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Washington Post Sunnis Quit Cabinet Posts; Bombs Kill 75 in Baghdad
Obama Talks Tough on Pakistan If elected president, Senator would send troops into country if it fails to act against Islamic extremists.
William Arkin Middle East Alliance 2.0
Jerusalem Post Inside the Middle East: The geopolitics of the Jews
WSJ What if Israel Talked to Hamas? Ex-Spymaster's Plan,
Endy Bayuni: Don't Send Islam Underground, but to Ballot Box
From NPQ, an interview with Richard Holbrooke on Iraq, the Balkans and Turkey. “This is only a defeat for the army if the generals see it that way.”
From the Archive - Hudson Institute Is the United States Losing Turkey
Harbingers of Turkey’s Second Republic Middle East Report Online
The lesson from Turkey: Islamist parties that follow the rules should be allowed to win elections.
The Economist Türkiye’de sorumlu Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkey's corset of modernisation: Zafer Senocak on the legacy of Turkey's modernisation and the AKP's electoral victory.
Daily Star Brushing away some myths about Turkey's recent election
Middle East Times Commentary: Turkey's post-election outlook
AB'nin Türkiye'ye ihtiyacı var
Erdoğan yeni mecliste epey sıkıntı yaşayacak
Bush Türklere verdiği sözü tutmadı Michael Rubin* /The Wall Street Journal Europe
'Kerkük, Irak'ın iç işidir'
AKP milletvekili 'Büyük Çaplı Operasyonun Zamanı Değil'
An interview with Elif Shafak, survivor of a court case, on her renewed love for Turkey's multi-ethnic heritage.
Daily Telegraph A short, sharp assault on the Great War Back in the Thatcherite 1980s Professor Norman Stone was the most fashionable historian of the day: a Niall Ferguson avant la lettre. Youngish. Handsomeish. Right-wing. Iconoclastic. No respecter of reputations. A familiar figure in TV studios and newspaper columns as well as Oxford lecture halls. Then, always his own man, he prised the mud of Oxford from his feet, exchanging it for the dust of Istanbul where he has taught at two universities ever since
Engin Ardıç Onu da bilmiyor
Andrew Finkel Not the way to rock and roll
Erdoğan sorunları topluca mı, birer birer mi aşacak? Murat Yetkin
Mustafa Karaalioğlu Cumhurbaşkanlığı
Şahin Alpay "Atatürk ilke ve inkılapları" ne demektir?
AKP'nin aldığı oylar Sezer'i şaşırttı!
Başbakan Erdoğan'a mektuplar (4) İsmet Berkan
Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu Triple power and the military’s feelings
Ekrem Dumanlı Asker üzerinden siyaset yapmak
Fehmi Koru Muhtıralar ve sandık
Vatandaşlık formülleri Özbudun, 'Mevcut Anayasa'daki 'vatandaşlık bağıyla bağlı herkesin 'Türk' olarak nitelendirilmesi' konusunu tekrar formüle etmek zor' dedi
Hüseyin Gülerce Millet iradesi yok sayılamaz
Perihan Mağden'e açık cevap Nuray Mert
Yusuf KANLI The story of Büyükanıt's statement
Mehmet Yılmaz Erkan Mumcu’ya sorular
Demokrasi henüz bizden çok uzakta
Bekir Coşkun Atatürkçüleri vurmalı...
Yalçın Bayer CHP’ye yeni isimler
Şükrü Küçükşahin CHP’den gitmesi gerekenler
Sol, CHP ve Baykal'ı tartışmak UĞUR DOLGUN
Hadi Uluengin CHP sol mu?
Mehmet Barlas Bu gidişle seçim kazanmak da sonunda suç olacak
Mustafa Erdoğan Seçmen davranışı ve rasyonellik
Ardan Zentürk Erdoğan... Gül... Demokrasinin zor günleri...
MAHMUT ÖVÜR Mumcu neden konuşmuyor?
Serdar Turgut Ali Dibo sendromu
Erdoğan TSK teminatımız
İhsan Dağı The MHP and the election results
İdeolojik partiler özeleştiri yapmak zorunda UFUK COŞKUN
Veda zirvesiymiş Arınç, Başbakan Erdoğan ve Dışişleri Bakanı Gül’le yaptığı zirvede, Meclis Başkanlığı’nı bırakmak istediğini resmen iletti. Yeni kabinede yer alacağına kesin gözüyle bakılan Arınç’ın gönlünden Adalet Bakanlığı’nın geçtiği ancak, Sezer’in vetosuna takılabileceği olasılığı üzerine, Çalışma Bakanlığı’na getirileceği konuşuluyor.
Deniz Gökçe 15 harf ve dört kelime!
İbrahim Öztürk 'Faiz düşsün, kur yükselsin' demek kolay!
Değerlenen TL ve ihracat artışı
Son çalkantı ve Merkez Bankası
Ekonomik tahminler zorlaşıyor...
FT View of the day: "We are particularly worried about Turkey, South Africa, Hungary and Iceland," he says. "This is because these countries run large current account deficits and therefore...
Sabancı "Türkiye'nin simgesi olurdu"
H5 Washington Post Sunnis Quit Cabinet Posts; Bombs Kill 75 in Baghdad
Obama Talks Tough on Pakistan If elected president, Senator would send troops into country if it fails to act against Islamic extremists.
The Path That Led To Murdoch By David Ignatius At the Wall Street Journal of the mid-1980s, reporters would sometimes joke to each other, "This is too good to last." And they were right.
Saudis May Attend Mideast Conference Foreign Minister Outlines Conditions
China's Chance to Lead By Maximilian Auffhammer and Richard Carson, China is about to emerge as the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gases, a position the United States has held since 1890. Now is the time for China to take the lead in finding a way to reduce global emissions, which the United States has thus far failed to do. It should start by imposing a s...
Democrats Offer Compromise Plan On Surveillance Proposal Would Involve FISA Court in Warrants
No Coverup in Tillman Case, Rumsfeld Tells House Panel Ex-Defense Chief, 3 Generals Testify About 'Friendly Fire' Killing
H6 Guardian Fears of civil war as Musharraf's regime is battered by civilian revolt.
Conor Foley Gordon Brown's first foreign policy success on Darfur shows a recognition of global realities that eluded
Matthew Yglesias At Obama's big speech today, reporters focused on the candidate's tough talk about Pakistan, but the way he talked about Iraq was more important
Britain's controversial new part in the United States' anti-missile system opens its secretive doors.
David Clark: The Sudanese state is a criminal enterprise, not a partner for peace.
About turn Mick Fealty: The British Army's departure from Northern Ireland is deceptively quiet. The Troubles were hard and bitter times for those who lived through them.
Brian Brivati: The UN resolution is a positive step for Darfur, but the scale of humanitarian disaster is immense and will require years of commitment
Cut Iraq Some Slack By: Clifford D. May | USA Today
Weekly Standard The Joint Campaign Plan A strategy for stability in Iraq.
US's Arab Allies Warn Against Quick Iraq Exit New York Sun
Why Did Syria Withdraw? Daoud Shirian - The Arab stance today is better than it was on the eve of the Iraq invasion. We can sense a rational Arab position, moving within the logic of interests, and differentiating between delusions and facts.
A Specter Is Haunting Iran By: Amir Taheri | New York Post
US Escalates Middle East Arms Race By: Dominc Moran | ISN Security Watch A US military package for allied Middle East states is designed to create a de facto Sunni Arab front against Iran as the region slips deeper into crisis.
The $63 Billion Sham By: Derrick Jackson | The Boston Globe
Analysis Says War Could Cost $1 Trillion By: Bryan Bender | The Boston Globe The war in Iraq could ultimately cost well over a trillion dollars -- at least double what has already been spent -- including the long-term costs of replacing damaged equipment, caring for wounded troops, and aiding the Iraqi government, according to a new government analysis.
Testimony on Estimated Costs of U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and of Other Activities Related to the War on Terrorism
From Prospect, Balochistan's rebels: Is the US providing covert support to Baloch rebels in Iran? If so, what does this say about its support for Musharraf in Pakistan? Some see him as a reformer and the West's ally, but others believe he's a dictator who secretly supports the Taliban. With the recent violence in Pakistan and elections on the way, General Pervez Musharraf finds himself under siege. Can Musharraf survive? Immanuel Wallerstein investigates.
Marc Lynch Sunni bloc withdrawal:
The Iran-Hizbullah Alliance - Matthew Levitt and Jake Lipton (Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
BBC UN resolution on bigger Iraq role The US and UK circulate a draft UN resolution, which would broaden the organisation's role in Iraq.
Religious Minorities Hit From All Sides By: Ellen Massey | Inter Press Service
Daily Star Is Michel Aoun walking into a trap? By Michael Young
New Republic Occupational Hazard
MEMRI Aug 02 SD# 1672 - Hamas Leader Khaled Mash'al Praises Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi for His Support of Suicide Operations and States: Holocaust Exaggerated, Being Used to Extort Germany, and Zionist Holocaust Against Arabs Much Worse
BBC Rice urges push on Mid-East peace It is time to "seize opportunities" for Middle East peace, says US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Yedioth Ahronoth Oil and democracy
'Keep Hamas out of game'
Forward Saudis Courted for Proposed Mideast Summit White House Assures Israel Final-Status Issues Won’t Be on the Table
Rapid Rise of Israel’s Orthodox Schools Sparks Fear of Army, Work Force Shortage Study: One-Third of Jewish Students Will Receive Haredi Education in 2012
A retired Israeli spy has published a memoir on his role in ...
Jerusalem Post Inside the Middle East: The geopolitics of the Jews
Demographic threat? Nonsense
Iran's threat to set back acceptance of Israel We need to pay more attention to Ahmadinejad's calculated plan to try to reverse the trend in the Arab world's view of Israel which has gradually evolved over forty years, writes Abe Foxman.
Russia Foils Palestinian-Israeli Settlement By: Vladimir Reutov | Kommersant Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks yesterday with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Russia expressed its readiness to act as an intermediary between Abbas and his Fatah party and the radical Palestinian Hamas movement, which took control of the Gaza Strip by force in June
H10 Christian Science Monitor
Secretary Rice's Mideast mission: contain Iran US plans to give more than $20 billion in military aid to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and other Sunni Arab states.
How powerful is Rupert Murdoch now? His $5 billion acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., including The Wall Street Journal, positions him to be one of America's biggest media barons.
King Coal's crown is losing some luster In the US, plans to add coal-fired power plants are curtailed, as environmental and political opposition builds
China Racks Up Points as Bush Team Snubs Asia By: William Pesek | Bloomberg News
The Sins of the Sons By: Steve Clemons | The Guardian
Competitors or Partners? By: Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury | World Press
India and the Jihadist Pit
Japan's Other Earthquake By: Daniel Sneider | The Christian Science Monitor
Simmering Discord in the Tribal Badlands By: Selig S. Harrison | The Boston Globe
The Pakistan Policy Predicament By: Teresita C. Schaffer | The Washington Post
The Pakistan Army’s First Victory By: Basir Naveed | Asia Sentinel
Urbanisation in Asia Blamed for Lethal Epidemic of Dengue Fever By: Ian McKinnon | The Guardian
EUROPE European press review
Serbia's foreign minister says the country is ready to compromise to resolve the issue of Kosovo.
Poland Should Be Less Unjustifiably Afraid for Its Future By: Dominique Moisi | The Daily Star
The Special Relationship Myth By: Soumaya Ghannoushi | The Guardian
Romania Gets Ready The Economist
Euro area inflation estimated at 1.8% (1 page; PDF)
Congressional Research Service
"Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S.-Russian Economic Ties," updated July 10, 2007..
ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT BRIEFING Kazakhstan turns the screw The government gets tough with foreign investors
Google News Azerbaijan
H13 The Times Obama: I would invade Pakistan
Barack Obama says he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists without consulting the country's government
Condoleezza Rice made Saudi advance but failed to extract Israeli commitments to discuss 'final status' with Palestinians
The UN is confident it can muster the 26,000 soldiers and police needed to create the world’s largest peacekeeping operation in Darfur
Wall Street Journal Fear of an economic downturn is nearly as potent an election issue as the war, and both favor Democrats, a WSJ/NBC poll found. Respondents were pessimistic on health care. (Poll results)
Economists Against Protectionism
H14 Financial Times Sunni front quits Iraqi government Iraq’s main Sunni Arab political coalition announced that it was pulling out of the Shia-led national unity government, in what may become a significant blow to hopes for Sunni-Shia reconciliation
LEADER: Darfur and the UN The UN and its most powerful member states need to seize back the initiative from actors and rock stars, and focus their attention on fixing Darfur within the wider context of Sudan.
COMMENT: We must count the true cost of cheap China The much feared low prices are underwritten by lax or non-existent environmental rules, writes Richard McGregor
S Arabia to explore diplomatic ties with IraqSaudi Arabia is to send a delegation to Iraq to explore opening an embassy for the first time since the 2003 invasion that brought down Saddam Hussein, the Saudi foreign minister said
COMMENT: Thatcher was right about society, David Society is for the left what God is for Christians, writes Jamie Whyte, and denying its existence is a grave political sin
Gazprom ‘to cut Belarus gas supply’ Russia threatened to start halving its gas exports to Belarus in an attempt to force the country into paying a $456m debt to Gazprom, the state-owned gas monopoly
Russia raises stakes over Arctic seabed Russian explorers are preparing for an unprecedented mission to plunge below the North Pole to plant a Russian flag on the seabed of the Artic Ocean and lay symbolic claim to territory believed to be rich in oil and minerals
ANALYSIS: Murdoch's mission Ownership of The Wall Street Journal will give the Australian-born mogul a brand he can use across his vast group
LEADER: Recovery Stage II (Germany)
H16 American Politics
Obama's Vision Is Exciting -- And Also Naive - Mort Kondracke, Roll Cal
WP Editorial Investigating Mr. Gonzales
The Justice Department's inspector general should take the lead
Even among GOP lawmakers on the Hill, concerns mount about the attorney general's truthfulness.
H17 Daily Telegraph
H18 Independent Leading article: A message for Sudan: the world has changed
500 drawings by children who escaped the violence are to be submitted to the International Criminal Court as proof of war crimes by Sudanese forces
H19Military Intelligence Terrorism
DNI Issues Directives on Analytical Standards, DOCEX Director of National Intelligence J.M. McConnell has issued new Intelligence Community Directives on standards for intelligence analysis and on document exploitation.
"Analysts and managers should provide objective assessments informed by available information that are not distorted or altered with the intent of supporting or advocating a particular policy, political viewpoint, or audience," the DNI instructed. See "Analytical Standards" (pdf), Intelligence Community Directive 203, June 21, 2007.
Meanwhile, a new interagency DNI Center called the National Media Exploitation Center "will serve to advance the IC's collective DOMEX [document and media exploitation] capabilities on behalf of the DNI." See "Document and Media Exploitation" (pdf), ICD 302, July 6, 2007.
Also new is "National Intelligence Board" (pdf), ICD 202, July 16, 2007.
Ha’aretz Inside Intel / A Zionist intruder at the gates by Yossi Melman
From LRB, The Rise of the Private Army: A review of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill.
From TAP, a review of On Suicide Bombing by Talal Asad and Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror by Mia Bloom.
Science and Terrorism: We use science and technology for the management and improvement of our lives – yet it appears that our increasing technical sophistication also enables small groups and individuals to cause great harm. A prescription for terror: Is there a connection between the study of science and a readiness to commit terrorist acts?
Washington Times Intelligence needs human touch (Dan K. Thomasson)
Editorial Reform FISA now The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) should be modernized to take into account technological changes that have occurred during the past 29 years
CRS "Defense: FY2008 Authorization and Appropriations," updated July 30, 2007.
"Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa," updated July 6, 2007.
SIPRI New Research Paper: The Taliban’s propaganda activities
Afghan Jihad's Christian Martyrs By: Michelle Malkin | New York Post
The Tillman Fratricide: What the Leadership of the Defense Department Knew
H20 Slate Irrelevant Exuberance
An interview with British diplomat Carne Ross, author of Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite
Into Africa: Investors eye globalisation’s final frontier.
On Paper It Is Writ: From history's beginning, globalization has had winners and losers.
A study suggests globalization will stall unless the gains are spread more evenly within nations.
Third world way: The UN Global Compact may be the best way to draw corporations into the development process. Is its optimism justified?
Five Lies My Economist Told Me: Economics prides itself on being the most scientific of the social sciences. Yet the X and Y axes can’t always capture globalization’s unpredictable turns. A look at five ways in which the world economy is pushing economists to think outside the box
From The Mises Institute, an article on why government can't make decisions rationally.
An interview with Brendan Sweetman, author of Why Politics Needs Religion: The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square.
Deconstructing Islamist Participation: All Islamic parties are not equal – understanding the differences is essential for confronting democratically elected mullahs.
God-Fearing People: Why are we so scared of offending Muslims? Christopher Hitchens wants to know
A review of The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier.
Success is much over-rated in our go-getter society. For when it comes to teaching us something, Success can't hold a candle to Failure.
From ReadySteadyBook, A Defence of the Book: Many of the most vehement advocates of new technology in education, as an alternative to books, are frankly advocating a novel species of illiteracy.
A library bigger than any building: An ambitious project to create an online catalogue of every book in every language ever published is under way. Public goodwill is not in doubt, but some libraries remain to be convinced.
From The New Yorker, where have all the bees gone?
From NYRB, a religion for Darwinians? H. Allen Orr reviews Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith by Philip Kitcher.
From Discover, an article on 10 Unsolved Mysteries of the Brain: What we know—and don’t know—about how we think.
Who’s Minding the Mind? The subconscious brain is more active, independent and purposeful than once thought. Sometimes it takes charge.
This is your brain on love: When you're attracted to someone, is your gray matter talking sense — or just hooked? Scientists take a rational look.
Seven Deadly Sentiments: Evolutionary psychology helps us understand why we are ashamed of having forbidden thoughts that make us feel like lousy people. It tells us that these shameful feelings are hardwired—strategies that led to success on the Pleistocene savanna (and a primer).
After exhaustively compiling a list of the 237 reasons why people have sex, researchers found that young men and women get intimate for mostly the same motivations (and more). Why Humans Have Sex (PDF; 476 KB) Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Science of Sex: Scientists have now discovered that there are three separate sex drives that control the rules of the mating game
An excerpt from How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics by William Byers.
Bias and the Beeb: The BBC stands accused of promoting a leftwing agenda, sometimes in the name of altruism. Although it is legally required to be "impartial", is it time to question whether this is desirable, or even possible? Lessons
From an Ex-Murdoch Man: As the editor of the Sunday Times, Andrew Neil witnessed just how Rupert Murdoch uses his newspapers to advance his personal interests.
The Murdoch Journal Watch: Having bagged his trophy, how long will it take Rupert to bugger it?
From The Chronicle, universities should support a broader concept of publishing in the digital age, a long-awaited report says. From Inside Higher Ed, Sailing from Ithaka: There’s a new report on the future of digital publishing in academe.
A behind-the-scenes tour of Oxford academia: A review of Remnants of a Quiet Life by Henry Harris.
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