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Financial Times America is still indispensable but it must work with others The central purpose for US leadership is to begin to design, as it did for the west after the second world war, an international system that puts great power co-operation rather than competition at its core, writes Philip Stephens
Washington Post In Iraq, a Lull or Hopeful Trend? Signs of Declining Violence Leave Residents, U.S. Commanders Cautious
U.S. Sees Decline In Bombs In Iraq Fewer Projectiles Linked to Iran, but Officials Are Wary
New York Times Obama Envisions New Iran Approach In an interview, Barack Obama made clear that forging a new relationship with Iran would be part of his effort to stabilize Iraq. Transcript: Obama Interview Magazine Preview: Is (His) Biography (Our) Destiny?
IHT Last call for a two-state solution By IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN The 20th-century international consensus on a two-state solution is fading away.
Guardian The calamity of Iraq has not even won us cheap oil
Saudi Arabia wants a significant agreement in advance on the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians.
FT Candidates marshal their foreign policy teams Historically, US presidential candidates run to the activist extremes to secure a nomination then back to the middle to win a general election, writes Jurek Martin
Why Doesn't U.S. Have a Mideast Envoy? - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek
RAND | Monographs | Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in. the Middle East and South Asia
Ha’aretz – Editorial A new Jerusalem and Babylon The attempt to create an open, creative Jewish world modeled after Jerusalem and Babylon activity centers that fertilize each other will not work as long as the ties between Israel and the Diaspora are fixed in redundant obsolete patterns
Christian Science Monitor In a key Iraqi region, US starts pulling back Starting next month, 3,500 troops will leave two central provinces in a major test of Iraqi readiness.
William Arkin Congress and Iraq: A New Plan
DAVID BROOKS Feel the Love Let me tell you the truth, because you can’t handle the truth. We live in a world with enemies. We fight elections where people play rough. Who’s going to do it?
Climate Change: The Uncertainties, the Certainties and What They Imply About Action Thomas C. Schelling Thomas Schelling argues although the uncertainties regarding climate change are many, the certainties create certain urgencies and inaction is an extreme position; he emphasizes technological advance and governmental sponsorship.
FT Why immigration is hard to tackle Martin Wolf argues for market compatible systems
New Statesman What did the Saudis know about 7/7? By Martin Bright King Abdullah says Britain's security services ignored Saudi warnings, but what exactly did those warnings disclose?
Back to the Ottomans Why Turkey matters so much to Islam
The Economist Turkey's Kurds Dreams and reality The effects of northern Iraq on Turkey's Kurds are more complex than they seem
Asia Times Online : Double-crossing in Kurdistan The United States plan for Iraq all along has been no less than a "soft" partition, including an autonomous Kurdish mini-state and Shi'ite and Sunni regions. Even Turkey had signed on to this, provided the Iraqi Kurds cracked down on Kurdish militants striking into Turkey. With the militants running wild, though, Ankara has to take care of matters itself - and risk throwing the whole grand scheme into jeopardy, including the US's designs on Iran. - Pepe Escobar
Wall Street Journal Resolving the Kurdish Dilemma It's time for creative thinking on Turkey and the PKK By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and MICHAEL E. O'HANLON
FT US to offer Turkey help on PKK Effort to avert big Iraq incursion
COMMENT: Kurdish crisis offers a chance for lasting peace Turkey can reclaim its Kurdish citizens by Ibrahim Kalın
OxAn TURKEY-PKK : Last chance saloon Erdogan's tête-à-tête with US President George Bush in Washington probably represents Turkey's last chance to secure Western help in its struggle to neutralise the threat from Kurdistan Workers party (PKK) guerrillas and avert military action.
Jerusalem Post Iraq's next war
LA Times Iraqi Kurds face a dilemma Few want to get involved in Turkey's battle with Kurdish rebels based in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Regional leaders and Secretary Rice take up the matter in Istanbul today
Kurdish soldiers in northern Iraq face loyalty test Chicago Tribune
IHT EU report criticizes pace of reform in Turkey
The Iraqi Prime Minister is to fly to Istanbul to tell his opposite number that his country is ready to crack down on PKK
Guardian Turkey 'considering restricting the flow of traffic and goods'.
Kürtler ABD'ye güvenerek hata yapıyor TARIK EL HUMEYED
Rice Türkiye'de son şansı kullanacak Mark R. Parris -
Harekât reforma engel
Iraq's Kurds: Rebel Support, War Fears
Nationalism soars in Turkey
Israel And The Armenian Question Blogger News Network
Kurds flee Turkish shells Newsday
Turkey Says Sanctions to Target Only PKK Rebels, Supporters
Yemen & Turkey: First "Walkaways" Under Assumed U.S. Retreat (Counterterrorism Blog)
A review of Other Colours (and more and more), and an interview with Orhan Pamuk: "The art of the novel is anti-political". Reluctant rebel: Orhan Pamuk was tried for his political views, but as Andrew Purcell discovers, literature is his one true passion. Turning novel ideas into inhabitable worlds: Orhan Pamuk, honored by Georgetown, speaks of a power inherent on the page.
ABD-Peşmerge-PKK üçgeninde Türkiye (2) Hasan Celal Güzel
Mustafa Karaalioğlu ABD ziyaretinin iki sonucu olabilir
Şamil Tayyar Her an her şey olabilir
Ahmet Taşgetiren ABD ile ilişkilerde en kritik günler
Ali H Aslan Act now, or…
PKK'yı kim inceler? M.Ali Kışlalı
Nasuhi Güngör Kuzey Irak’ta İsrail yokmuş!
Statement: PUK and KDP leadership spare no efforts for right solution
Serdar Akinan 5 Kasım 2007’de tarih ne yazacak?
Cevdet Aşkın Ankara, 'PKK konusunda tek muhatap ABD' dedi
Ruşen Çakır| İncirlik’e inen uçakta hangi esirler vardı?
Turkey expects Rice to up pressure on Kurds Today's Zaman
Nuh Yılmaz ABD’nin umudu acil bir kar tatili
Fehmi Koru Kurmay değerlendirmesi
Bülent Keneş What falls on the DTP is democratic responsibility
Etyen Mahçupyan PKK's strategy
Ali Bulaç Conflict doctrine
Mehmet Altan Kanlı hamaset petrol pompası mı?
İlnur Çevik Government also says "no magical formula"
Serdar Turgut İran meselesi
Hüseyin Gülerce Zirvenin sonucu ne olacak?
Bekir Coşkun ABD’ye koşmak...
Doğru söz: Biz birbirimizi yeriz
Erdal bey ve siyasetimiz Türker Alkan
Böyle insanlara çok alışık değiliz
Özdemir İnce Menderes dönemiyle yüzleşmek
Erdal İnönü ve Einstein Haluk Şahin
Yusuf KANLI Talabani still waiting for an invitation
Mümtazer Türköne Erdal İnönü
Mustafa Ünal Erdal İnönü'nün ardından
Finansal istikrar için faiz indirimi
Salih Neftçi FED kararına ilk ve ikinci bakış
Eser Karakaş Enflasyon, büyüme, kur ve faizler
U.S. Sees Decline In Bombs In Iraq Fewer Projectiles Linked to Iran, but Officials Are Wary
Stocks Tumble As Investors Get Bad News On Citigroup Gains From Fed's Rate Cut Vanish
The Real Hill-Bill Problem By Charles Krauthammer
Issue of Illegal Immigration Is Quandary for Democrats Many Voters Want a Tougher Stance Than Candidates Offer
Court Delays Decision On Musharraf's Election
The Issue the Democrats Dread By E. J. Dionne Jr., More significant than Hillary Clinton's supposed gaffe at the end of Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate is the subject around which she tiptoed so delicately: immigration. Democrats fear the issue because it could leave them with a set of no-win political choices.
Giuliani's Bogus Diagnosis By Eugene Robinson,
Even Rudy Giuliani would acknowledge that he can be prickly. Now, it seems, the tough-talking former mayor is growing estranged from empirical fact
Editorial Mr. Mukasey and Torture The Senate should confirm the former and ban the latter.
H6 Guardian The calamity of Iraq has not even won us cheap oil
Saudi Arabia wants a significant agreement in advance on the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians.
Cornflakes in the wind Richard Norton-Taylor: With Sir Richard Dearlove's comments on the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, intelligence has been put back in its rightful place.
Confusion reigns Ilana Bet-El: As the situation deteriorates on the ground, Nato and the EU are failing to get their act together in Afghanistan.
Sunni side up Bahrain's ruling dynasty fears a US attack on Iran could inflame tensions with the country's restive Shia majority, reports Ian Black from Manama.
Who's corrupting whom? Mamoun Fandy Nov 01 07, 08:30pm: Almost unanimously, the British media condemned King Abdullah's visit. But wasn't their coverage unfairly one-sided?
H7 Iran simmers as a hot US political potatoA long-time US critic of the Iraq war, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, has broken ranks once again in a letter to President George W Bush, Pentagon chief Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging the US to hold direct and comprehensive talks with Tehran. Hagel's letter, which urges a "strategic shift" in efforts, comes amid the increasing clamor for war - and propels Iran to the center of the 2008 presidential race. - Jim Lobe
Washington Times A Diplomacy of neighborhoods Twenty-first century diplomacy isn't an office job. It is a demanding and, at times, a dangerous trade, one that requires accepting deprivation, running physical risks and hanging out in bad neighborhoods.
Dividing Iraq? Ed Blanche
A 'Third Way' Approach to Stopping Iran - Mort Kondracke, Roll Cal
The Economist Iraq Al-Qaeda in retreat, for now
BBC Gulf states 'offer Iran uranium' Saudi Arabia's foreign minister reportedly says Gulf states could offer to provide enriched uranium to Iran
The number of violent civilian and military deaths in Iraq is continuing to drop, statistics for October suggest
Regression in the Muslim Brotherhood's Platform? By: Amr Hamzawy | The Daily Star The Muslim Brotherhood's draft party platform sends mixed signals about the movement's political views and positions. Its detailed treatment of political, social, and economic issues marks a significant departure from previously less developed positions, articulated inter alia in a 2004 reform initiative and the 2005 electoral platform for Brotherhood parliamentary candidates.
H9 Ha’aretz – Editorial A new Jerusalem and Babylon The attempt to create an open, creative Jewish world modeled after Jerusalem and Babylon activity centers that fertilize each other will not work as long as the ties between Israel and the Diaspora are fixed in redundant obsolete patterns
The Annapolis Meeting: Not at Any Price - Yoel Marcus
Jerusalem Post Analysis: Israel bound to feel the heat ahead of Annapolis
If Saudis, Syrians come to Annapolis, Israel will be expected to pay a price for bringing them there.
Rattling the Cage: Jews of power, Jews of truth Jerusalem Post,
The Region: Rules of the game, Palestinian-style By BARRY RUBIN
Hamas fighters strengthening border defense Israeli incursions into the Gaza Strip, once a walkover, now encounter increasingly effective resistance from forces organized by militants trained in Iran and by Hezbollah in Lebanon, Israeli officers say.
Envoy touts action plan for Palestinians Germany's foreign minister is traveling in the Middle East this week to promote an "action plan" of the European Union that provides for an international military force to serve in the Palestinian territories.
'Israel Lobby' naive, ludicrous
Yedioth Ahronoth 'Evacuation through dialogue'
· West Bank preachers arrested or sacked
The Lethal Illusion - Melanie Phillips
Rockets Could Draw Israel Back Into the Gaza Strip By: Joel Greenberg | The Chicago Tribune
In Humanity Lies Hope For Peace By: Hilla Medalia | The Boston Globe
Starting next month, 3,500 troops will leave two central provinces in a major test of Iraqi readiness.
The clashes, described as the worst since 2001, have intensified concerns about a resurgent Taliban.
Short-term loans are already cheaper, but experts say it will take time before consumers benefit fully.
From Burma to Beijing: Asia's sensitive petrol politics China's announcement Thursday that it will raise the price of fuel risks angering its poorest citizens. Fuel prices have sparked unrest in several Asian nations.
CCP Changes But Elitism Remains Intact By: Frank Ching | The Japan Times Oh, what a difference a few decades make! Back in the days of Chairman Mao Zedong and his little red book, China was proud to proclaim the Communist Party as the party of workers, peasants and soldiers. And now?
It is estimated that 700 million Indians do not have access to a lavatory – a huge embarrassment to an aspiring superpower
From NPQ, a series of articles on China.
From Dissent, back to the future: China gets Beijing and Shanghai ready for the 2008 Olympics and 2010 Expo.
From Foreign Policy, the battle of Beijing: What happens when an authoritarian government and thousands of activists go head-to-head at the Olympics? China is about to find out.
Despite predictions to the contrary, the Internet has not brought about abrupt political change in China and is not likely to do so anytime soon. Its significance and implications for Chinese society lie else
Musharraf Faces Up to an Emergency By: Syed Saleem | Asia Times
The Japanese Navy Heads Home By: Ayako Doi | The Washington Post
Pakistani hits implementation of tribal pact A senior Pakistani general said yesterday that poor implementation of a 2006 peace agreement with tribal leaders near the Afghan border forced Pakistan to deploy nearly 100,000 troops to battle pro-Taliban militants in the region.
By HILLA MEDALIA
Much of what we know about the Middle East conflict is framed by zealots and violence.
EUROPE European press review
From Prospect, for more than a century, Americans have seen Britain as tired and broken. But some of them now think that the old dynamism and iconoclasm has returned. If Britain really is back, it will be another test for the special relationship.
Google News Azerbaijan
Russia Forcing OSCE Out of Election Observation Role By: Vladimir Socor | Eurasia Daily Monitor
'Putin's Plan' For Higher Turnout By: Georgy Bovt | The Moscow Times
The President, His Former Son-in-Law, and an Accusation of State Murder By: Anne Penketh | The Independent
H13 The Times Bahrain accuses Iran over nuclear ambition lies Crown Prince of Bahrain jettisons diplomatic language to accuse Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons amid fears of war
A failure to agree a compromise will see leaders sign the treaty in Portugal before flying to Brussels to meet each other
Wall Street Journal How Europe Can Pressure Iran
H14 Financial Times America is still indispensable but it must work with others The central purpose for US leadership is to begin to design, as it did for the west after the second world war, an international system that puts great power co-operation rather than competition at its core, writes Philip Stephens
Candidates marshal their foreign policy teams Historically, US presidential candidates run to the activist extremes to secure a nomination then back to the middle to win a general election, writes Jurek Martin
Britain and the Saudis The UK has long been uneasy with Saudi Arabia, but Foreign Office realists have no intention of disrupting the relationship with the House of Saud, writes Gideon Rachman
Why immigration is hard to tackle Martin Wolf argues for market compatible systems
Western banks suffer big losses Global investors succumbed to a new bout of jitters amid concerns that a host of important financial institutions are nursing additional problems related to the troubled US mortgage market
US and EU urge Opec to boost output Oil prices surge to new highs
H15 Los Angeles Times Editorial
Iraqi Civilian Deaths Plunge By: Ned Parker | Los Angeles Times
Britain to Hand Over Control in Basra By: Doug Smith and Said Rafai | Los Angeles Times
By Amos Oz
The literary world can encourage understanding between bitter enemies
H16 American Politics
Two Clintons to Criticize
Can Rudy Giuliani Maintain His Lead? - The Economist
The Ron Paul Revolution - Joel Stein, Time
Being the Democrats' presidential front-runner shouldn't mean Clinton gets a free pass on the issues.
Obama Would Engage Iran - M. Gordon & J. Zeleny, New York Times
The US President is right to remind Congress of the danger of playing politics with security issues. He can take comfort from the success of the military surge in Iraq, but that has yet to be matched by progress towards a political solution.
H18 Independent Bahrain boom overshadowed by fear of looming war with Iran
H19Military Intelligence Terrorism
The Economist Unmanned aircraft The fly's a spy
What’s the Air Force For? A roundtable discussion of Robert Farley’s proposal to abolish the Air Force Source: The American Prospect
Tumped Up War on 'Terror' By: Gregory Clark | The Japan Times
Under the Umbrella The Economist
Dangerous Cuba-Iran Kinship By: Chris Simmons | Miami Herald
Laboratory Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza (PDF; 152 KB)
From Newsweek, Gangland USA: An interactive map of America's most dangerous gangs.
Army contracting alarms US panel A panel issues a scathing report on the way the US army handles contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, January 1-December 31, 2006," transmitted to the Secretary of State on June 19, 2007.
"National Strategy for Information Sharing: Successes and Challenges in Improving Terrorism-Related Information Sharing," National Security Council, October 2007.
"Army International Security Cooperation Policy," Army Regulation AR 11-31, 24 October 2007.
"A.Q. Khan's Nuclear Wal-Mart: Out of Business or Under New Management?" hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, June 27, 2007.
"Survival," U.S. Army Field Manual FM 3-05.70, May 2002 (676 pages in a large 20 MB PDF file).
H20 Slate Heck of a Job, Hughsie
Study: Hydrogen Cars Don’t Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
US parents are reading more to their children and placing more restrictions on their television viewing than they did 10 years earlier.
It can run for hours at 20 metres per minute without getting tired.It lives longer, has more sex, and eats more without gaining weight. Could the science that created this super- mouse be applied to humans?
If the Internet isn't at the root of newspapers' woes, what is? I nominate not the computer screen, but TV.
What Google Knows: Privacy and Internet Search Engines Source: Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Mesopotamian scribes began 5000 years ago to catalogue their clay tablets with a reference system. So Google gets this idea... more»
Greek religion turned away from unrealistic hopes that all will work out in the end. Such skepticism about human intelligence has never been needed more than today... more»
It is as if the French suffer from an eternal affliction, writes Pierre Rosanvallon, a need to exaggerate their woes, turn them into fantasies... more»
Beneath neo-atheism’s surface is the kind of fury an adolescent feels that his parents might tell lies or violate their own rules. “Religion spoils everything”... more»
The Economist Robots Rise of the machines
The real problem is we're living too long Jeff Randall wonders what Churchill would have made of today's unholy alliance of puritans, health fascists and nanny-state control freaks.
How different things might be today if it weren't for the questing British mind. From the industrial revolution, to the digital age, the British have been at the forefront of creative enterprise.
Prevention not cure The message to come out of cancer and obesity reports is that extra political effort and financial support need to be put into prevention
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