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13 March 2008
  March 13, 2008

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H1 Washington Post Fallon's Resignation Is Not Seen as Step Toward Attack on Iran

Slate "Fox" Fallon Wasn't Hounded Out The Centcom commander brought about his own ouster. Fred Kaplan

New Republic The Iranian-Israeli War - Yossi Klein Halevi

The Balkans After the Independence of Kosovo and on the Eve of NATO Enlargement by Daniel Fried View Video

NATO: Enlargement and Effectiveness Daniel Fried

ORBIS The 'Israel Lobby': A Realistic Assessment by Ben Fishman Winter 2008 Read the full text (PDF).

Stratfor Syria: Trouble in Damascus

Geopolitical Diary: The Gulf States and the Shiite Conundrum ...

McCain more hawkish than Bush on Russia, China and Iraq

Oil strikes new record above $110

Global Public Opinion Turns Against the US on Iran's Nuclear Program

Iran Still a Target?
by Stephen Kinzer

Washington Post A Centcom Chief Who Spoke His Mind By David Ignatius In the case of Adm. William Fallon, I see a lot of good that came from having a headstrong blowtorch of a man speaking truth to power

Fallon's Resignation Is Not Seen as Step Toward Attack on Iran

Closer to War By Dan Froomkin

William Arkin Commander's Resignation Shows a New Era of Micromanagement

Moscow's Missile Gambit By Robert Joseph and J.D. Crouch II, Missile defense must go forward -- with Russian cooperation or without

For Iranian Voters, It's the Economy Choices for Parliament Are Limited, but President Is Not Immune From Critics

Jerusalem Post Fallon's departure and Iran

"Bush's present to Cheney on the eve of his Mideast tour."

Daily Star Iran and America share responsibility for the bad blood between them

Time may play against Syria in Lebanon By Michael Young

Sanctions aren't working, so what's next with Iran? By Bennett Ramberg

Carnegie Reading Khamenei: The World View of Iran's Most Powerful Leader ... Full Text (PDF) By Karim Sadjadpour

Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World Introduction: Evaluating Middle East Reform By Marina Ottaway, Julia Choucair-Vizoso

IHT Sarkozy and Merkel draft agreement detailing role of nations on EU's southern border

Changing the Frame of the International Debate Over Iran's Nuclear Programme
BASIC A 7-page paper seeking to reframe the debate over Iran's nuclear programme as a means of breaking the existing deadlock

American living standards will decline as U.S. exploitation of China fades in an economically transformed world. Maybe... more»

What Can Europe Expect from the Next White House? By: Eric Follath and Cordula Meyer | Der Spiegel Who will be America's next president, Barack Obama or John McCain, or perhaps Hillary Clinton after all? What will he or she expect from allies? Europe is wondering which one of the three it should want in the White House.

The American Recession and the World's Emerging Economies By: Robert B. Reich | The American Prospect The world's developing nations are no longer nearly as dependent as they used to be on consumers in the United States and other rich nations to keep them going by buying their exports

Ethnic Dispute Tears al Qaeda, Hayden Says By: Bill Gertz | The Washington Times Internal divisions between Saudi and Egyptian leaders of al Qaeda are producing "fissures" within the terrorist group and a possible battle over who will succeed Osama bin Laden, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday

If Talks Fail, Palestinians Should Dissolve the PA By: Ali Jarbawi | The Daily Star Five years ago, I was the first to advocate dissolving the Palestinian Authority, and since then I have been stressing the need for Palestinians to take this suggestion seriously

Christian Science Monitor

For Clinton and Obama, next six weeks are critical By the next primary, April 22, the way to count Florida and Michigan may be settled.

Guardian No cant, please, we're British. But we do need a better sense of citizenship Timothy Garton Ash: For all the bunkum, the Goldsmith review is part of a crucial debate that has now gone on too long with too little action

Resigned to fate Stephen Kinzer

US Admiral William Fallon forcefully opposed the Bush administration on Iran, and his sudden departure makes war increasingly likely

Ha’aretz An alternative intelligence view

Independent Bereaved Iraqi mother vows revenge on US

Um Saad, a middle-aged woman living in the Sunni district of Khadra in west Baghdad, blames the Americans for the death of her husband and two of her sons and threatens revenge.

Leading article: An admiral and a self-serving administration

Asia Times While China marches, the US guesses To the US, there's nothing new about China's continuing military development, it's the unsaid intentions behind the buildup that are worrying Washington. Without disclosing its own strategies, Washington wants to know what Beijing is up to. But obfuscation is an art of war, and the Chinese are masters at it. - Law Siu-lan

China puts its trust in Putinism
More than any other capital in the world, Beijing has closely observed the changing of the guard in the Kremlin. And the Chinese know that with or without Vladimir Putin, it is only natural for Russia to continue its current policies. There's therefore still work to be done on the Sino-Russian relationship. - Yu Bin

RFE/RL Friendly Fire

A public rift between Taliban leaders and Al-Qaeda supporters in the Arab world could hint at prospects for peace in Afghanistan. There are key differences over whether to negotiate and the limits of foreign influence

Serbia's Final Frontier By: Charles A. Kupchan | Foreign Affairs Although Kosovo acted without UN approval, the United States and Europe's major powers swiftly recognized the new statelet. Serbia and Russia, along with China and over a dozen other countries, moved equally swiftly to pronounce the secession null and void

Los Angeles Times Fallon vs. Petraeus The tension between the military brass reflects a broader national security dilemma

Interest in Iraq war declining, poll finds

Financial Times Med Union blueprint avoids key questions The Mediterranean Union will seek to strengthen co-operation among the European Union and non-EU, mainly Muslim, countries in north Africa and the Middle East

Sarkozy and Merkel lay out vision for Med Union

WORLD NEWS: Iran 'rift' at root of Fallon's departure

Musharraf seeks deal to remain in power Musharraf has offered to give up his powers to dissolve parliament if key opposition parties agree to drop their insistence on the re-instatement of Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the former supreme court chief justice

The Fed is delaying day of reckoning As the US economy faces a recession, a weak dollar is in the country’s interests. As inflation exceeds its own definition of price stability, a strong euro is in the interests of the eurozone. End of story? Not quite writes Charles Wyplosz

US support for Egypt hints at shift on Hamas The White House’s statement that it hopes Cairo could convince Hamas to cease attacks on Israel is an apparent change in Washington’s policy on isolating the Islamist group

IRG seeks influence by proxy Basij – meaning mobilisation – has a ready-made network that functions quickly and efficiently, a crucial asset in a country where effective political parties are absent

Iranians focus on inflation woes All Iranian politicians have pledged to improve the economy during their campaign ahead of Friday’s parliamentary poll as ordinary people struggle to pay for clothes and food in preparation for the New Year festivities

The Times Right man ... for the wrong job? William Fallon's lack of direct experience in Iraq and Afghanistan left him unable to challenge the Bush Administration Bronwen Maddox

Persian Gulf Iraq's fate is uneasily linked to what passes for politics in Iran

Tony Karon Behind the Fall of “Fox” Fallon

Foreign Policy Seven Questions: The Russian Connection What does Viktor Bout know? FP spoke with analyst and author Douglas Farah about the surprise arrest of the world’s most notorious arms dealer, his ties to everyone from Colombian narcoterrorists to the U.S. government, and how he might get off the hook—again

Salon Will American war crimes be revealed?

Realists Not Welcome in the Republican Party?

Realist Republican Relics
Outside the Beltway

'Islamophobia' global threat: Muslim states
World's Muslim countries warn against 'alarming' rise in insults, attacks.

H2 Le Monde 'TSK Tuzağa Düşmedi'

Cooperation negotiations between Al-Qaeda and Kurdish PKK

CSM Turkey offers reforms for Kurdish minority

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2007 | Turkey

Raporda yok yok

Kültürel Açılım Sözü Önemli

Brookings Enstitüsü uzmanı Ömer Taşpınar’a göre, AKP kendisini Kürt sorununu çözebilecek bir parti olarak görmeye başladı

Semih İdiz ABD, Türkiye’yi ‘füze kalkanı’na dahil etmek istiyor

Ankara ile füze konuşmuyoruz

ISN Security Watch - Turkey's survival of the fittest

EDM TURKISH MILITARY, GOVERNMENT PRESENT COMMON FRONT ON IRAQ INCURSIONS

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

İşte AKP'nin Kürt paketi

Askeri operasyon tamam simdi sıra ekonomik harekatta

EMRE AKÖZ Kürt oyları... Cüzdan mı kimlik mi?

With Iraq incursion over, Turkish PM scheduled to visit Kurdish ...

Report: 11 Kurdish Rebels Die in Turkey

Cevdet Aşkın Fırtına öncesi sessizlik ya da silahlara veda

Ardan Zentürk ‘Tilki’nin istifası savaş getirir mi...

İbrahim Kalın Getting closer to a solution

[Dağın Ardına Bakmak] 'Türkiye'yi bölmek sol bir rüyaydı, fanteziydi'

Kuzey Irak Kıbrıslı Türklerin 'Tel Aviv ofisi'ni örnek alabilir

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Iraklı Kürtler yalnız değil


MHP: DTP ziyaretleri siyasi çözümün kanıtı

Güler Kömürcü Bilmemiz istenenler ve gerçek...

Kürt sorunu değil Türkiye’nin sorunu

TSK merkezli tartışmaların nedeni Irak politikası

Ada'da ilk görüşme 21 Mart'ta

Sedat Sertoğlu Dikkat! Ankara’ya bir zırdeli geliyor

Güngör Mengi Şüpheli paket

Interview with Mehmet Metiner

Doğu'ya 12 milyar dolarlık yatırım paketi

Iraq pumps 500 bpd towards Turkey

Paketten Kürtçe TV 12 milyar dolar çıktı

Bağış: PKK artık yolun sonuna geldi

Gül'den DTP'ye, Kürt sorunu tavsiyeleri

DTP: Gazi olayları araştırılsın

Açılım AKP’nin yerel seçim yatırımı

Güneydoğulu işadamları sevindi

‘Kartal’ gösterdi komando vurdu

Mehmetçiğin başlattığı ‘bahar operasyonu’ tüm hızıyla sürüyor. 11 terörist ölü olarak ele geçirildi

Yakalanan Ayfer Kaya ama Rozerin değil

PKK'ya Şırnak'ta büyük darbe

'Türkiye'nin bağımsızlığı tartışılır hale gelir'Olay adam konuştu: Barzani’yi hedef almayan bir harekatın başarı şansı yoktur

Ayfer Kaya ve ötesi..

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Ayfer Kaya (Rozerin) cezaevinde

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Demirtaş: Fabrikalarla, TRT’den Kürtçe yayınlarla Kürt sorunu çözülmez

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

Why Turkey rushed to recognize Kosovo by CENAP ÇAKMAK*

"AB'ye önce Balkan ülkeleri alınmalı"

Avrupa, Ergenekon'da sonuna kadar gidilmesini istiyor

Meeting between Cypriot leaders slated for March 21

Andrew Finkel Conditionality vs. concessions

Hasan Kanbolat Kosovo begins impacting South

Karabağ gerilimi arası Rus-Ermeni tatbikatı

Yusuf KANLI The story of Cyprus' 'virgin birth'

Greek Cypriot FM reveals parameters of new peace process

Annan plan bickering dampens hopes for talks Cyprus Mail -

US: Turkey’s performance in human rights patchy

"Türkler Budistleri katletti mi?"

Hedo Okur Tuncay Nihat Altintop

Serpil Yılmaz Aile planlaması rafa kaldırılıyor

Batan Vatan'ı kaptı HÜRRİYET, Milliyet, Kanal D, Star ve CNNTÜRK'ün sahibi Aydın Doğan, beş yıldır örtülü destek verdiği Vatan gazetesini resmen devralıyor

Ergenekon Sauna ve Danıştay’a uzanıyor

Savcılar isterse, YouTube'a kayıtları kimin yüklediği bulunur

Hantal bir kalabalık Türkiye’yi yere çakar

Just what's bugging the Turks?
After 20 years of research, Turkish techies can now encrypt mobile phones past the point of outside surveillance. This, they say, will put Turkey at the forefront of protecting information and privacy. But the era of Ankara's "big ears", with its widespread wire-tapping trickery and subsequent scandals, is not necessarily over. - Fazile Zahir

Bakandan Youtube sitemi

Kral’ın hediyeleri için hálá yanıt yok

Aile planlaması rafa kaldırılıyor

Ne Osmanlı çözebildi ne modern teknoloji

Türkiye'de su çatışması riski

CIA uçaklarını araştırdı, öldü

Serdar Turgut Acaba kadın neler yaptı?

Reşit olmayanla ilişki, rızayla olursa suç yok

Hrant Dink komisyonunda ‘böcek’ kaygısı!


ÖZNUR SEVDİREN

Profile |Dr George S Harris

1882'den gelen fotoğraflar

13 Mart 2008 Basın Özeti

H3 Kıdem Tazminat Fonu taslağının tam metni ve cevapsız sorular

Başbakan, 'Hak kaybı var diyen yalancıdır' diyor ama...

Erdoğan'ın 'Kürt paketi' son derece tanıdık çıktı!

Milliyet Son Dakika

Cengiz Çandar Cheney geliyor, niye geliyor, ne getiriyor

Ahmet Taşgetiren Senaryo mu çözüm arayışı mı? ( 13.03.2008 )

Ruşen - Çakır Daha yolun başında bile değiliz

'Fethullah tek güç olmak ve korkutmak istiyor!' Gülen Cemaati ile ilgili araştırmalarıyla bilinen gazeteci Faik Bulut'tan zehir zemberek açıklamalar

Taha Akyol Sendikalar ve reform

Fikret Bila Baykal: Sorunum Yaşar Paşa’yla değil, oynanan oyunla

Murat Yetkin Basına akreditasyon

Soli Özel| İran seçimleri

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu TSK damaging itself with internal and external conflicts

EU calls on Turkey to uncover Ergenekon’s links in state

Cumhuriyet'in satışı için Küçük'le pazarlık yapılmış

'Başörtüsüne yasak kalksın hoşgörü hakim olsun' mesajı

Toplum farklı olana saygılı

Bombacı değil! Jitemciyim

ENKA'da derin pazarlık

Kaos daha yeni başladı

AK Party intends to expand earlier initiative to reach out to Alevis

Hasan Cemal AKP ve hükümetine çifte standart damgası...

Şükrü Küçükşahin Demirel, Çiller’i camdan atacaktı

Danıştay kararından sonra türbanda karmaşa sürüyor

CHP tabanının %34'ü bile başörtüsüne özgürlük istiyor

Tülbentten türbana...

Operasyona kapalı oturum

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

FEHMİ KORU Sevinçleri kursaklarında kalacak... Kalmalı da...

Better late than never

YASİN DOĞAN Askeri anlamak…

ALİ BAYRAMOĞLU Yasaklarla sorunları nasıl çözeceğiz?

TAMER KORKMAZ Bulmacamızı bir daha oynatalım!

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL 'Telekız' muhabbeti.. Bakın neler varmış!

ŞAHİN ALPAY - Laiklik, AKP ve CHP

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MÜMTAZ'ER TÜRKÖNE - Hem dindar hem laik; hem inançlı hem hoşgörülü

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HÜSEYİN GÜLERCE - Fethullah Gülen'e dokunan yanıyor mu?

Türker Alkan - Sözün şehvetine kapılmadan

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İsmet Berkan - Sosyal güvenlik reformu ve kavgası

İsmail Küçükkaya Sosyal Güvenlik Reformu’nun geleceği...

Replacing old Big Brother with a new one is not democratization!
Orhan Kemal Cengiz

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Hasan Celal Güzel - Demirel, irtica ve laiklik

Serdar Turgut TSK'da durum analizi

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Nuray Mert - İnsanlık yenilmesin!

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Hakkı Devrim - Güzel şeyler değil bu yazdıklarımız. Ama görmezden de gelemeyiz!

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Tarhan Erdem - Seçmen kütüğü ilkesi değişiyor mu?

Ertuğrul Özkök Sedat Ergin'le yaptığım pazarlık

Ahmet Hakan Bayan Çölaşan yalan söylüyor

M Ali Birand Günlük yaşamımız giderek islamileşiyor. (1)

Cüneyt Ülsever Türkiye yönetiliyor mu?

Enis Berberoğlu

Oktay Ekşi O soru yanıt bekliyor

Özdemir İnce

Mehmet Y Yılmaz

Bekir Coşkun Emekçiler uyuyun...

Yılmaz Özdil Deve

Yalçın Doğan ’En az üç çocuk’ ikiyüz yıl önce çürüdü

Güneri Civaoğlu Büyükanıt’a yemek daveti

Can Dündar Emekçi sokağa çıkarken...

Ömer Lütfi Mete Böyle başa böyle maşa

Kebab with fine American barbecue sauce Burak BEKDİL

MUHARREM SARIKAYA

ERDAL ŞAFAK İKÖ ne işe yarar?

ENGİN ARDIÇ Ankara tavası

ERGUN BABAHAN Asker ve siyaset

EMRE AKÖZ Kürt oyları... Cüzdan mı kimlik mi?

Umur Talu İç hezimet kanunu İran seçimleri

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN

NAZLI ILICAK "YouTube" polemiği bize sıçradı

MEHMET BARLAS Tepedekiler hep kavga ederse tabanda istikrar olamaz ki...

MAHMUT ÖVÜR AK Parti'de 'planlı suskunluk'

YAVUZ DONAT 'İcapsız' bir tartışma

Devletin zirvesinden İstiklal Marşı mesajı: Dünya durana dek söyleyeceğiz

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Bürokrasi yönetmeliği unutunca, İstiklal Marşı'na görkemli kutlama seneye kaldı

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DTP'ye tavsiyede bulundu: Herkes çözüme yardımcı olmalı

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Doğu'ya 12 milyar dolarlık yatırım paketi

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Kıvrıkoğlu'nu yalanladı: Algılama sorunu var

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Jandarma, Yılmaz'a 'sorumsuz' demişti

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Mumcu, Ahmet Özal'a 'AK Parti 10 yıl daha iktidarda' demiş

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CHP, sendika işçileriyle beraber eylem yapacak

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Eski vekilden taktikler: Düğünde altın takın, cenazede tabut taşıyın

Türbanla girişe yeniden yasak

Danıştay’ın, YÖK Başkanı Prof. Özcan’ın rektörlere gönderdiği “Türbanlı öğrencileri derslere alın” talimat yazısının yürütmesini durdurması üzerine, bazı üniversiteler türbana yeniden yasak kararı aldı

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM

Türkiye not artışına asılmalı

Seyfettin Gürsel Ekonomide yeni strateji

Ercan Kumcu Finansal çözülme mi

TÜSİAD: IMF kararı açıklığa kavuşmalı

Hükümetten 'her şey yolunda' mesajı

Sağlıkta sosyal devlete devam emeklilikte acı reçete geliyor

Erdal Sağlam Bakanlardan yeni bir şey duymadık

Fatih Özatay - Tahminlerden çapa olmaz

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Mahfi Eğilmez - Roubini ve Houdini

OKAN MÜDERRİSOĞLU
Emekli aylığında alt sınır 532 YTL'den 213'e düşecek

Hurşit Güneş Piyasalara kortizon verildi

Deniz Gökçe Bazı ilginç veriler!

Salih Neftçi FED’in son hamlesi neden ‘kıvrak’?

İBRAHİM ÖZTÜRK - Revizyon sonrası ekonomide temel kırılganlık göstergeleri

WORLD NEWS DIGEST: Turkey names key bank official

Eyüp Can Adnan Kahveci'den Faruk Çelik'e mesaj var

Mehmet Altan Sallan, yuvarlan, hızlan...

[Yorum - Eser Karakaş] Enflasyon neden direniyor?

Bilal Çetin Sosyal güvenlik reformu ve kayıt dışı ekonomi...

Asaf Savaş Akat

Yeni milli gelir verileri

MELİHA OKUR
Tarıma Unakıtan modeli

İBRAHİM KAHVECİ

Bankayı batıran sefada Borsa ortakları cefada

Minister: Turkish economy more resistant to shocks

Güngör Uras Milli gelirin görünümü düzeltildi ama sorunlar aynı

Ekonomiyi üreticiler sırtladı aslan payı bankacılara gitti

Oger, Telekom'a ödediği paranın yüzde 38'ini iki yılda geri aldı

H4 New York Times Pentagon Cites Tapes Showing Interrogations

Racial Issue Bubbles Up Again for Democrats From virtually the start of the contest, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have sought to move beyond race and sex, but each has used the issue against the other.

F.B.I. Made ‘Blanket’ Demands for Phone Records

Spitzer Resigns in Sex Scandal and Turns His Attention to Healing His Family Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who rose to power as a fierce enforcer of ethics in public life, was undone by revelations of his own involvement with prostitutes

The Woman at the Center of the Governor’s Downfall

Editorial The Road to Dystopia Immigration zealotry is sending the country into a world of ingrained suspicion, routine discrimination and economic disruption.
New Hope for the Rich Although Americans are getting poorer, in the Senate, Republicans are ready to do battle on behalf of America’s wealthiest families.

ROGER COHEN The Global Rose as Social Tool I am not asking you to remove the romance from a rose, but as you pick out blooms for your beloved, try resetting your rose associations in order to see the world as it is

H5 Washington Post A Centcom Chief Who Spoke His Mind By David Ignatius In the case of Adm. William Fallon, I see a lot of good that came from having a headstrong blowtorch of a man speaking truth to power

Fallon's Resignation Is Not Seen as Step Toward Attack on Iran

Closer to War By Dan Froomkin

Moscow's Missile Gambit By Robert Joseph and J.D. Crouch II, Missile defense must go forward -- with Russian cooperation or without

For Iranian Voters, It's the Economy

Choices for Parliament Are Limited, but President Is Not Immune From Critics

Rocket Attack Kills 3 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq New Account Emerges of Fatal Bus Blast Tuesday; Driver, Passenger Blame Americans

Five Severed Fingers Identified as Belonging To Guards Held in Iraq

Spitzer to Step Down as N.Y. Governor Embattled Democrat Apologizes for His 'Private Failings'

Editorial A Fallen Star The flameout of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer

The Dream-Ticket Fantasy By David S. Broder, The talk of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama winding up as partners seems truly far-fetched.

Running-Mate Math By George F. Will, A vice presidential candidate from Ohio could benefit either party

Greece's Demand Isn't 'Absurd'

Detainee's Suit Alleges Abuse by FBI and DIA

H6 Guardian No cant, please, we're British. But we do need a better sense of citizenship Timothy Garton Ash: For all the bunkum, the Goldsmith review is part of a crucial debate that has now gone on too long with too little action

Resigned to fate Stephen Kinzer

US Admiral William Fallon forcefully opposed the Bush administration on Iran, and his sudden departure makes war increasingly likely

White House denies Fallon was forced out

Terror in Lahore Basim Usmani The recent bomb blasts in Pakistan have left the population broken-hearted, as the feeling that the country is heading for civil war grows

Hamas calls for truce and sets terms

Cessation of conflict in Gaza and the West Bank demanded before ceasefire with Israel

Sudan warns of 'another Iraq'

UN heading for Iraq-style disaster if talks stay stalled and the US remains hostile, officials say

A final showdown in the mother of all primaries Michael Tomasky: Michigan may be poised to decide between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Bankrolling Kabul Anita Inder Singh: It won't come cheap, but it may be better to pay for the cost of success in Afghanistan than to risk failure

Margin of victory Michael Tomasky US elections 2008: Barack Obama's lead in the popular vote is small but significant as the Democratic race enters its final phase

The hesitant debutant Alistair Darling's first budget reveals impact of global credit crunch on government finances

Leader: Dangerously dull

Iraqi asylum seekers given deadline

UK government says Iraq is now safe, and is to give 1,400 rejected asylum seekers three weeks to return

Saddam link to al-Qaida ruled out

A US military study officially acknowledges Saddam Hussein had no direct ties to al-Qaida

H7 Oil strikes new record above $110

Global Public Opinion Turns Against the US on Iran's Nuclear Program

Iran Still a Target?
by Stephen Kinzer

Daily Star Iran and America share responsibility for the bad blood between them

Time may play against Syria in Lebanon
By Michael Young

Sanctions aren't working, so what's next with Iran? By Bennett Ramberg

Changing the Frame of the International Debate Over Iran's Nuclear Programme
BASIC A 7-page paper seeking to reframe the debate over Iran's nuclear programme as a means of breaking the existing deadlock

Arab 'Booker' stirs up passion

Arabs have translated 100,000 books over the past millennium - almost what Spain translates in a year.

In Control of Natural Wealth? Governing the Resource-Conflict Dynamic This 32-page German research paper tests the impact of resource governance on the resource-conflict dynamic

What Can Europe Expect from the Next White House? By: Eric Follath and Cordula Meyer | Der Spiegel Who will be America's next president, Barack Obama or John McCain, or perhaps Hillary Clinton after all? What will he or she expect from allies? Europe is wondering which one of the three it should want in the White House.

The American Recession and the World's Emerging Economies By: Robert B. Reich | The American Prospect The world's developing nations are no longer nearly as dependent as they used to be on consumers in the United States and other rich nations to keep them going by buying their exports

Ethnic Dispute Tears al Qaeda, Hayden Says By: Bill Gertz | The Washington Times Internal divisions between Saudi and Egyptian leaders of al Qaeda are producing "fissures" within the terrorist group and a possible battle over who will succeed Osama bin Laden, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday.

All Iraqis, After All - American Enterprise Institute

Pentagon cancels release of controversial Iraq report The Pentagon on Wednesday canceled plans for broad public release of a study that found no pre-Iraq war link between late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the al Qaida terrorist network

Asia Times American Icarus flirted with fire The widespread view is that US CENTCOM commander Admiral William "Fox" Fallon was sacrificed by the George W Bush administration because he disagreed with its policies on Iran while also saving the US from marauding Chinese. This is bunk. Fallon fell because he committed a far worse crime for a military veteran - he talked out of turn. - Mark Perry

The Joint Chiefs Chairman, Secretary of Defense and "Almost Every Senior Military Officer ... is Against Launching Military Strikes Against Iran"

Against Said's Orientalism
Ibn Warraq and Varisco reviewed.

Adm. Fallon Steps Down - New York Post editorial


Explaining Iran - Jerusalem Post editorial


Iran: Glass Half Full or Half Empty? - Karim Sadjadpour, Daily Star


Iran Still a Target? - Stephen Kinzer, Baltimore Sun


Inverse False Alarms on Terror - Gartenstein-Ross and Dabruzzi, Weekly Standard


Lawrence J. Korb, "Listen to the Top Brass in the Middle East: Don't Make Them Quit Early," Center for American Progress, March 11, 2008

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

U.S. military expert says Afghanistan situation worsening

Low spirits
Iran's disillusioned reformers are to sit out Friday's election

Young voters
Mixed views from first-time voters in Iran's parliamentary election

U.S.: 90 Percent of Foreign Fighters in Iraq Come Via Syria (AP)

Candidates Debate Iraq Five Years After Invasion

Commander's Departure Spotlights US Divisions

Fallon's Fall Prompts Iran War Talk

Iraqi Government Defends Budget Handling

Mahdi Army strongholds raided by police Iraqi police raided strongholds of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army in the southern city of Kut yesterday after members of the militia broke a cease-fire and clashed with security forces a day earlier.

BBC Monitoring Headlines, Quotes From Iraqi Press 12 Mar 08

The Importance of Saudi-Qatar Relations By: Abdulaziz Sager | Asharq Alawsat Since the fourth quarter of last year, Saudi-Qatari relations have been witnessing important positive steps on the road to ending the state of estrangement that had beset these relations and afflicted them with a degree of stagnation since 2002

Iran accuses MP over TV spot
Iran's intelligence minister accuses a leading reformist MP of treason, for talking to a US-funded television station.

Iraq raids al-Sadr strongholds after insurgents break cease-fire

20 militants reported killed in gun battle in Iraq


French Banks Release Iran's Frozen Assets

Oil and Peace Talks to Top Cheney's Mideast Agenda Saudi King Will Be Asked to Raise Production

Al-Sharqiyah Interviews Iraqi List Member on Political Situation, Other Issues

Iraqi Foreign Minister Discusses Local, Regional, International Issues in Cairo

As Rebuilding Begins at Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared, Displaced Refugees Eager to Return By: William Wheeler and Don Duncan | World Politics Review
Last week saw the first glint of hope for the refugees, when families began moving into 300 prefabricated homes beside the ruins of their former community. Nael and his family are among those planning to move into the units this month, the first wave of 1,500 slated to return by August.

Baghdad Music and Ballet School Soldiers On - Melik Kaylan, Wall Street Journal

"The Iraqi Refugee Crisis By the Numbers," Center for American Progress, March 11, 2008

H9 Ha’aretz An alternative intelligence view

Poll: Half of Jews oppose living in neighborhoods with Arabs

Fallon resigns / One admiral too many

Israel and the U.S. / Washington dissatisfied with Israel's footdragging in W. Bank

The three whiners Like many who came before him, Lt. Gen. William Fraser III will bring many good intentions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and very little ability to help

Targeted assassination / Little room for mistakes

What General Fallon didn't get (WTR)

Barak: Fighting in Gaza, southern Israel may soon resume

Lull in fighting ends as rockets slam into Israel

Jerusalem Post Fallon's departure and Iran

"Bush's present to Cheney on the eve of his Mideast tour."

Israel worried about upcoming Fraser report on W. Bank activity

32 new homes in Betar Illit settlement approved; Rice: Expansion of settlement construction is not consistent with Israeli obligations.

Israel to offer Iron Dome system to US Defense Ministry director-general to examine feasibility of Skyguard laser system next week.

Yedioth Ahronoth 'Settlement plan unhelpful'
Foreign minister criticizes plan to expand Jewish settlement in West Bank, but insists it won't prejudice talks with Palestinians. 'It's not the government policy to expand settlements these days,' Livni says at Harvard University

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

Annual Intelligence Report: Hizbullah is the Key

BBC Israelis kill four in West Bank Israeli undercover commandos shoot dead four Palestinian militants in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Hamas lays out truce conditions

The Middle East's asymmetric war

U.S. Roadmap Assessment Seen Critical of Israel

WINEP Fayad's Reform Plan: Difficulties and Political Implications

France Eyes New Israeli Ties

The Rise and Fall of the American Jewish PhD Full Paper (PDF; 169 KB)

Hamas sets conditions for ceasefire with Israel

The Crime of Silence on Israeli Massacres Against Palestinians By: Bouthaina Shaaban | Asharq Alawsat During the Israeli operation, dubbed "Hot Winter", we were painfully watching the carnage of Palestinian infants and children disrupted by the Israeli tool of malignancy

If Talks Fail, Palestinians Should Dissolve the PA By: Ali Jarbawi | The Daily Star Five years ago, I was the first to advocate dissolving the Palestinian Authority, and since then I have been stressing the need for Palestinians to take this suggestion seriously

Create Opportunity From Gaza's Strife By: Rami G. Khouri | The Daily Star Out of crisis comes opportunity, which describes the current brief lull in the war between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movements in Gaza. Rather than just trying to calm things down, now is the moment for the international community to push hard diplomatically for more serious negotiations

Still Stalled in the Middle East By: Gwynne Dyer | The Japan Times
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict can show no real progress toward peace talks when it is engaged in a cycle of diplomatic posturing and killing that has become so routine, it is no longer "news."

A Terror Tour of Israel By: Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger | Slate We arrived in Israel neither as religious pilgrims nor as traditional tourists: We'd signed up for the Ultimate Counter-Terrorism Mission, a weeklong journey around the country during which we would learn about Israel's battle with terrorism. The trip was aimed at U.S. police officers and homeland-security professionals

Bipartisan Support for State of Israel - The Australian editorial


Israel's Far-flung Friend - Philip Chester, The Australian

Residents and Citizens - Jerusalem Post editorial


Whither Israeli Arabs? - Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

H10 Christian Science Monitor

For Clinton and Obama, next six weeks are critical By the next primary, April 22, the way to count Florida and Michigan may be settled.

Where climate change meets national security EU report adds urgency to old warnings, NATO to take up discussion next.

Fed's bold $200 billion move The central bank's unusual cash infusion aims to keep banks lending.

Hamas leader Haniyeh offers Gaza truce Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced preconditions for a period of calm with Israel in a speech Wednesday.

Israelis bolster new front line with Gaza Ashkelon, an Israeli city 11 miles north of Gaza, has become a new target for Palestinian rocket fire.

China's human rights rating upgraded by U.S. State Dept. It takes the country off the list of worst human rights offenders but still notes serious concerns.

Lessons from Spitzer's fall The system set up to catch financial misdeeds by politicians works.

ASIA

Asia Times While China marches, the US guesses To the US, there's nothing new about China's continuing military development, it's the unsaid intentions behind the buildup that are worrying Washington. Without disclosing its own strategies, Washington wants to know what Beijing is up to. But obfuscation is an art of war, and the Chinese are masters at it. - Law Siu-lan

China puts its trust in Putinism
More than any other capital in the world, Beijing has closely observed the changing of the guard in the Kremlin. And the Chinese know that with or without Vladimir Putin, it is only natural for Russia to continue its current policies. There's therefore still work to be done on the Sino-Russian relationship. - Yu Bin

China and Pakistan: New Friends Can’t Compare

U.S. military expert says Afghanistan situation worsening

Afghanistan’s political transition faces serious challenges – UN report Source: United Nations General Assembly Security Council Full Report (PDF; 92 KB)

Beijing’s political tightrope-walk , Kerry Brown

Responding to Afghanistan’s Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective
Source: World Bank Policy Research Working Papers

China's War on Terror - Wall Street Journal editorial

CFR The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

Taiwan Referendum Faces Boycott

Opposition Move Likely to Doom U.N. Membership Measure

U.S. Delisting of China Upsets Rights Activists


The Future of Kashmir ACDIS

More observations of the Chinese military

A reminder to China that the world has not forgotten Tibet

Malaysia: Ruling Coalition Loses Ground By: Barry Deely | ISN Security Watch The surprising results in the Malaysian elections marks the first time the government has faced a serious challenge from the opposition

H11 IHT Sarkozy and Merkel draft agreement detailing role of nations on EU's southern borderThe French and German leaders will brief colleagues at a summit in Brussels on proposals for a Union for the Mediterranean designed to intensify cooperation in the region

Nationwide strike cripples transport in Greece Greek workers staged a nationwide job walkout Wednesday, grounding flights, crippling transport and leaving heaps of refuse uncollected

A new generation awakens By JIM WALLIS A new faith-inspired movement for social justice may be on the way, with a younger generation of believers as its cutting edge.

'Magic is over' for the U.S., says foreign minister of FranceAsked whether the United States could repair the damage it has suffered to its reputation during the Bush presidency, Bernard Kouchner replied, "It will never be as it was before."

EUROPE European press review

Serbia's Final Frontier By: Charles A. Kupchan | Foreign Affairs
Although Kosovo acted without UN approval, the United States and Europe's major powers swiftly recognized the new statelet. Serbia and Russia, along with China and over a dozen other countries, moved equally swiftly to pronounce the secession null and void

The Balkans After the Independence of Kosovo and on the Eve of NATO Enlargement Daniel Fried View Video

NATO: Enlargement and Effectiveness Daniel Fried

CAP NATO: Expansion and Division

CER The Czechs in the EU: In the middle of the class

The United Nations and Kosovo's Independence - American Enterprise Institute

Der Spiegel Interview with Balkans Expert Cornelius Adebahr: 'Serbian Isolation Won't Bring Back Kosovo'

The Latest Dutch Film Debacle By: Joseph Loconte | The Weekly Standard Later this month, a Dutch politician is scheduled to release a film that reportedly calls for the Koran to be banished and hints that Muslims might be expelled from the Netherlands. The 15-minute production, aptly called Fitna--Arabic for "strife"--has already generated death threats, security alerts, protests, and international condemnations

Kosovo Secession Sets Dangerous Precedent By: Vuk Jeremic | The Japan Times A negotiated compromise solution to Kosovo's future status is needed: one that addresses the legitimate right to self-governance for Kosovo's Albanians, while preserving a democratic Serbia

Serbia: The Economist Intelligence Unit examines the implications of May elections in Serbia and says they could favor the country’s nationalists

Sarkozy reverts to wooing far-Right

Walker's World: Europe's flawed lawmakers (UPI) -- Americans may not know this, but like everyone else on the planet, they are increasingly living by European rules without knowing much about who sets them.

Analysis: Serbia at the crossroads (UPI) -- Serbs, in the upcoming snap elections, will have to choose between closer ties with Europe or moving toward Russia, and thus further isolation.

Analysis: New threats for NATO (UPI) -- As threats become increasingly asymmetrical, NATO and national military powers are under pressure to update the look and feel of their armed forces.

H12 RFE/RL Friendly Fire

A public rift between Taliban leaders and Al-Qaeda supporters in the Arab world could hint at prospects for peace in Afghanistan. There are key differences over whether to negotiate and the limits of foreign influence

Armenia: Key U.S. Diplomat Calls For Roundtable In Wake Of Clashes

Google News Azerbaijan

EDM RUSSIA 2007: FREE EXPRESSION FURTHER RESTRICTED WHILE PUNITIVE PSYCHIATRY RETURNED


- UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT UNBLOCKED, NATO DISPUTE OFF AGENDA

Foreign Policy Seven Questions: The Russian Connection What does Viktor Bout know? FP spoke with analyst and author Douglas Farah about the surprise arrest of the world’s most notorious arms dealer, his ties to everyone from Colombian narcoterrorists to the U.S. government, and how he might get off the hook—again.

EU Foreign Ministers Concerned Russia to Recognise Abkhazia By: Leigh Phillips | EU Observer
EU officials are concerned that Russia is ready to recognise Abkhazia, one of two Georgian breakaway provinces that up to now have not been accorded any official recognition by Russia or any other member of the international community.

Let the Russians Sort Out Russia By: Rodric Braithwaite | Financial Times Are the Russians even capable of democracy?

U.S., New Members Backing NATO Action Plans for Georgia and Ukraine By: Vladimir Socor | Eurasia Daily Monitor
NATO debates on Membership Action Plans (MAPs) for Georgia and Ukraine have entered the final stage in the run-up to the alliance’s April 2-4 summit in Bucharest

Building High Fences Aroun Bad Neighbors By: Yulia Latynina | The Moscow Times On Saturday following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia's foreign policy under President-elect Dmitry Medvedev would remain unchanged. "I do not think that our partners will have it any easier with him," Putin declared.

Russia: CSTO Head Concerned About Destabilization in South Caucasus, Middle East

BBC Monitoring Quotes From Russian Press Thursday 13 March 2008

Armenian leader pledges to soften rule

H13 The Times Right man ... for the wrong job?

William Fallon's lack of direct experience in Iraq and Afghanistan left him unable to challenge the Bush Administration Bronwen Maddox

Persian Gulf Iraq's fate is uneasily linked to what passes for politics in Iran

That's the Britishness I love

An old train, a barrel organ, a mayor's speech, crowds waving... and not a plastic bag in sight Matthew Parris

EU threatens to punish climate deal rebels US and China are likely to be first to face trade sanctions if they fail to line up in support of new climate change deal

Iran 'treason' inquiry ahead of poll

Government says leading opponent guilty of 'appalling' act for criticising regime in interview with US-backed TV station

Ferraro resigns over 'black' Obama remark Geraldine Ferraro resigns from Clinton campaign after declaring Barack Obama was successful only because he is black

Prostitute behind Spitzer sex scandal revealed Eliot Spitzer said he would 'leave public life' two days after he was identified as Client 9 in a $5,500-an-hour vice ring

Wall Street Journal

Obama and the Race Card
The Senator can't have it both ways

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Sins of Emission
By Dieter Helm
Averting global warming will cost far more than EU pols say.

Despite the move and the consequent market gains, some onlookers remained skeptical about the prospects for quick economic recovery. The economist Nouriel Roubini says on his blog that many of the world’s most prominent economists are now subscribing to his estimates—formerly considered extreme—that U.S. financial losses could top $1 trillion. A recent Daily Analysis looks at “nightmare” economic scenarios and what they might entail.

H14 Financial Times Med Union blueprint avoids key questions The Mediterranean Union will seek to strengthen co-operation among the European Union and non-EU, mainly Muslim, countries in north Africa and the Middle East

Sarkozy and Merkel lay out vision for Med Union Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, will today present fellow European leaders with a proposal for a Mediterranean Union

WORLD NEWS: Iran 'rift' at root of Fallon's departure

Musharraf seeks deal to remain in power Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has offered to give up his powers to dissolve parliament if key opposition parties agree to drop their insistence on the re-instatement of Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the former supreme court chief justice

The Fed is delaying day of reckoning As the US economy faces a recession, a weak dollar is in the country’s interests. As inflation exceeds its own definition of price stability, a strong euro is in the interests of the eurozone. End of story? Not quite writes Charles Wyplosz

US support for Egypt hints at shift on Hamas The White House’s statement that it hopes Cairo could convince Hamas to cease attacks on Israel is an apparent change in Washington’s policy on isolating the Islamist group

IRG seeks influence by proxy Basij – meaning mobilisation – has a ready-made network that functions quickly and efficiently, a crucial asset in a country where effective political parties are absent

Iranians focus on inflation woes All Iranian politicians have pledged to improve the economy during their campaign ahead of Friday’s parliamentary poll as ordinary people struggle to pay for clothes and food in preparation for the New Year festivities

China’s grandfather lacks balance A historic transition of the kind that Wen Jiabao is overseeing will never look anything other than ugly under day-to-day scrutiny, writes Richard McGregor

There must be no turning back on Nafta Canada and the US are joint stewards of a valuable economic partnership. But we are also stewards of something far more valuable — one of history’s great political friendships, writes Dalton McGuinty

Dirty tricks in the Democratic race Though Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in the Mississippi primary, more significant is the growing bitterness between them and its effect on the eventual nominee

Clinton raises primary pressure Hillary Clinton stepped up pressure to hold fresh primary elections in Florida and Michigan as Barack Obama extended his lead in the popular vote and among elected delegates after his thumping victory in Mississippi

US will avoid deep recession, Fed says The US will avoid a severe and prolonged recession similar to Japan’s in the 1990s because US policymakers will do whatever it takes to avert such an outcome, the Federal Reserve believes

Bush denies he pressed Fallon to resign George W. Bush did not request the resignation of Admiral William Fallon, his military commander in the Middle East, to step down, the White House said

MARKETS & INVESTING: Crude price resumes push towards $110

Left in the lurch The German economy is performing well but on the political front the Social Democratic party, Angela Merkel’s partner in government in Berlin, is in virtual meltdown

How the fighter knocked himself outEliot Spitzer made his name by investigating abuses such as the misleading of investors by analysts. But self-styled populist crusaders are generally either playing to voters or destined to disappoint, writes John Gapper

US applies sanctions to third Iran bank The US Treasury says it would freeze any assets belonging to Future Bank in an attempt to ratchet up the pressure on Tehran in the dispute about its nuclear programme

BUDGET 2008 - COMMENT: Dull and determined is the right approach

H15 Los Angeles Times Fallon vs. Petraeus The tension between the military brass reflects a broader national security dilemma

Interest in Iraq war declining, poll finds

Editorial

Back in Baghdad, looking for the normal

'D' for defense Given Iraq, are Democrats now positioned to campaign as the national security party?

3 U.S. soldiers killed in rocket attack in Iraq

H16 American Politics

Voters Lean Toward Democrats Voters prefer a Democrat in the White House by a 50% to 37% margin, according to the latest WSJ/NBC News poll. But when choosing between McCain and either Democratic candidate, the results are a statistical tie, capturing the conflict felt by Americans voters. (Poll results)

Support for War Effort Highest Since 2006 - David Kuhn, The Politico

The Obama-Clinton-McCain Paradoxes - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO


McCain: More Bellicose Than Bush? - Paul Waldman, The American Prospec

Florida's Democratic Party chair proposes mail-in revote plan

Clinton aide: 'Fallacy' to think reading NIE vital

Time on Her Side: Obama Maintains Lead, but Clinton Might Have the Edge

What do the results so far tell us about Clinton and Obama as general election candidates? Jeff Greenfield investigates.

David Corn / MotherJones.com:

McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam Clinton-Obama '08? There have been stranger tickets History shows that political adversaries sometimes suddenly embrace, become ticket-mates — and win. And a lot of experts and politicos — including some Clinton and Obama advisers, if one reads between the lines — don't rule that out this year.

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

Countdown Special Comment: Sen. Clinton, “This is not a campaign strategy. This is a suicide pact.”

Camille Paglia / Salon:

Hillary's race against time — Are Clinton's inept attack ads and faux-feminism enough? Can Obama learn to attack?

PR needed to save Beijing from own bad image (By Christian Toto)

H17 Daily Telegraph Apathy rules Iran With Iran's conservatives divided between supporters and opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the outcome of the country's general election could be much more interesting than the conservatives' assured numerical superiority would suggest

Reformers purged as Iranians go to polls Iranians face the prospect of voting for candidates they have never heard of in an election tomorrow from which 90 per cent of reformers have been banned.

Darling's strike against the family motorist Motorists have been hit by punitive rises in taxes as Alistair Darling targeted the drivers of family cars, as wells as 4x4s, with a new "showroom tax" and higher road tax.

H18 Independent Bereaved Iraqi mother vows revenge on US

Um Saad, a middle-aged woman living in the Sunni district of Khadra in west Baghdad, blames the Americans for the death of her husband and two of her sons and threatens revenge.

Leading article: An admiral and a self-serving administration

Women and children killed in Afghanistan by British air strike

Leading article: A flagging quest in search of Britishness

New York governor quits over revelations that he had spent $80,000 on prostitutes The citizens of New York State watched in still dumbfounded awe last night as their once all-conquering governor, Eliot Spitzer, confirmed what had seemed all but inevitable since the news exploded of his illicit dalliances with high-price prostitutes: he is resigning his post and leaving politics.

Israeli hardliners 'will walk out' when Merkel addresses Knesset in German

Leading article: A lacklustre Budget, in the shadow of Mr Brown

Johann Hari: What wouldn't Clinton do to secure power?

H19 Military Intelligence Terrorism

Ethnic Dispute Tears al Qaeda, Hayden Says By: Bill Gertz | The Washington Times Internal divisions between Saudi and Egyptian leaders of al Qaeda are producing "fissures" within the terrorist group and a possible battle over who will succeed Osama bin Laden, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday.

Rand US Failed to Monitor and Adapt to Insurgent Trends in Iraq

Pentagon Report on Saddam’s Iraq Censored? Source: ABC News Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Executive Summary; redacted) (PDF; 3.4 MB)

NATO Allies Undecided on Missile Shield Plan

Fallon Didn't Get It By: Max Boot | Los Angeles Times. Fallon was wrong about the surge.

A review of The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes (and more and more and an excerpt and an interview).

Facing Challenges With Courage, Confidence By: Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge | Miami Herald
Last week marked the fifth anniversary of the historic creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This milestone is a fitting occasion to take inventory of its successes and challenges.

How do you get a terrorist to talk? The torture debate doesn’t answer the question of what works.

From The Washington Monthly, a special issue: "No torture, no exceptions".

BPC and the Indirect vs. Direct Approach in The Long War

Due diligence The announcement that the U.S. Air Force chose the Northrop-Grumman-EADS team to build 179 tanker aircraft at initial procurement costs of $40 billion should have come as no surprise to anyone following the competition.

H20 Slate "Fox" Fallon Wasn't Hounded Out The Centcom commander brought about his own ouster. Fred Kaplan

The scientific basis for projections of climate change (in a nutshell)

Responding to Afghanistan’s Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective Source: World Bank Policy Research Working Papers Full Paper (PDF; 199 KB)

BBC US toughens standards for ozone The US tightens ozone standards for first time in 10 years but targets fall short of campaigners' demands.

CFR Policy Clash Looms between Trade and Climate

Flannery: Microfinance Just ‘One Factor’ in Economic Growth

Uneven support threatens U.N. missions (UPI) -- Uneven international support for U.N. peacekeeping missions is threatening security gains in conflict areas, a top U.N. official reported.

Another Problem with Biofuels?

GATES: Tight immigration forces outsourcing...


H21 Who are the true barbarians? Ancient people lived less violently than modern advanced societies and left a lighter footprint on the earth.

People love hierarchies. When anarchists get together to form an anarchist association, the first thing they do is elect a governing committee... more»

American living standards will decline as U.S. exploitation of China fades in an economically transformed world. Maybe... more»

No savings in Daylight Saving

Daylight saving time, among other benefits, is supposed to conserve power. But it doesn't.

Woman at the Center of Governor’s Downfall

INSIDE THE EMPERORS CLUB Wiretaps, Rookie Hookers and Client No. 9

Man who invented Web describes new tech that will supersede GOOGLE...

TiVo to bring YOUTUBE videos to TV screens...

Women earn most of America’s advanced degrees but lag in the physical sciences, holding only 10% or more of tenure track positions in these subjects. Can we fix this “problem”?... more»

The Wikipedia Charts

The Rise and Fall of the American Jewish PhD Full Paper (PDF; 169 KB)

From The Guardian, here's a list of the world's 50 most powerful blogs.

From Lacan.com, Slavoj Zizek on Violence, or Ecology as a New Opium for the Masses (and part 2).

A review of Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page by Michele Weldon.

Kobe vs. Wilt

From Reset, a special issue on secularism, including Alessandro Ferrara on three meanings of secularism

The Entrapment of Eliot
By Alan M. Dershowitz
There are good reasons why we don't usually prosecute johns. Mr. Spitzer should have been no exception

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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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