcing an intention to withdraw American troops.

Editorial The Road Home It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit.

Why Terrorism Does Not Work (PDF; 209 KB) Source: International Security (MIT Press)

Christian Science Monitor US strategy in Iraq shifting

A report on the 'surge' could help determine momentum.

NYT U.S. Aborted Raid on Qaeda Chiefs in Pakistan in ’05 Some top intelligence officials say the U.S. missed a significant opportunity to try to capture senior members of Al Qaeda.

Showcase and Chimera in the Desert By JOHN F. BURNS Ramadi, Iraq, once an anti-American danger zone, is now a model for the tactic of courting moderate Sunni leaders, but will it catch on?

Divide, Yes, but Conquer, Probably Not By STEVEN ERLANGER Palestinian infighting might seem to help Israel. But history begs to differ.

Washington Post The Next Battle in Iraq? By Jim Hoagland Avoiding a Turkish invasion of Kurdistan should be Priority One for President Bush and for everyone working for him.

White House Shaving Yardstick for Iraq Gains With Iraqi leadership unlikely to meet goals U.S. set in January, Bush plans to promote smaller strides in region in upcoming report to Congress.

Getting the CIA We Need By David Ignatius, A culture of accountability is needed in U.S. intelligence, and it must begin at the White House.

Mideast Policy in a Fantasy World By Jackson Diehl

Our Clueless Intelligence System By Amy Zegart, We need to understand the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions.

Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire. By R.J. Hillhouse The private spy industry has succeeded where no foreign government has: It has penetrated the CIA and is running the show.

Leave Iraq and Brace for a Bigger Bloodbath By Natan Sharansky

Transforming the National Security Council: Interagency Authority, Organization, Doctrine

Los Angeles Times U.K. plots may show growing threat from Iraq It seemed Al Qaeda in Iraq was focused on carrying out attacks there. Experts now fear that's changing

Sunday Times Car bombs are linked with Iraq’s Al-Qaeda At least one suspect quizzed over alleged plot to set off car bombs in Britain was in recent contact with Al-Qaeda

Powell tried to talk Bush out of warThe former American secretary of state reveals that he spent 2½ hours vainly trying to persuade President Bush not to invade Iraq

Campbell's secrets His diaries record what really went on at No 10 during the Blair years Blair wanted to quit before war

A Lesson in Iraqi Illusion - Robert Malley & Peter Harling, Boston Globe

NYT Magazine Her Jewish State By ROGER COHEN Israel is growing steadily more prosperous — and less secure. Where is its political center, and what is its future? If there is an answer, it may lie with Tzipi Livni: daughter of Zionist militants, ex-spy, foreign minister and rising political star.
‘Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World’ By DENNIS ROSS “[T]he practice of statecraft in U.S. foreign policy comes down to appreciating our power while also respecting its limits . . . ”

Q&A with Dennis Ross The former Mideast envoy takes a hard look at Palestine, Tony Blair’s new mission, and the failure of American statecraft

Sunday Telegraph A PM offering to reduce his powers?It is one of Gordon Brown's great talents to accumulate power even while appearing to give it away, observes Niall Ferguson.

The Observer Will Gordon Brown really be prepared to offload power? Andrew Rawnsley: His ideas for modernising our democracy are both exciting and risky. Politicians can never be sure where reform will take them.

FT COMMENT: This gentlemen's agreement fails Europe too Traditionally a European runs the IMF, but this is no longer appropriate for an institution that seeks a broader mandate, writes Wolfgang Münchau

From The Chronicle, an APSA forum on The Future of the Jihadi Movement: a 5-Year Forecast

Yedioth Ahronoth Lebanon 'to erupt in 1 week' Syria calls on citizens to evacuate Lebanon, reports say; Expert: Civil war possible

Preparing for past war

Second Lebanon War inquiries fail to formulate new security doctrine, Ron Ben Yishai says

Helena Cobban Benchmarks? What benchmarks?

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11 (PDF; 1 MB) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Danger Room/Wired)

Pakistan: Showdown at the Red Mosque
Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies

Ha’aretz Shmuel Rosner: Will the U.S. bomb Iran? Will Israel?

Guardian Leader Facing up to failure Iraq The New York Times's leader column yesterday said, 'It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organise an orderly exit'.

NYTU.S. Diplomat Hints at Delay for Kosovo Independence

Newsweek Why Bush Gave Scooter Libby a Pass

Chicago Sun-Times CIA leak: Now it can be told

The Next Question: How Do We Withdraw? Huffington Post

White House Underestimates Iraq Dilemma - Robert Novak, Chicago ST

Russia & China: Two Troublesome Powers - Michael Barone, US News & WR

H2 Washington Post The Next Battle in Iraq? By Jim Hoagland Avoiding a Turkish invasion of Kurdistan should be Priority One for President Bush and for everyone working for him.

Washington Post: Rice, Gül'den kesin güvence alamadı

FT AKP yet to win over wary business elite Turkey’s new ruling party will have to rely heavily on the support of the new financial establishment in Anatolia.

Christian Science Monitor Turkey's Kurds still prepared to fight

Attacks by Kurdish separatists have surged this year after several years of calm.

What do parties promise on Turkey-US relations?

Independent Turkey 'faces choice between democracy and dictatorship'

Atina'ya 'harita' tepkisi Yunanistan Genelkurmay Başkanlığı tarafından düzenlenen bir seminerde, Türkiye'yi bölünmüş olarak gösteren bir haritanın açılmasıyla ilgili olarak, Yunanistan'ın Ankara Büyükelçisi Yorgo Yenimatas Dışişleri Bakanlığı'na çağrıldı. Kaynaklar, aynı yöndeki bir girişimin Türkiye'nin Atina Büyükelçiliği’nce yapılmasının da öngörüldüğünü bildirdiler.

'NATO, asker desteğinden daha fazlasını yapabilir'

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu [NEWS ANALYSIS] Will Turkey shoot before or after the elections?

Irak'ın ilacı çekilme değil, diplomasi Henry A. Kissinger

ABD Irak'ta Kürtlere 'oynamalı' Thomas L. Friedman

Die Welt Yeni bir başlangıç

OYAK rides the gravy train in northern Iraq

Google News KurdishMedia Kurdish Kurdish Aspect BBC Monitoring

Gül: Türkiye sınırötesi için izin almaz

Hasan CEMAL Bir şans kapıyı çalıyor ama...

Hasan CEMAL AKP 7-1 alabilir normali 6-1-1

Peşmergeler kendilerinden emin

Peşmergeden, Türk siyaseti analizi

Arslan BULUT Tuzhurmatı'ya saldırı Türkiye'ye saldınrıdır

Kürt sorunu, 'parrhesia' ve Diyojen OSMAN ELBEK

Kurds & Maliki suspect Turkish, Sunni Arab plot

TSK uçağı Kerkük’e indi

Erdoğan: Terörle beraber yaşamaya alışacağız

'Petrol anlaşmaları gözden geçirilsin' Irak Petrol Bakanı Hüseyin Şahristani, Irak'ın kuzeyindeki Bölgesel Kürt Yönetimi'nin imzaladığı petrol anlaşmalarının gözden geçirilmesi gerektiğini söyledi.

İran ordusundan PJAK'a yönelik operasyon

Kerkük'te tansiyon yüksek: 150 ölü, 250 yaralı

Irak’ın kuzeyinde intihar saldırısı: 150 ölü

Baykal: AKP'ye giden her oy PKK'ya gider

KYB Temsilcisi: Tezkere çıkması olasılığı az

Diyarbakır köylerini tercümanla dolaşıyor

Galali: Operasyon ihtimali bulunmuyor

Şanlıurfa'da PKK'lının cenazesinde gerginlik

DTP'li adaylar genel siyasi af vaat etti

DTP: Engelleniyoruz

Çitlioğlu Teröristler artık şık, meslek sahibi ve teknolojiye hâkim

Irak'tan Türkiye'ye tehdit: Türkiye’nin müdahalesi sert karşılık bulur

[Yorum - Bejan Matur] MHP-CHP koalisyonu ve 'işbirlikçi' Kürtler

Yavuz Baydar War is a hot ball in messy politics

[Yorum - Ahmet Kurucan] Güvenlik için teknoloji yeterli mi?

'Petrol anlaşmaları gözden geçirilsin'

Iraqi Kurdistan: Islam and Kurdistan's Constitution

Mehmet Altan Kürt sorununun ipi...

Kerkük referandumu öncesi şiddet tırmanıyor

Paper Reports Merger of Iraqi Kurdish Interior Ministries, Security Services

PKK Official Threatens Vengeance If Turkey Attacks Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Panel Discuss Oil Bill, Need for National Consensus, "US Pressure"

Iraqi Kurdish Press Highlights 7 Jul 07

Teröristin cenazesinde linç girişimi

In The Shadows Of Iraq : Qubad Talabani (Part 8)

PKK propagandacısı müdüre tutuklama

Terör örgütü, kepçe operatörünü kaçırdı

Gül: Sınır ötesi için izne ihtiyacımız yok

Rizgari Anket/ Kürdistan Başbakanı görevinde kalsın mı, degişsin mi?

Türkiye, Kuzey- güney Kürdistan sınırlarında tampon bölge kurmak istiyor

Türk askeri Kurmayı, NATO’nun Federe Kürdistan’a girmesini istemiyor

Nusaybin’de 36 Glock tabanca ele geçirildi

Şırnak'ta mayınlı tuzak: 1 şehit Flaş

Tahran bülbülü İstanbul’da ortadan kaybolan İranlı general Ali Rıza Askari’nin ülkesinin nükleer sırlarını ABD’li istihbaratçılara ifşa ettiği ileri sürülüyor.

Ömer Taşpınar The West’s strategic failure in Palestine

Ali Bulaç Gazze'de dram

Title By "Yeni Safak" Columnist: Hamas is Turkish Army

Nuclear stability in the Middle East: the doctrine of mutually assured destructionby CHRISTOPHER

PKK uzantılarıyla koalisyona hazırlanıyor

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND TURKEY'S CULTURE OF IMPUNITY By Mizgîn

In The Shadows Of Iraq : Qubad Talabani (Part 9)

Google News Greece Cyprus Turkish Cypriot Press ABHaber

German Commentary Criticizes Turks for Opposing Amendments to Immigration Law

Papadopulos, Talat'a görüşme davetinde bulundu...

[NEWS ANALYSIS] Turkey’s Greeks and their patriarch wait to be heard

Europe’s non-European Europeansby GRIGORY YAVLINSKY & VICTOR KOGAN- YASNY

Ankara'dan Atina'ya harita için çifte tepki

5 Milyon Türk Arasından 4 Aday

Camilere AB standardı

Ata Atun The West’s strategic failure in Palestine

Ermenistan:Türkiye sınırı açmıyor, milli gelirimizin üçte biri gidiyor

Military vs. Government in Turkey
By Emil Sanamyan

Fikret Ertan Caspian themes

Talat- Papadopulos biraraya gelebilir

Talat ve Papadopulos bir araya geliyor

Turkey to Intensify Oil Exploration Activities

Bir harita krizi de AB'de yaşanıyor

'Sorun Türk olmam' Ligde üçüncü sıradaki Lokomotiv Plovdiv'i almak isteyen Nazifoğlu'na karşı bazı taraftarlar stadı bastı, ırkçı sloganlar yazdı. İmza aşamasındaki satış için Türk işadamı, 'Taraftarlarla toplantılar yapıyorum. İkna edeceğim' diyor. ...

Rumlar da Türklerin haritasına kızdı...

AB, Sarkozy'nin ''Avrupalı İslam'' fikrini benimsedi

Genelkurmay'dan Atatürk çizgi romanı

Nüfusun % 21'i internet kullanıyor

CEMALETTİN GÜRSOY
Trafik kazalarında 16 bin 660 kişi sakatlandı, maddi kayıp 180 milyon YTL

Sea Breeze-2007 tatbikatı başlıyor

Alaska’da Red-Flag eğitimi alacaklar

İncirlik'teki askerleri kim uyardı?

200 bin çam, 7 bin zeytin
Bodrum'daki alev kapanında 200 bin çam ve 7 bin zeytin ağacı kül olurken, dün 18 yerde daha orman yangını çıktı.

3 denizin hákimi komutan eşine hákim olamayınca...

'Vatansever' subaylara ihraç

Ordu kapısını İmam Hatipli'ye açıyor

CHP'nin kadın şövalyesi (08.07.2007)

"Kadına yönelik şiddette yüzde 76 artış var"

Andrew Finkel A modest proposal

İttihat Terakki'ye karşı Ahrar Fırkası AVNİ ÖZGÜREL -

Armağan Kuloğlu Ordu sözcüsü değilim

Siyasete girerken de doğru karar verdim, çıkarken de

Şerif Mardin’e 3. kez veto

Selçuk, işkencecisiyle barıştığını açıkladı

Türk kadını 3 dakikada bir şiddete uğruyor

AİHM'nin Rusya umudu suya düştü, Türk yargıç Türmen görevinden ayrılıyor

VKGB'nın 1 numarası Kundakçı mı?

Ekrem Dumanlı Lütfen özür borcunuzu ödeyin

Glimmer of hope on horizon over mystery political murders

KORAY DÜZGÖRENBunlar sakın 'seçim çeteleri' olmasın?

Hasan Kundakçı ile Vehbi Şanlı aynı masada

'Vatansever' sırları

"Emniyet'e 'önceden' bildirdim"

9 Temmuz 2007 Basın Özeti

H3 Yasemin CONGAR İkinci büyük Irak pazarlığı

ASLI AYDINTAŞBAŞ Ne değişti?

Soner Yalçın Sınırötesi operasyon meselesini ’okuma kodları’

Fikret BİLA Cumhurbaşkanlığı düğümü nasıl çözülecek?

Baykal ile ABD'nin para pazarlığı

METEHAN DEMİR Son uyarıyı alan Wilson şok oldu

SON UYARI

Semih İDİZ Sınır ötesi operasyon kolay mı?

Her 12 gençten biri çete üyesi

Atatürk laikliği İmam Maturidi'nin yoludur Gündüz Aktan: CHP, dini dışlıyor Atatürk'ün laikliği imam Maturidi'nin yoluydu, dini dışlamıyordu, CHP ise dışlıyor.

Beş partili bir Meclis’e hazır olun!

İsmail Küçükkaya
Erdoğan bombayı AKŞAM’a patlattı : Uzlaşırım

Baykal: Türkiye'nin önünü açmak için gerekeni yaparız

Baykal'dan şimdi de 'Meclis dışında uzlaşma' şartı

[CAFE CAPITAL]Who will be the big partner in a CHP-MHP coalition?

Cengiz Çandar

Danıştay tetikçisi Arslan, Muzaffer Tekin'in abisinin avukatı çıktı

SOLİ ÖZEL Devlet olmak

www.tsk.mil.tr’de Özkök trafiği

Can Ataklı Bu pis oyunu bırakın lütfen

CHP türban sorunu için çalışıyor haberturk.com sitesinde ilginç yazılara imza atan, gazeteci Atılgan Bayar’ın aynı adı taşıyan kitabı çıktı.

Türkiye'de ABD karşıtlığının kökleri
ÖMER TAŞPINAR
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Ruşen Çakır ‘Bu meydana bölmek için değil, birleştirmek için geldik’

AKP İzmir'de rövanşı aldı mı?

Yüksek yargı: Siyaset siyasetçinin işi

Devlet, ordu ve 'imaj' H. Gökhan Özgün

AK Parti'nin oyu arttı, MHP düşüşte

İhsan Yılmaz Turkish foreign policy and strategic soft power

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası

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

Dış Basında Irak BBC Turkish 0700

VOA TSİ 06:30 Dış Basında Türkiye Turkish Press Review Google News Turkey Turquie Türkei TurcoPundit

Taha Kıvanç Hakkı olan kazansın…

Fehmi Koru Ondan beklenir…

Güneri CIVAOĞLU Enver Paşa sendromu

NAZLI ILICAK

Ertuğrul Özkök

Ahmet Altan 'Ordu AKP ile anlaştı ama uymadı'

Ahmet Hakan Kampanyalara dair fazla kişisel notlar

KÜRŞAT BUMİN AKP seçim beyannamesinden bir bölüm

KÜRŞAT BUMİN Yine bir şeyler kaynatılıyor sanki

Bu sandığın içindeki... Tarhan Erdem

Abdera'da seçim komedisi Hasan Celal Güzel

Bağımsız adayla başlarsak... Murat Belge

M Ali Birand

Cüneyt Ülsever

Enis Berberoğlu Son karar YSK’nın

Oktay Ekşi

MUHARREM SARIKAYA

ERDAL ŞAFAK O haritayı ciddiye alın

ERGUN BABAHAN

EMRE AKÖZ Her an, her şey olabilir

METEHAN DEMİR Turhan Çömez artık ne yapacak?

Şamil Tayyar Bahçeli imzayı nasıl attı?

Durmuş HOCAOĞLU
Muhâlefetin Siyâsî Basîretsizliğinin Türkiye'ye Faturası

Can Ataklı Yeni dönem için aritmetik senaryolar

Kınıklıoğlu Türkiye pasta değil ki, bıçakla bölünsün

MAHMUT ÖVÜR Erkan Mumcu: İstifa falan etmem!

Umur Talu

Mitingler, pankartlar ve posterler ne kadar etkili? Haluk Şahin

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN

Gülay Göktürk Yeniden yapılanma dönemi

[Yorum - Doç.Dr. Serap Yazıcı] Köşk krizinde son perde

Doğu Ergil Polls and representation

Arınç'tan cumhurbaşkanı tarifi

Arınç: Kapalı kapıları seçimle sandıkla açacağız

Taha AKYOL Orman yakan insan

Safranbolulu ne derse, Türkiye o! 1980'den bu yana kaç seçim yapıldıysa Safranbolu'dan çıkanla Türkiye'den çıkan sonuçlar aynı. Üç partiyi seçerse üç partili koalisyon oluyor; tek bir partiyi seçerse tek partili iktidar

YSK referandum hazırlıklarına başladı

Mehmet Tezkan

Çelik çomak oyununa devam: Gül meydanlara çıkınca ne söyleyecek!

Adalet reformunu hayal bile edemediler Yargı çevreleri, siyasi partilerin seçim bildirgelerindeki yargıyla ilgili vaatlerini değerlendirdi: Vaatler klişelerden ibaret, inandırıcılıktan uzak ve çok yetersiz

Partilerin çevreyle ilgili vaatleri beğenilmedi Maksat seçmen çevreci zannetsin İyi haber: Küresel ısınma tehlikesi partilerin seçim bildirgelerine ilk kez girdi. Kötü haber: Çevreci örgütler partilerin vaatlerini inandırıcı ve tutarlı bulmadı

MUSTAFA ÜNAL - MHP'nin Konya havası

Serdar Turgut Rahatlatan adım

MÜMTAZ'ER TÜRKÖNE - 'Düğümü yine halk çözecek'

Sami Selçuk Karar(lar) sonrası karşıt

Nasuhi Güngör Bahçeli, AB ve idam

Mustafa Erdoğan Yeni Anayasa tarafsız olmalıdır

FİKRET ERTAN - Avrasya Yahudi Kongresi ve lideri...

Ahmet Hakan Beyaz imam hatipli gençlere bir kıyak

Okay Gönensin İlhan Selçuk ve MHP

Erdoğan Hakan Uzan'la ne görüştü?

Güngör URAS İstanbul'u Melen kurtaracak

Şükrü Küçükşahin Soldan sağa gidenlerin farkı

Mustafa Karaalioğlu Bu sükuneti neye borçluyuz?

Yaman TÖRÜNER Ülkeyi kim yönetecek?

KORAY DÜZGÖREN Seçime yönelik fiili müdahaleler başladı

Mehmet Barlas Şimdi bana kaybolan yıllarımı verseler…

FİKRİ AKYÜZ Hürriyet, Gül'ün de kolunu koparır!

Mehmet Yılmaz Önemli olan etnik kökenleri değil!

İsmail Küçükkaya Erdoğan, memleketinde Sezer’i yuhalatmadı

Serdar Turgut Memleketin haline bak

Erkan Mumcu’dan ‘Gökçek’ açıklaması

Mehmet Tezkan

Cumhurbaşkanı adayı parti otobüsüne çıkacak mı?

Zeynep Dağı: Demokrasiye müdahale edenler halkın ekmeğiyle oynuyor

İhsan Dağı To democratize Turkey, first democratize the CHP

Şakir Süter Bursa’da miting

Eser Karakaş Yanlış hesap dönüyor

ERDAL ŞAFAK Dünyanın Lanetlileri

Ferai Tınç Yoksullar da İstanbul’da

Fatih Çekirge 3 denizin hákimi komutan eşine hákim olamayınca...

Hangi bayrağın altındaydınız?
Yıldırım Türker

Uzan 'Erdoğan kardeşimle ne görüştüğünü açıklasın'

Bülent Keneş Separatism with a discourse on unity

Serdar Turgut Oyum

İhracata dayalı büyümenizi, ama tüketiminizin artmamasını ister miydiniz? Fatih Özatay

Serdar Akinan Torbacı ekonomisi

Mahir Kaynak Soy düşmanlığı

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM

Ercan Kumcu 10 yıl sonra küresel riskler

Ekonomide çapa ihtiyacı

Erdal Sağlam Vitrin isimleri süs olarak kaldı

Deniz Gökçe Üretim gerçektir!

Salih Neftçi Seçimlerin piyasalar üzerindeki etkisi artacak...

‘Turkey repositioning itself in the global economy’

Asım Erdilek Capitalism around the globe and in Turkey (1)

Brahim Öztürk CHP, Anadolu sermayesine karşı

Babacan: Enflasyonda hedef yüzde 4

ATO'dan Türkiye - IMF araştırması...

Serpil YILMAZ İhaleden önce Nazarbayev, Tamince ile tatil yaptı

Babacan Türkiye koalisyonlar döneminde hep kaybetmiştir

OKAN MÜDERRİSOĞLU
Devlet "kazak mı?"

Güngör URAS
Kuraklıktan buğday üretimi yüzde 10 dolayında geriledi

'Köylü o iki lafı unutmadı'

H4 New York Times In White House, Debate Is Rising on Iraq Pullback White House officials say that aides want to forestall Republican defections by announcing an intention to withdraw American troops.

Editorial The Road Home It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit.

Editorial The General in His Labyrinth Washington should hasten to disentangle itself from the sinking fortunes of Gen. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan.

U.S. Aborted Raid on Qaeda Chiefs in Pakistan in ’05 Some top intelligence officials say the U.S. missed a significant opportunity to try to capture senior members of Al Qaeda.

Can We Repeat the Ramadi Example? - John Burns

Mr. Cheney’s Minority Report

By SEAN WILENTZ Part of Iran-contra’s legacy has now become a legacy of the Bush-Cheney administration.

NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Spineless on Sudan President Bush has been letting Darfur rhyme with Rwanda and Bosnia.

Tribal Chief Says NATO Airstrike Killed 108 Afghan Civilians

Leader of Pakistan Mosque Vows to Fight

Sarkozy Backs French Socialist as I.M.F. Chief

Israel Approves the Release of 250 Palestinian Prisoners

U.S. Diplomat Hints at Delay for Kosovo Independence

Terror in Glasgow? Scots Are Perplexed

Severe Personality Shift Seen in Bomb Suspect

Around 150, Death Toll in Iraq Attack Among War’s Worst

Insurgents Kill Iraqi Couple Employed by U.S. Embassy

Tehran Says Iranians Held in Iraq by U.S. Complain of Conditions

Truck Bomb Levels Section of Iraqi Village, Killing 105

Partisan Disagreements Jeopardize New Trade Deals

News Analysis: Behind a Siege in Pakistan, Rumblings of Wider Dissent

Pakistani President Tells Militants: Surrender or Die

As China’s Economy Roars, Consumers Lack Defenders

British Identify Two ‘Principal’ Suspects

Pope Eases Restrictions on Latin Mass

Youth Groups Created by Kremlin Serve Putin’s Cause A youth movement seeks the ideological cultivation, some say indoctrination, of the first generation to come of age in post-Soviet Russia.

Sensing a Shift, Reid Will Press for an Iraq Exit Senator Harry Reid and the Democrats are increasingly confident they can assemble majority opposition to administration policies.

Can China Reform Itself? By JOSEPH KAHN After food and safety scandals, the country needs to go through its own version of the Progressive Era.

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Live Bad, Go Green Carbon offsets are symptomatic of the larger problem we face in confronting climate change: everyone wants it to happen, but without pain or sacrifice.

FRANK RICH A Profile in Cowardice There was never any question that President Bush would grant amnesty to Scooter Libby. But who will pardon the president?

For Libby, Bush Seemed to Alter His Texas Policy As governor, President Bush applied a consistent, narrow standard when issuing pardons and commutations.

H5 Washington Post The Next Battle in Iraq? By Jim Hoagland Avoiding a Turkish invasion of Kurdistan should be Priority One for President Bush and for everyone working for him.

White House Shaving Yardstick for Iraq Gains With Iraqi leadership unlikely to meet goals U.S. set in January, Bush plans to promote smaller strides in region in upcoming report to Congress.

Getting the CIA We Need By David Ignatius, A culture of accountability is needed in U.S. intelligence, and it must begin at the White House.

Mideast Policy in a Fantasy World By Jackson Diehl

A Vision to Match the Threat By Walter Isaacson, Sixty years ago, America faced a new and dangerous global challenge, the expansionist aims of Soviet communism. This threat arose rather suddenly, and it was clear that it could portend a long struggle.

'Scouting' the Hill on Iraq By Robert D. Novak, National security adviser Stephen J. Hadley visited Capitol Hill just before Congress adjourned for the Fourth of July. Meetings with a half-dozen senior Republican senators were clearly intended to extinguish fires set by Sen. Richard Lugar's unexpected break from President Bush's Iraq policy.

Tunneling Near Iranian Nuclear Site Stirs Worry

Our Clueless Intelligence System By Amy Zegart, We need to understand the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions.

Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire.

By R.J. Hillhouse The private spy industry has succeeded where no foreign government has: It has penetrated the CIA and is running the show.

Leave Iraq and Brace for a Bigger Bloodbath By Natan Sharansky

Taking Defense's Hand Out of State's Pocket The Pentagon has steadily tightened its grip over U.S. aid and foreign policy in recent years. Now, the Senate Armed Services Committee is trying to pry it loose.

Suicide Attacks Kill 144; 8 U.S. Troops Die in Iraq

Fatah Gunmen Assert Authority in West Bank Territory Becomes Mirror Opposite of Gaza

PostGlobal Interdependent World Needs Even Turf

Base to Bush: It's Over By Byron York

Afghans Report 133 Civilians Dead In Recent Airstrikes

Pakistani Leader Calls on Radicals To Surrender Fifth Day of Mosque Standoff Punctuated by Heavy Gunfire

Suicide Attack Kills 23 Iraqi Army Recruits

CONGRESS'S WAR OVER THE WAR On Iraq, No Simple Stands Congress's War Over the War Introduction | Rep. Boren | Rep. Schakowsky | Sen. Isakson | Sen. Snowe

Suspects in Britain Bomb Plot Linked by Family, School, Work

Editorial The General Under Siege

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf is running out of supporters -- except in Washington.

Gates Cancels Trip to Attend Meetings on Iraq

A Corny Cold War By William Saletan Just when you thought George W. Bush and Fidel Castro were dead -- one politically, the other literally -- they're back at it.

DISPATCH: DAMASCUS In the Old City, a Bohemian Rhapsody

Declaration of Dependence By George F. Will, How Franklin D. Roosevelt institutionalized big government.

Alpha Company's Perilous Trek
Baghdad unit's mission is to survive a four-mile route to attend a memorial service for a comrade who died while attempting to make the very same trip.

H6 Guardian Leader Facing up to failure Iraq The New York Times's leader column yesterday said, 'It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organise an orderly exit'.

Campbell: cabinet had severe doubts on Iraq Former spin doctor's diaries reveal tensions in build-up to invasion.

'Media is trying to oust president'
Aides talk of 'coup' as Ahmadinejad deploys team to counter criticism.

Campbell says book is good for politics

Diary extract: the eve of the invasion of Iraq

Iraq: the debate, the rebellion and the march to war

Diary extract: the Northern Ireland peace process

Iraq violence dents hopes for US plan · Second worst attack since invasion claims 150 lives · Critics plan no-confidence vote in Baghdad regime

Salman Rushdie No fondness for the Pentagon's politics

The language of war Seth Freedman Jul 08 07, 12:00pm: The cycle of conflict will go on forever if Israeli and Palestinian radicals maintain an 'us or them' mentality.

Hearts and minds of young Muslims will be won or lost in the mosques
Madeleine Bunting: The new honesty of community leaders must be matched by a strategy from government that is patient and painstaking.

The Observer Will Gordon Brown really be prepared to offload power?
Andrew Rawnsley: His ideas for modernising our democracy are both exciting and risky. Politicians can never be sure where reform will take them.

Terror suspect's jet bomb plot link
Glasgow suspect was known associate of senior al-Qaeda figure caught plotting to blow up jets.
When doctors turn to evil

Scores die in Iraq violence · Suicide attack in a market town kills 105 Iraqis and wounds 250· Two British soldiers killed during major operation
On the trail of Iraq's deadly squads

Tap, tap, tap to wear down the terrorists Kenneth Roth: Gordon Brown must beware Tony Blair's mistakes if he wants to beat the bombers.

We must help Poland to overcome its demons Denis MacShane: Poland's economic and civil society is booming, but its politics is troubling. Twins and a father and son typify the problem.

Rockin' all over the world (but just watch your carbon footprint)
Live Earth beams 150 acts to an audience of 2bn ... and burns more carbon than 3,000 Britons do in a year. Critics and fans are split, but everybody wants to save the world.

Gordon's golden boy swots up on how to change the world

H7 Al Hayat Victory for Bush and Federalism Advaocates Moustapha Zein - The oil bill submitted to the Iraqi Parliament sums up the whole US occupation issue and the approach of the US to dealing with the government of Nouri al-Maliki

Washington Times Going global for good It is commonly said we live in a globalized world. Less well understood is that globalization is taking place in stages. We are in its second stage: the Age of Mobility.

Cry for me, Pakistan (Arnaud de Borchgrave)

‘Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World’ By DENNIS ROSS “[T]he practice of statecraft in U.S. foreign policy comes down to appreciating our power while also respecting its limits . . . ”

Q&A with Dennis Ross The former Mideast envoy takes a hard look at Palestine, Tony Blair’s new mission, and the failure of American statecraft

Daily Star Yes, Bush has failed in Iraq - but why did he invade in the first place?

Boycotting Israel: the pros and cons
By Ian Black

Israel should accept a regional peace conference
By Carlo Strenger

Two wrongs don't make a right at the IMF and World Bank
By Kenneth Rogoff

The Right's Dance with Islam - Cathy Young, Chicago Tribune


Stop Denying Islam's Role in Violence - Irshad Manji, New York Post

Newsweek The Changing Course of Libya

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

Iraqi Papers Sunday: Political Tap Dance

US Papers Monday: Remembering Sgt. Crow

Iraq Papers Mon: Maliki Clashes with Sadrists

US Papers Sunday: A Day of Blood and Carnage

Deadly Saturday: 237 Iraqis, 9 Coalition Killed

Iraq al-Qaeda Group Threatens Iran

Iraq Falls Short of Key US Guidelines

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Iran, Syria Hizballah feared stoking major conflagration in Lebanon to forestall Security Council reprimand on July 16

Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departs Norfolk for 6-month Mediterranean-Persian Gulf tour, a deployment DEBKA-Net-Weekly 300 first revealed exclusively on June 1

Iraqis Urged to Take Up Arms for Defense

Thamir Ghadhbahn on Iraq, Oil
IraqSlogger

Sadr attacks Iraq PM in Shia rift

Iraqi Shia leaders linked to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr attack their former ally, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.

Iraq violence
Monitoring the results of the surge by US troops in Iraq

Al-Maliki says that Baathists have infiltrated al-Sadr movement

Bomber kills 100 in Shi'ite town in Iraq

Iraqi Panel Discuss Oil Bill, Need for National Consensus, "US Pressure"

Iraq's Sadr back in Iran - US military sources

Iran: Reformists Sound Alarm About Forthcoming Elections As legislative polls approach, reformists are warning that conservatives will "not agree to healthy elections."

BBC Iraqi PM slams 'heinous' bombers Iraq's PM Nouri Maliki says Saturday's bombing in northern Iraq, which killed 130 people, was a "heinous crime".

Iranians visit captives in Iraq
Iranian officials pay their first visit to five nationals detained since January by US forces in northern Iraq.

Iraqi Lawmaker Quits Energy Panel Over Oil Law

Afghan Civilian Deaths, True or False?

Pakistani colonel killed in clash A senior Pakistani soldier is shot dead in fresh clashes with Islamist students inside an Islamabad mosque.

H9 Ha’aretz Shmuel Rosner: Will the U.S. bomb Iran? Will Israel?

Editorial: Talks stalled, settlements growing

Zvi Bar'el: How can Israel and Abbas keep ignoring Hamas?

Bradley Burston: Why can't Palestinians and Jews make peace?

Eldar Paper tigress When the policy alleging that Israel has no partner to whom it can give back the territories causes Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayad's cabinet to collapse, burying the two-state solution under its debris, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni can say: 'I told you so.'

Gaza is not Algeria

Britain and Israel: Business as usual

Government approves release of 250 Palestinian prisoners

Alexander Yakobson: When is non-Jew an Israeli?

Uzi Benziman: Is Barak in or out?

New Guest: Aaron Hamburger on American Judaism

Yedioth Ahronoth Lebanon 'to erupt in 1 week' Syria calls on citizens to evacuate Lebanon, reports say; Expert: Civil war possible

Preparing for past war

Second Lebanon War inquiries fail to formulate new security doctrine, Ron Ben Yishai says

US Jews' multiple loyalties

'Dual loyalty' charge must force US Jews to think about their commitments, Yehudah Mirsky says

The demographic predicament

Even as we debate exact numbers, we cannot ignore implications of trends for the Jewish future.

Analysis: Blair needs to find consensus on Mideast policy

Abbas turning into Arafat/Orly Noy

'Syria removing Golan checkpoints'

View from America: Pandering instead of policy [ JONATHAN S. TOBIN

BBC Palestinian PM holds Israel talks

Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad meets Israel's foreign minister, ahead of a historic Arab League visit to Israel.

Israel approves prisoner releases

Profile: Salam Fayyad

Palestinian rivals: Fatah & Hamas

Justin Raimondo 7/09/2007
Unholy Alliance

Lowy Institute After Gaza: how to salvage the two-state solution

Israel pumping Syrian water

Experts say Israel pumping water from Golan Heights springs whose stream leads to Syria

Daily Alert.orgMiddle East Progress - EJC Israeli Press Review Google News Israel - Palestine

Pope's move on Latin mass 'a blow to Jews' The inclusion of prayers calling for conversions has led to sharp criticism of the Vatican.

H10 Christian Science Monitor US strategy in Iraq shifting

A report on the 'surge' could help determine momentum.

Too few men hunting Al Qaeda

THE MONITOR'S VIEW

Pakistan zeroes in on zealots

Opinion: Tony Blair's Palestinian pickle

Opinion: Don't be surprised by surprises No matter how hard we try, we can't plan for every curveball life throws at us.

Live Earth: Was its message heard?

Despite the overtly green theme of Saturday's global event, some concertgoers felt the main point was lost amid the music.

US boosts Pakistan's economy

With liberal economic policies and the US as its patron, Pakistan is seeing an investment surge

ASIA NYT Can China Reform Itself? By JOSEPH KAHN After food and safety scandals, the country needs to go through its own version of the Progressive Era.

An ancient road with a future. By Jonathan Yardley, SHADOW OF THE SILK ROAD By Colin Thubron HarperCollins. 363 pp. $25.95

Newsweek Deadly and Dangerous Products Made in China

H11 IHT Kosovo independence will probably face delayA senior U.S. diplomat suggested that the plans that would enable the province to claim independence might not be acted upon by Western governments and Russia until next year.

Live bad, go green
Carbon offsets are symptomatic of the larger problem we face in confronting climate change: everyone wants it to happen, but without pain or sacrifice.

Using rape as a weapon
Cross-sectarian rape is a weapon of political conflict.

After terror plot, Scotland asks 'Why us?'
Much of Scotland has been thrust into stunned self-reflection, having felt this was a city that terrorists would not bother with.

EUROPE European press review

From Cafe Babel, who's afraid of multiculturalism? Living together peacefully - long a European ideal. Positive discrimination and the question of national identity menace the multi-culti ideal, be it in the UK or France.

Could ethnic quotas be the miracle remedy? Timothy Garton Ash on weaving a new identity: At 50, Europe is not one story, but many; and a cause to celebrate: European malaise? Where?

Just say no to referendums: Despite appearances, referendums are not democratic. All they do is hand power and influence to malign media oligarchs

Newsweek Levitin: The Status Quo in Kosovo Won't Work

H12 RFE/RL Joint Black Sea Exercise To Start On July 9

NATO Chief Reflects On Ukraine-NATO Charter

Google News Azerbaijan

Russia: US building 'new Berlin wall'

Turkmenistan TV erases face of former leader
Image of late leader disappears from broadcasts as successor tries to diminish Saparmurat Niyazov's personality cult.

H13 The Times Leader Mutual Interests Israel must continue to reinforce the West Bank administration

Recruit Muslim spies, urges security chief Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said police must develop network of Muslim spies to gather intelligence on terror suspects

For the US of Africa, read Cloud Cuckoo Land Africa’s political heavyweights know what Gaddafi is after. But they will not admit that pan-African unity is make-believe

Rosemary Righter

How many times must I tell you?

Psychologists have found that, if you want the public to buy an opinion, you should persuade many people to voice it

Anjana Ahuja

They haven’t told me the news today The idea that a news programme can replace Parliament is absurd

Tim Hames

Sunday Times Car bombs are linked with Iraq’s Al-Qaeda At least one suspect quizzed over alleged plot to set off car bombs in Britain was in recent contact with Al-Qaeda

Powell tried to talk Bush out of warThe former American secretary of state reveals that he spent 2½ hours vainly trying to persuade President Bush not to invade Iraq

Campbell's secrets His diaries record what really went on at No 10 during the Blair years

Blair wanted to quit before war

Analysis: Campbell diary full of omissions

Brown’s brain and hand fail to connect Our new Prime Minister knows what needs to be done. Can he summon the courage to do it? Simon Jenkins

Leader Drain the terror swamp

Just after the second anniversary of July 7 attacks, what have we learned and what else should we be doing about terrorism?

The challenge for peaceful Muslims

Truth is said to be the first casualty of war; trust is one of the many casualties of terror Minette Marrin

Brown calls for global terrorism register

Al-Qaeda veteran led Johnston kidnap gang Mastermind behind kidnap can be named for the first time today as Qattab al-Maqdesy, a native of Gaza

Wall Street Journal Republican Retreat Voters will give the GOP no credit on Iraq if it forces an ugly outcome.

The Gitmo Distraction
President Bush's critics don't believe there's a 'war' on terror. Closing Guantanamo won't mollify them.
By DAVID B. RIVKIN, JR. and LEE A. CASEY

The Culture Gap
Differences in parenting and education are the best predictors of economic outcomes.
By BRINK LINDSEY

Give the 'Surge' a Chance
There is a fear that Gen. Petraeus may have a winning Iraq strategy.
By PETE HEGSETH

A Whistleblower's Tale
Remember Oil for Food? Here's the story of how the U.N. propped up Pyongyang.
By MELANIE KIRKPATRICK

Privatize Foreign Aid?
A new study shows who's really the most generous.

H14 Financial Times Miliband gives Iran nuclear warning UK will maintain tough stance on Tehran

Interview transcript: David Miliband

Gazprom close to Shtokman gas field deal Gazprom is ‘very close’ to a deal to develop the vast Shtokman gas field in Russia, making a concession to international energy groups by allowing foreign companies to be partners in the project, according to one of the company’s top executives

COMMENT: Memo to No 10 on the threat of a bomb Hard-won freedoms are at risk from the civil servants who fail to point out to politicians what is at stake in the name of security, writes Ben Fenton

Republican rebellion over Iraq escalates

Blair had no doubts on Iraq, says ex-aide Tony Blair was the only senior government member to harbour no doubts about the Iraq war, and had considered resigning in 2002, says his former communications director.

COMMENT: This gentlemen's agreement fails Europe too Traditionally a European runs the IMF, but this is no longer appropriate for an institution that seeks a broader mandate, writes Wolfgang Münchau

Sarkozy threatens to upset his alliesLess than two months after his arrival in the Elysée palace, Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s new president, is ruffling feathers in Brussels and Berlin

US gives Tehran access to detained nationals Iran has been given access to five of its nationals detained by US forces in Iraq since January, but Tehran said access to the officials was not enough, and that the detainees had complained about a lack of ‘minimum facilities’

Strauss-Kahn emerges as IMF favourite Sarkozy endorses long-term political rival

EU eyes cool response to planet’s heat Removing ties may help climate change

Lagarde defends French policy Trying to increase globalisation

Editorial Supreme defeat for liberals The spirit of the US Supreme Court has been profoundly altered with landmark rulings 10 days ago repudiating integration in education and the right to choose abortion

The Asian tigers must mind the gap

ANALYSIS: The new melting pot More migrants are staying within their own region as economic prospects improve and traditionally xenophobic societies lower their barriers

COMMENT: American business needs an election cash code Companies will risk trouble over funding for the presidential election because of weak codes of conduct, write Bruce Freed and Bennett Freeman

COMMENT: A crude foretelling of Europe's death

H15 Los Angeles Times U.K. plots may show growing threat from Iraq It seemed Al Qaeda in Iraq was focused on carrying out attacks there. Experts now fear that's changing

The case for mistrusting Muslims

By Theodore Dalrymple The latest terror plots are confronting tolerant Britons with uncomfortable choices.

Justice and Gitmo Editorial: The high court's decision to weigh habeas corpus for detainees is a step toward restoring trampled freedoms.

Editorial Hush-hush, sweet liberty

The NSA's secret wiretap program, upheld by an appeals court, diminishes our democracy

Cover yourself By Norman Pearlstine

Memo to Murdoch: If you buy the Wall Street Journal, don't be afraid to let it take a tough look at your own empire.

The dangers of dim sum history

By Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

HISTORY HAS been trotted out recently by both domestic defenders and international critics of Chinese Communist Party rule. But while both groups have stressed the value of looking back roughly 70 years, they have drawn sharply different conclusions from what they see.

H16 American Politics

Boston Globe God and country

(By Charles Marsh What it means to be a Christian after George W. Bush

realclearpoliticsABC’s The Note US News Political Bulletin

Early Bird GovExec Swamp Gas The Swamp

NOVAK: Obama Aloof; McCain's Decline...

Newsweek How Obama Is Shaking Up Campaign
How Barack Obama is shaking up old assumptions about what it means to be black and white in America.

Obama asks voters to take a chance

From the web to the White House
The internet has become the key political battleground for the US presidential elections. Is this the birth of a new medium - or just a passing fad, asks Gaby Wood.

LA Times Democrats' great rumpled hope A psychology professor is helping the party to connect emotionally with the electorate.

Washington Times Editorial The Appeasement Caucus The contrast could hardly be more stark: While American troops are risking their lives (and achieving success on the battlefield) in places like Baghdad and Baqubah, Harry Reid and the senatorial circus return to Washington today to begin another week in which they will signal retreat and weakness again and again.

A new declaration of liberty (By James Carroll)

Voters Excited Over ’08 Race; Tired of It, Too Voters say the 2008 presidential campaign had become way too intense, way too soon.

H17 Daily Telegraph Terrible price of our porous borders

It is crucial that Britain's borders, the first lines of defence against terror spawned by Islamic radicalism, are secure. But we scarcely have a clue who comes and goes.

Brown's terror strategy is 'fatally flawed'

The new crackdown on terrorism after the foiled car bomb attacks is "fatally flawed" amid fears of failings on immigration checks, the Government was warned.

'Israel behind secret land grab' Israel has been accused of orchestrating a deliberate land grab in the West Bank by allocating 11 times as much land to Jewish settlements as is needed.

Historic Arab League visit to Israel

'Use children as medicine guinea pigs'

Blair rejected third poll, says Campbell

Tony Blair wanted to announce his resignation months before the Iraq war, according to Alastair Campbell's diaries.

Leader: Prospering from defilement

My life as the guard dog of Number 10

Tony coined the 'people's princess'

Sunday Telegraph A PM offering to reduce his powers?It is one of Gordon Brown's great talents to accumulate power even while appearing to give it away, observes Niall Ferguson.

Ahmadinejad silences his critics Iranian leader drops 'tolerance' in new crackdown.

Nuclear alert by ex-head of MI5

Fight against terror could take 15 years With threat at 'greatest ever level', the new security minister urges 'un-British snitching'.

Germany to stay nuclear in Merkel U-turn Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is preparing to perform a major U-turn by scrapping plans to abandon nuclear power

Muslims have to join this battle Britain's Muslims must take a leading role in the struggle to expose the terrorists for what they are: not "martyrs" but vicious and brutal mass killers.

Now for the war over phonies

Matthew d'Ancona predicts Gordon Brown and David Cameron will each fight to present the other as a colossal fraud in their battle for a nation disgusted by spin.

Campbell 'removed Brown from diaries'

Alastair Campbell has defending publishing insider diaries of the Blair years as it emerged that references to Gordon Brown have been removed.

Less than 300 merchant navy ships left

Decline of the 'fourth arm' poses economic and strategic risks for Britain.

H18 Independent Campbell: We all had doubts about Iraq except Tony All of Tony Blair's closest aides had "severe moments of doubt" about his decision to join the American invasion of Iraq, Alastair Campbell reveals in his diaries

Blair 'should not have attacked The Independent', says Campbell

Storming Red Mosque will spark Islamic uprising, says rebel cleric

Iraqi politicians call on civilians to arm themselves

Leading article: Lessons in openness from the chief enforcer

Kosovo plea on self-rule Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leaders will not declare independence unilaterally this year without the backing of the US and the European Union

Independent on Sunday Pop goes the planet Live Earth was watched by two billion people on a day when 20 million tons of carbon were emitted, a square kilometre of the Antarctic ice shelf was lost and a major new study revealed the damage we are doing worldwide.

Leading article: An extraordinary day for the planet

Musharraf warns Red Mosque militants: 'surrender or die'

Jonathan Fenby: The great pall of China

Afghanistan: Time to review our presence as two more soldiers die

Richard Watson: The voice of the Muslim majority still goes unheard

Newswweek Gordon Brown's Successful Debut

H19Military Intelligence Terrorism

Police now allowed web, email spying Court rules police don't need warrant to review suspects' Web usage.

Russia inspector 'spy' probed

Russian authorities investigate a man for spying for Britain, the latest step in a row between the two countries

From The Chronicle, an APSA forum on The Future of the Jihadi Movement: a 5-Year Forecast. Princeton economist Alan Krueger says lack of civil liberties, not poverty, breeds terrorism. From CJR, a cover story on Prisoner 345: What happened to Al Jazeera’s Sami al-Haj.

UK 'failing to check terror database' · Citizens lives being put at risk, claims agency head · Minister calls on public to inform on suspects

More Britons going to Bangladesh to train in terror

WSJ The Terror Hunt
Europe needs to bolster its counterterrorism capabilities.
By MICHAEL JACOBSON

Washington Times A win for terrorist surveillance

Washington Post Job Vacancies at DHS Could Affect Response White House's failure to fill top leadership posts has created a "gaping hole" in U.S. preparedness for a terrorist attack, congressional report says.

Newsweek A Patch That Could Threaten the Troops
An infrared patch that allows easy nighttime identification of U.S. soldiers is widely available in the United States. That's a big problem.

The Rise of Fatah al-Islam

H20 Slate

Why Are Married Men Working So Much? The Macroeconomics of Bargaining Between Spouses
Source: Institute for the Study of Labor

Alexis de Tocqueville Books by Hugh Brogan and Joseph Epstein Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL Two new books on Tocqueville, who was an unlikely student of democracy, and an even less likely voyager to the American wilderness.

From CJR, Bending to Power: How Rupert Murdoch built his empire, and how he uses it.

The "most read" lists on news websites seem to tell us some bracing things about what really interests people. Could this become a substitute for the editor's judgment?

'More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics' By STEVEN E. LANDSBURG
Reviewed by DAVID LEONHARDT
A columnist for Slate joins the fraternity of authors using economics to explain everything.

International Monetary Fund’s Financial Assistance Policies: Pros and Cons

'Peeling the Onion'

By GÜNTER GRASS Reviewed by JOHN IRVING Günter Grass’s memoir was published last summer in Germany to a chorus of controversy over the author’s service in the Waffen SS. But now that people have read it, most of the criticism has stopped. First Chapter

'Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours' How a false notion about the human makeup came to dominate clinical thinking for more than 2,000 years.

Sham-a-Lot
How the JFK myth helped wreck the Democratic Party.
By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

H21 A matter of life and death

Simon Hattenstone Jul 07 07, 12:00pm: As Clausewitz ought to have said, football is war pursued by other means. Discuss.

Has the novel been murdered by the mob? Brilliant though it was, The Sopranos moved in to a place in US culture that used to belong to prose fiction. John Freeman wonders whether they have killed it off forever.

A review of Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television by Lee Siegel. Whose side is Bart Simpson on? It's surprisingly hard to pin down the politics of America's favourite family.

He Thinks, She Thinks: It’s not what you expect: Women are more resilient, men more focused. She navigates by landmarks, he by internal compass. Our differences are surprising—and profound

From Discover, Your Body is a Planet: 90% of the cells within us are not ours but microbes'

Is anyone faithful any more?
Pamela Druckerman on why Brits are getting infidelity wrong.
Inside the minds of married men

It's official: these are the seven wonders of the modern world
Millions of online votes were cast, but intense lobbying may have skewed the ballot towards the East.

YouTube this! By Joe Queenan

Will the Internet's all-seeing eye keep us all in line? Ask Bin Laden or the Mafia if they're worried about being embarrassed.

Outsourcing and the International Market in Highly Skilled Workers--Posner's Comment

The International Market for Talent-Becker

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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
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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