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11 March 2008
  March 11, 2008

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H1 IHT To embrace or not to embrace By HENRY A. KISSINGER The stakes in Pakistan are generally recognized. The remedy has proved elusive.

A EUROPEAN DEFENSE Keeping the peace By BERNARD KOUCHNER The Europeans need military means commensurate with their political ambitions. How could we hope to influence a crisis or negotiations without the means to back up our words?

IRAQ'S ENERGY PROBLEM

Oil and electricity ministries won't mix By GLENN ZORPETTE

Lack of electricity is still a big problem in Iraq, largely because Iraq's Ministries of Oil and Electricity are at loggerheads

Asia Times Iran shifts focus fully on Iraq Whether it's a part of a secret deal with the United States or not, Iran does appear to be distancing itself from its proxies in the Arab world, at the same time showing a free hand in Iraq. The days of Hezbollah in Lebanon could be numbered. - Sami Moubayed

Time Iran's Referendum on Ahmadinejad

Can We Export Democracy? Tamara Cofman Wittes and Christopher J. Coyne, Cato Policy Report

Reidar Visser Debating Devolution in Iraq

Ellen Laipson Iraq’s Regional Impact

Iran: A policy brief by the Carnegie Endowment’s George Perkovich criticizes proposals to allow Iran to run a small uranium research and development facility as a form of compromise.

Washington Post Editorial Ms. Rice's Retreat The secretary of state, who once championed reform in Egypt, waives human rights restrictions on U.S. aid

Iraq's Surging Violence By Eugene Robinson, Has anyone noticed that Iraq is growing less peaceful and tranquil by the day?

How the Democrats Could Lose By Richard Cohen, By the time they get a nominee, the Democratic Party could be one, huge, dysfunctional family.

Uneasy Calm Emerges in Gaza as U.S., Egypt Push Talks: Israel and Hamas Have Largely Been Holding Their Fire

Guardian Before the flood

Javier Solana: The countries of Europe must devise urgent strategies to deal with the consequences of climate change, as our report clearly shows

China's trade surplus 63% down China's oft-criticised trade surplus falls dramatically in unusually weak period for exports

We believe in miracles Seth Freedman & Asim Siddiqui: Yes it looks bleak at the moment, but the vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians still want peace. Here are our ideas

The war at home Dean Baker The $180bn spent each year on the Iraq war could certainly be put to better uses, but the war isn't to blame for America's economic crisis

WSJ A President, Not a SymbolBy Bret Stephens
Global View:
There are many reasons an Obama presidency appeals to so many Americans, and not the least of them is that it appeals to so many non-Americans.

Karl Rove's advice for Barack Obama.

Bush and the Dollar
By David Malpass
When it comes to currency strength, words can work magic

CFR Kupchan: Recognizing Kosovo Least Bad Option for United States

Jim Lobe Int'l Support Ebbs for West's Nuclear Hard Line

Financial Times The real problem with Power In an ideal world, politicians and their advisers would be able to talk openly about their real thoughts and admit to doubts. But it would also be politically impossible, says Gideon Rachman

Climate ‘threatens’ European security The risks posed by global warming include sharper competition for energy resources, disputes over territory and an influx of ‘environmental migrants’, an EU report warns

Fate of finance lies with real economy If the scenario that an aggressive monetary policy will keep the slump short is not correct, then a credit squeeze that is long and deep remains a possibility

Ha’aretz Marcus Two states - not three The presence of a Hamas delegate at peace talks will not make life easy, but it will give hope to a million and a half Gazans who are eating the bread of adversity and drinking the water of affliction

Prepare to sign Israel must utilize the current lull and the PA's willingness to immediately push forward in the negotiations and establish the parameters for a solution to the core issues, to get an agreement signed quickly

Who Makes the Decisions Inside Hamas? - Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel (Ha'aretz

Asia Times SPENGLER
Should Islam be blamed
for 'barbaric' acts?
The issue of Muslim "barbarism", including honor killings, genital mutilation and other forms of violence against women, has risen in prominence in Europe 's political agenda. The question appears to be: Do Muslims commit barbaric acts because they are bad Muslims or because they are good Muslims? But it's the wrong question

Think Again: Geneva Conventions By: Steven R. Ratner | Foreign Policy (subscription required) They help protect civilians and soldiers from the atrocities of war. But these hard-won rules of battle are falling by the wayside: Terrorists ignore them, and governments increasingly find them quaint and outdated. With every violation, war only gets deadlier for everyone

Fatah Must Reinvent Itself, or Risk Irrelevance By: Mouin Rabbani | The Daily Star With preparations accelerating, it seems increasingly likely that Fatah, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, will hold its Sixth General Conference during 2008.

The Times Slow but steady is no bad thing for Pakistan

The only point on which Pakistan’s political parties are really agreed is getting rid of President Musharraf

Iraq surge fears after al-Qaeda's deadly return Suicide bombers strike a US patrol in Baghdad killing five American troops and the head of a counter-insurgency group

Spanish election: a mandate in Madrid The re-elected Socialist Government needs to prepare for economic squalls

CSIS The Nuclear Mission in the 21st Century

H2 FT Turkish offensive upsets political balance Ankara’s intense attack on PKK rebels in Iraq is straining its long-standing relationship with the Kurdish government and setting off fears of regional destabilisation

NYT Samsun Journal: A Patchwork Land Confronts a Lie of Whole Cloth

IHT Photographs unravel Turkey's ethnic tapestryA book by Attila Durak detailing 44 different ethnicities in Turkey has forced a hard look at the years of efforts to portray the country as a monoculture

Washington Times Poor communication (By Tulin Daloglu)

ABD: 'Teröristlerle Görüşün Demedik'

Amerika'da Türkler ve Seçim

CSM Turkish scholars aim to modernize Islam's Hadith Theologians are revisiting the collections of the prophet Muhammad's sayings that Muslims use as a guideline for daily life

Şimdi de Dick Cheney geliyor

PKK Says Iraqi President "Wrong" to Call on It to Leave Bases The PKK is not a guest; it is at home [in Kurdistan]

PKK Committee Head Interviewed By Iraqi Kurdish Paper Karayılan “Mam Jalal [Talabani] had to play politics as a president of republic, not as a party chief”

Google News Fırat News Agency KurdishMedia Kurdish Kurdish Aspect Dış Basında Irak BBC Monitoring Inter national

Kandil'deki karanlık noktalar

DTP 'demokratik özerklik' istiyor -

Bahar operasyonu erken başladı; Mehmetçik, stratejik noktaları tuttu

New airstrikes in Iraq possible, says AK Party member

Iraqi Kurdish Press Highlights 10 Mar 2008

KÜRŞAT BUMİN Diyarbakır'dan zor sorularla döndüm

Hasan Celal Güzel - Güneydoğu için yeni açılımlar

ŞAHİN ALPAY - İyi ki geldiniz Sayın Talabani

Faik Akçay 300 milyar doların ağır faturası

Murat Aksoy Muhalefet çözüme hazır değil

Fethullahçı işadamları Güneydoğu'ya akın ediyor Funda Özkan

Savaşmanın maliyeti Murat Belge

Hüsnü Mahalli İlginç ziyaret

Barzani: Dostlarımız şaşırtmadı

Barzani ile temasa Cicek ‘evet’ demedi

Barzani hopes Talabani’s visit serves for good relations

Abant Platform set to examine Kurdish issue

‘Neçirvan Barzani Türk heyetle görüşmeyecek’

Barzani aynı kafa

Nükleer terörizm uyarısı

AKP kredisini tüketti
BEKİR SIDKİ

Kritik karşılamadan sürpriz bir isim çıktı

Left of Boom: The Struggle to Defeat Roadside Bombs in Iraq and Afgthanistan (PDF; 1 MB)
Source: Washington Post (via US DoD, Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence

Durmuş Hocaoğlu "Siyâsî Çözüm" ve Savaş

DTP bugün Köşk’e çıkıyor

Genelkurmay Başkanı Büyükanıt'ın korkusu

Nuray Başaran Talabani'yi izlerken

Mehmet Tezkan

AKP, Diyarbakır seçimini alırsa sorunun biteceğine inanıyor!

Cevdet Aşkın Psikolojik harp ve PKK'nın ayısı

Savaş Süzal Talabani, Ankara'ya görevli geldi

Barzani: Bu kriz herkese ders oldu

Başkan Barzani:”Türk ordusunun bu saldırıları, herkesin bizim yanımızda olduğunu ispatladı’’

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

Özyürek’ten, Talabani karşıtlığı üzerinden orduya sıcak mesaj!

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Büyükanıt: TSK'yı hedef alan karşısında beni bulur

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Turkey returned in 2007 to the list of Israel's 10 largest export ...

Incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan – Only Another Round of Bloodshed
Kurdish Aspect

Dispute over Kurdistan oil deals might be solved at federal court ...

Turkey marks out 'security zones' in PKK campaign

Death Threat Attack on “Freedom of Expression” Institute for War and Peace Reporting

İlnur Çevik So what did the visit of Talabani achieve?

‘Lejyoner’ Türkler

Tuncel: Kara harekatı başarısız oldu

Dağlarda terörist avı

Zana’nın gizli ziyareti

AKİF EMRE “Bir Türk'ü öldür sonra dinlen”

Türkiye, 19 elçilikle Afrika'ya açılıyor

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[HABER İZLENİM] Ahh o gol var yaaaa!!!

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İhsanoğlu: Yeni bir 4 yıl için daha umutluyum

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Talabani'nin Ankara ziyareti iyi ilişkiler için atılmış bir adım

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Polemik, Kuzey Irak'a yönelik kara harekâtının bitmesiyle başladı

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DTP'den Toptan'a 'dokunulmazlık' şikâyeti

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Terör örgütü propagandası yapan 27 kişi tutuklandı

Google News Greece Cyprus Turkish Cypriot Press ABHaber Dış Basında Türkiye-AB İlişkileri Günlük Haftalık

Ha’aretz Republic of Cyprus opposes Turkish Cypriot plan to open economic office in TA

Ermenistan'la 'şahin barışı' umudu

Why Dora Bakoyannis supported the turban Ariana FERENTINOU

AB süreci işliyor kuşku duymayın

Aid to northern Cyprus on the rise

Hasan Kanbolat Why Gül paid his first Balkan visit to Romania

İlter Türkmen Rusya’da başkanlık seçimi demokrasi ve otokrasi

Yavuz Semerci Fransa’ya gazı teslim etmek!

Ermenistan'da şok

Talin Suciyan'ın muhalefet gösterilerine ilişkin izlenimleri

Hedo Okur Tuncay Nihat Altintop

Birdal suikastında Ergenekon parmağı

‘Ergenekon A.Ş.’nin sırları çözülüyor

TRT için küçülme, ardından yeniden yapılanma formülü

5 yılda 420 milyon YTL ‘Dini yardım’

Siyasette her dönemin en parlak vaadi: Yeni üniversite

Bana peygamber demişler... Haşa

Genelkurmay'ı kızdıran kitap

Mehmetçiğe süper araçlar

Kadınların konumunu güçlendirmeliyiz

Kampüste sağ-sol kavgası: 45 öğrenci gözaltında

Avrupa–İran uyuşturucu hattı, Van'da çökertildi

Nuh Gönültaş Siber savaşta başarı şeffaflıkla gelir!

‘Böcek’le ortam dinlemesi yapılıyor

‘Turkey’s outbound tourism jumps as departure restrictions removed’

Avcı'ya suç duyurusu

İşte rüşvetin şifresi

'Ağar da ölecekti'

Ergenekon zanlısı Veli Küçük’ün “Susurluk’ta Ağar da ölecekti. Birlikte gitmeleri gerekiyordu" dediği iddia edildi

Güngör Uras Sadun Aren’in ‘Aşık Oyunu’ hikâyesi

Can Dündar Molalar da yola dahil

Kır saçlı ‘kötü’ adam artık yok

Teziç’e cefa Özcan’a sefa

Üniversitede meydan muharebesi

10 Türk’ten biri ’bahşişi’ tadacak

‘AB’ tipi cezaevi!

Bayrampaşa Cezaevi’nin taşınacağı Silivri Cezaevi bir kasabayı andırıyor. Avrupa Birliği Komisyonu tarafından onaylanan cezaevi kompleksinde günlük bulunacak insan sayısı yaklaşık 17 bin olacak

Üniversitelinin cinsel deneyimi daha az çıktı

11 Mart 2008 Basın Özeti

H3 ‘Güneş’ten çıkan 5 mesaj

Harekatının başarılı olduğu ama PKK’nın belinin kırılamadığı kabul edildi. Ruşen Çakır ortaya çıkan 5 mesajı yazdı...

Milliyet Son Dakika

İşte o tartışılan fotoğraflar

Büyükanıt: Mahalle kabadayısı değilim

Youtube’daki kayıtlar her türlü inceleniyor

Youtube inceleniyor

Org. Saygun, “Ses mühendis-leri var. Sesini değiştirip söyle-mediğin şeyleri söyletiyor. Bunları inceliyoruz" dedi

Metiner'den açıklama

İrtica ile mücadele için daha iyisi gelmeliydi

Büyükanıt: O sözleri TSK'ya hakaret kabul ettik

O bildiriyi ben yazdım!

Cengiz Çandar Ankara’nın “iki” iktidarı...

M Ali Birand Kim ne kazandı, ne kaybetti?

MAHMUT ÖVÜR Gülen dönerse ne olur?

Bana peygamber demişler... Haşa

Government shelves amendment to Article 301

Cevdet Aşkın Psikolojik harp ve PKK'nın ayısı

Ahmet Taşgetiren Demirel standardı ( 11.03.2008 )

Ruşen - Çakır

Yasa dışı dinlemeleri kim yaptı?

YouTube adlı internet sitesindeki skandal ses kayıtları Meclis gündemine taşındı.

'Ağar da ölecekti'

Ergenekon zanlısı Veli Küçük’ün “Susurluk’ta Ağar da ölecekti. Birlikte gitmeleri gerekiyordu" dediği iddia edildi

Taha Akyol Hukukun siyasetle sınavı

Fikret Bila Org. Büyükanıt: TSK’ya hakaret ettirmem

Murat Yetkin - Askerde harekât sonrası travması

Mehmet Altan Genelkurmay’ı savunmaya bağlayın...

Hasan Cemal Demokrasi ne zaman ‘ortak platform’ olarak benimsenecek?

Hükümetin 'G.Doğu paketi' hazırlığı yok

YouTube kayıtları için komplo çok şikâyet yok

Ateşkes yok

Aradan çekil Paşam

İktidarı ele geçirmek için ordu ve yargıya sızma planı

Muhalefet askeri arkasından vurdu

Ulusalcıların din maskesi düştü: Şamanizm - Haşim Söylemez

Ahmet Taşgetiren

Din dersi kararının püf noktası

Ali Bayramoğlu

Askerin 4 Mart bildirisi...

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası Dış Basında Türkiye - BBC Turkish 0700 VOA TSİ 06:30 Turkish Press Review Google News Turkey TurcoPundit

FEHMİ KORU Anayasa mı üstün, Anayasa Mahkemesi kararları mı?

ALİ BAYRAMOĞLU Ataerkil komuta anlayışı…

TAHA KIVANÇ Bir yanlışlık var

TAMER KORKMAZ Filmin sonunda ne mi oldu?

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL Bir korku, bir uyarı, bir tuhaf senaryo!..

HAKAN ALBAYRAK Darbeyi öven, soluğu mahkemede alsın!

İsmet Berkan - Din dersinde çözüm zor değilBilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

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Türker Alkan - Devrimci misiniz, yoksa ihtilâlci mi?

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Nuray Mert - Bir 'küresel' İslami hareket

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Erdal Güven - Zorunlu bilgiler, zorunlu sorular

EKREM DUMANLI - YouTube üzerinden iftira kampanyaları

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

İHSAN DAĞI - Devrimcilik mi darbecilik mi?

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

MÜMTAZ'ER TÜRKÖNE - Baykal yine de haklı

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

LEYLA İPEKÇİ - Zalimin diliyle hakkı savunmak

İsmail Küçükkaya TSK’dan küresel terörizm inisiyatifi

Güler Kömürcü Ulus devletin dengesini kim bozmak istiyor?

Tevfik Dalgıç Siyasi muhafazakârlığın çok değişik türleri var, ya bizdekiler

Ertuğrul Özkök Öyleyse fanilam niye ıslak değil

Ahmet Hakan

Cüneyt Ülsever Ben de Diyanet’ten açıklama bekliyorum

Enis Berberoğlu Ama hangi Tayyip?

Yılmaz AKP İzmir’i alır mı?

Oktay Ekşi Problemin özü

Özdemir İnce Demokrasi = özgürlük + eşitlik + kardeşlik

Mehmet Y Yılmaz Kimine cennet, kimine cennet hayali

Yalçın Doğan İşkencede sakin sevinçte ölçülü

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu Discriminatory military practice runs contrary to democracy

Sebahattin Önkibar Orgeneral Büyükanıt'ın sürekli konuşması doğru mu?

Perihan Mağden - Bulaşık Kaplar Yasası

Din Kültürü ve Ahlak Bilgisi 11. sınıf ders kitabında neler var
Namık Kemal Zeybek

[Yorum - Herkül Millas] Zorunlu din dersi ve okulda laiklik

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OKAN MÜDERRİSOĞLU
Büyükanıt: Ben yazdım CHP: Buna hakkı yok

Gile Benmayor Anadolu Ceylanları mı? Yoksa evde oturup daha çok doğuran kadın mı?

Serdar Turgut Türkiye'nin fakirlik döngüsü

Berat Özipek Siyasetin gündemi insanı yoruyor

Sami Selçuk Ne uygar ne de çağcıl

Mahir Kaynak Başına buyruk

Eser Karakaş Üniversite öğrencisi

Güneri Civaoğlu Sol ve ‘din damarı’

MUHARREM SARIKAYA Askerin iletişimi

ERDAL ŞAFAK Evet Hayır

ENGİN ARDIÇ

ERGUN BABAHAN Uzatmak ve tadını kaçırmak

EMRE AKÖZ Allah söyletiyor!

Umur Talu Kızım sana Pakistan diyorum, gelinim sen Afganistan anla!

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN

NAZLI ILICAK Şok eden sözler

Kerim Balcı PR-friendliness

Nicole Pope Mothers of the nation

MEHMET BARLAS Liberaller faşist, sosyal demokratlar nasyonal sosyalist olabilir...

MAHMUT ÖVÜR Gülen dönerse ne olur?

YAVUZ DONAT

Can Ataklı Fatih Camii’nde yaşanan şok

Why is democracy necessary for everyone? by Sevgi Akarçeşme*

Mahalle kabadayısı değilim, bu polemik beni üzüyor

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

AK Parti seçim ordusu kurdu

Büyükanıt, uzatıyor...

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM Kaza bela olmazsa 10 bin doları bu yıl buluruz

Ercan Kumcu Finans sisteminde çok şey değişecek

Teşvike bak teşvike

Kıdem tazminatı 'fon'a dönüşüyor

Erdal Sağlam Merkez Bankası’nın faiz indirimleri

Deniz Gökçe Roubini sonrası dünya...

Köşeyi döndük Mahfi Eğilmez

MELİHA OKUR Buğdayda stratejik stok bitti mi?

Seyfettin Gürsel Bütün hesaplar şaştı

Hurşit Güneş Zenginleşmemiz abartılıyor

Yaman Törüner Yeni kara kutular

İBRAHİM KAHVECİ Borsa çöktü sanayi coştu

Asaf Savaş Akat İyi haber-kötü haber

Kıdem tazminatına bireysel emeklilik formülü

H4 New York Times Keeping Iraq in the Dark By GLENN ZORPETTE Efforts to bring coherence and compromise to Iraq’s energy ministries have been sparse and fruitless

Editorial Mr. Spitzer’s ‘Private Matter’ New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s arrogant statement was not enough, not from the Sheriff of Wall Street, not from the self-appointed Mr. Clean who went to Albany promising a new and better day.

Obama Rejects Suggestion That He Lower His Sights

Radio Fear America President Bush used his radio address on Saturday to try to scare Americans into believing they have to sacrifice their rights and their values to combat terrorism

BOB HERBERT Sharing the Pain The economic pain and anxiety felt for so long by the poor and the near-poor has been spreading like a stain in the middle class as well. It’s hardly been a secret

The Red Phone in Black and White The central image in Hillary Clinton’s ad brought to mind D. W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation,” the movie that helped revive the Ku Klux Klan.

H5 Washington Post Editorial Ms. Rice's Retreat The secretary of state, who once championed reform in Egypt, waives human rights restrictions on U.S. aid

Iraq's Surging Violence By Eugene Robinson, Has anyone noticed that Iraq is growing less peaceful and tranquil by the day?

How the Democrats Could Lose By Richard Cohen, By the time they get a nominee, the Democratic Party could be one, huge, dysfunctional family.

Uneasy Calm Emerges in Gaza as U.S., Egypt Push Talks: Israel and Hamas Have Largely Been Holding Their Fire

Why Haven't We Been Attacked?

Delegates We Need The Case for a Revote in Florida and Michigan By Jon S. Corzine and Edward G. Rendell, Let's have a revote in Florida and Michigan, and let the Democratic National Committee pay for it.

Spitzer Linked To Prostitution Ring by Wiretap N.Y. Governor Apologizes for 'Private Matter,' Does Not Resign

Who'll Decide Lebanon's Future? Khairi Janbek: Hint: Everyone but the Lebanese.

Fareed Zakaria: Can't Have Trade Both Ways

William Gumede: Shameful Lack of Mideast Urgency

Iran Guarding Its Nuclear Experts Tehran bars contact with scientists who U.N. officials say are exploring nuclear capabilities.

U.N. Alleges Nuclear Work By Iran's Civilian Scientists

Bush Vows He Will Upgrade Poland's Air Defenses

Five Soldiers Die in Attack On U.S. Patrol In Baghdad Bombs Still Biggest Threat Even as Fatalities Decline

The President's Lawyers Those who interpret the law for the administration should be more accountable for their decisions.

Liberals' McCain Problem By E. J. Dionne Jr At times, he has acted with courage and honor. At other times, he behaves like a crafty politician

My So-Called Life Story By Anne Applebaum, Does a biography really have to be truthful?

H6 Guardian Before the flood

Javier Solana: The countries of Europe must devise urgent strategies to deal with the consequences of climate change, as our report clearly shows

We believe in miracles Seth Freedman & Asim Siddiqui: Yes it looks bleak at the moment, but the vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians still want peace. Here are our ideas

The war at home Dean Baker The $180bn spent each year on the Iraq war could certainly be put to better uses, but the war isn't to blame for America's economic crisis

Iraq: yes, it was for oil John Hilary A new ICM poll commissioned by War on Want shows the UK public has rejected the official reasons they were given for the Iraq war

US church changes tack on climate

Modernising leaders urge action on emissions and label Southern Baptists' timid policy as reckless

French voters deliver warning to Sarkozy President's party loses to Socialists in first round of local elections as left seeks symbolic win

China's trade surplus 63% down China's oft-criticised trade surplus falls dramatically in unusually weak period for exports

Lost in Afghanistan Alan Johnson The international community is unwilling to make the necessary effort, but there may still be a glimmer of hope

Spain's new divided era?

William Chislett Zapatero is no longer the 'accidental' prime minister, but without an outright majority the socialists face a challenging term

Cost of Iraqi and Afghan wars doubles Combined cost of conflicts more than £3bn over past year, mainly due to equipment prices say MPs

Governor 'linked to prostitution ring' New York governor Eliot Spitzer apologises after report says he was involved in prostitution ring

Transcript: How the deal was done

Will Clinton spoil the party?

Robert B Reich: US elections 08: By claiming a Republican opponent would be a better president than her Democratic colleague, Hillary Clinton is on dangerous ground

H7 Asia Times SPENGLER
Should Islam be blamed
for 'barbaric' acts?
The issue of Muslim "barbarism", including honor killings, genital mutilation and other forms of violence against women, has risen in prominence in Europe 's political agenda. The question appears to be: Do Muslims commit barbaric acts because they are bad Muslims or because they are good Muslims? But it's the wrong question

Time Iran's Referendum on Ahmadinejad

Can We Export Democracy? Tamara Cofman Wittes and Christopher J. Coyne, Cato Policy Report

Reidar Visser Debating Devolution in Iraq

Ellen Laipson Iraq’s Regional Impact

Recent Legislation Passed in Iraq

Iraq: The Status of National Reconciliation

Boston Globe Editorial Weak democracy in Pakistan

Fuzzy plans for Iraq

SAMANTHA POWER quit as Barack Obama's foreign policy adviser for stooping to call Hillary Clinton a "monster." That was the least of her embarrassments. The monster she left in the room is far more dangerous to both Obama and Clinton, whichever one wins the Democratic nomination. Power merely resigned. She left behind a stunning air of resignation about Iraq. (By Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe

The power of charisma

AS AMERICANS struggle to choose their candidates to replace President Bush, there is no lack of argument as to what qualities a president should have. Enter Harvard University's Joseph Nye, who introduced "soft power" into the English language some 20 years ago. In his new book, "The Powers to Lead," he deconstructs just what it takes. (By H. D. S. Greenway, Boston Globe)

The Global Economic Party Has Ended By: Hans-Werner Sim | The Japan Times With the United States teetering into recession, the global economic boom -- a four-year period of sustained dynamism not seen since around 1970 -- has ended

No Saudi Help on Oil - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial

Michael J. Totten: In the Villages of Al Anbar

Richard Fernandez / Pajamas Media: WHERE IS MOQTADA AL-SADR?

The Decline and Fall of Brookings


America Can't Afford to Maintain Empire - Cynthia Tucker, Baltimore Sun


The Arms Race in Space May Be On - Steven Lee Meyers, New York Times

The Drums of War in Lebanon : Hussein Shobokshi

Bernard Lewis and the manipulation of the American Mind

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

Vice President Dick Cheney is headed to the Middle East next week

Article Says Arab Summit Leaders Should Be Frank With Each Other

Aides say Sadr Still in Charge of Iraq Shiite Radicals

Shiite cleric reasserts leadership Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has sought to reassert his leadership over the powerful Mahdi Army, assuring his followers in leaflets and on Web postings that he has day-to-day control of a militia that has become increasingly fractured in his absence

5 US soldiers killed in Baghdad bombing BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed five U.S. soldiers as they chatted with shop owners while on a foot patrol in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack on American forces in the heavily fortified capital in more than eight months

Wave of Bombings Kills 8 US Troops

Sadr: Mahdi Army May Become Humanitarian Organization

“Syria’s Economy Tsar Says the Middle Class is Reviving” by Ibrahim Hamidi

Crocker: 2008 year of Iraqi reconstruction UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker hailed 2008 as the year of reconstruction at a conference with northern provincial leaders.

Iraqis Mesh Old, New Styles of Espionage

Iraqi, Kurdish Presidents Meet in Arbil

General: Al-Qaeda in Iraq May Try for Spectacular Attacks

Many Iranians, Rich and Poor, Want Real Change

Hard-line strength seen in Iran election Iran's hard-liners head into Friday's parliamentary elections burdened by the unpopularity of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because of an ailing economy. But they have a safety net: Rival reformists are crippled after the clerical leadership threw out their best candidates

Bush's Remarks on Peace Cannot Be Taken Seriously, Hamas Faulted - Arabic Paper

Iraqis Still Ask if US Invasion Was Worth It

Arabic Paper Lashes Out at Hamas for Exploiting Hardships Facing People of Gaza

Iraqi MP Says Contacts With Al-Sadr's Trend Not Severed

Exhaustive review finds no link between Saddam and al Qaida

Russia criticizes US ships off Lebanon

Cheney to Discuss Peace And Oil on Middle East Trip

Living the 'Chemical Ali' Nightmare By: Anuj Chopra | ISN Security Watch 'Chemical Ali's' mustard gas victims in Iran suffer, ignored by the international community, and his hanging is not nearly enough justice.

Exhaustive review finds no link between Saddam, al-Qaida

Iraq Press Roundup

Shoppers' struggle
Egyptian families cut back on meals as they face rising prices

Iraq calls for Arab solidarity (UPI) -- The Iraqi parliamentary speaker called for Arab solidarity with Iraq in a conference in Erbil ahead of a meeting of representatives of Arab parliaments.

H9 Ha’aretz Abbas: Israel has agreed to a cease-fire with Hamas

Marcus Two states - not three The presence of a Hamas delegate at peace talks will not make life easy, but it will give hope to a million and a half Gazans who are eating the bread of adversity and drinking the water of affliction

Prepare to sign Israel must utilize the current lull and the PA's willingness to immediately push forward in the negotiations and establish the parameters for a solution to the core issues, to get an agreement signed quickly

Who Makes the Decisions Inside Hamas? - Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel (Ha'aretz)

The road to Gaza runs through Tehran

Israel facing worst water crisis in past decade

Jerusalem Post Sarkozy urges Israel to halt West Bank 'colonization'

French president tell Peres his country will "always be at Israel's side;" insists best way to battle terror is to restart peace process.

US, UN, EU, deplore Givat Ze'ev project Rice: Plan doesn't help progress of talks; Ban: Settlement expansion contrary to int'l law.

Bush sends Cheney to meet PM, Abbas

Our World: Whither Israeli Arabs? [ CAROLINE GLICK

Yedioth Ahronoth 'Hizbullah ready for next war' Intelligence assessments say Lebanese Shiite organization has completed its military, logistic preparations for resumed confrontation with IDF, even before wide-scale operation in Gaza. Barak: We mustn't have any illusions

'I'll back Israel anywhere'

Peres meets with France's Sarkozy, who expresses unwavering support for Jewish state

Daily Alert.orgHebrew Press Editorials (2008) - Middle East Progress - EJC Israeli Press Review Google News Israel - Palestine

Olmert and Barak deny ceasefire accord with Hamas - as does Hamas

Exclusive: Israel places Lebanese, Syrian, Gaza borders, its cities and highways on high terror alert

Fatah Must Reinvent Itself, or Risk Irrelevance By: Mouin Rabbani | The Daily Star With preparations accelerating, it seems increasingly likely that Fatah, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, will hold its Sixth General Conference during 2008.

Analysis: Israel intel warns of new threat By CLAUDE SALHANI (UPI) --

Fear and Gullibility as Weapons - Barry Rubin, Jerusalem Post


Chaos of Gaza Cries Out - Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star

Where is My Brother, My Keeper? - Shmuley Boteach, Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Celebration of Murder - Michael Goodwin, New York Daily News


Reject U.N.'s Anti-democratic Conference - Claudia Rosett, Philadelphia Inquirer

Islamists Leave Israel No Choice - Greg Sheridan (The Australian)

Integrating Israel into the Middle East

H10 Christian Science Monitor

To fix U.S. credit mess, timing is critical

Risks rise if the Federal Reserve and Treasury move too slow – or too fast.

Obama struggles to stay above fray

In striking back harder against Clinton, is he undercutting his message?

ASIA

IHT Malaysia swings toward change By PHILIP BOWRING The opposition's triumph in Malaysia carries dangers as well as opportunities.

China's trade surplus 63% down

China's oft-criticised trade surplus falls dramatically in unusually weak period for exports

China’s Land Reform Challenge

Japan 2028 May Put Bad Science Fiction to Shame By: William Pesek | Bloomberg News
The economy is in depression, the yen is in freefall, swarms of homeless people trudge the streets of Tokyo, crime explodes and some families turn to selling organs to put food on the table. Leaders dither and vacillate, letting China eclipse Japan

China Gears Up for Olympic Security Effort

600,000-Plus 'Volunteers' to Assist Police, Troops; Activists Cite Increase in Surveillance

S. Asia: Cauldron of Chaos - Peter Brookes, New York Post

FT Beijing and the baby milk of human kindness Mure Dickie on low-level defiance in China

Salon US Aid to Pakistan Helps Fund Afghan Insurgents

China: Let's Talk - Washington Post editorial

Malaysia's New Dawn - The Australian editorial

Take Aid From China and Take a Pass on Human Rights By: Somini Sengupta | The New York Times China’s quiet assertion in India’s backyard has put Sri Lanka’s government in a position not only to play China off against India, but also to ignore complaints from outside Asia about human rights violations in the war

Time for Trilateralism? AEI
A 7-page US paper arguing for a trilateral security initiative involving the US, Japan and South Korea

Monks begin march to Beijing Tibetans protest over Chinese rule.

A New Democratic Era in Malaysia By: Ioannis Gatsiounis | Asia Times Despite earning 51% of the popular vote, Saturday's general elections were a stunning setback for Malaysia's long-ruling Barisan Nasional and Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi

Malaysia’s Political Earthquake Asia Sentinel Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi could well lose his job after the country awoke to a radically political landscape Sunday, with the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition having suffered its biggest defeat since independence, losing five state parliaments outright and its two-thirds majority in the national parliament

H11 IHT To embrace or not to embrace By HENRY A. KISSINGER

The stakes in Pakistan are generally recognized. The remedy has proved elusive.

A EUROPEAN DEFENSE Keeping the peace By BERNARD KOUCHNER

The Europeans need military means commensurate with their political ambitions. How could we hope to influence a crisis or negotiations without the means to back up our words?

IRAQ'S ENERGY PROBLEM

Oil and electricity ministries won't mix By GLENN ZORPETTE

Lack of electricity is still a big problem in Iraq, largely because Iraq's Ministries of Oil and Electricity are at loggerheads.

Zapatero, stronger, promises 'humility' in Spain Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero pledged to stimulate the economy and fight unemployment, a day after his Socialist party narrowly won a second term following a bitter election campaign

For Britain, fewer troops in Iraq, but the costs continue to rise

Setback for Sarkozy is no triumph for opposition SocialistsEven conservative commentators qualified the first round of local elections in France as a "warning" for President Nicolas Sarkozy. But despite the Socialist Party's victories, infighting over its leaders and program continues.

EUROPE European press review

WSJ Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and Meglena Kuneva, European Consumer Commissioner, write on consumers’ rights in Europe, saying empowering consumers is an important step toward more growth, jobs, and prosperity for all

Help Kosovo Stay Free By: Agim Ceku | The Guardian Kosovo has only been an independent republic for three weeks, but already we face perhaps our greatest challenge. Not all Serbs wish us harm, but those who do are threatening our new republic

The Sarkozy Slap? By: Jason Farago | The Guardian This success of France's Socialist party in the weekend's municipal election proves more and more people have fallen out with their president

Spain's New Divided Era? By: William Chislett | The Guardian
Zapatero is no longer the 'accidental' prime minister, but without an outright majority the socialists face a challenging term

Defence Minister's US Radar Statement "Premature" - Czech Premier

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Warns Against Isolating Serbia Amid Political Crisis

US and Nimetz Work Hard to Beat the Clock on Greece-Skopje ...

Breaking deadlock
Poll could decide Serbia's relationship with Europe

Walker's World: The U.K. economy falters By MARTIN WALKER (UPI) -- After 16 years of steady growth, the British economy is faltering, and the government this week presents a budget that is designed to change the subject.

CSM An American – university – in Kosovo Chris Hall is president of a three-year-old college that hopes to instill values of free exchange and civil society.

In Spain's elections, Socialists win with liberal appeal Prime Minister Zapatero's party is likely to build on the sweeping reforms of the last four years, which have riled conservatives and the Roman Catholic church.

H12 RFE/RL

BBC Monitoring Quotes From Russian Press Tuesday 11 March 08

Google News Azerbaijan

Uzbek Redux? Radio Free Europe
Conflicting reports of a potential deal on a NATO troop presence in Uzbekistan have spawned talk of a delicate thaw that could raise Russia's hackles and prompt a backlash from rights groups.

Moscow Warns Against NATO Membership for Georgia, Ukraine Der Spiegel Moscow's ambassador to NATO is calling efforts to make Georgia and Ukraine members of the military alliance "a provocation." He argues it would permanently divide Georgia and that the majority of Ukranians are opposed to membership.

Crises to Divide Russian Leaders Medvedev, Putin, Kasparov Says By: John Hughes | Bloomberg News Russian crises will divide the nation's new president, Dmitry Medvedev, from his prime minister and mentor, Vladimir Putin, opposition leader Garry Kasparov said today

Paper Raps Azeri Authorities for "Hasty" Stance on Kosovo

US Not Returning to Uzbek Base

H13 The Times Slow but steady is no bad thing for Pakistan

The only point on which Pakistan’s political parties are really agreed is getting rid of President Musharraf

Iraq surge fears after al-Qaeda's deadly return Suicide bombers strike a US patrol in Baghdad killing five American troops and the head of a counter-insurgency group

Spanish election: a mandate in Madrid The re-elected Socialist Government needs to prepare for economic squalls

Hardline bishops to rejoin Zapatero fight Western Europe's last bastion of Catholicism is bracing itself for a new showdown between the Socialists and the Church

US stunned by anti-crime governor's prostitute link Eliot Spitzer, the crusading New York governor, told senior aides that he was a client of an international escort service

Eco-terrorists top the FBI's threat list The Earth Liberation Front is now seen as a greater threat to the US than al-Qaeda militants after a wave of arson attacks

Wall Street Journal Spitzer's Rise and Fall
One might call it Shakespearian if there were a shred of nobleness in the story of Eliot Spitzer's fall. There is none.

A President, Not a SymbolBy Bret Stephens
Global View:
There are many reasons an Obama presidency appeals to so many Americans, and not the least of them is that it appeals to so many non-Americans.

Karl Rove's advice for Barack Obama.

Bush and the Dollar
By David Malpass
When it comes to currency strength, words can work magic

Pakistan's Progress
By Kay Bailey Hutchison
The U.S. shouldn't worry about moving beyond Musharraf.

Who's Afraid of Super Euro?

The Split in Spain

Weak Dollar Feels New Stress

Inflationary pressures around the globe are adding to pressure on the U.S. dollar as central banks from China to Chile choose to fight rising prices by letting their currencies appreciate.

Spitzer Engulfed in Scandal

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to the public and to his family, but didn't directly address reports that he has been involved in a prostitution ring. Spitzer has been identified as one of the ring's clients cited in a legal complaint and officials said his involvement was caught on a federal wiretap.

Wall Street Cheers as Its Nemesis Falls From Grace

The Wall Street Journal reports on Pentagon efforts to build a new data-sweeping system that has some civil liberties activists up in arms

Asia Times CHAN AKYA
Euro-trash Europe's leaders are too busy destroying their economies to notice the grand opportunity to assume global leadership. The European Central Bank is also far from being the paragon of virtue that many economists consider it. A failure to grasp this dynamic means that the rise of the euro against the US dollar will be in vain.

H14 Financial Times The real problem with Power In an ideal world, politicians and their advisers would be able to talk openly about their real thoughts and admit to doubts. But it would also be politically impossible, says Gideon Rachman

Climate ‘threatens’ European security The risks posed by global warming include sharper competition for energy resources, disputes over territory and an influx of ‘environmental migrants’, an EU report warns

Fate of finance lies with real economy If the scenario that an aggressive monetary policy will keep the slump short is not correct, then a credit squeeze that is long and deep remains a possibility

Italy’s hopes of unity likely to be thwarted Geoff Andrews examines Italy’s political class

Malaysia’s chance There is much to celebrate in the humbling of a corrupt, old-fashioned and racially based political system in the weekend elections in Malaysia

Zapatero’s mission After an uninspiring four years in office in Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero now faces the daunting task of rescuing an economy heading for the rocks

Reality hits home after Zapatero’s success Spain’s Socialists won more seats but failed to get the absolute majority, and there was reason for the Popular party to be upbeat after it improved its share of the vote

Female suicide bomber kills Iraq tribal chief A female suicide bomber killed a Sunni Arab tribal chief who headed a neighbourhood security unit in the volatile Iraqi province of Diyala, police said.

Clinton scorns Obama 'dream ticket' Hillary Clinton's campaign yesterday said that Barack Obama's alleged failure to "pass the commander-in-chief test" could rule him out as her possible...

Spitzer under intense pressure to resign Eliot Spitzer, the crusading New York governor and scourge of Wall Street, is under intense pressure to resign after reports linked him to prostitution and he admitted wrongdoing that violated the trust of his family and the public

Poland and US near deal on missile defence After months of protracted negotiation, Donald Tusk says he would agree to host the missile defence system only if Washington provides greater support for their military

Trichet signals alarm at euro’s rise Jean-Claude Trichet has sounded the alarm over the relentless rise of the euro – signalling policymakers’ heightened concern about the economic damage threatened by the currency’s recent surge

Obama for VP?Clive Crook’s blog: The Clinton campaign’s offer of the VP slot to Obama is clever politics: it affirms the idea that Hillary is winning the race

German exports grow despite strong euro Overseas sales saw the fastest growth in 16 months at the start of this year, underlying the resilience of Europe’s largest economy despite the soaring currency

H15 Los Angeles Times Domestic terror groups in disarray since Sept. 11 The anti-government movement is largely toothless after 2001 attacks, its leaders dead, jailed or inept.

Gulf War syndrome explained? A study points to anti-nerve gas pills and pesticide chemicals as the likely causes of the complex and controversial ailment.

Fade to blue Is the Democratic Party's strength a sign that Americans are now more enthusiastic about the left's ideas, or just a symptom of Bush fatigue?

Bush links U.S. aid, missile defense deal

Editorial

H16 American Politics

Eliot's waste land

Michael Tomasky: He could have been America's first Jewish president. Instead, the career of New York's crime-fighting governor is being ended by a sex scandal

Hillary Clinton: The Iron Lady - Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

From The Nation, a cover story on Who Would Jesus Vote For? The new evangelicals are rejecting the religious right and embracing a broader social gospel.

The Press Turns Its Guns on Obama - Noam Scheiber, The New Republic


Don't Fall For Revote, Settle It In Denver - Stephen Henderson, Detroit FP

2 Clinton Backers Offer a Way to Stage New Primaries

Obama Favored Over Clinton in Mississippi


Dems Need Elder Statesman to Save the Day - Al Hunt, Bloomberg


Down Ticket Dems Worry About an Impasse - John Harwood, NY Times


Reagan Country Votes Democratic - John Fund, Wall Street Journal


Supers' Decision May Hinge on Electability - Jill Lawrence, USA Today

Can she do it?
Clinton can still beat Obama but it won't be easy, writes US pundit

realclearpolitics memeorandum ABC’s The Note US News Political Bulletin Early Bird GovExec Swamp Gas The Swamp

The AP looks at Sen. Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy record, particularly her activities as first lady. The piece looks at her role in the Northern Ireland peace process, her involvement in helping to solve the Kosovo refugee crisis in 1999, her assertions she has challenged the Chinese government on women's rights, and her 1996 trip to Bosnia.

Andrew Sullivan / Times of London: The Clintons, a horror film that never ends

H17 Daily Telegraph Gordon Brown and the new Roundheads If Tony Blair and David Cameron exemplify the Cavalier approach to British politics, Gordon Brown and David Davis are figureheads for the 21st-century Roundheads, argues Rachel Sylvester.

Was Churchill Really Anti-Semitic? By: Tom Leonard | The Daily Telegraph A new book that is creating storm clouds portrays Winston Churchill as a brutal, anti-Semitic warmonger who plunged the world into an avoidable conflict

New York governor in sex scandal Eliot Spitzer linked to a prostitution ring.

Profile: Eliot Spitzer

H18 Independent Leading article: A victory for moderation

H19 Military Intelligence Terrorism

Left of Boom: The Struggle to Defeat Roadside Bombs in Iraq and Afgthanistan (PDF; 1 MB)
Source: Washington Post (via US DoD, Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence

Los Angeles Times Domestic terror groups in disarray since Sept. 11 The anti-government movement is largely toothless after 2001 attacks, its leaders dead, jailed or inept.

Gulf War syndrome explained? A study points to anti-nerve gas pills and pesticide chemicals as the likely causes of the complex and controversial ailment.

US envoy admits role in Aldo Moro killing An American envoy claims he played a critical role in the fate of Aldo Moro, the former Italian PM who was murdered by terrorists in 1978

Think Again: Geneva Conventions By: Steven R. Ratner | Foreign Policy (subscription required) They help protect civilians and soldiers from the atrocities of war. But these hard-won rules of battle are falling by the wayside: Terrorists ignore them, and governments increasingly find them quaint and outdated. With every violation, war only gets deadlier for everyone

Spencer Ackerman's second installment in his Washington Independent "Rise of the Counterinsurgents" series - A Famous Enigma - is now posted

Where Are This War's Winter Soldiers? By: Ronald R. Krebs | Slate Next week, Iraq Veterans Against the War will hold "Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan"—a four-day extravaganza designed to draw attention to the failures of U.S. foreign policy, the dehumanizing effects of counterinsurgency, and the inadequate provision of veterans' benefits

Fighting Global Insurgency - Los Angeles Times editorial

Air Force argues for more money It says it needs billions of dollars more than the other services to stay competitive globally.


High-flown Nonsense Over Terror - Stephen Pollard, London Times


Army Report on Mental Health of Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq


The Military Commander and the Law (PDF; 3.8 MB)
Source: Judge Advocate General’s School

Eco-terrorists top the FBI's threat list The Earth Liberation Front is now seen as a greater threat to the US than al-Qaeda militants after a wave of arson attacks

Analysis: DHS stages cyberwar exercise (UPI) -- Officials from 18 federal agencies, nine states, four foreign governments and more than three dozen private companies will take part in a cyberwar exercise staged by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this week.

Why Boeing lost the $40bn tanker deal Boeing is still smarting after losing out on a US$40 billion US government contract to build a new aerial refueling tanker jet, believing it had a more cost-effective product. But that's not the point. The tankers are not just big flying bladders of fuel. They are a critical component of the George W Bush and neo-conservative foreign policy of being able to bomb any country, any time. Crucially, then, the winning design by Northrup-Grumman and the European EADS aerospace consortium has a fuel cargo capacity almost 25% greater than Boeing's. - Julian Delasantellis

Plane wreck The Pentagon has had a dirty little secret for years now: Foreign suppliers are an increasingly important part of the industrial base upon which the U.S. military relies for everything from key components of its weapon systems to the software that runs its logistics

An admiral takes on the White House Admiral William Fallon, the US's top commander in the Middle East, has frequently angered the George W Bush administration by saying that the military option against Iran is "off the table". Fallon believes this is necessary to calm the very regimes, such as Egypt, the administration hopes to enlist to support its anti-Iran line. - Gareth Porter

H20 Slate

An Open Economy - the Progressive Response to Global Change

Energy Security: Perceptions and Policy Choices

H21

Kinship and reciprocity are the “twin pillars of altruism in a Darwinian world.” So altruism is an urge wired into us by selfish genes?... more»

When it comes to emotions, Eastern and Western cultures see things very differently

America is a lot like Rome, borders drawn against the barbarian hordes of Mexico and Canada. Well, kind of. But the analogy has its limits... more»

Yes wiki can

Something seems wrong with the laws of physics; spacecraft are not behaving in the way that they should

The Air Force Brain Booster Book: Puzzles, Patterns, and Curios (PDF; 805 KB) Source: The Air Force Research Laboratory

On Patriotism

In praise of... the FA Cup

Leader: How satisfying that football's bloated, cash-rich aristocrats have been brought down by such salt-of-the-earth teams

Why are children so unhappy?

Is the mainstream press unbiased? What it really thrives on is conflict.

Despite paranoia about bio­tech and routine panics over it, America’s gee-whiz attitude toward machines may yet make the country a haven for nanotech... more»

The arts wont make you virtuous or make you smart, but they are Robert Fulford’s faith, firmly installed in his mind where other people put religion... more»

There is hardly a novelist whose career was as adventurous as Joseph Conrad’s, or whose work raises more aesthetic and political passions... more»

Challenges ahead
Can the BBC cut it in the world of slick, fast-paced Arabic TV news?

Discovery Challenges Finding of a Separate Human Species

In rural England, the mail's bad news A plan to cut many post offices where villagers gossip and sip tea as well as buy stamps sparks turmoil.

Why so much aid for the poor has made so little difference Is poverty cultural or technical? Such debates shouldn't impede progress.

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“Zafer İlan Et ve Kaç:” ABD ve Afganistan’dan “Sorumluca” Çekilmenin Mantığı 23 Haziran 2011
Orta Doğu'da Durum Raporu 25 Mayıs 2011
Bin Ladin’in Öldürülmesi Üzerine Notlar 25 Mayıs 2011
Bin Ladin’in Öldürülmesi Üzerine 15 Kısa Not 3 Mayıs 2011
ABD ve Karadeniz Nisan 2011

Türkiye Beşar’a Ne Demeli? Suriye'de “52 Cuma” Reformsuz Geçmez 20 Nisan 2011
Amerika-Sonrası Dünyanın Provası Olarak Libya Krizi ve Türkiye 22 Mart 2011
“Demokratikleştiremediklerimizden misiniz?”: Orta Doğu’daki Değişim Dalgasının Neden, Şekil ve Olası Sonuçları 10 Şubat 2011
Analiz Üzerine Notlar 14 Ocak 2011
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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