19 October 2007
  October 19, 2007

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H1 Mother Jones - Post-US Scenarios: The Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly Scenarios for a post-occupation Iraq By Robert Dreyfuss

BBC EU leaders agree new treaty deal EU leaders at a summit in Lisbon reach a deal on a landmark treaty to reform the 27-member bloc. Q&A: The Reform Treaty

A close look at the Reform Treaty

The CER Guide to the Reform Treaty CER

Europe’s “reform treaty”: ends and beginnings, Hugo Brady Katinka Barysch

Washington Times Flawed federalism (By Ilan Berman)

Jerusalem Post Analysis: The military option is now on the table
The growing US-Russia rift explains the difficulty in forging a solid int'l front against Teheran

Porter Military Resistance Forced Shift on Iran Strike

The US army in control, Paul Rogers

New York Times Bomb Attack Kills Scores in Pakistan as Bhutto Arrives Two bombs exploded Thursday just seconds apart and feet from a truck carrying the returning opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, missing her but killing scores of people.

Iraq, Afghanistan, and Self-Inflicted Wounds: Strategic Lessons of Armed Nation Building Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies Full Document (PDF; 116 KB)

World Investment Report 2007
Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (via UNPulse) Highlights Download in sections (PDFs) or as full report (PDF; 4.74 MB).

Washington Post Send Money, Not Guns Cutting Democracy Funding Would Make Military Conflict More Likely By Michael Rubin The U.S. should spend more, not less, to promote democracy and civil society in Iran.

ANALYSIS Bush's War Rhetoric Reveals the Anxiety That Iran Commands By Peter Baker

Local Foes Commit to Peace in Baghdad U.S. Helped Negotiate Agreement Between Shiite, Sunni Leaders

Editorial Crisis Comes to the IMF The International Monetary Fund needs restructuring, and maybe a bailout.

ArmsControlWonk Syrian "Copy" of Yongbyon? [1]

Was Israel behind the July explosion at the Syrian military base outside Aleppo?

Financial Times War is never simple but it must at least be just The first Gulf war and the interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo passed the Just War tests. But the popular revolt against the Iraq war has been a powerful warning that voters will not consent lightly to future military campaigns, says Philip Stephens

EU strikes deal on new reform treaty European Union leaders have reached a deal on a long-awaited treaty on institutional reform in spite of reservations from Poland and Italy

Lessons from Camp David An arbitrator is needed to reward Israel an

d the Palestinians for concessions, but also to bang their heads together, Moshe Amirav on the outlook for Annapolis

The Economist The world economy Lessons from the credit crunch

A special report on the world economy Only human

McClatchy Oil prices soar. But why? When investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co. said in March 2005 that oil prices could surpass $100 a barrel, it was accused of fear-mongering. Oil prices, after all, were around $57 a barrel. This week, competitor Barclays Capital led a research report with this statement: "The issue seems no longer to be whether oil will reach $100 a barrel, but when." That statement barely raised an eyebrow

Nuclear Iran: How Close Is It?

Into Year Seven ORG A 5-page UK brief offering a progress report on the "war on terror".

China is now doing what the U.S. did during the cold war: cozying up to the powerful, extracting resources, and buying influence... more»

The Struggle for Pashtunistan: The Afghan-Pakistan War
Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies Full Report (PDF; 1.5 MB)

William Arkin The World Conflict Risk of the Week

Who Restarted the Cold War?
by Patrick Buchanan

Washington Institute Promoting Arab Democracy (or Not): What the Past Should Tell Us about the Future (Part I)

CFR A Conversation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Audio)

Oil Prices

Global Oil Trends

H2 The Economist Turkey and Armenia A resolution too far A congressional vote in Washington that could jeopardise Turkey's path westwards

Turkey and America Unearthing the past, endangering the future Turkey votes to invade northern Iraq; Congress considers the Armenian genocide. The two are dangerously connected

Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerinde “İkinci Bahar” mı, “Sonun Başlangıcı” mı? Stratejik Analiz - Haziran 2006 - K. IRAK, PKK ve Sınır Ötesi Harekât (s. 8)

ABD-İran Gerginliği ve Türkiye Mayıs 2006 - (pdf)

Geopolitical Diary: Emerging Turkish-Syrian Relations

Kurds demand U.S. defense

Kurdish leaders said yesterday the United States is obliged by a U.N. resolution to defend them in the event that Turkish forces invade northern Iraq in pursuit of members of a Kurdish rebel

NYT Turkish Bid to Pursue Kurds Poses Quandary for Iraq

Washington Post Making Enemies

By Charles Krauthammer, Why would Nancy Pelosi want to antagonize Turkey? Because she is deeply unserious about foreign policy.

Soli Ozel: Keep Politics Out of History

Washington Times Genocide battleground An exemplary skirmish over very bad history is taking place in the U.S. Congress — in this case, the World War I slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey.

Turkey's travail Democrats, who control Congress, are playing a dangerous game that might severely damage U.S. foreign policy, further diminish President Bush, hand over a weakened presidency to his successor and put more of our troops in jeopardy.

Time The U.S. and Turkey: Honesty Is the Best Policy - TIME By SAMANTHA POWER Recognizing the Armenian genocide may seem risky, but keeping quiet is the bigger danger

Barbara Lerner on Armenian Genocide on National Review Online History Speaks The moral case against the Armenian Genocide resolution

Jim Lobe Genocide Vote: US Ties With Turkey Dodge One Bullet

Turkey Urges US to Seize Kurdish Rebels to Prevent Raid

Stop Byzantine politics; deal straight with Turkey | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Ha’aretz Courage and history When Prime Minister Erdogan declares that ?there was no Armenian genocide,? he is underestimating his people, and their ability to look forward and acknowledge mistakes. By Michalis Firillas

Dünya basını tezkereyi manşetten duyurdu

Morgan Stanley The Core of Disinflation

Turkey's row with US over Iraq may hit lira hard

EurasiaNet A Turkish Raid Into Iraq Could Have Significant Economic Ramifications for Ankara

'Çok ileri giden bir karar'

Economist:Türkiye'ye hatalı müdahaleler gerginliği körüklüyor

Turkey Determined to Act Against Rebels: FM

ABD helikopterleri Türkiye'yi gözetliyor

Of IEDs and MRAPs: Force Protection in Complex Irregular Operations (PDF; 421 KB) Source: Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessment

Turkish Kurdish Rebels Say Not Willing to Leave Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdish MPs Say Turkey Has Various Motives Behind Incursion

Iraqi Kurdistan Region Statement on Possible Turkish Incursion

Kürdistan Bölge Başkanlığından, Türk Tezkeresine ilişkin resmi açıklama

Washington Times Editorial Eradicating the PKK Tthe Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is a menace that must be put out of business.

Guardian A fight on many fronts
Jonathan Steele: Turkey's vote to sanction an invasion of northern Iraq also strikes a blow against Washington

Iraqi Kurds march for peace as raids by Turkey loom

War Drums in Ankara: What Turkey Wants From Iraq -- and the US - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Kurdistan and Self-Rule
The Van Der Galiën Gazette

FT Ankara may alter relationship with IMF Turkey’s government has unveiled a budget that envisages a sharp rise in public spending and a lowering of a key fiscal savings target

Turkey, US to discuss Ankara's threat to attack Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Norman Stone: Genocide lies are based on distorted, forged, one-sided history

Congress and the Armenian Genocide Resolution: Once burned, twice shy?

LA Times Democrats put heat on Pelosi over genocide bill

"Turkish Jews Decry Armenian Genocide Bill - Forward.com" In its bare-knuckled lobbying to defeat a congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, Turkey has gained a valuable ally: its own Jews

NYT Armenian Issue Presents a Dilemma for U.S. Jews

US Resolutions on Iraq and Armenian 'Genocide' Are Zionist Plots - Iran Paper

LA Times Ask the Armenian prime minister Opinion L.A.: Armenia's head of state, Serzh Sargsyan, talks with The Times' editorial board tomorrow. Send us your questions

An open letter to the Armenian Diaspora Mustafa AKYOL

Commentary: Lacking moral tenet to right wrong with genocide resolution

Alon Ben-Meir

My Armenian friend called David

Ermeni tasarısına karşı güçler birleşti

Many reasons to vote against Armenian genocide resolution -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com


Middle East Times Commentary: Lacking moral tenet to right wrong with genocide resolution

Google News KurdishMedia Kurdish Kurdish Aspect BBC Monitoring

Dış basından tepkiler

US, Kurds and Turkey’s war on terror
Daily Mirror

BBC Iraq urges Kurdish rebels to go

Iraq urges Kurdish rebels to leave the north of the country to avoid cross-border raids by Turkey.


PKK, herkes için ayak bağıdır

Erbil kendine zarar veriyor ABDURRAHMAN ERRAŞİD

PKK'ya yataklıktan gözaltı

Rizgari Devletin Kürd fobisi ve Kürd siyasi işportacılığı..

Dohuk’ta “sınır ötesi operasyonlara” karşı büyük gösteri

Nagehan Alçı
Esad’dan destek sözü

Iraq TV Reports Turkish Foreign Minister's Offer of Diplomacy in Kurd Crisis

Türkiye'nin kendini savunma hakkı engellenemez

ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı Sözcüsü: PKK ile temasımız yok

Kurds Protest Turkish Vote on Iraq Raids

Iraqi Kurdish Paper Says Turkey, Kurds Have "Opposing" Aims

Demonstrations Held in Iraq's Arbil Against Possible Turkish Incursion

Al-Jazeera TV Reports Kurdish "State of Fear" of Possible Turkish Incursion

Kurdish Leaders Urge Turkey to Refrain From Military Action Iraq's Zebari

Kurdistan Spokesman Rejects Remarks By Iraqi PM's Adviser

Anti-Turkish Demonstrations Held in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Iraqi Kurdish Speaker Calls for Good Ties With Turkey

China Urges Dialogue Between Turkey, Iraq

Government also says 'no magical formula'

Kurdish voices
People in north Iraq speak of their fears of a Turkish attack

Turkish-Syrian ties get a fillip
Gulf News


The World from Berlin: 'Turkey Is Falling into the Terrorists' Trap'

Iraqi Kurds need to be pragmatic and realistic
New Anatolian

Blood and oil in Kurdistan

Explosive potential of Turkish raid

Turkey Iraq vote: Your reaction

Turkey Urges U.S. to Seize PKK Rebels to Prevent Raid

Government plans to broaden appeal of GAP investment

Iraqi Kurds march for peace as raids loom

Güneydoğu'ya yatırım seferberliği

DTP ne zaman PKK'ya terör örgütü der?

Iran: Guards Corps Chief Meets Kurdish Tribal Elders in West Azarbayjan

Sınır ötesi operasyon düzenleme niyeti, Duma milletvekillerinin büyük endişesine neden olmuştur

Turkey Says Open to Diplomacy in Kurd Crisis With Iraq

PKK’yı öven makale için Oxford’dan özür mektubu

Red Cross Warns Turkey Against Iraq Invasion

Cautious Tranquility, Tourists Continue Their Tours Along Iraqi-Turkish Borders

Babacan Amr Musa ile görüştü

DTP'li Tuncel koruma istedi

The Kurds: stateless people on the region's faultlines
Gulf Times

Sami KOHEN Butto ne değiştirir?

Sınır ötesi operasyon tezkeresi Resmi Gazetede yayınlandı

[Yorum - ALEV ALATLI] Amerika'ya kim hükmediyor? (2)

Google News Greece Cyprus Turkish Cypriot Press ABHaber

UK, Turkey to Sign Strategic Partnership Document

Uzmana danışmayan, Türkiye'yi üye görüyor

Turkish PM to visit UK next week - Forbes.com

[Prof. Dr. Riva Kastoryano] Türkiye de diaspora oyununu oynamalı

Etyen Mahçupyan They demand that we empathize!

Rum yönetimi: BM Türkiye'yi politika değişikliğine ikna edebilir

Strasbourg penceresinden din dersi

Gülen Kitap okurken dikkat etmemiz gereken hususlar nelerdir?

Beytüşşebap raporunda görüş ayrılığı

Askerli 29 Ekim resepsiyonu eşsiz

2 milyar dolarlık tefecilik operasyonu

Melen suyu İstanbul'a veriliyor

Rus Konsolos Eşim bile tacize uğradı gençleriniz çok eğitimsiz

Craig Barnes The voice of a decent American by CHRISTOPHER VASILLOPULOS, PH.D.*

Kaz Dağları'nı savunmak dış güçlere alet olmakmış

Güler Kömürcü
Kim bu meçhul profesyoneller?

‘You can’t lecture here, if your mother wears a headscarf ’

19 Ekim 2007 Basın Özeti

H3 Ruşen Çakır PKK'yı anlamak-1

Milliyet ABD ile bilek güreşi

Tezkereyle gelen... Murat Yetkin

'Teröristlerle görüşmüyoruz' ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı sözcülerinden Tom Casey, "Biz PKK'yı terör örgütü olarak görüyoruz. Terörist gruplarla da görüşmüyoruz" dedi

Cengiz Çandar ABD’ye rağmen Suriye destekli Irak operasyonu olabilir mi

Taha AKYOL Gelelim asıl soruna

Ali H Aslan Losers in the congressional saga

Fikret BİLA Eşref Erdem: Kürt politikası gözden geçirilmeli

Ertuğrul Özkök Araya sıkışmış bir cümle

Gates: "Türklerin blöf yaptığını sanmıyorum"

Çiçek: No retreat from operation decision

Tuzak korkusu M.Ali Kışlalı

'Sınır ötesi' tutkusu Murat Belge

Güneydoğu'ya yatırım seferberliği

Kadri GÜRSEL Siyasi çözüm mesajı

Mustafa Karalioğlu Kürt devleti Ortadoğu’yu havaya uçurur

The Existence of the PKK Terrorism in Iraq and the United States - Journal of Turkish Weekly Sedat Laciner

Irak anlaşmasında skandal

Zebari'den PKK'ya: "Ülkeyi terk et"

Mısır'dan operasyona örtülü destek

Bush, Pelosi'yi bir değil, iki kez aramış

Kürtler Türkiye'den haber bekliyor

Zebari: Türkiye Irak'a havadan saldırabilir

Kararlı ama soğukkanlı

PKK ya çıkacak ya çıkacak

Erdoğan: Operasyonun boyutları var

"Süreci aklıselim ile sürdüreceğiz"

Büyükelçi Şensoy komisyona bilgi verdi

"ABD'deki karar emsal teşkil eder"

Hedefteki 12 terörist İşte PKK'nın sözde yönetim takımı

BM Irak'ı PKK konusunda uyardı

Esad: Irak hükümetine bir şans verilmeli

Ferai Tınç Tezkere ve DTP

Murat Aksoy DTP ne zaman PKK'ya terör örgütü der?

Ali Bulaç Tezkere ve sonuçları

DTP Beytüşşebap raporuna şerh koydu

Tezkere için katliam yapacaklardı

‘Turkey’s resolve against terror should not be tested’

AKP ve DTP 'evet', MHP 'hayır', CHP 'sandığa gitme' diyor

Referandum var... İsmet Berkan

Referanduma gitmeyene 17 YTL ceza

Esad: "Kürt devleti Ortadoğu'yu havaya uçurur"

Org. Özkök'ün sınırötesi yorumu

Irak Sözcüsü, Beyaz Saray’dan seslendi

ABD helikopterleri Mehmetçik’i izliyor

Ermeni lobisi dirençle karşılaştı

İsrail’den ABD’ye Ermeni baskısı

PKK'yı değil Türkiye'yi seçtik

Irak tezkeresi AB zirvesi gündemine girdi

Büyükelçi Şensoy ABD'ye dönüyor

Cudi ve Gabar bombalanıyor

Bombacılar yakalandı İzmir faciadan döndü

Serdar Akinan
Konuşmak ya da konuşamamak işte bütün mesele bu..!

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası

Dış Basında Türkiye-AB İlişkileri -

Dış Basında Irak BBC Turkish 0700

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

Taha Kıvanç Gözünüz açık olsun

Fehmi Koru Referandum önemli hale geldi


Bülent keneş Cross-border scenarios

Türkiye'ye baba Bush modeli

'Masadan kalkma'

Ertuğrul Özkök Araya sıkışmış bir cümle

Ahmet HakanRodos’ta ne oldu

M Ali Birand PKK’yı ancak, ABD ile birlikte susturabiliriz

Cüneyt Ülsever

Enis Berberoğlu

Oktay Ekşi

Referanduma zamlı tarife

'Hayır'cılar cephesi büyüyor

Referanduma katılmalıyız Hasan Celal Güzel

Derya SAZAK 2008 tezkeresi

Mümtazer Türköne Zor oyunu bozar mı?

Mustafa Ünal 12. cumhurbaşkanını kim seçsin?

Bush’a ‘şahin’ gibi cevap

Büyükelçi Şensoy, pazar günü Washington’a dönüyor

Mehmet Barlas Şeriat tehlikesi dedikleri köylülüğün kente taşınması mı?

Tufan Türenç Sorunlar bitmiyor tersine ağırlaşıyor

Mehmet Yılmaz Kuzey Irak Yönetimi’ne düşen görev

Yalçın Doğan Berlin’de Amerikan ajanları

Özdemir İnce Din, devlet denetimi altında ’olmalı’

Yılmaz Özdil Tezkere...

Şamil Tayyar İnfazdan nasıl kurtuldum?

Nasuhi Güngör Çirkinler baştacı olursa

Sebahattin Önkibar ABD, sınır ötesi harekata neden panikte?

Beril Dedeoğlu Terrorism’s impacts

İsrafil Kumbasar Kullanmayacakları bir tezkereyi neden Meclis'ten geçirdiler?

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL '3. dünya savaşı çıkar' ne demek?

Futboldan çıkarılacak kriz yönetimi dersleri

Yusuf KANLI Government's coded message

‘Zirve’ artık basına kapalı
DEVLETİN zirvesinin basına karşı tavrında köklü değişiklikler kendini gösterdi. Cumhurbaşkanlığı, TBMM Başkanlığı ve Başbakanlık, basına yönelik sınırlamalarla dikkati çekiyor.





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Yalçın Bayer CHP’deki iç kavgalar AKP’nin ömrünü uzatır

Koç, CHP�yi sola çekecek


Eser Karakaş 2008 bütçesi

Ercan Kumcu Cari dengeyi hizmetler sektörü kurtarıyor

Erdal Sağlam

Ne iyi, ne de kötü haber! Uğur Gürses

FDF yüzde 5.5'e indi, memura 2+2 zam geldi

Bütçede aslan payı eğitime

Merkez faiz indirirken bütçe rekor açık verdi

Deniz Bayramoğlu Bu piyasa bizim değil - 1

Güven Sak Havadaki bu yılgınlık kokusu iyi değildir

Hasan Ersel Faiz indirimi istekleri ve faiz indirimi

Durmuş Yılmaz istifa edecek mi

Hurşit GÜNEŞ
Greenspan'den sonra Bernanke de Türkiye'ye yerleşti

Bilal Çetin Erdoğan’ın 10 bin dolarlık gelir hedefine az kaldı

Lehman expands in Turkey with broker purchase | News | Mergers/Acquisitions | Reuters

Government plans to broaden appeal of GAP investment

Expectations high for tourism next season (Today's Zaman)

İBRAHİM KAHVECİ Tezkere ve piyasalar çelişmez

Salih Neftçi İki spekülasyonun ortak kaynağı...

Memur 2008'de ortalama 81 yeni lira zam alacak

H4 New York Times Bomb Attack Kills Scores in Pakistan as Bhutto Arrives Two bombs exploded Thursday just seconds apart and feet from a truck carrying the returning opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, missing her but killing scores of people.

News Analysis: U.S.-India Nuclear Pact Runs Into (Surprise!) Politics

Mullen: US Action in Iran Last Resort

Sarkozy Faces Labor and Marital Crises

Head of Reconstruction Teams in Iraq Reports Little Progress Throughout Country

Q&A With Putin Ranges From Iraq to Food Costs

Turkish Bid to Pursue Kurds Poses Quandary for Iraq

European Leaders, Trying to Rebuild Cohesion, Approve Pact That Faces Future

Shiite Refugees Feel Forsaken in Their Holy City A visit to Najaf lays bare the needs of displaced Iraqis and the rough road ahead for national reconciliation.


Senators Clash With Nominee About Torture


The attorney general nominee declined to say if he considered harsh interrogation techniques to be torture.

H5 Washington Post Washington Post Making Enemies By Charles Krauthammer, Why would Nancy Pelosi want to antagonize Turkey? Because she is deeply unserious about foreign policy.

ANALYSIS Bush's War Rhetoric Reveals the Anxiety That Iran Commands By Peter Baker

Editorial Russia's DNA And President Bush's CYA IT WAS DAMAGING enough when President Bush misread Russian President Vladimir Putin early in his administration and then for years refused to acknowledge Russia's downward spiral toward authoritarianism. Now, rather than admit error, Mr. Bush apparently has decided to blame the Russian people --…

Local Foes Commit to Peace in Baghdad

U.S. Helped Negotiate Agreement Between Shiite, Sunni Leaders

Gates Seeks Changes On Iraq Contractors

He Says Their Goals Clash With Military's

Reconstruction In Iraq at a Crawl, Auditor Reports Progress Varies by Area, Official Says

Syrians Disassembling Ruins at Site Bombed by Israel, Officials Say

Send Money, Not Guns Cutting Democracy Funding Would Make Military Conflict More Likely

By Michael Rubin The U.S. should spend more, not less, to promote democracy and civil society in Iran.

Caspian: Back Off, AmericaPower Barometer | The Caspian Summit isn't about the Caspian - it's about restraining America.

Editorial Crisis Comes to the IMF The International Monetary Fund needs restructuring, and maybe a bailout.

Kremlin Taps Into FDR Legacy

Example of four-term U.S. president promoted as rationale for Russian leader to remain in power

When Chai Met Che By Michael Gerson

Why so many Americans like a shot of radical politics with their lattes.

Blasts Target Bhutto Convoy in Pakistan

Police say former Pakistani prime minister unharmed; at least 120 people celebrating her return from exile reported killed.

Evangelicals Lukewarm to GOP

Christian conservatives gather to confront fact that no candidates has won them over.

H6 Guardian Iran and Russia: friends reunited? Dilip Hiro Putin and Ahmadinejad's current warmth seems new, but is the result of a long history of cooperation between the two countries.

126 dead in suicide bombs as Bhutto returns home Benazir Bhutto escaped unhurt after two suicide bombers struck her vehicle in Karachi

Leader Cuts, confusion and the Corporation BBC: What Mr Thompson called "efficiency gains" yesterday are really just cuts. Cut too far or too crudely and the BBC could endanger some of its most distinctive programmes.

Putin goes live on TV phone-in to escalate nuclear war of words

Brown commits Britain to EU treaty Prime Minister defies Eurosceptic press as Britain moves towards greater European integration

Strikes and strife France: The hard part of Mr Sarkozy's presidency is only just starting. France's action man has got to stop talking about reform and start delivering it.

Karachi charade Adrian Levy: Benazir Bhutto's return is underpinned by a cynical political fix with President Musharraf that will only fan the flames of popular discontent

The BBC empire has grown too big. Ahead must lie much more slimming Simon Jenkins: The cuts are painful, but after years of licence fee funded fattening, the corporation needs to focus on its core purpose.

In development Dennis de Tray As the World Bank begins its annual meeting, can new president Robert Zoellick turn the struggling institution around?

In the dock Conor Foley Bad legal advice about torture could one day lead to prosecutions of the Bush administration in Europe.

Saving President Bush Simon Tisdall: While the US leader continues to play his own worst enemy, the first lady's interventions are taking her into politics' premier league.

Claims of CIA jail for terror suspects on British island to be investigated

MPs to look into claims prison on Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, was used for secret interrogation.

H7 The Economist Syria A mystery unsolved

Iraq A rare moment of calm in the capital

The Western alliance Shadows over NATO The war in Afghanistan is straining the West's military alliance

Security Council Reform: The P5's Responsibility to Act

Closing the Deal: IMF Reform in 2007 ODI

Washington Times Putin's Tehran junket (Arnaud de Borchgrave)

Asia Times Pakistan plans all-out war on militants An all-out battle for control of Pakistan's restive North and South Waziristan is set to commence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban and al-Qaeda adherents who have made these tribal areas their own. If the operation succeeds, intelligence sources say, the back of the Afghan resistance will be broken and the Iraqi resistance will suffer a severe setback. The militants have little option but to stand and fight, and the battle will be the bloodiest yet seen in the tribal areas. - Syed Saleem Shahzad

Daughter of the East returns - with West's aid
Nine years after her self-imposed exile former prime minister Benazir Bhutto is returning to Pakistan after sealing a US brokered "deal" with President Pervez Musharraf (or the devil, some detractors might say). Her reappearance also brings a new image, with her head covered in traditional Islamic style, and new questions regarding her future role and committment to her grassroots supporters chanting for bread, cloth and housing

Bush's faith run over by history
A recently published transcript of a discussion held in February 2003 - nearly a month before the Iraq war began - between US President George W Bush and Jose Maria Aznar, then prime minister of Spain, throws into sharp focus the attitudes and character of a president who was "at peace with himself". His "gift" then of confusing uplifting rhetoric and faith with reality remains undimmed today - he remains at peace with himself, we are told. - Mark Danner, courtesy of the New York Review of Books

Pakistani Attitudes toward Terrorism and the West

Nuclear hypocrisy To avoid war, Bush should engage in direct negotiations with Iran -- and restore America's commitment to its own disarmament.
By Joe Conason

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

McClatchy Criminal probe into U.S. Embassy in Iraq construction

By Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Newspapers

A mortar shell smashed into the hulking new U.S. Embassy that's under construction in Baghdad last May, damaging a wall and causing minor injuries to people inside the building. It also exposed enormous problems in the management of what's become a $592 million government construction project.

Top U.S. Official Says Financial Clampdown Is Working Stuart Levey, the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the U.S. Treasury, tells RFE/RL that the United States' financial crackdown is a key front in the battle to force Tehran to halt its nuclear work.

US Papers Fri: Iraq's Fables of Reconstruction

Iraqi Al-Sadr Trend MP Rejects Formation of Provinces in South

Six Years After 9/11 – Cartoons in the Arab Press
Middle East Media Research Institute

H9 Ha’aretz Pentagon: U.S. to build 'strategic partnership' with Lebanese army According to blueprint of alleged treaty, U.S. would provide Lebanon with
equipment, build bases in county

Back to the Iranian arena By Aluf Benn (Jerusalem) and Shmuel Rosner (Washington

'Army does nothing to stop settler violence against Palestinians'

PM to Putin: Increase sanctions against Iran

Joint Israeli, Palestinian statement will address 'core issues,' sources say

What makes a foreign minister great?

CSM The roadblocks to another Mideast summit

US Secretary of State Rice spent four days in the region trying to iron out differences between Israeli and Palestinian leaders ahead of November peace talks.

Jerusalem Post Analysis: The military option is now on the table
The growing US-Russia rift explains the difficulty in forging a solid int'l front against Teheran

Levy The best option Any Israeli leader serious about ?stopping? Iran should tear up those speaking notes about 1938 and have a quiet diplomatic word in Uncle Sam?s ear

Yedioth 'Russia understands Israel'
Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to allay Israel's concerns about Iran's nuclear program, tells Israeli PM Ehud Olmert during Moscow meeting that he is 'ready to share results' of recent visit to Tehran

What's the rush?

Ronny Sofer wonders why was it so urgent for Olmert to visit Putin in the Kremlin Thursday

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

BBC Gaza isolated
Palestinian territory excluded from latest diplomatic moves

DEBKAfile Reports: Washington sources say President Bush is displeased with Olmert’s trip to Moscow for talks with Putin on Iran’s nuclear threat

Dennis Ross on the only way the peace talks will accomplish anything.

Does Israel Have to Be a Convent?

Bush on Israel: I don't remember 1981

The business of reconciliation: While Israeli and Palestinian politicians dither, businessmen on both sides have begun to create their own facts on the ground.

A review of Lords of the Land: The War for Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007 by Idith Zertal and Akiva Eldar

Jerome Slater (SUNY-Buffalo): Muting the Alarm over the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The New York Times versus Haaretz, 2000–06

Don’t Sell Out Lebanon’s Hopes By Amir Taheri

H10 Christian Science Monitor Can Benazir Bhutto save Pakistan's President Musharraf?

After eight years in exile, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's return was greeted with twin bomb blasts late Thursday


A green light to oust Al Qaeda

ASIA China is now doing what the U.S. did during the cold war: cozying up to the powerful, extracting resources, and buying influence... more»

Chinese Economy Needs Reform (PDF; 99 KB) Source: Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress Unbalanced growth

Corruption Weak financial services sector Severe environmental degradation

Stress on the international economy

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Space Warfare
Source: American Enterprise Institute

The Economist China The mysterious Mr Hu

CSM Opinion: China's surplus of sons: A geopolitical time bomb Ending its one-child policy could ease instability

Analysis: India's new security system -- India urgently needs to put in place modern security systems at public institutions, including places of worship, to prevent more terrorist strikes.

FT REPORT - JAPAN 2007: New leader likely to be less assertive

FT REPORT - JAPAN 2007: Compelling narrative stands the test of time

Overt U.S. Assistance to Pakistan, FY2001-FY2008 (PDF; 49 KB)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

H11 IHT What the IMF doesn't see By MARK WEISBROT

For the poorest countries, increasing productivity is a matter of survival.

Don't cave in to the Taliban By AMIN SAIKAL Karzai's desperate call for peace comes against the backdrop of a worsening security situation

EU woos its reluctant partners: Britain and PolandEU leaders at a meeting in Lisbon are ready for a struggle from two men for whom the Union has seldom aroused much affection: President Lech Kaczynski of Poland and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain.

Hit by nationwide strikes, France is transfixed by Sarkozy's divorce

Merkel is aloof as German public wavers on troops in Afghanistan
Germans increasingly want to know why their country has 3,300 troops based in Afghanistan. But Merkel rarely discusses the issue, and it could prove a dangerous blind spot for her.

Genocide label would damage U.S.- Turkish ties 'beyond repair,' Gates says

EUROPE European press review

BBC EU leaders agree new treaty deal EU leaders at a summit in Lisbon reach a deal on a landmark treaty to reform the 27-member bloc. Q&A: The Reform Treaty

A close look at the Reform Treaty

The Economist Russia's foreign policy Last tango in Tehran

Missile defence in Europe Sky high

Spain's past A rude awakening

French strikes Sarkozy's bad week

Serbia's future The Russian option

Kosovo's future Fretting

Charlemagne Europe's horse whisperers

Gordon Brown and Europe Damned if he does

EU Textile Quotas Set to Expire in December PINR

CSM Poland's vote: More nationalism or closer ties to Europe?

In Sunday's election, polls show voters may oust pro-Catholic, anticorruption Kaczynski twins.

H12 RFE/RL Inside The Corporation Vladimir Putin may be a strongman, but he doesn't rule alone. He's the public face of a collective leadership dominated by KGB veterans. They control the crown jewels of the economy. They have a lock on political power. And they have a plan.

CSM Putin's final 'dialogue' with Russians? Russian President Vladimir Putin said little about his future plans during a national Q-&-A Thursday.

The Economist Russia's foreign policy Last tango in Tehran

Armenia: Presidential Dismissal of Judge Sparks Outcry over Judicial Independence Issue

Google News Azerbaijan

Russia and Iran: An Eventual Clash of Interests
Russia Journal

Putin Warns Azerbaijan Not to Support US Military

Russia: A Bread-And-Butter Issue

H13 The Times Explosions shatter Bhutto's triumphant return

The Iron Lady? Bhutto must learn from the past to be a force in the future

A great place to be anti-American

America provides a safe haven for people to come from all over the world to condemn it Gerard Baker

Soon we must decide when to hold a referendum

This is not just about the European reform treaty, but goes much wider to the balance of parliamentary and direct participatory democracy Peter Riddell

Putin’s plans signal start of new nuclear race The Russian leader boasted of new weapons and warned the US not to ignore Russia’s objections to a missile defence shield

Battle of EU treaty to last for months Gordon Brown told his Cabinet colleagues that months of detailed examination would dampen Eurosceptics’ opposition

Progress eludes Rice's peace talks The US Secretary of State returned home empty-handed, having failed in her plans for a Middle East peace conference

Agonised Auntie

The BBC must cut the froth and focus on public service programming

Wall Street Journal What Happened at Haditha
The massacre that wasn't, and its political exploitation

General Sanchez's Scream
The general offers a sweeping indictment (

The EU's New Clothes
Protectionists don't want them to come from China.

Dollar plunges to fresh euro low

H14 Financial Times War is never simple but it must at least be just The first Gulf war and the interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo passed the Just War tests. But the popular revolt against the Iraq war has been a powerful warning that voters will not consent lightly to future military campaigns, says Philip Stephens

EU strikes deal on new reform treaty European Union leaders have reached a deal on a long-awaited treaty on institutional reform in spite of reservations from Poland and Italy

Lessons from Camp David An arbitrator is needed to reward Israel and the Palestinians for concessions, but also to bang their heads together, Moshe Amirav on the outlook for Annapolis

WORLD NEWS: Petraeus strategy rules the streets

Showcase for Petraeus’s strategy A Baghdad neighbourhood is an example of the US commander’s new strategy of driving out insurgents by satur­ating their former strongholds with US and Iraqi government troops

Iran accused of equipping Taliban

Investors bet on more Fed rate cuts Investors increased their bets that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates this month to stave off an economic slowdown, sending bond yields lower and pushing the dollar to a record low

US to vote on media ownership rules US rules governing the ownership limits of media companies such as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp could be relaxed as early as December

Romney calls UN an ‘extraordinary failure’Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential hopeful, has dismissed the United Nations as an “extraordinary failure” and voiced support for a coalition of “free nations” as an alternative to the UN

French strikers test Sarkozy The president was made acutely aware of the power of France’s trade unions on Thursday when utility workers switched off the lights at his private residence

Name Iraq pullout date, says Putin The United States should name a date to withdraw its forces from Iraq, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Iraq’s experience showed the need for resource-rich countries like Russia to keep strong defences

Olmert in ‘urgent’ talks with Putin The Israeli prime minister was trying to persuade the Russian president to back the new UN sanctions regarding Iran’s nuclear programme

Islamic innovation is finally on a rising crescent James Wilsdon on science and faith A fundamental question is whether societies that are often still resistant to democracy can become hotbeds of invention, writes James Wilsdon

Keeping a healthy distance from Bush The president’s nominee to be America’s next attorney-general appears ready to fight White House abuse of power. The Democrats should have the courage to do the same

Taking an axe to the bloated BBC Not every factual programme is sacrosanct, but the BBC should have set out in more detail what it regards as dispensable

Poland’s political punch-upThe election campaigns have shown Polish democracy at its most vibrant, with brutal competition among the parties

Fed learns lesson from past Policymakers learned a number of lessons on Black Monday that continue to inform the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury’s handling of financial crises to this day

COMMENT: The right direction for credit ratings agencies

MARKETS - THE WALL STREET CRASH 20 YEARS ON: Unlucky sevens prove that you can never eliminate risk

H15 Los Angeles Times Chill cast on U.S.-Russia relations Bush says Putin was 'wily' at their last meeting. Foreign policy and governing style are at the heart of the split.

More than 100 are killed in two Pakistan blasts Two explosions rip through a convoy carrying former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after her dramatic return from exile. As many as 150 are hurt.


H16 American Politics

The Economist The Republicans and business Fractured alliance

Clinton bucks the trend and rakes in cash from the US weapons industry

Clinton's lead is sweeping, but not clinched

Campaign manager Mark Penn says as the nominee she could win over many GOP women.

McCain Is Back (Commentary)
Not last year's zombie, but the funny, free-range independent unafraid to offend his audience

realclearpoliticsABC’s The Note US News Political Bulletin

Early Bird GovExec Swamp Gas The Swamp

Libertarians Rising - Michael Kinsley, Time

Rediscovering the Charm of Small Government - The Economist

H17 Daily Telegraph A step nearer to war in Iran There is a chilling sense of déjà vu to the conduct of the Bush Administration's debate over how to handle the potential threat posed by Iran's nuclear programme, says Con Coughlin.

EU strikes deal on reform treaty EU leaders agreed the text of their controversial reform treaty - with Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisting Britain's "red lines" were intact.

Britain must not retreat from Europe Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament, says we need a Europe that works in order to put Europe to work

Leader Benazir Bhutto's triumphant return There is no questioning Benazir Bhutto's courage. Whether she has shed the accompanying arrogance, a necessary step if she is to carry off a difficult balancing act, remains to be seen.

The challenge facing Nicolas Sarkozy The French president has already watered down proposals to reduce the size of the public payroll, but the mandate he has for profound change must now be enforced

Putin warns of US 'erotic' desires

President Vladimir Putin announces plans to build a new nuclear weapons after accusing the US of harbouring an "erotic" desire to steal Russia's natural resources.

H18 Independent The bloody homecoming Within hours of her return to Paskistan, Benazir Bhutto escapes assassination attempt that leaves at least 115 dead

Katherine Butler: Defiance makes her a prime target for the extremists

Robert Fisk: Secret armies pose sinister new threat to Lebanon

Leading article: Bad news: the axe has fallen in the wrong places

H19Military Intelligence Terrorism

Terrorist Trial Report Cards
Source: The Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law

The Terrorist Trial Report Cards are the result of the Center on Law and Security’s review of the legal record against terror. The Report Cards provide a statistical analysis of the terrorism-related court cases since 9/11, and comprehensively outline the charges, convictions, plea bargains, and sentencing of the alleged terrorists.

+ Terrorist Trials, 2001-2007: Lessons Learned (PDF: 42 KB)
+ Terrorist Trial Report Card: U.S. Edition (PDF; 967 KB)
+ Terrorist Trial Report Card: U.S. Edition - Appendix A: Alphabetic Table of Defendants (PDF; 1.6 MB)
+ Terrorist Trial Report Card: U.S. Edition - Appendix B: Chronologic Table of Cases (PDF; 2.5 MB)

Of IEDs and MRAPs: Force Protection in Complex Irregular Operations (PDF; 421 KB)
Source: Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessment

From Rolling Stone, Star Wars began as a Reagan-era fantasy. Under Bush, it is now the most expensive weapons system in the history of man. It has never been successfully tested. It will never be finished. And it is completely unnecessary.

Beyond the Bomb. An article on the Pentagon plans for a new Hundred Years' War.

From Discover, an article on the most important future military technologies: Super lasers, binoculars that read minds, manipulating the "human terrain".

Time America's Other Army (The Well / World)
A furor over the killing of 17 Iraqis by Blackwater contractors puts the spotlight on the little-examined world of private security companies. Who are these guns for hire, and who pays when they mess up?

From Slate, the Jihadsons: An article on technology lessons from the Iraq war.

The Phraselator II: A high-tech military device is helping to preserve the tribal languages of American Indians.

Ph.D.'s in uniform: Does modern war require better-educated leaders?

Medals of honor, wars of no honor: Americans no longer have any idea what to do with soldiers who perform above and beyond the call of duty.

The introduction to Neorealism, States, and the Modern Mass Army by Joao Resende-Santos

Conflict and Emerging Infectious Diseases (PDF; 122 KB)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases (CDC)

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Space Warfare
Source: American Enterprise Institute


2007 Annual Report: Organised Crime in Canada (PDF; 2.7 MB)
Source: Criminal Intelligence Service Canada

review of Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the Global Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark. Should the IAEA stay out of politics? Can it?

Adm. William Crowe, Dies at 82; Led Joint Chiefs

· H20 Slate Are Blacks Inferior?

Race, IQ, bigotry, and the "father of DNA."
William Saletan

Why is Syria taking so many strategic and political risks?

From the conference "In Defense of Academic Freedom", lectures by Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky, Tony Judt, Norman Finkelstein, and others

The study "The Social and Political Views of American Professors" was produced with the goal of moving analysis of the political views of faculty members out of the culture wars and back to social science

Foreign Investment and Sovereign Wealth Funds
New America Foundation
A 9-page US working paper addressing the threats and opportunities presented by sovereign wealth funds

Can the Welfare State Work in a Globalising World?

H21 Coppola criticises De Niro, Pacino and Nicholson as 'lazy'

Voices from the past heard online as world's digital archive nears fruition

Scientist who sparked race row says sorry

James Watson sparked a furore after claiming that black people were less intelligent than white people

The handbag: a shrewd device to enslave women. The dead white male who invented it knew they couldn’t resist... more»

The Power of Birth Order (Cover Story / The Well)
Parents insist that how kids turn out depends on when they were born. More and more, science agrees

Google's profit rose 46% on strength in its core search advertising and ad-brokering businesses. Hiring accelerated.

E-books multiply, but who's reading them?

Actors in the Middle East Play Politics

Israeli actor Igal Naor landed a role as Saddam Hussein in a Western-produced miniseries. The role sparked an outcry in Cairo, the Arab world's movie-making capital where anti-Israel feelings run deep

GOOGLE, YAHOO, MICROSOFT search engines redirected in China...

Murdoch has drastic plans for WSJ

Radiohead’s Free-for-all: Performance Art or New Business Model?
Source: Knowledge@Wharton

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