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23 September 2008
  September 23, 2008

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H1 Financial Times Fears emerge over $700bn rescue The dollar buckled, stocks tumbled and the price of oil jumped as the $700bn US government bail-out plan for the financial sector made slow progress in Washington and once-mighty Wall Street names turned to Japan to safeguard their future

Editorial Paulson’s plan still needs some work Hank Paulson’s plan to buy up mortgage-backed securities will need modifications and he also needs a plan for the public recapitalisation of US banks

Washington Post Editorial Iran Slips Away Even as its nuclear program accelerates, the impetus to stop it loses steam

Currency's Dive Points to Further Pain The dollar took its steepest one-day drop in years as the financial crisis eroded the nation's basic measure of value, helping to drive U.S. stocks sharply lower and the dollar-based prices of oil and gold sharply higher.

NYT Editorial Remember Iran? What is needed is a game-changing diplomatic initiative in dealing with Iran’s constant evasions on its nuclear program.
Editorial Trust Me

To protect the American taxpayer, Congress must ensure that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s bailout plan comes with clear ground rules and vigilant oversight.

DAVID BROOKS The Establishment Lives!

The Paulson plan announced last week is a pure establishment play. It would assign nearly unlimited authority to a small coterie of policy makers.

The $700 Billion Question By ANIL K KASHYAP and JEREMY C. STEIN Congress, which is poised to spend $700 billion to end the financial crisis, should demand some clear answers from Henry Paulson about what he has in mind

FT Oil price jumps $25 in a day

New York Times Bailout Plan Talks Advance in Congress

Discussions with the Bush administration have addressed measures such as increased oversight and aid for homeowners at risk of foreclosure

BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Dialogue and a Discourse on America’s Global Role

Iraq's Mehdi Army At Crossroads as U.S. Scales Down

U.S. Negotiators to Return to Iraq For Security Talks

On Safer Streets in Baghdad, Friction Infiltrates Sunni Patrols The Sunni-dominated citizen patrols paid by the Americans to fight the insurgency have become increasingly unpredictable.

Bush Administration Reviews Its Afghanistan Policy, Exposing Points of Contention

McClatchy Poll: Most Americans think U.S. is losing war on terrorism

A majority of Americans think the United States isn't winning the war on terrorism, a perception that could undermine a key Republican strength just as John McCain and Barack Obama head into their first debate Friday night. A new Ipsos/McClatchy online poll finds a solid majority 57 percent think that the country can win, but a similar majority says that the country is not winning

Asia Times SPENGLER E pluribus hokum
or, The gamblers bail out the casino
Americans are taxing themselves, hugely, to keep the US financial casino running, even though it will not profit them. Why does the government not, instead, let the Chinese, or the Saudis, take control of failed US banks? Where, in fact, is the leader who will drive out the American oligarchs who have stolen the country's treasure?

Wall Street Journal The End of Wall Street

Defending the Dollar Our financial woes would be made worse by a global run on the greenback.

Geopolitical Diary: Wall Street Drama
Stratfor

Let It Collapse! CounterPunch By CHRISTOPHER KETCHAM

The Problem of Pakistan
New Yorker

FT Welcome to the nuclear club, India A US-India nuclear deal allowing India to buy nuclear material for civil use and – critics fear – to make more nuclear bombs – is all but inevitable. Many non-proliferation experts claim it puts the world at risk – but it is the right decision, says Gideon Rachman

Washington must heed fiscal alarm bell There are disturbing parallels between the factors that led to the sub-prime crisis and the deteriorating financial condition of the US government, says David Walker. Will Congress wake up

Europeans see Moscow as security threat The Russian military’s recent incursion into Georgia means that many more west Europeans now regard Russia as a greater threat to global stability than states such as Iran, Iraq and North Korea, according to a survey for the Financial Times

A slowing China bodes ill for world As the credit crisis unfolded, one certainty seemed to be China’s double-digit growth. Not any more

Russians back hardline policies

In contrast to the growing international concern over Russia, public support within the country for Russia’s current course is stronger than at any time since the fall of the USSR and views of the US have reached new lows, according to opinion polls taken since the war in the Caucasus

Russia-Venezuela moves stir cold war ghosts A Russian military fleet set off from its Arctic Sea port of Severomorsk, bound for military exercises off Venezuela in mid-November that would mark the first such Russian action in the region since the end of the cold war

Christian Science Monitor

Iraqi insurgents forced underground But even in hiding, Al Qaeda in Iraq can carry out high-profile attacks and has infiltrated security forces.

Bailout could boost inflation, sink dollar Oil and gold surged Monday as investors worried that huge new debts will harm US Treasury's credit standing

NY Sun - Spies Warn That Al Qaeda Aims for October Surprise

Intercepted Messages Asking Local Cells To Be Prepared for Imminent Instructions

By ELI LAKE

Los Angeles Times Iran president blames Wall Street turmoil on U.S. 'military engagement' In an interview with The Times, Ahmadinejad, in New York for U.N.'s fall opening, also says Israel is doomed. Full text

Joint Chiefs chairman urges reengagement with Russia Michael G. Mullen, the Pentagon's top officer, says the U.S. should not further isolate Moscow because the nations must work together on Iran, counter-terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation.

Arms-control chief says Iran dodging nuke questions Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency says his agency can't guarantee that Iran isn't engaging in nuclear activities. Tehran says the agency is a tool for Western pressure

Bush's stealthy use of the U.N. Although publicly he trash-talks the body, he has repeatedly used it to help gain legitimacy for his foreign policy moves By Stephen Schlesinger

Beijing-Moscow Rift Over Georgia War Deepens By: Richard Weitz | World Politics Review he Russian military intervention in Georgia has imparted a new tension in the Sino-Russian relationship. Chinese officials now appear to fear that the continued Russian-Western dispute over Georgia risks weakening the United Nations Security Council

Chinese government paper urges new world order for economy...

Guardian The US can afford to pay for this rescue - but little else

Bill Emmott: If Obama is elected his fiscal hands will be tied by the banks' safety net. Any new public spending will mean raising taxes

Casualties of another war

Tariq Ali: The Marriott bombing is terrible revenge for the Afghan campaign that has gone so badly wrong

The enemy is closer to home

Editorial: Conflicting allegiances, incoherent policies and warring factions create the chaos on which al-Qaida thrives

2008 Report on International Religious Freedom
Source: U.S. Department of State
From Remarks on Release of the Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (John V. Hanford III, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom)

Naomi Klein / The Huffington Post: Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine

The American Left Also Is Claimed by the Israel Lobby by Philip Weiss

Jerusalem Post Russia's perception of reality
Why would it have decided to play the victim in the Georgian debacle?

When the oil stops flowing

There's no plan in event of protracted halt in America's oil supply.

Russia Passing Intelligence on Israel to Syria and Hizbullah

SecrecyNews Ideological Conflict Puts Al Qaeda on the Defensive

Book: The Secret War with Iran

The Times Opposition withdraws Afghanistan support

French Socialists break with cross-party consensus to attack the deployment of France's 'under-eqiupped' forces

Terrorism's Curse Pakistan comes ever closer to the definition of a failed state

H2 Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu US puts Turkey in dilemma over Black Sea

GTA - Energy Security and the PKK Threat to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline By Nihat Ali Özcan, Saban Kardas

EDM FACT, FANTASY, AND FARCE AS MORE ARE DETAINED IN ERGENEKON PROBE

Sınır ötesi operasyon tezkeresi TBMM’de

Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers to meet in NY

Babacan urges Azeris to grab chance offered by trilateral meeting

Türkiye-İran-Suriye koalisyonunun Irak’taki etkisi artıyor

SAMİ ŞURUŞ

Sınır ötesi operasyon tezkeresi Meclis'te

‘Biz işimize bakalım’

Milliyet'e konuşan Ermenistan Başbakanı Tigran Sarkisyan, 'Ankara'nın sunduğu Kafkasya Platformu önerisine bölgemizin geleceğini şekillendirme girişimi gözüyle bakmalı ve desteklemeliyiz' dedi

Turkey fails on promise to re-open seminary, US says

ABD’de diplomatik atak

Edge on Turkey The Cutting Edge

BM'de Gül-Sarkisyan görüşmesi beklenmiyor

Oset milisler, Türk işçilerine saldırdı

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

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

Kürtler ikiye bölündü! Çözüm bu iki gruptan birinde

Kurdistan, the country that doesn't existSYLVIA TİRYAKİ

Cevdet Aşkın Ankara kararlı, Barzani gergin, PKK rahat

Kurdish university in N. Iraq opens Turkish department

Kurdish Alliance rejects the amendment of the fourth paragraph of ...

Irak bölgesel Kürt yönetiminden Türkçe jesti

Kürtçe eğitim yürüyüşü

Kurdish political trial moves into key chapter

Kurds reject provincial elections measure UPI) -- Kurdish lawmakers in the Iraqi Parliament Monday rejected amendments to the provincial elections law regarding Kirkuk province

Tezkere’de ‘askeri başarı’ vurgusu

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

AB sürecinde yeni uyum gerekleri ve iç güvenlik sistemi

ULVİ SARAN

[Yorum - Herkül Millas] Güven krizim

QIZ proposal for Turkey-Armenia trade

Yunanistan'da muhalefet partisi iktidarın önünde

Okan Gönensin AB endeksi

İki partili sistem sallanıyor

Hedo Okur Tuncay Nihat Altintop

Türkiye'nin ilk nükleer santralı için ihale yarın

Ramadan trend: Iftar emerges as high-profile social event

In the Muslim world, breaking the daily fast at sunset was once a family event. Now it's upscale and political

H3

Tuncay Özkan'ın evine polis baskını

Tuncay Özkan ve Adnan Bulut gözaltında

Abdullah Gül 2014'e kadar Köşk'te

İçki değil sıra için kavga etmişler

Bazı AKP'li yetkililer durumdan vazife çıkartıyor

Aydın Doğan'dan sert yanıt

Meydan okudu: Yüreğiniz yetiyorsa benimle ekranda tartışın

Deniz Baykal: Şereften bahsedenler artmaya başladı

Akman: Başbakan arkamda

İspatlayın istifa edeyim

Öcalan Ergenekon üyesi, Dev-Sol da naylon örgüt

Akman’ın açıklamasına AKP’li Fırat’tan tekzip

Ergenekon’un 7. dalgası şaşırttı

Radikal islamcı-Teğmen ilişkisi

Erdoğan’dan ‘Jandarma bölgeleri daralacak’ mesajı

Alman polisi Frankfurt’taki evini bastı

Hiç suçlama yok

Biat belgesi

CHP'li Kılıçdaroğlu sabah meydan okudu akşam çark etti

CHP'den yeni bir belge

Gürhan’ın vekili Karaman

Fener davasını açtır Akman’ı görevden al

Teğmene Hizbut Tahrir iddiası

Başbakan Reuters muhabirine kızdı

‘Kendimi çıplak hissettim’

Ergenekon soruşturması çerçevesinde gözaltına alınan ünlü tiyatrocu Nurseli İdiz yaşadıklarını anlattı.

Gürhan sahte vekaletle hapisten hisse devretti

Son Dakika Milliyet Hürriyet Zaman GH Türkiye

Cengiz Çandar Abdullah Gül'le Central Park'ta

Ahmet Taşgetiren

Ruşen - Çakır

Taha Akyol

Fikret Bila Şener: İnananlar rencide edildi

Hasan Cemal Küresel mali kriz var! Erdoğan ne yapıyor?

Murat Yetkin Zahid Akman’a açık mektup

İsmet Berkan

Fehmi Koru Yollarımız burada ayrılabilir

Taha Kıvanç Kaset koleksiyoncusu

Şamil Tayyar

Şahin Alpay 'Kaderimizde Doğan'ı savunmak da varmış'

Ali Bayramoğlu İki kara: Boykot ve Deniz Feneri…

Yasemin Çongar

Ertuğrul Özkök Aklı fikri kelepçede

İsmail Küçükkaya
Yargının zirvesinden iddianame telefonu

Ahmet Hakan Parlayan bir yıldız: Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

M Ali Birand Erdoğan, kaş yapayım derken göz çıkardı…

Cüneyt Ülsever Burda Dergisi’nin hain Türkiye planı

Enis Berberoğlu Engel olmadı yardım etmedi

İlter Türkmen Gerilimsiz olmuyor mu?..

Oktay Ekşi Sırası mı?

Özdemir İnce Türkiye’nin McCarthy’leri

Mehmet Y Yılmaz

Sabahattin Önkibar İşte Tayyip beyin Deniz Feneri davasına gerçek bakışı!

Mümtazer Türköne Ergenekon soruşturmasında eksik olan ne?

Beraber rezil olduk biz bu yollarda
PERİHAN MAĞDEN

Muhalif gazeteciler alçak mıdır?
TÜRKER ALKAN

‘Sadece kendine demokrat’ların unuttuğu dava: DTP davası...
ALTAN ÖYMEN

Nazlı Ilıcak’ın sayfasının kaydırılması...
ORAL ÇALIŞLAR

Zirvedeki yalnız adamlar
HAKKI DEVRİM

Yolsuzluk iddiaları yıpratma aracı olmamalı
HASAN CELAL GÜZEL

‘Dubai modeli’
NURAY MERT

Mehmet Altan Sorun ‘mesleksizlik’ mi?

Sami Selçuk Ara söz: Hukukun boyutları

Berat Özipek Oligarşi basınının derdi özgürlük değil

Eser Karakaş ‘Kriz reel kesimi vurur mu?’!!!

Bülent Korucu 'Kaderimizde Doğan'ı savunmak da varmış'

İhsan Dağı Köln'de cami, Kayseri'de Bizans bayrağı

Andrew Finkel Staring at the polls

Nicole Pope The cost of short-termism

Newsweek Kızgınlık suçluluk ruh halidir

Yalçın Bayer AKP’li çiftçi eleştirdi Arınç ’Yalancı’ dedi

Yalçın Doğan ’Bu gazete doğru yazıyor’

MUHARREM SARIKAYA Gurbetçi vekil kotası geliyor

ERDAL ŞAFAK Orası ve burası

ENGİN ARDIÇ

ERGUN BABAHAN Zor günler kapıda

[Yorum - Prof. Dr. Atilla Yayla] Medyaya karşı nasıl korunacağız?

EMRE AKÖZ Hurşit Tolon ve hasta hakları

Güngör Mengi Zekeriya Bey, sen nasıl uyuyorsun?

Umur Talu Her bebek kendi göbeğinden...

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN

NAZLI ILICAK Ergenekon ve Deniz Feneri

MEHMET BARLAS Çoğulcu demokrasi ekonomik istikrarın da güvencesidir

Aydın Ayaydın Seçim sürecinde belediye başkanlarını görevden almak doğru mu?

MAHMUT ÖVÜR Deniz Feneri'ni, dernek uçağıyla uçan bürokrat denetlerse...

YAVUZ DONAT Euro-Türkler ve büyük sınav

Mehmet tezkan Başbakan’ın asabı neden bozuk? İşte yanıtı!

Hadi Uluengin Üç tarz-ı meslek

Eyüp Can ‘O gün Allah’tan utandım!’

Oray Eğin Zahid Akman kendini NTV’de akladı

En büyük serveti 5 bin YTL maaşı

Ekonomi

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM

Ercan Kumcu Kurtarma planı kanamayı durdurur, yara iyileşmez

Erdal Sağlam Bakü Hilton’un finansmanı Türkiye’den

Erdoğan: 'Türkiye Krizi Aşar'

Seyfettin Gürsel IMF'nin yeni başiktisatçısı Olivier Blanchard

Asaf Savaş Akat Piyasa mekanizması tekleyince

Güngör Uras Bize bi’şey olmaz abi’cim!

Güven Sak Bankacılık krizinde halen çözüm aşamasında değiliz

Kriz Türkiye'yi de etkileyecek

MELİHA OKUR
Citibank Türkiye'yi kim denetliyor?

Hurşit Güneş Türk bankalarından ABD’ye krizde yardım

Küresel krizin nedenleri
MAHFİ EĞİLMEZ

Kriz ve yönlendirme...
KORKMAZ İLKORUR

H4 New York Times Bailout Plan Talks Advance in Congress

Discussions with the Bush administration have addressed measures such as increased oversight and aid for homeowners at risk of foreclosure

BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Dialogue and a Discourse on America’s Global Role

Iraq's Mehdi Army At Crossroads as U.S. Scales Down

U.S. Negotiators to Return to Iraq For Security Talks

On Safer Streets in Baghdad, Friction Infiltrates Sunni Patrols The Sunni-dominated citizen patrols paid by the Americans to fight the insurgency have become increasingly unpredictable.

News Analysis: Battle of Bajaur: A Critical Test for Pakistan’s Daunted Military

Bush Administration Reviews Its Afghanistan Policy, Exposing Points of Contention

Editorial Remember Iran? What is needed is a game-changing diplomatic initiative in dealing with Iran’s constant evasions on its nuclear program.

Editorial Trust Me

To protect the American taxpayer, Congress must ensure that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s bailout plan comes with clear ground rules and vigilant oversight.

DAVID BROOKS The Establishment Lives!

The Paulson plan announced last week is a pure establishment play. It would assign nearly unlimited authority to a small coterie of policy makers.

BOB HERBERT A Second Opinion? Henry Paulson has been handed the reins of government, and he’s galloping through the taxpayers’ money like a hard-charging driver in a runaway chariot race.

A Better Bailout

By CHRIS SUELLENTROP Criticism of the government's plan is coming from both left and right.

In Bailout, Seeing a Need for a Penalty While most economists say the crisis justifies an intervention, there is disagreement over how to go about it

N. Korea Is Closer to Restart of Nuclear Program

Shell Opens an Office in Baghdad After a 36-Year Absence

World Briefing | Europe: Turkey: 13 Newborns Killed via IV, Doctor Says

Japanese Party Chooses Aso as Leader

Obama Carries Uneven Record as Debater to First Contest With McCain Barack Obama has shown himself at times to be a great orator, but some of his chief strengths may pose significant vulnerabilities in the debates.

A Scrappy Fighter, McCain Honed His Debating Style in and Out of Politics

John McCain heads into the first debate with the instincts of a fighter pilot, prepared to take out his opponent and willing to take risks to do so

Editorial

H5 Washington Post Editorial Iran Slips Away Even as its nuclear program accelerates, the impetus to stop it loses steam

Currency's Dive Points to Further Pain The dollar took its steepest one-day drop in years as the financial crisis eroded the nation's basic measure of value, helping to drive U.S. stocks sharply lower and the dollar-based prices of oil and gold sharply higher.

Hill Clashes on Rescue Plan; Dollar Drags Down Markets Lawmakers Struggle to Gain Support For Bailout

THE CANDIDATES AND THE ECONOMY A New Landscape, the Same Proposals As the scale of the government's intervention transforms the nation's fiscal landscape, neither presidential candidate seemed ready yesterday to readjust his campaign promises to match a changing reality that could push the federal budget deficit next year toward $1 trillion.

Countdown to a Meltdown Congress has to act quickly but carefully to get financial rescue legislation right

Improving Paulson's Cure

By E. J. Dionne Jr., The administration needs to give taxpayers more protection and more accountability.

A Bailout or a Bonanza? By Eugene Robinson, The uber-capitalists of Wall Street are all socialists now

Answering Russian Aggression

By Mikheil Saakashvili, Page A21

The president of Georgia says how we respond to the Russian invasion is pivotal to the future of the West

U.S., Afghans and Pakistanis Consider Joint Military Force

Sarkozy Wins Approval for French Role In Afghanistan

World Leaders At U.N. Fear For Aid Efforts

Unease Grows as N. Korea Asks to Remove IAEA Seals From Reactor

$13 Billion in Iraq Aid Wasted Or Stolen, Ex-Investigator Says

Data Show Big Dip in Migration To the U.S.

McCain Loses His Head

By George F. Will, Page A21

Can his dismaying temperament be fixed?

Bush Fatigue Hits Bush By Dan Froomkin

Bailout's Tricky Balancing Act: How Much Is Too Much? Architects of Government Plan Face Dilemma in Deciding How to Price Wall Street's Shaky Mortgage-Related Assets

Aso Chosen to Lead Japan Ruling Party Stalwart Faces Economic, Political Troubles

Financial Crisis Inhibits Effort to Oust Brown

British prime minister's approval ratings cause Labor politicians to worry his unpopularity will cause landslide defeat for party in the next election that must be called by 2010

A Lesson the Markets Ignored

By Richard Cohen Wall Street could have learned from the scandal that brought down Britain's Barings Bank in 1995.

Energy Independence Renewal of the production tax credit is a vital piece of a long-term energy

A Hedge Fund Like No Other

A Key Task for Congress: Matching Managers' and Taxpayers' Interests

By Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Obama, McCain In Tight Race in Va., Poll Shows Economy Is Top Issue

H6 Guardian The US can afford to pay for this rescue - but little else

Bill Emmott: If Obama is elected his fiscal hands will be tied by the banks' safety net. Any new public spending will mean raising taxes

Casualties of another war

Tariq Ali: The Marriott bombing is terrible revenge for the Afghan campaign that has gone so badly wrong

The enemy is closer to home

Editorial: Conflicting allegiances, incoherent policies and warring factions create the chaos on which al-Qaida thrives

Defiant Brown prepares to face down Labour rebels PM promises to extend welfare state, close digital divide and steer through fiscal turmoil

Obama makes move into deep South Grassroots strategy pays dividends as fight escalates for Virginia and North Carolina

Is David Miliband the English Obama? David Clark: The foreign secretary's speech was insightful on world affairs, and exposed the Tories' empty rhetoric on internationalism

Shot by both sides Dilip Hiro: Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari cannot easily please his US paymasters and his anti-American electorate

Putting Doha on life support

Kevin Gallagher and Timothy Wise: Global trade negotiations can be revived if rich nations accept that, for developing countries, one size does not fit all

No blank cheque for Wall Street

Dean Baker: Congress should not approve the Bush administration's $700bn Wall Street bailout without attaching some strings

H7 Naomi Klein / The Huffington Post: Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine

The American Left Also Is Claimed by the Israel Lobby by Philip Weiss

Islamism in Sudan
MERIA

Whose Iraq Predictions Have Come True? by Rep. Ron Paul

The blank-check buyout

Congress should take a deep breath and carefully consider the 3-page, $700 billion bailout legislation the White House produced over the weekend. (Boston Globe)

Financial meltdown, 2008:
What would JP Morgan do?

It is said to be the worst financial crisis since 1929, but it also has a resemblance to a financial crisis 101 years ago, the "Panic of 1907," as it was called. (By H.D.S. Greenway, Boston Globe)

Daily Star Don't soon expect a Syria-Lebanon border agreement
By Nicholas Blanford

Oil means more battles in the greater Middle East By Chris Toensing

The Hot Holiday Destination: Iraq?
FrontPage magazine.com By Amir Taheri

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

Iranian General Killed in Clashes with Rebels

Iran-Trained Shiites Launch Bombings in Iraq

Al-Sadr Trend Slams Iran's Parade on War Anniversary; Al-Sharqiyah Update 22 Sep

General: No Cut in Iraq Troop Levels Expected

$13 Billion in Iraq Aid Wasted or Stolen, Ex-Investigator Says

Iran pushed for nuclear answers
The United Nation's nuclear agency calls on Iran to clear up allegations over its nuclear programme.

Shell becomes first international oil firm to open Baghdad office since '70s

H9 Ha’aretz The speech Sarah Palin never gave: Ahmadinejad dreams of Final Solution

Livni offers Barak 'full partnership' in coalition

Labor lays out demands for joining Livni coalition New Kadima chair should put together a negotiating team rather than try to establish a new gov't alone

ANALYSIS / The latest Jerusalem attack - be prepared for more The difficulty in fighting this new kind of terror is clear: They are easy to imitate, almost impossible to prevent

This is not the way to build a partnership Tzipi Livni's concentration on the goal, be it a diplomatic agreement or a political agreement, blinds her to her partners' interests and constraints.

Jerusalem Post Russia's perception of reality
Why would it have decided to play the victim in the Georgian debacle?

When the oil stops flowing

There's no plan in event of protracted halt in America's oil supply.

EU: Say No to Syria - Rep. Eleana Ros-Lehtinen

Abdullah, Mubarak to talk post-Olmert

Abbas: We must ensure that what we've achieved will be irreversible and will be continued by all involved

Yedioth Ahronoth 17 hurt in Jerusalem rampage
Palestinian terrorist plows BMW into pedestrian crowd at busy intersection in central Jerusalem; at least 17 wounded, most of them soldiers. IDF officer credited with ending attack. Police say had no specific alerts

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

From Jewish Political Studies Review, Steven Bayme (AJC): American Jewry and the State of Israel: How Intense the Bonds of Peoplehood?

The American Left Also Is Claimed by the Israel Lobby by Philip Weiss

Tzipi Livni, the quintessential envoy of 'Middle Israel' By Fania Oz-Salzberger

Peace Together By: Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is dead. It's time to try something else

Tough Task Ahead for Livni By: Mel Frykberg | The Middle East Times Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, the newly elected leader of Israel's ruling Kadima party, began negotiations last Friday to form a new cabinet following her narrow win in the party primaries over closest rival Shaul Mofaz

IHT Fly, Tzipora, fly! By URI AVNERY Once elected prime minister of Israel, Tzipi Livni should lose no time, and use the first few months of her term to achieve peace with the Palestinians.

The odds against Tzipi Livni

By NADIA HIJAB An Israeli-Palestinian peace is more elusive than at any time since the Oslo agreement was signed in 1993

Syria's Love Affair With Livni

Clock Starts on Israel Coalition

Forward Jewish Republicans Criticized for Pushing a More Aggressive Anti-Obama Effort By running advertisements that seek to tie Senator Barack Obama to Iran, Palestinians and Patrick Buchanan, and by sponsoring a poll that some say is misleading and even manipulative, the Republican Jewish Coalition is mounting an unusually aggressive campaign that has drawn criticism from Democrats and even some Republicans

H10 Christian Science Monitor Iraqi insurgents forced underground But even in hiding, Al Qaeda in Iraq can carry out high-profile attacks and has infiltrated security forces.

Bailout could boost inflation, sink dollar Oil and gold surged Monday as investors worried that huge new debts will harm US Treasury's credit standing.

We teach teens trigonometry, why not Money 101? Today's financial crisis is a prime example of why the next generation needs financial literacy.

Beyond a bailout, Wall Street needs new rules Pay plans that pushed CEOs to 'roll the dice' must go.

Treasury chief Paulson on verge of historic new powers The administration's bailout plan would make him temporary overseer of the US financial system.

Ramadan trend: Iftar emerges as high-profile social event

In the Muslim world, breaking the daily fast at sunset was once a family event. Now it's upscale and political

Will short-selling ban help – or hurt – banks?

London and New York stopped a practice seen as pushing stocks down. But some say short-sellers are merely scapegoats.

Japan's ruling party hopes Aso will restore its reputation As a popular politician, Olympian, and fan of manga comics, Taro Aso contrasts sharply with the lackluster former prime minister, whose shoes he is likely to fill on Wednesday.

Detainees' rights subverted at Guantánamo, their lawyers say

A federal judge asks for statements from two guards accused of threatening a detainee.

ASIA

Pakistani troops reportedly fire on U.S. helicopters

A Who’s Who of the Insurgency in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province: Part One – North and South Waziristan

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Led by the fiercely independent Antasari Azhar, Indonesia's anti-corruption drive has become aggressive in recent months, with unprecedented numbers of top officials arrested by his toothy Corruption Eradication Commission

The Road to Yasukini's Survivial By: Kiroku Hanai | The Japan Times
Why does Washington remain silent about Japanese support for Yasukuni Shrine these days, after it considered having the shrine destroyed at the end of World War II?

Asia Ponders United Socialist States of America By: William Pesek | Bloomberg News
At an Asian Development Bank conference in Manila last week, the basic take was that the U.S. is proving better at imposing its prescriptions on developing nations than following them

US, Afghans, Pakistanis Consider Joint Forces

Downhill in Afghanistan
by Jonathan Power

Pakistan's Contradictory Faces By: Teri Rizvi | The Christian Science Monitor Pakistan is a country where militants in the idyllic Swat Valley have torched more than 130 girls' schools. Where dozens of suicide bombings (including a major one in the capital Saturday) -- and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto -- have rocked civilian life. It's also a country where my niece and I can don sweat pants and T-shirts and hit the treadmill at the gym

Taro Aso Chosen to Be Next Japanese Prime Minister The London Times
Taro Aso, a comic-loving outspoken nationalist, has been chosen by Japan’s ruling party to be the country’s next prime minister in a landslide vote this morning

H11 IHT 'Running out of time' as Pakistan unravels Washington has to act quickly to develop a policy that bolsters Pakistan's fragile civilian government.

James Carroll: In currency we shouldn't trust Money is not what protects us. Human inventiveness is our protection, and that remains firmly on display.

Fly, Tzipora, fly! By URI AVNERY

Once elected prime minister of Israel, Tzipi Livni should lose no time, and use the first few months of her term to achieve peace with the Palestinians.

The odds against Tzipi Livni

By NADIA HIJAB An Israeli-Palestinian peace is more elusive than at any time since the Oslo agreement was signed in 1993.

France to strengthen its Afghan presence The French government announced Monday that it would reinforce its presence in Afghanistan.

EU says it will deploy observers in Georgia by Oct. 1

But Russia will deny them access to South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Market dip in Russia jolts elite of Moscow Last week, this city looked every inch the glittering financial capital it aspires to be.

EUROPE European press review

Central Asian States, EU Hold First Forum By: Rikard Jozwiak | European Voice
The EU and the five formerly communist states of Central Asia met yesterday for the first time in a special forum intended to boost the EU's ties with region

Khodorkovsky: Georgia War Could Bring EU and Russia Closer By: Phillipa Runner | EU Observer
Russia's invasion of Georgia could be followed by a Kremlin effort to mend ties with the West. But the EU has to pull the Russian elite closer without losing sight of its own values, according to fallen oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovksy.

Taxation trends in the EU: 2008 edition Source: Europa - Taxation and Customs Union

When the year began, Tomislav Nikolic appeared poised to take the Serbian presidency. Now, the future of the ex-Radical Party leader appears in doubt -- and with it, the role of the nationalists in Serbia's highly fluid political arena

H12 RFE/RL

Time to Treat Russia as a Partner By: Andrew C. Kuchins | The Moscow Times Before heading to Moscow to participate in the recent Valdai Discussion Club, I had the sense that the United States was on the verge of a new era of confrontation with Moscow that could prove far more dangerous and unstable than the previous Cold War

Google News Azerbaijan

Behind the Crisis in the Caucasus INSS
An Israeli article analyzing the roots of the crisis in the Caucasus

Central Asian States, EU Hold First Forum By: Rikard Jozwiak | European Voice The EU and the five formerly communist states of Central Asia met yesterday for the first time in a special forum intended to boost the EU's ties with region

Transdniestrian Conflict Unthawing By: Vladimir Solovyev | Kommersant
The second meeting this year between Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin and leader of the unrecognized Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic Igor Smirnov is about to take place. That is but a prelude to an even bigger event, the signing of a joint statement on the resolution of the longtime conflict with the preservation of Moldova’s territorial integrity

Kazakhstan: Astana Proposes Tax Changes that Would Hit Energy Producers, Mineral Extractors
BY ALISHER KHAMIDOV
Seeking to diversify Kazakhstan’s economy, government officials are considering changes to the county’s tax code that would aim to stimulate economic activity among small- and medium-sized businesses. While entrepreneurs would reap the most benefit from the proposed changes, the new code would significantly increase the tax burden on large energy companies

EDM NEW CSTO MILITARY FORCE PLANNED


- POLL SHOWS ELITE SUPPORT THE RULE OF LAW AND HONEST COMPETITION

H13 The Times Opposition withdraws Afghanistan support

French Socialists break with cross-party consensus to attack the deployment of France's 'under-eqiupped' forces

In defence of the herd of greedy pigs Everyone is blaming short-sellers. But they are not the cause of the chaos, just its messengers

Oliver Kamm

Terrorism's Curse Pakistan comes ever closer to the definition of a failed state

Wall Street falls again as bailout is delayed Late plunge in the US stock market starts a fresh wave of fears for banks, savers, pension holders and employees

Russia sends warship to the Caribbean The nuclear-powered flagship Peter the Great sets off for Venezuela as Russia denies tit-for-tit response over Georgia

Palin gets diplomacy crash course at UN Republican vice-presidential nominee to meet at least seven world leaders plus Henry Kissinger and the musician Bono

Presidential candidates balk at rescue deal Barack Obama and John McCain are hesitant over rescue plan by President Bush to sign away billions of taxpayer dollars

A new face of the US President is revealed Bailouts to failing finance industry reveals a new face of the second President Bush as he proposes $1 trillion rescue plan

Zardari has a difficult goal to achieve Without clear borders problems faced by the government of Pakistan will persist as the country focuses on tribal areas

Wall Street Journal The End of Wall Street

Defending the Dollar Our financial woes would be made worse by a global run on the greenback.

'Wall Street' No Longer Exists

By Alan Reynolds Let's not look to revive an outmoded regulatory model.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Triumph GLOBAL VIEW
By Bret Stephens
The West still has useful idiots.

Dollar Falls, Oil Rises
On Rescue Doubts
Volatility spread across financial markets, undermining the dollar and contributing to the biggest-ever one-day surge in oil prices.

Concerns Fuel Record Jump in Oil Prices

Amid Tensions, U.S., Russia Cooperate The U.S. continues to engage Russia on key strategic issues even as it has stepped up its rhetoric against Moscow. American diplomats say engagement with Russia is critical because its involvement is central to any efforts to combat weapons proliferation and terrorism.

Afghan Violence Expected to Worsen U.S. commanders in Afghanistan say they expect a Taliban offensive this winter, usually a relatively peaceful season.

How Sarah Got McCain's Groove Back

McClatchy Democrats battling to add restrictions to $700 billion bailout Congressional Democrats inched close to agreement Monday on the terms of a $700 billion rescue package to stabilize shaky financial markets, but continued to encounter White House resistance to key points: limits on executive compensation at troubled firms, oversight of the Treasury's management of the bailout, and whether taxpayers would gain an equity stake in companies that benefit from the bailout. .

H14 Financial Times Fears emerge over $700bn rescue The dollar buckled, stocks tumbled and the price of oil jumped as the $700bn US government bail-out plan for the financial sector made slow progress in Washington and once-mighty Wall Street names turned to Japan to safeguard their future

Oil price jumps $25 in a day

Welcome to the nuclear club, India

A US-India nuclear deal allowing India to buy nuclear material for civil use and – critics fear – to make more nuclear bombs – is all but inevitable. Many non-proliferation experts claim it puts the world at risk – but it is the right decision, says Gideon Rachman

Paulson’s plan still needs some work

Hank Paulson’s plan to buy up mortgage-backed securities will need modifications and he also needs a plan for the public recapitalisation of US banks

Washington must heed fiscal alarm bell There are disturbing parallels between the factors that led to the sub-prime crisis and the deteriorating financial condition of the US government, says David Walker. Will Congress wake up

Europeans see Moscow as security threat The Russian military’s recent incursion into Georgia means that many more west Europeans now regard Russia as a greater threat to global stability than states such as Iran, Iraq and North Korea, according to a survey for the Financial Times

A slowing China bodes ill for world As the credit crisis unfolded, one certainty seemed to be China’s double-digit growth. Not any more

Russians back hardline policies

In contrast to the growing international concern over Russia, public support within the country for Russia’s current course is stronger than at any time since the fall of the USSR and views of the US have reached new lows, according to opinion polls taken since the war in the Caucasus

Russia-Venezuela moves stir cold war ghosts A Russian military fleet set off from its Arctic Sea port of Severomorsk, bound for military exercises off Venezuela in mid-November that would mark the first such Russian action in the region since the end of the cold war

Back-up for French troops in Afghanistan Paris has agreed to send extra helicopters, surveillance drones and mortars to Afghanistan following the death of 10 of its soldiers in an ambush last month

France reforms its Anglo-Saxon attitudes This is the first in a series on how the repercussions of the global bank crisis are rippling round the world

A systemic crisis demands systemic solutions Dominique Strauss-Kahn says follow the US lead

Do not exaggerate investment banking’s death It will survive, predicts Philip Augar

US citizens call for better global ties

A big majority of the respondents to a global affairs survey think that improving America’s world image should be a priority, ranking above the importance of protecting US jobs

All sorts claim piece of pie as cooks tussle over recipe

As the hurricane abates, a storm awaits Philip Stephens at the Labour party conference

Other G7 members have no plans to follow US Hank Paulson asked his counterparts whether they were thinking of setting up similar schemes, but was told that none as yet thought it was necessary

UN watchdog probe of Syria inconclusive A UN watchdog has found nothing so far to substantiate U.S. intelligence suggesting Syria had almost built a covert nuclear reactor before Israel bombed the site last year, the agency’s chief said

Wrangle on US rescue oversight intensifies The political fight over the Bush administration’s financial rescue plan intensified on Monday as the two presidential candidates joined ­legislators in signalling ­concerns about the $700bn package

UN leaders to look for reassurance from Bush World leaders will look to President George W. Bush for reassurance that the US battle to avert a meltdown of financial markets will not divert Washington from the need to tackle a range of other pressing global issues

McCain advert aims at Obama’s past life John McCain launched an aggressive attempt to link Barack Obama to the sleazy reputation of Chicago politics, as he sought to stall the renewed momentum behind his opponent’s campaign

Authorities struggle to determine what is toxic It is the uncertainty as well as the size of the losses that is causing such reluctance among institutions to trade with each other

Fat cats, nine lives Alas for the financial wizards: another shoe is poised to drop. Gordon Brown attacked the City and said bonuses were, in some respects, “unacceptable”

One size fits all In the space of a week, the four remaining large investment banks have disappeared. But their demise does not purge the system of risk – it shifts it

Climate change fears after German opt-out Berlin’s decision to back an almost total exemption for industry from new rules that would force companies to pay for the carbon dioxide they emit threatens to undermine a key tenet of EU climate policy

Saudi Arabia urged to end discrimination Human Rights Watch says the kingdom’s Sunni Muslim government, which ‘preaches religious tolerance abroad’, treats the Ismaili religious minority as ‘second-class’ citizens

H15 Los Angeles Times Iran president blames Wall Street turmoil on U.S. 'military engagement' In an interview with The Times, Ahmadinejad, in New York for U.N.'s fall opening, also says Israel is doomed. Full text

Joint Chiefs chairman urges reengagement with Russia Michael G. Mullen, the Pentagon's top officer, says the U.S. should not further isolate Moscow because the nations must work together on Iran, counter-terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation.

Arms-control chief says Iran dodging nuke questions Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency says his agency can't guarantee that Iran isn't engaging in nuclear activities. Tehran says the agency is a tool for Western pressure

Bush's stealthy use of the U.N. Although publicly he trash-talks the body, he has repeatedly used it to help gain legitimacy for his foreign policy moves By Stephen Schlesinger

Stock prices, dollar plunge as oil soars Anxiety mounts over the government's proposed $700-billion bailout. The Dow falls 372 points.

Foreclosure relief said to be in bailout plan

McCain, Obama fight over who is the reformer The Democrat emphasizes oversight of Wall Street; The Republican says his rival lacks a plan.

Pakistan leaders must act decisively after deadly Marriott bombing, analysts say If the country doesn't crack down harder on Islamic radicals, analysts suggest, Pakistan could crumble into chaos

Talk of Kim Jong Il's reported stroke is taboo in North Korea

North Koreans deny he could be ill, and state-controlled newspapers carry daily accounts of his supposed activities.

H16 American Politics

CNN Poll: GOP takes brunt of blame for economy, Obama gains

What Bush Meant: Ron Suskind on the lasting influence of the last eight years.

From TAP, Robert Kuttner on the seven deadly sins of deregulation — and three necessary reforms.

New Yorker No matter who wins the election, the economy has undeniably entered a new phase…

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

Glenn Greenwald on the complete (though ever-changing) elite consensus over the financial collapse

William Greider on how the Paulson bailout plan is a historic swindle.

Christopher Hitchens / Slate:

WHY IS OBAMA SO VAPID, HESITANT, AND GUTLESS?

From PUP, the introduction to God and Race in American Politics: A Short History by Mark A. Noll

Obama's hope for win in Virginia? Register more Democrats

Chinese government paper urges new world order for economy...

...how to provoke McCain into anger

A third of electorate could vote before Nov. 4...

FOX News/Rasmussen Poll: Race in Swing States Mirrors 2004 Election

Ben Smith / The Politico:

McCain camp criticism rife with errors — Sen. John McCain's top campaign aides convened a conference call today to complain of being called “liars.”

POLL: Obama could lose 6% on election day for being black...

McCain Camp Takes Issue With Times Coverage

Bill Clinton: Hillary Never Wanted to be Obama's VP

What if the impossible happens and Obama loses the election? Among Democrats, expect a rash of rage, depression, angst and finger-pointing at the media

a review of Power Play: The Bush Presidency and the Constitution by James P. Pfiffner; a review of The Preeminence of Politics: Executive Orders from Eisenhower to Clinton by Ricardo Jose Pereira Rodrigues

From National Journal, Jonathan Rauch on Bush's Legacy: Small ball after all?

More on The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz.

H17 Daily Telegraph John le Carré: Britons have been 'stripped' of civil liberties Novelist blames an "atmosphere of panic" over the threat from terrorism for infringement upon personal freedom

Losing our liberty When a best-selling author sounds off on matters political, it is wise to take it with a pinch of salt. Not so with John le Carré

Brown to vow home internet access for all children The Prime Minister will reveal the new policy in his conference speech, as he tries to convince Labour MPs that he is still the right man to lead the party at the next election.

Labour Conference gives Gordon Brown chance to spell out economic vision There is an opportunity for the Prime Minister to rise to the occasion in Manchester in a way he has yet failed to

Pakistan prepares intensive assault on militants Government promises months of military operations against militants following the bomb attack on Islamabad hotel.

The McCains 'own 13 cars'

Obama attacks opponent for owning 13 cars, many of them foreign.

Russia deploys warships to Caribbean

Moscow's warships are sailing to the Caribbean for the first time since the Cold War to take part in an exercise with Venezuela.

H18 Independent US Campaign Trail: The selling of Obama

Leading article: Pakistan stares into the abyss

Pakistan blames US raids for hotel bombing Pakistan President pleads with Bush to reverse policy as BA cancels all flights to country.

Johann Hari: A last chance for peace in Israel?

Exclusive: The methane time bomb

Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide

Steve Connor: The ultimate gas leak that scientists have long dreaded

H19 Military Intelligence Terrorism

Ideological Conflict Puts Al Qaeda on the Defensive

Poll: Most Americans Think US Is Losing War on Terror

Colombia seizes 'key Farc data' Colombian forces say they have seized data on thousands of Farc rebels, dealing a huge blow to the Marxist group.

McCain's Florida fundraising in August was double Obama's

An 80-year rivalry explained.
Timothy Noah

Why is Obama so vapid, hesitant, and gutless?
Christopher Hitchens

A summary of what's in the major publications.
Bernhard Warner

H21 Atheism may not be easy, but it offers the honor of facing our condition without despair or wishful thinking – with good humor, but without God... more»

Bill Kovach asks twelve questions for the future of journalism

From Esquire, a list of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century; and a look at the 75 books every man should read.

From The Times, here are 10 books not to read before you die.

How to read a hundred books: It’s easy, once you know how to discover new authors.

Reading Exercise: Devouring books as an extreme sport.

From The Telegraph, a look at the 50 greatest villains in literature.

Group cohesion may be one reason for the global reach of story telling. Another is that fiction is a proving ground for vital social skills... more»

Philosophy is not for everyone, says Kelly Jolley. “It’s aristocratic in the sense that any selection based on talent is aristocratic”... more»

Proust can keep his madeleines. For some people, nothing brings back childhood like the inky smell of Batman comics... more»

Is stupid making us google? Always feel like you are having to drag your wayward brain back to that gray text? So does James Bowman... more»

From The Chronicle, online literacy is a lesser kind: Slow reading counterbalances Web skimming

The great tradition Our attitudes towards love and sex have been shaped by centuries of erotic cultural outpouring. The result, argues Boyd Tonkin, is a curious ambivalence From Love and Sex - a free glossy magazine with the print edition.

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“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
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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
It never rains circa. 1991.
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