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6 May 2008
  May 06, 2008

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H1 New York Times For Two Primaries, Several Scenarios For political, demographic and mathematical reasons, Tuesday’s primaries could reshape the Democratic race

Editorial Georgia, NATO and Mr. Medvedev Russia’s next president, Dmitri Medvedev, must tell his aides to cool their rhetoric and begin a high-level dialogue with neighboring Georgia

Iran Halts Talks With U.S. on Iraq

Washington Post Eight Questions About Today's Primaries By Dan Balz

A Warning Shot From Moscow?

In the Georgian Province of Abkhazia, a Possible Flashpoint for a New War By Anne Applebaum, Is Moscow picking a preemptive fight with Georgia?

Cloak and Stagger By: Leonard S. Spector and Avner Cohen | Los Angeles Times After overestimating the Iraq threat, U.S. intelligence agencies are now dangerously underestimating Syria and Iran.

Sunday Times New Information May Lead U.S. to Revise NIE on Iran -

Jerusalem Post'Israel offering us nothing more than mini-state of cantons' PA official tells 'Post' maps presented by gov't show Israel planning to retain control of nearly half of W. Bank, large parts of e. J'lem.

Selling the War With Iran
by Nir Rosen

Conversation with Fareed Zakaria

FIRST CHAPTER; ‘The Post-American World’

Der Spiegel An 'Americanization' of German Foreign Policy?: Merkel's CDU Calls for Missile Shield for Europe

IHT Germany hopes to focus on 'national interests'Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc Monday called for the establishment of a council to oversee the ministries and agencies responsible for implementing domestic and foreign policies

China's competing nationalisms

By DAVID SHAMBAUGH

Which of the competing Chinese nationalisms will show up at the Olympics in August?

"Harmonious" in China By: John Delury | Policy Review
The idea in China of “building a harmonious society” has a history, one thread of which is very recent and the other thousands of years old. A weaving together of the strands places current ccp propaganda and prc political discourse in a larger pattern of thought.

Assessing Nuclear Activity in Syria and Iran - Emily B. Landau
The U.S. officials who briefed lawmakers on Syria's covert nuclear reactor believed that the reactor was intended to produce nuclear weapons. It was clearly not for producing electricity, and it was ill-suited to be a research reactor. Moreover, Syria had acted suspiciously, rushing to destroy the remains of the reactor after the attack. Determined proliferators are well aware that states are looking for smoking guns, and they put tremendous efforts into hiding their activities. Connecting the dots of weapons-related nuclear activity should be carried out in the realm of strategic analysis, where hard evidence of so-called smoking guns is but one important component. Something is amiss when intelligence officials have to bend over backwards to explain an estimate that doesn't concur with what they believe to be the actual nature of a state's nuclear activity based on their overall analysis and powers of deduction. (Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University)

Opposition of Beijing, Nuclear Concerns Scuttle Tehran's Bid for Full SCO Membership By: Richard Weitz | World Politics Review

Guardian A new Russian president gives Europe the chance to get tougher - and closer David Clark: The sooner the EU and its neighbour forge a more open political and economic relationship, the better for both

The old dream of a nation, like all nations, remains just that: a dream

Ian Black

Wall Street Journal

The Mystery of Political Charisma
By Joseph S. Nye Jr. It's easy to look good when things are going well.

The Twilight of Supremacy
By Brendan Simms
Bookshelf:
If American dominance fades, American power will still matter decisively.

Israel's 60-Year TestBy Bret Stephens Global View: "The anti-Semite makes the Jew," said Jean-Paul Sartre, as if Jewishness was conferred rather than practiced.

Ha’aretz J'lem source: Rice seeks Israel, PA memo before next week's Bush visit Secretary of State says world must see concrete documents in order to believe negotiations are progressing

Mossad chief to hold talks with UK counterpart in Israel

Asia Times Iran moving into the big league From the Persian Gulf to the Caspian region, the Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia and beyond, Iran thanks to its geographical location is an ideal connecting bridge that has not until now fully exploited its advantageous equidistance from India and Europe. This is exemplified in the US$7.6 billion gas pipeline that will flow from Iran to Pakistan to India, and which is finally close to reality. Tehran is ambitiously moving from regional power to global power. - Kaveh L Afrasiabi

A Fight over Energy - Council on Foreign Relations

Soaring Food Prices Mean Less Education for Poor - Council on Foreign Relations

Christian Science Monitor Who is Moqtada al-Sadr? He is the 'most important and most surprising figure' of the Iraq war.

Iraq's new gated communities: safer, mixed, walled-in Residents are moving back to Saidiyah, a neighborhood once racked by sectarian violence that is now guarded by a 12-foot-high wall.

H2 Christian Science Monitor Turkey aims for clout as regional mediator Back-channel discussions between Syria and Israel are being facilitated by Turkey, which has close ties to Israel and growing ties to Syria. The United States is supportive of the effort.

Joint Communiqué: Turkey-United States Economic Partnership Commission, Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2008) | Türkçe

Turkiye Polisi Washington'da Think-Tank Acti

Kurdish rebels threaten suicide attacks against US

Turkish PM's Office Denies Reports on Party Plans

Erdoğan denies he is planning to form new party

Turkish PM's office denies reports on party plans

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu Turkish military hijacks US stance on Turkey

AKP'nin gözü Türkiye'nin bölgesel rolünü güçlendirmekte
SEMİH EL MUAYETE

Ankara'yla Iraklı Kürtleri aynı masaya oturtmalıyız
Paul D. Eaton

Türkiye'ye füze savunma sistemi

Turkey's Headscarf Legislation: The Negative Impact on EU Accession
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

TURKEY TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARD A PROFESSIONAL ARMY Eurasia Daily Monitor

Susurluk and the Legacy of Turkey’s Dirty War (Terrorism Monitor

Turkish Alevis fight back against religion lessons

Turkey PM denies planning new party

Turkish PM: New party will beat any legal ban

OLDEST TEMPLE ON EARTH DISCOVERED IN TURKEY
EurasiaNet

FT LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Turkey is test of EU's attitude to Islamic nations

Caution at Turkey inflation data

Savaş Süzal ABD neden AKP'nin kapatılmasına ilgi duymuyor?

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

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

PKK offshoot threatens suicide attacks on US interests

PKK'lı Behoz'dan itiraflar!

Türkiye Kerkük'te çözüm için ağırlığını koyuyor

TAMER KORKMAZ

Kuzey Irak'la “Yeni Sayfa”

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL

Kürtler Türkiye ile birleşmek istiyor!..

PKK yalnızlaşıyor

PKK'nın korkunç planı

DTP heyeti Talabani ve Barzani’yle görüşecek

Kurdish forces fortify border to block PKK infiltration

Özal’ın projesini tartışma zamanıdır

İşte yerle bir olan PKK kampları

Iraqi Kurdish Press Highlights 5 May 08

Mahkeme, Roj TV'yi öven DTP'li başkanları sorumlu davranmaya çağırdı

The CPJ urged Kurdistan President Barzani to publicly investigate a spate of violent attacks against the press

The Other Iraq - The Committee to Protect Journalists reports on Masud Barzani and Jalal Talabani's increasing harassment of the independent press, especially that which criticizes growing corruption within the Iraqi Kurdish government. Here.

Kurdistan: The Other Iraq [Michael Rubin]

Türkiye'nin siyasî istikrarı Ortadoğu için çok önemli

Komando sınırda

Turkey-Iraq dialogue's level to depend on Baghdad

Two PKK rebels killed in SE Turkey

Cevdet Aşkın Çankaya'dan Barzani'ye selam

Güler Kömürcü ‘Türkiye, Kürt coğrafyasında yeni şeyler söylemeye hazırlanıyor’

Özel Harekát için yeni kadro

PKK’dan ABD’ye saldırı tehdidi!

Karayılan’ın köyünde sessizlik

Şırnak’ta terör örgütüne darbe

Roj TV kararında DTP'lilere 'sorumluluk' nasihatı

AB Kıbrıs'ta çözüm için devreye giriyor

Nükleer İran 2010’da Türkiye’yi vurabilir!..

Yine PKK’lı taziyesinde

Kurds dispute toll in Turkey's airstrikes in Iraq

Özel Harekát için yeni kadro

Israel needs Palestinian state to stay Jewish, democratic’

Rice says US has confidence in Turkey and Israel

UAE to encourage more investment in Turkey

Babacan: K.Irak�la diyalog sürecek

DTP, Talabani�den destek isteyecek

Terörün sona ermesi için çaba gösterin

DTP’ye ikinci tahrik Kırklareli’nde

Baykal içeride Güneydoğu dışarıda -

Şırnak kırsalında büyük operasyon

A Visit to Iraqi Kurdistan-01
American Chronicle

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

ERDAL ŞAFAKÜç topal ördek

AB ile kritik toplantı

Barroso�dan şaşırttı

Yaman Törüner Gümrük Birliği ne getirdi?

MUHARREM SARIKAYA AB'nin "güvenlikgaz" hassasiyeti

Oktay Ekşi Tadını kaçırdılar

Lagendijk: CHP tehdit savuracağına siyaset üretsin

Türkiye-AB Troykası'nda gözler Fransa'da

AB Troykası Ankara'da

Türklerle yaşarız ama evlenmeyiz

Turkey’s clash of values: memo to Europe

Sami Kohen Kafkas oyunu...

Fikret Ertan Abhaz-Gürcü ihtilafında yeni unsur

Karakaş officially takes seat at European court

Outrage Shocks Turkey's Ruling Elite

AKP’nin yabancı oyuncusu

Rumlardan, Türklerle yaşamaya �evet�

Hedo Okur Tuncay Nihat Altintop

OLDEST TEMPLE ON EARTH DISCOVERED IN TURKEY
EurasiaNet

Tek yol demokrasi Bir döneme damgasını vuran 68 kuşağının temsilcileri için çok şey değişti. Aksiyon 40. yılında 68 kuşağının yaşayan temsilcileri ile ‘devrimci gençlerin’ hikâyesini, yanlışlarını, demokrasiyi konuştu

Meral Tamer Kadın, erkeğin kölesi mi olsun Dengir Bey?

Camiye de gider meyhaneye de

Turkish expats press for their voting rights

Turkey Again Blocks YouTube Access Over Videos 'Insulting' to ...

Anadolu Üniversitesi, 200 milyonluk geliriyle büyük şirketleri solluyor

Hikmet Çetinkaya'ya Soros'lu damat!

Sezer ödüllendirdi, Gül seçti

6 Mayıs 2008 Basın Özeti

H3 Murat Yetkin - Erdoğan: Kapansak bile misyon bitmez

Başbakanlık, 'yol haritası' haberlerini yalanladı

Erdoğan: Lügatimizde karamsarlık yok, sabrımızın karşılığını alacağız

Anayasa Mahkemesi, dava sürerken yapılan değişikliği uygulamış

Alaton Yahudilere mahalle değil, rejim düşman

Enis BerberoğluÖlü paket teslimi

Ergenekon’da 11 ay sonra 2. ve 3. sorgu

Milliyet Son Dakika

Cengiz Çandar Tayyip Erdoğan'lı cumartesi gecesi Kandil'den Bağdat'a kripto

Ahmet Taşgetiren Ak Parti ve laiklik

Ruşen - Çakır

Taha Akyol Çok kadınla evlenmek!

Fikret Bila Kulislerde gezen isimler

Hasan Cemal

Murat YetkinMurat Yetkin - Erdoğan: Kapansak bile misyon bitmez

İsmet Berkan İsmet Berkan - Kavga etmeden kavga etmek

Fehmi Koru Fehmi Koru: Vicdanın sesi yetmez

Taha Kıvanç Taha Kıvanç: Göz açıcı bir roman

Şamil Tayyar

Ali BayramoğluGencay Gürsoy olayı...

Yasemin Çongar

Ertuğrul ÖzkökSize içeriden bir dedikodu

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

Hasan Celal Güzel - AK Parti ne yapmalı?

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Nuray Mert - AKP'nin sonu

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Kürşat Bumin: Alman yargıç 'iddianame'yi nasıl yorumlardı acaba?

Hasan Celal Güzel - AK Parti ne yapmalı?

Bilal Çetin AKP’nin yol haritası...

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Namık Kemal Zeybek - Müslüman olmayan Türk olamaz mı?

'Ilımlı İslam'? Murat Belge

EKREM DUMANLI - Ah bu önyargı, ah bu önyargı!

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BÜLENT KORUCU - Akil adamlar Baykal'dan ne istiyor?

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ŞAHİN ALPAY - "Avrupa Gazetecilerin Bağımsızlığı Sözleşmesi"

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

İHSAN DAĞI - Erdoğan hâlâ 'milli görüşçü' olsaydı!

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MÜMTAZ'ER TÜRKÖNE - Dindarlar laikliği nasıl korur?

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LEYLA İPEKÇİ - Asıl gayrimüslimler çekti bu ittihatçı zihniyetten!

AKİF EMRE AKP kimi nereye dönüştürdü?

Ahmet Hakan

M Ali Birand

Okay Gönensin Plan açıklandı

Eser Karakaş Yol haritası ve çağdaş reformlar

Sami Selçuk Türk Ceza Yasası’nın (TCY) 301. maddesi değişti (mi?)-III

Mehmet Altan Ankaralılaşma...

Berat Özipek İttihatçılık hükümette de var,

Mahir Kaynak Ya öyle değilse?

Cüneyt ÜlseverAKP’nin temel sorunu

İlter Türkmen Siyasi kilitlenme

Oktay Ekşi Tadını kaçırdılar

Özdemir İnce Fıstıki yeşil devrim

Mehmet Y YılmazAdalet duygumuza ne oldu?

Yalçın Doğan Sabah 05, sıra şimdi kimde?

MUHARREM SARIKAYA AB'nin "güvenlikgaz" hassasiyeti

ERDAL ŞAFAKÜç topal ördek

ENGİN ARDIÇ

ERGUN BABAHAN

Hakkı Devrim - Genelkurmay'ın densizliği

EMRE AKÖZAhmet Necdet Sezer, DİSK'i niye sever?

Umur TaluDört madde

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN

NAZLI ILICAKDİSK de özeleştiri yapsın

Hakan Albayrak: Osmanlı, Enver Paşa yüzünden mi parçalandı? Haydi ordan!

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Fatma K. Barbarosoğlu: Çok eşliliği entelektüel olarak tartışmak ya da tartışamamak

MEHMET BARLAS"Geçiş Dönemi"ni kalıcı hale getirmek kabul edilebilir mi?

MAHMUT ÖVÜRTek parti iktidarlarının 'değişmeyen' sonu!

YAVUZ DONATParti kapatılmasın. 'Ama...'

Türk solunu bitiren, cuntacılıkla akrabalığıydı

Derya Sazak AKP’nin geleceği

Can Ataklı AKP süreç hızla bitsin istiyor

Nuray Başaran Lider Erdoğan 'Durmak yok yola devam' diyor

Mustafa Akyol The 'Ankara-ization' of the Islamo-liberal AKP?

Serdar Turgut Her an hapse girebiliriz

Başbakan'ın sorunu yalnızlık

Tarih yeniden yazılırken Türkiye

Hadi Uluengin Okul zili

Sabahattin Önkibar Bahçeli'ye derin emir: Ülkü Ocakları'nı tasfiye et!

İlnur Çevik Turkey's global image is being hurt

Bugün varız yarın yokuz

Seneye 1 Mayıs’ta Taksim’deyiz

CHP programında hâlâ idam var

Hükümetten polise 1 Mayıs eleştirisi

AKP savunmasına fotokopi rötarı

Anayasa Mahkemesi 'millet eliyle' güçlenecek

Vali'den al savunmayı: Hastaneye gaz eylemcinin suçu!

Erdoğan: Lügatimizde karamsarlık yok, sabrımızın karşılığını alacağızBilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

Lagendijk: CHP tehdit savuracağına siyaset üretsin

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Zaman'a 'vakıf kültürüne katkı' ödülü

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Başbakanlık, 'yol haritası' haberlerini yalanladı

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

Anayasa Mahkemesi, dava sürerken yapılan değişikliği uygulamış

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Yüksek Mahkeme'ye yol gösteren Baykal'ın tavrı utanç verici

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DTP'liler, operasyonu durdurmak için Talabani'ye gidiyor

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1 Mayıs, gensoruyla Meclis'e taşınıyor

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CHP, Madımak için para toplayacak

AK Parti siyasette şeffaflık hamlesi başlatıyor

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM

Gözümüz gibi bakıyoruz ama bizim borsamız bize yabancı!

Ercan KumcuEnflasyon da iyi gitmiyor

Erdal SağlamProgram açıklanması yarar değil zarar verdi

World Bank executive warns Turkey on next two years

Bölgesel teşvik sistemi geliyor

[NEWS ANALYSIS] Auto companies driving toward Europe through Turkey

Seyfettin Gürsel Fiyat istikrarının bedeli arttı

Güven Sak Yoksa kimse acil gündem ihtiyacını hakikaten görmüyor mu

Hurşit Güneş Faizler çok artarsa durgunluk derinleşir

Küresel piyasada oyun oynamak
Mahfi Eğilmez

'Kriz'den çıkış mı? Hayır!
Korkmaz İlkorur

Turistler Antalya’dan İstanbul’a yöneldi

Turkish entrepreneur network to boost business opportunities

Muhtar Kent: "Türkiye'deki yatırım seviyesi yeterli değil"

H4 New York Times For Two Primaries, Several Scenarios For political, demographic and mathematical reasons, Tuesday’s primaries could reshape the Democratic race

Editorial Georgia, NATO and Mr. Medvedev Russia’s next president, Dmitri Medvedev, must tell his aides to cool their rhetoric and begin a high-level dialogue with neighboring Georgia

Iran Halts Talks With U.S. on Iraq

Editorial Food Emergency The developing world needs to develop its own ability to feed itself. For that to happen, American farmers will have to be weaned from American food aid.

DAVID BROOKS Combat and Composure Barack Obama is instinctively a conversationalist and community-mobilizer. Hillary Clinton, as she says, will fight and fight.

Soccer Thaws British-Russian Relations, at Least Temporarily

Jerusalem Journal: Honoring Survival, and Gifts to a Nation

Myanmar Reels as Cyclone Toll Hits Thousands As the death toll from a devastating cyclone escalated to nearly 4,000, the foreign minister said that it could rise to 10,000

Google Ends Microsoft’s Yahoo Search In the failed Microsoft-Yahoo marriage it was Google that played the odd dual role of unwitting matchmaker and self-interested spoiler

In Democracy Kuwait Trusts, but Not Much Overshadowed by the economic achievements of its neighbors, all absolute monarchies, Kuwaitis are wondering whether democracy is living up to its promises.

BOB HERBERT Doing the Troops Wrong You might be surprised at who is not supporting the effort to pay for college for G.I.’s who have willingly put their lives on the line.

H5 Washington Post Eight Questions About Today's Primaries

By Dan Balz

A Warning Shot From Moscow?

In the Georgian Province of Abkhazia, a Possible Flashpoint for a New War By Anne Applebaum, Is Moscow picking a preemptive fight with Georgia?

Two Candidates, Two States and One Big Day Indiana and North Carolina Shape Up as Big Pieces Of the Democratic Puzzle

Obama vs. Clinton 2.0 By E. J. Dionne Jr.,A contest between the old Obama and the new Clinton is a fair fight.

10 Iraqi Soldiers Die in Drive-By Attack U.S. Blames Sunni Insurgents for Assault on Security Checkpoint

The Disconnected President By Dan Froomkin

Pins and Panders Obama Wears His Independence on His Lapel

By Richard Cohen, Obama wears his independence on his lapel

H6 Guardian A new Russian president gives Europe the chance to get tougher - and closer David Clark: The sooner the EU and its neighbour forge a more open political and economic relationship, the better for both

The old dream of a nation, like all nations, remains just that: a dream

Ian Black

The malleable Mr Medvedev

James Nixey The new Russian president will represent at most a cosmetic change. Putin will continue to wield the power

Luxury hotels and golf: welcome to the Green Zone

Oil price jumps to record over $120 a barrel

Return of the Population Timebomb By: John Feeney | The Guardian
It has become taboo over recent years, but population, not consumption, really is the key to managing our use of the world's resources.

Burma seeks emergency aid as cyclone kills 10,000 At least 1 million homeless in worst disaster to hit east Asia since tsunami

Obama bids to repair pastor's damage

Oprah stokes uproar with past doubts over preacher as Clinton says she is cutting gap in North Carolina

US deal sought in BAE investigation

Political moves are being floated which would extricate BAE from corruption investigations in the US

Out of the ashes

Joschka Fischer: The Iraq war has helped give rise to a new Middle East, one which threatens to be more volatile than its predecessor

Labour has nothing to say and no territory of its own Polly Toynbee: It's not the Tories who are the stupid party now, and it will take some scorched-earth thinking to win the voters back

Dubious company John Hilary: Ending poverty and winning human rights can't be left to voluntary initiatives of corporations

H7

Asia Times Iran moving into the big league From the Persian Gulf to the Caspian region, the Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia and beyond, Iran thanks to its geographical location is an ideal connecting bridge that has not until now fully exploited its advantageous equidistance from India and Europe. This is exemplified in the US$7.6 billion gas pipeline that will flow from Iran to Pakistan to India, and which is finally close to reality. Tehran is ambitiously moving from regional power to global power. - Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Energized Iran builds more bridges In terms of whom it conducts its energy business with, Iran keeps all its options open, and it will not allow itself to be pushed out of the European market as exports are the bridge that will facilitate its all-round integration with the Western world. Tehran's hectic diplomatic activity in this regard has put the "Iran Six" countries dealing with its nuclear dossier on the defensive: none of them wants confrontation with Iran. - M K Bhadrakumar

How under-the-gun Iran plays it cool What Iranian leaders dream of is an Iran respected as a major power. To this end, they have little choice, faced with the enmity of the globe's "sole superpower", but to employ a sophisticated counter-encirclement foreign policy. And given President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's place in the country's politico-religious politics, he might be betting on the usefulness of an American air assault. - Pepe Escobar

CHAN AKYA
Abandoning USS Titanic
As the world comes to grips with declining United States power both in political and economic terms, it is surreal that global media appear so keen to paper over the cracks. But with even the corrupt and unctuous Gulf dictators rebelling against the US dollar, this is the beginning of the end

Pentagon Targeted Iran for Regime Change After 9/11

MESH MEK: State’s irrelevant allegations


Dan Drezner America's awesome influence over the G8

US 'Divide and Rule' Iraq Strategy Shortsighted

POLITICS: Washington Cool on New Israel-Syria Talks
IPS

Egypt's Local Election Farce: Causes and Consequences
CEIP

Arab News a lack of obvious accomplishments in talks U.S. President George Bush began with lofty ideals six months ago could change as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits the region yet again.

Thirty Years of Islamic Revolution

UN Chief Says Moving `At Full Speed' on Food Crisis

A “Post-American” Food Crisis? - Abe Greenwald, Contentions

The New Immorality of the Iraq War By: James Carroll | The Boston Globe
Insanity is defined as repeating one mistaken action again and again, each time expecting a better result that never comes. Prime example: the United States in Iraq.

In Iraq, a Storm Before the Calm - Michael Yon, New York Daily News opinion


Nagl, Advisors, and Iran - Spencer Ackerman, Washington Independent opinion


Do Iraqis Want an Arab Nuclear Bomb? - Mohammed, Iraq the Model

An Ordinary Matter for Hezbollah By: Diana Mukkaled | Asharq Alawsat
Hezbollah is wrong to think that the detention of the French politician who was taking photographs in an area under Hezbollah's control is an incident that could have passed without much fuss -- and the paradox lies in causing uproar over this matter

The Last War and the Next One
by Tom Engelhardt
There is no end in sight to the war in Iraq, but United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been criticizing the military for not getting fully behind an imperial strategy for "the next war", counterinsurgency battles across the globe similar to the (futile) one now raging in Sadr City in Bagdad. - Tom Engelhardt

SyriaComment As Commodity Prices Soar, the Income Gap Rips at Society’s Middle

“What are the Prospects for Syrian-Israeli Peace?” by Seale, Khouri, & Allaf

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

Iran Rejects More Talks on Iraq With US - Graham Bowley, New York Times

Top US Officer: No Iran War 'Preferable'


Iran Calls Off More Security Talks with US About Iraq - Associated Press

Iraq Status Report - Iraq Status Report

IRAN: Hakim's son on Tehran, Baghdad, Washington tangle
Los Angeles Times

Asharq Al-Awsat Talks to Mowaffak al Rubaie

FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

Iraq: Al-Sadr Refuses to Meet Baghdad Delegation In Iran

Al-Arabiya Discusses Iraq Government, Al-Sadr Trend Criticism of Iran Role

Iran Seems to Reject West's Offer

UPDATE: Iraq Talks With Oil Majors; Deals Seen June - Sources

Iran backs Iraq’s crackdown on lawbreakers: report

AQ Loses Another Sunni Insurgent Ally - Evan Kohlmann, Counterterrorism

Jordan Times In an editorial on new visa requirements for Iraqi nationals travelling to Jordan, the paper says the half million Iraqis now living in Jordan require a permanent solution to which the international community must contribute.

H9 Ha’aretz J'lem source: Rice seeks Israel, PA memo before next week's Bush visit Secretary of State says world must see concrete documents in order to believe negotiations are progressing

Mossad chief to hold talks with UK counterpart in Israel

Major development may lead to indictment in Olmert probe Police: Investigation 'has been fast and so far a lot of significant material has been gathered

Kadima considers day after Olmert

Three-Dimensional Chess Game By: Moty Cristal | Haaretz There are at least three official negotiation tracks with the Palestinians: the Gilad Shalit track, the hudna track and the Annapolis track

Cruelty under the guise of religion On the eve of Israel's 60th Independence Day, the time has come to return to the values of the Declaration of Independence and liberate ourselves from the destructive bonds of religious coercion

Arens Peace at any price The Israeli government is engaged in a frantic search for peace. Peace with Mahmoud Abbas, even a shelf agreement, and peace with Syria

Poll: If Olmert is gone, who should be PM?

Akiva Eldar: It's time for Tzipi Livni as PM, rather than Netanyahu

Peres: Fight terror - reduce global dependence on oil

The Democrats are fighting over Iran

Documents reveal U.K. tried to ship Holocaust survivors back to Germany

Jerusalem Post'Israel offering us nothing more than mini-state of cantons'

PA official tells 'Post' maps presented by gov't show Israel planning to retain control of nearly half of W. Bank, large parts of e. J'lem.

60 years on the map


Israel's ability not only to survive but to thrive is the main story marking six decades of independence.

Our World: Anti-Zionism at 60

[ CAROLINE GLICK

Encountering Peace: Next year in Palestine [ GERSHON BASKIN

The Region: Friends again

[ BARRY RUBIN ,

 

EU: Int'l policy on Hamas has failed

Leading Middle East diplomats say the world's efforts to weaken the group should be reevaluated.

Iran grabs spotlight in Democratic race

Issue has become major focus of North Carolina and Indiana campaigns in ahead of Tuesday vote

· · Find a better way

The decision to allow police to pursue a new probe against Olmert

Yedioth Ahronoth Full closure on West Bank
Defense Minister Barak orders army to seal off territories amid specific warnings regarding possible terror attacks on IDF memorial day, Independence Day; 1.5 million Israelis expected at military cemeteries

Alon Ben-Meir Time for national turning point In order to preserve stunning gains, Israel must relinquish occupied land

Iran slams Israeli 'hypocrisy' Tehran accuses West of 'nuclear apartheid' in its policy towards Iranian, Israeli nuke programs

Let’s be normal

Israel must act like any other country, pulverize enemy to stop rocket fire, Gilad Sharon says

Hamas Must Be Defeated, Not Engaged - Dov Weisglass

Report: Iran Building Communications System for Hizbullah

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

Rice: Israeli vow to ease travel curbs unfulfilled Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. will continue monitoring Israeli compliance with an April pledge to ease restrictions on Palestinian travel throughout the West Bank — a promise that Miss Rice indicated the Israelis had yet to fulfill.

Assessing Nuclear Activity in Syria and Iran - Emily B. Landau
The U.S. officials who briefed lawmakers on Syria's covert nuclear reactor believed that the reactor was intended to produce nuclear weapons. It was clearly not for producing electricity, and it was ill-suited to be a research reactor. Moreover, Syria had acted suspiciously, rushing to destroy the remains of the reactor after the attack. Determined proliferators are well aware that states are looking for smoking guns, and they put tremendous efforts into hiding their activities. Connecting the dots of weapons-related nuclear activity should be carried out in the realm of strategic analysis, where hard evidence of so-called smoking guns is but one important component. Something is amiss when intelligence officials have to bend over backwards to explain an estimate that doesn't concur with what they believe to be the actual nature of a state's nuclear activity based on their overall analysis and powers of deduction. (Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University)

The U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran and Its Aftermath: A Roundtable of Israeli Experts - Maj.-Gen. (res.) Aharon Ze'evi Farkash, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, and Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser (Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)

Israel Doubts PA Capacity or Will to Fight Terrorism - Isabel Kershner (New York Times)

New Republic Rice's Next Disaster - Marty Peretz

Olmert and Abbas 'make progress'

Differences have narrowed, officials say, as Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet for a new round of talks.

Jerusalem diary
Reflecting on Israel on the 60th anniversary of its creation

We Weren’t Always United by Indissoluble Bonds
Michael Oren

Admiral Mullen: US Will Stand by Israel for Next 1,000 Years

Israel needs Palestinian state to stay Jewish, democratic’

J Street: Do We Really Need Another Pro-Israel Lobby? by Rannie Amiri

Rice Embraces Mideast Errands - Associated Press


Israel's Premier Pledges Fewer Restrictions on Palestinians - Associated Press


UN Suspends Food Aid to Gaza - BBC News


US Monitors to Study West Bank RoadblocksReuters


Hitting the Streets in Jenin - Noah Pollak, Contentions


Hezbollah in Beirut Airport Spying Row - BBC News


Lebanon Looking into Hezbollah Cameras at Airport - Associated Press

Still no fair agreement for Israel (By Tulin Daloglu)

H10 Christian Science Monitor Who is Moqtada al-Sadr? He is the 'most important and most surprising figure' of the Iraq war.

Iraq's new gated communities: safer, mixed, walled-in Residents are moving back to Saidiyah, a neighborhood once racked by sectarian violence that is now guarded by a 12-foot-high wall.

On China's heels, India vies for its old edge in Africa

India promised to increase lines of credit to Africa to $5.4 billion during a summit in New Delhi last month.

ASIA

"Harmonious" in China By: John Delury | Policy Review
The idea in China of “building a harmonious society” has a history, one thread of which is very recent and the other thousands of years old. A weaving together of the strands places current ccp propaganda and prc political discourse in a larger pattern of thought.

China's competing nationalisms

By DAVID SHAMBAUGH

Which of the competing Chinese nationalisms will show up at the Olympics in August?

Pradeep Taneja of the University of Melbourne comments on rising Chinese nationalism, which he says the Communist Party is now using as an alternative to Marxism as a source of legitimacy.

Opposition of Beijing, Nuclear Concerns Scuttle Tehran's Bid for Full SCO Membership By: Richard Weitz | World Politics Review
While in Tajikistan on March 24, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki declared that Tehran had submitted an official application to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The announcement launched a wave of speculation about whether the other SCO countries would agree to elevate Tehran's status

Afghan War: A new CFR.org podcast with the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan examines the U.S. and NATO commitment to the country.

Afghanistan: Addressing U.S. Military Staying Power Thomas Lynch, The American Interest Read the full article »

VIEW: Pakistan and army: a changing relationship? — Shuja Nawaz Daily Times

China’s Expansion into the Western Hemisphere

Riordan Roett and Guadalupe Paz

Militant calls off talks as Pakistan troops stay Pakistan's peace talks with the militant leader who is thought to have planned the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto have reportedly collapsed, just weeks after the new government said it was close to a deal.

ASEAN: The secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations says the region is well-positioned to withstand market volatility (AFP) caused by the U.S. sub-prime crisis.

Redefine the U.S.-Pakistan Partnership By: Arif Rafiq | The Daily Star
The need to redefine the American relationship with Pakistan -- a nuclear-armed, front-line state in the war on terror -- has never been greater. Now there is considerable opportunity to do so

Juries Come to Asia By: Thaddeus Hoffmeister | International Herald Tribune Legal history was made in February in South Korea, where for the first time a man was tried by a jury of his peers.

Pakistan Coalition Averts Collapse With Deal to Restore Ousted Judges By: Andrew Buncombe | The Independent Pakistan's fledgling civilian government appeared last night to have found a way out of the crisis threatening to pull it apart when it announced that the nation's ousted judges would be restored this month

Pakistan's 'Gandhi' Party Takes On Taliban, Al Qaeda By: Mark Sappenfield | The Christian Science Monitor The Awami National Party, which leads the ruling coalition in the crucial North West Frontier Province, espouses a nonviolent approach to tackling extremism

H11 IHT Germany hopes to focus on 'national interests'Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc Monday called for the establishment of a council to oversee the ministries and agencies responsible for implementing domestic and foreign policies

Serbian president receives death threats before crucial election

China's competing nationalisms

By DAVID SHAMBAUGH

Which of the competing Chinese nationalisms will show up at the Olympics in August?

Cruel and unusual history

By GILBERT KING In America's landmark capital punishment cases, the resultant executions were anything but free from torture and prolonged deaths

Big oil's friends in the U.S. Senate

Although there is plenty of blame to go around for the delay in extending the production tax credits, President Bush and Senate Republicans bear a heavy burden.

EUROPE European press review

Is Europe Heading Right? - Abe Greenwald, Contentions

German Conservatives Call for New National Security Council

German NSC Sparks Controversy

Europe Has Much to Offer the White House By: Wolfgang Ischinger | Financial Times
Europeans are developing an intense interest in the U.S. election -- as if they had the right to vote in America. Regrettably, this interest does not appear to be reciprocated: the subject of Europe, and of the European Union, hardly ever appears in the speeches and debates of the candidates

Serbia Voters Focus on Economy, Ignore Kosovo Independence Bid By: Aleksandra Nenadovic | Bloomberg News
Both sides oppose independence for Kosovo, seen by many Serbs as their medieval Orthodox Christian civilization's heartland. Kostunica's alliance rejects any compromise on Kosovo with the EU. Tadic's Democratic Party favors closer ties with the EU and finding a peaceful Kosovo solution

H12 RFE/RL 'This Is Not A Computer Game'

Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says missile-defense shields are a key element for trans-Atlantic security, but acknowledges more must be done to explain the reasons why to Europeans

EurasiaNet Armenia: Time for a Change on Karabakh?
BY GAYANE ABRAHAMYAN
Amid calls from President Serzh Sarkisian for a more "pro-active" policy, Armenia’s parliament has adopted a statement that some observers say toughens the country’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Kazakhstan: Astana Set to Make an Energy Export Break with Russia Efforts to construct a trans-Caspian pipeline that would dent Russia’s energy-export dominance in the region continue to make incremental progress.

Google News Azerbaijan

EDM RUSSIA DOUBLING ITS TROOPS IN GEORGIA’S ABKHAZIA REGION


- RUSSIA’S STRANGE “PEACEKEEPING” OPERATION IN ABKHAZIA


- NEWSPAPER REPORTS ALL KEY POWERS WILL SHIFT TO THE WHITE HOUSE

NATO: Making Progress on Afghanistan Rail Route
NATO is striving to rapidly conclude a deal with Central Asian states on an inter-continental rail link that would ease the supply of non-lethal equipment and assistance for both military and reconstruction operations in Afghanistan

COMPOSITION OF RA NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL CONFIRMED

Eu Urging Tbilisi, Moscow to Refrain From Fanning Tension in Abkhazia - Statement

Georgia's Withdrawal From Air Defense Agreement With Russia Can Only Harm Georgia - Source

Georgia's Withdrawal From Air Defense Treaty Reveals Plans to Use Force - Lavrov

Abkhaz Official Says Any Georgian Drone Will Be Shot Down - Russian Radio

Russia's New Strategic Industry By: Richard Ferguson | The Moscow Times
A decade ago, the public perception of the agriculture industry was one of subsidies, trade distortions and rigged markets. More recently, public awareness has focused on concerns over food security, price inflation and even shortages

Medvedev to Continue Putins Policy of Restorations in Chechnya - Kadyrov

Russia: Thousands of people took to the streets across the country to protest rising food prices amid increasing inflation (Moscow Times).

Azerbaijan: Russian Nuclear Plant Equipment Released to Iran

H13 The Times Clinton’s campaign talks of 'nuclear option' If Clinton does well in today's crucial primaries her campaign believes it may yet overturn party rules to beat Obama

Al-Qaeda allies are a threat to Europe Intelligence sources fear the rapid rise in support in Africa as the bin Laden 'brand' takes hold in the Sahara

Turkmen dictator Niyazov's statue removed Downgrading of £6m revolving monument is the latest step in dismantling a personality cult built up over a 21-year reign

A leader left with very few options

The key, as Mr Brown recognises, is the economy. The trouble is the political pressures on him are more urgent Peter Riddell

Up to 10,000 feared dead in Burma cyclone

Wall Street Journal

The Mystery of Political Charisma
By Joseph S. Nye Jr.
It's easy to look good when things are going well.

The Twilight of Supremacy
By Brendan Simms
Bookshelf:
If American dominance fades, American power will still matter decisively.

Israel's 60-Year TestBy Bret Stephens Global View: "The anti-Semite makes the Jew," said Jean-Paul Sartre, as if Jewishness was conferred rather than practiced.

Funding Israel's Detractors
By Gerald M. Steinberg
State of the Union:
The EU finances NGOs that fuel, not pacify, the Middle East conflict.

A Seat at the Table
By T.P. Sreenivasan
Handicapping India's Security Council bid.

The War for the Web
By Andy Kessler
Not only hasn't the Internet yet matured, it's becoming an ever-more high stakes game.

In Praise of the 'Long' Campaign
By Fred Barnes
The Obama-Clinton face-off is the most exciting, interesting and informative race for a party's presidential nomination in more than two decades.

Speculators knock OPEC off price perch The bulk of price gains in oil is attributable not to supply problems but to speculative activity by hedge funds and others with no direct use for the fuel beyond profiting from its changing value. The door to much of this unregulated trade was opened by the US energy futures regulator under the George W Bush administration. - F William Engdahl

H14 Financial Times Last chance for Obama to knock out rival Barack Obama faces his fifth – and probably final – chance of seizing the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s showdown with Hillary Clinton in the primary elections in Indiana and North Carolina

James Carville The new divisions in Democratic politics will be hard to mend

Democrats neglect their real opponent The candidates are attacking McCain where he is strong not where he is weak. They will need a better strategy, if they can spare the time

Tehran abandons talks with US over Iraq Iran has suspended security discussions with Washington in protest at the offensive against Shia militia in Baghdad, describing the dialogue as meaningless -

Israel approaches 60 years of statehood Asher Goren, a staunchly secular Israeli who witnessed the country’s birth, remains pessimistic over peace and the ultra-orthodox community’s political parties

WORLD NEWS - GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS: India blames finance markets for rises

Make haste slowlyThe French government’s forthcoming economic modernisation bill should be clear and brief. Sarkozy should not dodge a decisive struggle

McCain’s big, bad idea If, as a newly elected US president, he calls a summit of the world’s democracies, it would be a peculiar party. Many guests might plead they are otherwise engaged – the diplomatic equivalent of ‘we cannot get a babysitter’ writes Gideon Rachman

Tide runs against BrownThe local elections were a reminder that the system has checks and balances that militate against one-party rule, writes Philip Stephens

Olmert case has Israel guessing A court has banned the reporting of the allegations facing the Israeli prime minister, angering his office and making it unable to rebut speculation about likely fall-out

Gas tax holiday plan fuels battle The gas tax holiday plan has become the main flashpoint between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, ahead of Tuesday's elections in Indiana and North Carolina

Report warns of threats to freedom in US The US “war on terror” has restricted the freedom of individual Americans – but to a lesser degree than in previous conflicts, a study said

H15 Los Angeles Times Editorial Trouble in Georgia The ex-Soviet republic and Russia are at odds over a restive region -- and over NATO, and the WTO.

Iraq sends mixed message on Iran, weapons At first, spokesman Ali Dabbagh backs away from accusations over its neighbor supplying Shiite militants with arms. But later, he says proof exists and a committee is investigating

In Lebanon, Hezbollah arms stockpile bigger, deadlier

Divergent paths for West Bank brothers One Palestinian decided to give up his weapons in hopes of gaining amnesty and a new start. His younger brother followed a different road

Chinese firms bargain hunting in U.S. States are aggressively trying to lure companies looking to grow. Incentives and a weak dollar are spurring investment

The new scarcity Is the United States entering a new era of scarcity? Is the world? The debate kicks off. Discuss

Dialogue isn't the last word Gregory Rodriguez: Obama's theme of transcending race to "bring together" everyone sounds better in a speech than it plays out in reality.

Fed pushes market intervention

Bernanke says failure to act on housing crisis could further destabilize economy

Blackwater shooting highlights a U.S., Iraq culture clash

Investigation sought of alleged Kosovo war crimes Human Rights Watch asks Albania and Kosovo to examine reports that about 400 Serbs were abducted in 1999. A new book says some of them may have been killed and their organs removed and sold

H16 American Politics

For Two Primaries, Several Scenarios - Adam Nagourney, New York Times


Dem Divisions Will Be Hard to Bridge - James Carville, Financial Times


In Praise of the 'Long' Campaign - Fred Barnes, Wall Street Journal


Obama vs. Clinton 2.0 - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post


Style Clash: Combat and Composure - David Brooks, New York Times

ipsos-na.com: Clinton (47%) Overtakes Obama (40%) Nationally On Eve of Indiana And North Carolina Primaries

Gallup Daily: Democrats Tied for Record 12th Day

Clinton: OPEC ‘can no longer be a cartel’

Seven Observers Debate the (Sorry) State of the Economy - Reason

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

The first chapter from The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns by D. Sunshine Hillygus and Todd G. Shields

Obama attacks Clinton over Iran Barack Obama accuses Hillary Clinton of "sabre-rattling" over Iran as the next US electoral contests loom.

Will Indiana be a 'game-change'?

The dubious 'popular vote'

New Yorker No Endgame
by Elizabeth Kolbert Hillary Clinton’s once commanding lead among superdelegates has shrunk by three-quarters. At various points, her campaign has been on the verge of going broke. Nevertheless, rather than growing weaker, she seems to have become more formidable. How is this possible? And, perhaps more to the point, how can it possibly end?… READ THIS STORY

John McCain's Disturbing Lack of Mideast Realism

a review of Why the Democrats Are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People’s Party by Mark Stricherz

Dream on

Dylan Loewe May 05 08, 05:00pm: US elections 2008: Andrew Sullivan's argument for why Hillary Clinton should be Barack Obama's vice-president is flawed

H17 Daily Telegraph

H18 Independent Obama woos conservative Indiana in latest Democrat battleground

The warring candidates for the Democratic nomination ricocheted between Indiana and North Carolina yesterday in a breathless push to win over wavering voters before potentially game-changing primary elections in both states today.

H19 Military Intelligence Terrorism

Analysis of the National Counterterrorism Center Annual Report on Terrorism
Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies Full Document (PDF; 40 KB),,

Post-War Suicides May Exceed Combat Deaths, U.S. Says

U.S.-Human Rights: In a new report, U.S.-based human rights watchdog group Freedom House examines how domestic surveillance and other counterterrorism measures have affected Americans’ freedom.

America's university of imperialism Soldiers of Reason by Alex Abella The RAND Corporation was the Cold War granddaddy think-tank of them all, one of the most unusual private organizations in the field of international relations, and it's still with us. It helped administrations plan and fight the Vietnam War, turning theory into an all-too-grim reality. Yet its record of advice on cardinal policies involving war and peace, arms races and decisions to resort to armed force has been abysmal. - Chalmers Johnson

The politics of cluster bombs
A proposed new treaty is calling for a comprehensive ban on cluster munitions, but some of the world's most powerful militaries, including the US, Russia, China, India and Pakistan, remain firmly outside the process. If the ban passes this month in Dublin, signatories will be barred from conducting joint operations with militaries that use the bombs - an issue already causing problems for NATO forces in Afghanistan. - Brian McCartan

Top US commando says strain of war limits forces elsewhere

New Army Handbooks Focus on First 100 Days of Combat

Afghanistan’s National Army: The Ambiguous Prospects of Afghanization (Terrorism Monitor - May 1, 2008)

Helicopters: Operational Mobility By: Thomas Withington | ISN Security Watch
Helicopter shortages threaten NATO, UN and EU missions around the world and the global demand for these most vital aircraft is likely to increase

Nigeria, U.S. Ties May Chart AFRICOM Path By: Dulue Mbachu | ISN Security Watch
Amid opposition to AFRICOM, Nigeria is pushing a different vision of military partnership that could make US troops less visible but still effective

Professional Reading List Discussion Guides - Marine Corps Gazette

Hundreds of Laptops Missing at State

Combating Al Qaeda in Pakistan - James Joyner, Outside the Beltway


Images from Afghanistan #2 - Will Hartley, Insurgency Research Group

H20 Slate The Army's Math Problem We don't have any more soldiers to send to Afghanistan unless we take some out of Iraq.
Fred Kaplan

What's Going on in Abkhazia? The Russians are meddling in Georgia, and America can't do much about it. Anne Applebaum

Honesty Is the Best Policy Voters question Clinton's sincerity but still think she has a shot at winning the nomination.

Climate Change and Security
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

UK Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2007 DEFRA

Building a Low Carbon Economy: Unlocking Innovation and Skills
DEFRA

Science and Technology Policymaking: A Primer
CRS

Foreign Policy The List: The Next Countries to Kick the Habit


The Threat of Global Food Shortages – Part I


From Open Democracy, in the effort to contain global warming and create an environmentally viable world, is democracy help or obstacle? The food economy's missing link, Tony Curzon Price

Chemical Cuisine: A Guide to Food Additives (PDF; 3.2 MB)
Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Report on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2007
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury

The rise and fall of ethanol

Barack Obama's ethanol repositioning this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press" means that two of the three major presidential candidates can now be expected to rethink the U.S. government's ethanol policies if elected.

H21 Classical music: abandoned, left behind sulking in its tent as culture moves on, with the action happening somewhere else... more»

a review of Why Classical Music Still Matters by Lawrence Kramer

The penalties for prostitution in Iran are severe – whipping and even execution. So how does the oldest profession fare in that land?... more»

Jamie Johnson on the decline of the Wasp Establishment.

From The Telegraph, a look at the 50 most influential US political pundits.

In praise of ... TED Leader: Participants deliver 'the talk of their lives', reminding us how the web continues to astound

Want to remember like a genius? Practice too soon and you waste time. Practice too late and you’ve forgotten the material. There’s a perfect point...more»

a review of Cass Sunstein's Republic 2.0

Philosophers often cannot resist writing about Shakespeare, with his depth and complexity. Alas, they are mostly ill-equipped to do so... more»

The book is not for burning. Contra its author’s dying wishes, son Dmitri will publish Vladimir Nabokovs last novel, Laura... more»

Breast best for baby's IQ, study finds Doctors followed almost 14,000 children over 6½ years and found that those who were breastfed performed better in IQ tests

From Scientific American, an article on The Bigot in Your Brain: Deep within our subconscious, all of us harbor biases that we consciously abhor — and the worst part is we act on them

“Everybody in the world except US citizens should be allowed to vote and elect the American government”: An interview with Slavoj Zizek.

Even big companies are embracing a democratic style What if you could vote on your CEO's performance?

China's eccentric champion Joseph Needham put Chinese science on the world map.

Diaries show Saddam feared getting AIDS in prison...

Amerabia

Even Americans knowledgeable about Europe's growing accommodation to the totalitarian ideology known alternatively as Islamism, jihadism or Islamofascism tend smugly to believe the same thing can't happen here. Think again.

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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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