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22 October 2008
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H1 Washington Post A Critical Stage in Iraq By David Ignatius, 'Everybody is afraid of everybody. They're afraid of the past, present and future.'

US-Iraq SOFA latest draft, in English (pdf)

McClatchy Iraq's cabinet rejects current draft of U.S. troop accord Shiite Muslim government ministers raised objections Tuesday to a "final draft" of an agreement to authorize U.S. troops to remain in Iraq, and after a four-and-a-half-hour cabinet meeting Iraq's government spokesman said the agreement won't be finalized in its current form. What happens next is unclear.

Details of Iraq's Status of Forces Agreement

Foreign Policy (Not Quite) 101 Things Sarah Palin Should Know About the World

U.S. Experts Ponder Framework for U.S.-Iran Relationships By: Richard Weitz | Eurasianet
In a joint presentation at the Carnegie Endowment’s Washington, DC, offices, Karim Sadjadpour and George Perkovich argued that Iran was too important for Washington to ignore, given Tehran’s influence in key areas of concern for the United States. "The crux of the issue," Sadjadpour observed, "is not whether we should have dialogue, or why we should have dialogue, but how to go about doing so."

Pew Research Center:

Growing Doubts About McCain's Judgment, Age and Campaign Conduct — Obama's Lead Widens: 52%-38%

Poll: Obama opens biggest lead over McCain — Dem leads rival by 10 points among registered voters in NBC/WSJ survey

Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal: Obama Opens Double-Digit Lead

MESH Six Handicaps For John McCain by Ed Luttwak

Financial Times The world wakes from the wish-dream of decoupling The worst consequences of the banking crisis – a true depression – have been avoided. But the impact of the implosion of what economist Nouriel Roubini calls “the largest leveraged asset bubble and credit bubble in history” is hitting real economies hard, writes Martin Wolf

The Fund faces up to competition

Countries have other options, writes David Rothkopf

Gas cartel plan

Gap between rich and poor widens

Iraqis exist on margins of positive picture Economic and security advances have been slow to filter down to the ordinary citizens of Baghdad, many of whom say the quality of life is below that of the Saddam era

Maliki leads objections to US troop proposal The Iraqi cabinet wants to renegotiate a draft US-Iraq agreement to keep US forces in the country beyond 2008, in the most serious sign yet that the accord is in trouble

Fed offers $540bn to prop up money funds The US Federal Reserve said it would finance up to $540bn in purchases of short-term debt from money market mutual funds to shore up a key pillar of the US financial system

Russia set for sale of the century in reverse Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, says the state could wind up owning huge chunks of formerly private companies as the result of its bail-out measures

Daily Star Will Iraq finally end the colonial era? By Rami G. Khouri

Ha’aretz Iran proposal: Preemptive strike against Israeli targets Khamenei adviser: Israeli rhetoric on Iran strike strengthens position of pro-preemptive attack officials.

ANALYSIS / Iran's threats are not based on any proven capability Iran's declarations appear to be an attempt to create a balance of fear and deterrence with Israel

Mullen Says Iraq ‘Running Out of Time’ on Forces Accord

OECD Income inequality and poverty rising in most OECD countries Income gaps have widened over the past two decades in three-fourths of OECD countries. In today’s changing world economy, that means ever more people at risk of being left behind. According to Secretary-General Angel Gurria, “Ensuring growth for all, not just the rich, is the task we must set for ourselves.” Governments need not sit on the sidelines: they should respond to income inequality with policies that help lift people up.

IHT Business remains robust between Germany and Russia

Growing business ties reflect Germans' and Russians' depth of commitment to their centuries-old bond, even in these troubled times

Medvedev opens effort to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan

President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia, projecting Moscow's diplomatic clout in the Caucasus, pushed Tuesday to bring the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan together for talks on the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Guardian A Bosnian powder keg Paddy Ashdown and Richard Holbrooke: We are sleepwalking into another Balkan crisis. The EU and the US must take urgent, united action

Iraq and a hard place Simon Tisdall: Finding a way to pull out US troops out of Iraq that placates all is a huge challenge

Los Angeles Times French President Nicolas Sarkozy
shines in a crisis
Like British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, France's leader has seen his image burnished by the global financial crisis.

Iraq Cabinet seeks changes in security pact with U.S. With the U.N. mandate governing troops in Iraq running out in a few months, Iraqi ministers are set to debate alterations to a proposed U.S.-Iraq pact

Stratfor Geopolitical Diary: A Political Solution To An Economic Problem Sarkozy on Tuesday proposed that an "economic government" work together with the European Central Bank to run the eurozone. The success or failure of this concept depends largely on the willingness of European states to surrender their sovereignty

Christian Science Monitor

France's Sarkozy emerging as leading figure President Nicolas Sarkozy heads to Asia this week to broach the idea of bringing India and China together with G-8 nations in a 'Bretton Woods II' framework of economic rules.

MESH The Bush legacy (2)

Obama's foreign policy -- Carter's ends through Clinton's means? by Powerline

Jews are backing Barack Obama based primarily on traditional identification with the Democratic Party, a new study finds.

H2 ABD: PKK’ya karşı yeni tedbirler alıyoruz

'Askeri darbe Kürtlere soykırım yaptı!'

Yeni dönemin Koordinatları

Turkey: Trouble at home, gains abroad
GulfNews - By Amir Taheri,

Sami Kohen Daha “özgün” dış politika

Ankara plans secret diplomacy with Iraqi Kurds against PKK

ATEŞLE OYUN

Senior US official in Ankara for anti-terror talks

K. Irak'ta diplomasi trafiği devam edecek

Terörle Mücadelede Yeni Yapı

'AB bizi almak zorunda'

MGK: Terör demokrasi içinde çözülecek

Top US diplomat in Turkey to hold talks on Iraq

The National A Rising Wave of Ethnic Violence in Turkey

MGK’dan iki önemli karar, bir uyarı çıktı

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

DTP: PKK soykırım ortamında doğdu

PKK niçin eylem yapıyor?

Abdülhamit Bilici PKK kimin safında?

Sadi Somuncuoğlu Milli strateji ve Irak'taki muhatap

Yalçın Doğan Şehitlerin yüzde 26.8’i Kürt

Nasuhi Güngör Diyarbakır’da bir Başbakan

'Çöp siyasetini Başbakan'a bırakıyoruz'

Mehmet Kamış PKK'yı rahatsız eden iki adım

PKK, artık Kuzey Irak'ın güvenli olmadığını biliyor

PKK, Avrupa'da tahrike devam ediyor

A private Turkish university opens in northern Iraq

ABD ve Fransa'dan sonra Türkiye de Kuzey Irak'ta üniversite açtı

Barzani: Diyalog PKK ile sınırlandırılmamalı

DTP ‘soykırım’ dedi

Bahçeli, Erdoğan'ı Kürt raporuyla vurdu

Baykal: Bu, ayaklanma provası

Fırat’tan DTP’lilere Diyarbakır ricası

MGK'dan terörle mücadele için 'yeni kurumsal yapılanma' çıktı

Savaşta bile bu yapılmaz

DTP geriyor: Siyasî soykırıma uğradık

Mustafa Ünal DTP neyin peşinde?

Babacan: Bölgesel yönetimle diplomasiyi sessiz yürüteceğiz

Terörle mücadele müsteşarlığına onay

‘Kürt sorunu’nda yeni durum...
ORAL ÇALIŞLAR

Can Ataklı DTP’nin çirkin planı

Başbakan ve Diyarbakır, 12 Ağustos 2005-21 Ekim 2008
CENGİZ ÇANDAR

Cevdet Aşkın PKK pazarlığı tam gaz, şiddet tırmanıyor, gözler Öcalan'da

YASİN DOĞAN

Korkunun siyasi sonuçları…

Kurds back SOFA as Christians grow wary (UPI) -- Iraqi Kurds called on Baghdad to sign the long-term security arrangement with Washington despite a growing sentiment of dissatisfaction with the accord.

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

Avrupa Politika Merkezi'nden AB'deki son gelişmelere ilişkin rapor (İngilizce)

Brüksel temelli Avrupa Politika Merkezi adlı düşünce kuruluşu 15-16 Ekim'de Brüksel'de biraraya gelen AB liderler zirvesine ilişkin "Post-Summit Analysis: A change of climate" başlıklı bir rapor hazırladı.

Beril Dedeoğlu Geçici üyelikten kalıcı bağlara

Strike-hit Greece at standstill Air traffic is grounded, public services grind to a halt, and there are some clashes, as Greeks join a nationwide strike

Güneydoğu'ya 4 bin polis takviyesi

Provokatörler Avrupa'yı sardı

Medvedev'den Arabuluculuk Önerisi

Arson attack on Turkish Embassy in Finland

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL

Avrupa'yı 50 milyon 'köle işçi' kurtaracak!

HAKAN ALBAYRAK

Balkanların değişmeyen ilacı: Osmanlı

Hedo Okur Tuncay Nihat Altintop

Arsenal's cut and thrust gives Wenger birthday treat

MUSIC REVIEW; Summoning the Songs of Voices Stilled...International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, was meant to commemorate victims of the massacre of Armenians in Turkey starting in 1915, and of all genocides

Başbakan, Leman’dan tazminat kazandı

Fehmi Koru'ya 'anten mühendisi' damat

Nuri Bilge Ceylan: Ödül için film yapılmaz

NPR In Turkey, Mosque Gets A Woman's Touch

150 bin okullu polisimiz oldu

H3 >>İŞTE ANAYASA MAHKEMESİNİN GEREKÇLİ KARARININ TAM METNİ<<

İşte türban iptalinin gerekçeleri

Son dalga eski savcıya

Eski timciden şok itiraflar

Peki, Baykal ne demek istedi?

Birand: Yeşil'i peşime taktılar

Derin devletin ortada bıraktığı Çarkın, çark etti

Eski Cumhuriyet savcısı Ergenekon'dan gözaltında

Yine Emniyet yine işkence

Melih Gökçek'in 'başkenti'

Gençlik Parkı'na 65 yıl sonra içki yasağı

Çarkın: 1000 kişi öldürdüm dedi

Başsavcılık soruşturma açtı

Rus uzman: Moskova, aranan Ersöz'ü Türkiye'ye iade edebilir

Savcı, Akman’ın servetini sordu

Deniz Feneri raporda

Ergenekon'da Rus bağlantısı

Neden’de Ergenekon haberleri tartışması

Son dalga eski savcıya

Deniz Baykal'a göre Ergenekon sanıklarının tek suçu devlete hizmet

Bahçeli, Başbakan'ın Genelkurmay'a desteğini yeterli bulmadı

Başbuğ'dan 'Sizi koruyalım' önerisi

Kılıçdaroğlu'nun yeni hedefi

Yeni hedefi Atalay

Bakanlık, Ergenekon Davası'ndaki salon sorununa el attı

Ergenekon Davası için ne dediler?

Son Dakika Milliyet Hürriyet Zaman GH Türkiye

Video NTV CNNTürk Milliyet

Cengiz Çandar Başbakan ve Diyarbakır 12 Ağustos 2005-21 Ekim 2008

Ahmet Taşgetiren Ah bir fiyasko olsa...

Ruşen - Çakır Yeni dönemin Koordinatları

Taha Akyol Ergenekon davası

Fikret Bila Kışlalı’nın demokratik cumhuriyet anlayışı

Hasan Cemal

Murat Yetkin ABD: PKK’ya karşı yeni tedbirler alıyoruz

İsmet Berkan Pembe bütçe devrine dönüş mü?

Bilal Çetin Yerel seçim kaygısı IMF kapısında patinaj yaptırıyor...

Fehmi Koru Bırakalım, yargı süreci işlesin

Taha Kıvanç 'Süper akıl' böyle olur

Şamil Tayyar Jandarmaya uyarı

Ali Bayramoğlu Kürt sorununda son durum…

Yasemin Çongar

Ali Bulaç Fethullah Hoca döner mi?

Ertuğrul Özkök Cüretkar bir yazı yazacaktım

Hasan Ünal

Ahmet Hakan Şiirden anlayan danışman ihtiyacı

M Ali Birand Ergenekon'da hoyratlıklar dizisi

Mustafa Akyol İşkenceye karşı Hz. Ömer’in adaleti

Düşmanla konuşmak
MEHMET ALİ KIŞLALI

Yaraya tuz basmak, ya da...
AVNİ ÖZGÜREL

Serdar Turgut Kriz komplo olabilir mi?

Cüneyt Ülsever Ergenekon’un siyasi anlamı

Enis Berberoğlu

Güneri Civaoğlu Bilinen bilmece

Oktay Ekşi Samimi olun

Özdemir İnce Yaşar Kemal diyor ki

Mehmet Y Yılmaz ’Asrın davası’ gecekonduda görülmez

Gülay Göktürk İçimizdeki Ergenekon

Tufan Türenç Ergenekon curcunası

Yalçın Bayer Öz, Çakıcı’yı da sorgulamalıdır

Oray Eğin
Yandaş medya batar mı?

Sabahattin Önkibar Diyarbakır'daki kalkışmada kedi, şehit cenazesinde kaplan!

Bülent Keneş Turkey confronts its dark past

Yavuz Baydar A 'not-so-good' beginning

[Yorum - Murat Yılmaz] Özür dileyen devlet anlayışı devam etmeli

Okay Gönensin Seçim hazırlığı

Mehmet Tezkan Düşündüren Diyarbakır fotoğrafı

ECEVİT KILIÇ
Herkesin bildiği bin ölümü itiraf etti...

Mehmet Altan Sayın bakan, bir soru

Ergenekon reloaded by EMRE USLU & ÖNDER AYTAÇ*

Ergenekon case is an irreversible step for Turkey by MUSTAFA ŞENTOP*

MUHARREM SARIKAYA "2005 süreci..."

ERDAL ŞAFAK Cellatlar ve kurbanlar

ENGİN ARDIÇ

ERGUN BABAHAN Birileri kollamasa böyle olur muydu

EMRE AKÖZ Ancak bir 'avukat' bunu iddia edebilir

Umur Talu Huzursuz bir ruhun zamanaşımında yorulmuş vicdanı konuşacak bir gün

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN Ya Ergenekon ya modernleşmek

NAZLI ILICAK Yassıada özlemi!

MEHMET BARLAS MHP ve CHP de Güneydoğu seçmeninden oy almayı istemelidirler...

MAHMUT ÖVÜR

YAVUZ DONAT Cumhuriyet döneminin en büyük davası

İsmail Küçükkaya
Ekonomide kriz yönetimi başarılı mı?

Mine Kırıkkanat Ergenekon: Cui bono?

Melih Aşık Esas Ergenekon

Serdar Turgut
Müjdeni devletten al

Hâlâ şaşabiliyorsanız!
TÜRKER ALKAN

Kazakistan örneği
NAMIK KEMAL ZEYBEK

Hız sınırlarını artırmayın!
HALUK ŞAHİN

Ekonomi

Dolar 1,60 YTL’yi aştı

Ege Cansen Oyun kuramı penceresinden kriz

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM

Ercan Kumcu İleriye yönelik riskler (3)

Erdal Sağlam

Hurşit Güneş Hükümetin tedbirleri beyhude

Deniz Gökçe
Meğer bazı şeyler değişirmiş!

Güngör Uras Bütçe için orta vadeli program hazırlıyoruz (...ama işe yaramıyor!)

Servet Yıldırım IMF için doğru zamanı kaçırdık mı

Özel sektör ekonomi zirvesinde, IMF ile 'paralı' anlaşma istedi

Dolar 27 ayın zirvesinde

Petroldeki düşüş 73 milyar dolarlık cari açık kabusundan uyandırdı

ABD bunalımı
MUSTAFA AYSAN

Mali kriz zirvesi
METİN ERCAN

TCMB, Fed ve ECB’ye başvurmalı!
UĞUR GÜRSES

Aydın Ayaydın Özel sektörün borcu söylendiği gibi değil

TÜSİAD: Artık saatler bile önemli

Kerem Alkin Kriz yumuşamazsa, siyasi bedel ödetir

Eser Karakaş Ekonomiyi izlemek

İ.Hüseyin Yıldız
Hedge fonlarda risk artıyor

Global financial crisis highlights benefits of Islamic finance

Mullen Says Iraq ‘Running Out of Time’ on Forces Accord

McCain Fights to Keep Crucial Blue State in Play Strategists insist that Pennsylvania’s 21 electoral votes are within reach for Senator McCain’s campaign.

2 British Antiterror Experts Say U.S. Takes Wrong Path

Top Military Officers Talk in U.S.-Russia Conference

India Launches Unmanned Orbiter to Moon

India and Pakistan Open Kashmir Trade Route

Saudis Charge 991 With Terrorism

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Bailout (and Buildup) We can’t afford a financial bailout that also isn’t a green buildup — a buildup of a new clean energy industry that strengthens America.

MAUREEN DOWD Moved by a Crescent In a gratifying “have you no sense of decency, Sir and Madam?” moment, Colin Powell went on “Meet the Press” and pushed back on ugly innuendo

A Matter of Life and Debt By MARGARET ATWOOD We cannot recover from the crisis of 2008 simply by watching the Dow creep upward. To heal our wounds, we must repair the broken moral balance that let this chaos loose.
Editorial Only Half a Bailout Unless something is done quickly to help American homeowners avoid foreclosure, the losses could swamp the bailout effort.

Investor Sheds a Major Stake in Ford The move by the billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is a stinging no-confidence vote in America’s auto industry

U.S. Drops Charges for 5 Guantánamo Detainees The cases had been handled by a prosecutor who questioned the judicial fairness at Guantánamo.

H5 Washington Post A Critical Stage in Iraq By David Ignatius, 'Everybody is afraid of everybody. They're afraid of the past, present and future.'

The Irony of Obama By Michael Gerson Would a President Obama reign in a Democratic Congress? Could he?

Young Voters, Get Mad By Robert J. Samuelson You need to appeal to the shame and guilt of older Americans.

Editorial $150 Million Man Rebuilding public financing in the wake of Barack Obama's fundraising tsunami

The 'Socialist' Scare By Ruth Marcus

McCain is running a campaign both uncivil and uncivilizing -- one I expect he will rue, win or lose.

Saudis Held Talks Between Taliban, Afghans

Private Iraq Investigators Out

Agency Cancels Contract After Senator Raises Questions

More Poison Another prominent adversary of Vladimir Putin is mysteriously exposed to toxins

Palin Apologizes for 'Real America' Comments Two Congressmen Face Backlash After Their Own Remarks Questioning Others' Patriotism

Lebanese City's Strife Reflects 2 Conflicts Tripoli Rocked by Internal Rifts and Mideast Proxy War

U.S. Erred in Contracts For Small Businesses Analysis shows government agencies made $5B in mistakes in awards to companies, many of which either outgrew designation or never qualified.

The Power of Two Myths By Harold Meyerson, An increasingly desperate John McCain is transporting us back to the wedge issues of yesteryear.

North Carolina's New Blues

In Insecure Times, a State Once Firmly Republican Now Wobbles

Big Donors Drive Obama's Money Edge

Candidates Keep Up Attacks in Key States Obama Works Fla. as McCain Tours Pa.

On Al-Qaeda Web Sites, Joy Over U.S. Crisis, Support for McCain

H6 Guardian A Bosnian powder keg Paddy Ashdown and Richard Holbrooke: We are sleepwalking into another Balkan crisis. The EU and the US must take urgent, united action

Iraq and a hard place Simon Tisdall: Finding a way to pull out US troops out of Iraq that placates all is a huge challenge

Fed injects $540bn into markets

Third attempt in a month by US Federal Reserve to help market with aid to mutual funds

Cyber-attack theory as al-Qaida websites close Analysts suspect western intelligence agencies targeting propaganda sites in new front in 'war on terror'

All sides are behaving as if Obama has it in the bag. And yet, and yet ...

Jonathan Freedland: Democrats are gazing at a radical new dawn while Republicans ready to attack the victor

Ahmadinejad 0, shopkeepers 1

M Cist: Iran's president has lost his battle with the all-powerful trading community over VAT. It's a significant defeat

Guantánamo's bleak farce Andy Worthington: After dropping war crimes charges against five prisoners today, the US's use of military commissions is unraveling

Once in a Lifetime By: Michael Meacher | The Guardian A global summit on the economy should be seen as an opportunity to create a fairer, more stable and more sustainable world.

McCain 'gives up' on Colorado as Obama calls time-out to visit sick grandmother Republican makes tough decisions as campaign also downgrades its chances in Iowa and New Mexico

Hamas exploits boom in Gaza smuggling tunnels Israel's blockade failing to weaken Islamist group as licensing fees boost new economic structure

Saudis indict 991 terrorism suspects

Government fears public backlash against crackdown and accusations of pandering to US

The long battle against poverty is not over Michael White: Britain remains a country of low social mobility, highly unequal incomes and jobless households

Tectonic plates over dinner

Sarah Wildman: Republican accusations of anti-Americanism and socialism is a reminder of how deep the fissures in US society remain

H7 'La Strada' on Wall Street and the End of Neo-Liberalism By: Alfred Gusenbauer | The Daily Star Apologists for neoliberalism assume not only that states should be run like companies, but also that, as far as possible, they should not intervene in the economy

Serving two masters in Iraq

An Iraqi government that is supposedly a US ally is also answering to Iran. (Boston Globe)

Needed: A New Multilateralism By: Robert B. Zoellick | The Boston Globe The events of September and October could be a tipping point for many developing countries. As always, the poor are the most defenseless.

Saudis Uneasy Over Rehabilitation of Syria's Assad

Saudis resurrect a rival for Hezbollah
Saudi Arabia, amid its efforts to undermine Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon, is reportedly funding a rival Shi'ite wing of the group led by Sheikh Subhi Tufayli, a Hezbollah founder who has been little seen since the 1990s. But Saudi money may just be lining Tufayli's pockets and his resurrection is little threat to the power and popularity of Nasrallah. - Sami Moubayed

Scowcroft a director of history

Inequalities rise, society not breaking down: OECD

Russia, Iran and Qatar Discuss Forming Gas Cartel

U.S. Official Backs Civilian Efforts In War On Terror

U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman spoke with RFE/RL senior correspondent Ron Synovitz in Prague about the changing dynamics of the war on terrorism and the lessons the U.S. military has learned from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Power and Politics in Iran By: Akbar Ganji | Foreign Affairs
The real decision-maker in Iran is Supreme Leader Khamenei not President Ahmedinejad. Blaming Iran's problems on President Ahmadinejad inaccurately suggests that Iran's problems will go away when Ahmadinejad does

The Comeback Cleric? The Economist
Presidential elections in Iran next June could be more lively than usual. Muhammad Khatami, a leading reformist who has already served two terms as president (he left office in 2005), is dropping ever clearer hints that he is ready to run against the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is widely expected seek re-election

Seven Questions for Larry Wilkerson By: Interview: Larry Wilkerson | Foreign Policy
Colin Powell’s chief of staff shares his thoughts on why the former secretary of state endorsed Barack Obama—and how the next U.S. president can get America back on track

Gadhafi Considering $2 Billion Arms Splurge By: Nicholas von Twickel | The Moscow Times
A Russian arms industry source said the visit might include the purchase of more than $2 billion in weapons, the news agency reported. The weapons could include some 50 tanks, dozens of helicopters, several fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems such as the S-300, TOR-M1 and BUK, the source said.

Building peace through health in the Middle East By Cesar Chelala

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

US warning on Iraq deal failure
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns of "dramatic consequences" if a deal on US forces in Iraq is not agreed.

Iraqi Analyst: Bush Ceding Control Over Troops in SOFA

US Digs in as Iraq Voices SOFA Concern

Iraq Deal Marks a Shift in British Mission - The Times


US Ambassador Defends Deal to Stay Iraq for Three Years - Daily Telegraph

Iran Paper Criticises US Policy in Afghanistan, Iraq

Iraqi Speaker on Iraq-US Agreement, Iran's Pressure, Sunnis, Kurds

Will Dubai's soaring economy come in for a landing?

H9 Ha’aretz Iran proposal: Preemptive strike against Israeli targets Khamenei adviser: Israeli rhetoric on Iran strike strengthens position of pro-preemptive attack officials.

ANALYSIS / Iran's threats are not based on any proven capability Iran's declarations appear to be an attempt to create a balance of fear and deterrence with Israel

U.S. urges Arab states to forge diplomatic ties with Israel Senior State Department official says 'we would also like to see Israel do the same, get closer to Arab states

Where no bad idea ever dies The "National Security and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century" document is a direct continuation of President Bush's reckless nuclear policy.

Jerusalem Post Peres to focus on Saudi peace plan in meeting with Mubarak Leaders also set to discuss Gilad Schalit; Lebanese paper reports that Nasrallah or Hizbullah aide may be on the way to Egypt as well

Why McCain's 'Judeo-Christian values' should worry the Jews


McCain nods to evangelical Christians who pit 'Judeo- Christian values' against secular values.

Obama won't debate Republican Jews Decision not to respond to RJC comes following ads in Jewish papers calling Obama "hostile to Jews."

Al-Qaida-linked Web site backs McCain Message posted Monday says "impetuous" McCain will continue in Iraq, Afghanistan "to the last soldier."

Yedioth Ahronoth Saudi hope Livni adopts plan

Saudi FM hopes Israeli premier will adopt Arab League peace initiative, return to 67' borders

'Jews masterminded crisis'

With financial crisis showing little improvement, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories flood internet

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

Jordanian Sources: Mossad Chief Assassinated

H10 Christian Science Monitor France's Sarkozy emerging as leading figure President Nicolas Sarkozy heads to Asia this week to broach the idea of bringing India and China together with G-8 nations in a 'Bretton Woods II' framework of economic rules.

Congress weighs another stimulus

But this plan is likely to be aimed at people and areas hit hard by the slump.

A Sunni-Shiite battle of the website hackers While some Middle East experts say tit-for-tat cyberattacks on Islamic websites amounts to a virtual sectarian battle, others suspect third-party agitators could be the culprits.

Saudi Arabia indicts 991 suspected Al Qaeda militants

Those arrested are implicated in operations that occurred between 2003 and 2006.

India, Pakistan open historic Kashmir trade route The longtime rivals exchanged goods across the divided territory for the first time in 60 years.

Government regulation, not free-market greed, caused this crisis

When government distorts incentives, the invisible hand can become a fist.

America's other deficit: leadership

A staggering 80 percent of survey respondents say we have a leadership crisis

ASIA

China's silent dominance in Russia (UPI) -- Chairman Mao Zedong can finally rest easy in his grave. His country has now become the dominant partner in the Sino-Russian relationship, a complete reversal of the past.

Hit and miss with Afghan air strikes Air strikes against suspected Taliban leaders in Afghanistan were halted in 2004, in the belief they were ineffectual and caused too many civilian deaths. They resumed the following year, growing steadily to levels of thousands of raids a year. Yet they still have not proved effective against the Taliban, while non-combatants are being killed in record numbers, in part due to poor intelligence. - Gareth Porter

It's All Go for Moonstruck India By: Raja Murthy | Asia Times
It's all go for moonstruck India If all goes according to plan, Wednesday's moon mission will firmly establish India as a leading space power

NATO reaches into the Indian Ocean
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's naval deployment in the Indian Ocean, ostensibly on the grounds of combating piracy, is a milestone in the alliance's transformation. India's decision to send a naval ship to the same region is no coincidence - it forms a vital link in the planned United States chain of influence that includes Sri Lanka and Singapore. Moscow has responded that it, too, has the capacity and the will to fight a "war on terror" in the Indian Ocean. - M K Bhadrakumar

· The Economist Slower boat from China

Growth slows in China, as the global economic slump takes its toll

US eyes a 'grand' Afghan bargain
The Pentagon is as one with the United States intelligence community, which sees a "spiraling" Afghanistan. A high-level team is now developing a strategic approach that will be presented to the next president, and it will certainly include some form of rapprochement with the Taliban. - Jim Lobe

Asian alternatives to the G7 bank bailout
By Abe De Ramos

H11 IHT Business remains robust between Germany and Russia

Growing business ties reflect Germans' and Russians' depth of commitment to their centuries-old bond, even in these troubled times

Medvedev opens effort to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan

President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia, projecting Moscow's diplomatic clout in the Caucasus, pushed Tuesday to bring the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan together for talks on the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Russia to host Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday he will host peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which appear willing to negotiate a settlement of their 20-year conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

From London, a rebuke to U.S. approach on terrorism British officials have criticized the United States for what they described as its overly militaristic approach to fighting terrorism.

Italy's crisis has premier riding highIn many countries, the leader's popularity often rises and falls with the state of the economy. That does not appear to be the case in Italy.

The U.S. ranks 29 on infant mortality The American health care system needs to do better to improve the nation's infant mortality rate, which is ranked nearly 29th lowest in the world.

James Carroll: Courage in an age of fear For some Americans, Barack Obama represents the unexpected possibility that we can find release in middle age from what took us hostage when we were young.

EUROPE European press review

Strike-hit Greece at standstill

Air traffic is grounded, public services grind to a halt, and there are some clashes, as Greeks join a nationwide strike

Sarkozy wants top EU economy team

The French president calls for an EU "economic government", as the IMF predicts a tough year for Europe.

Gordon Brown: Dead Man Walking? By: Douglas Davis | World Politics Review
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, it is widely accepted, has had a good credit crunch. A couple of months ago, just a year after taking over from the charismatic Tony Blair, Brown was virtually dead in the water.

Macedonia Unlikely to Start EU Talks This Year By: Elitsa Vucheva | EU Observer Macedonia does not seem ready at this stage to open accession talks with the EU before the end of the year, as initially hoped, EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn has said

In Serbia, Top U.S. Officer Seeks Military Cooperation By: Thom Shanker | The New York Times America’s top military officer traveled Monday to the only country in Europe ever bombed by NATO to seek increased cooperation between the armed forces of the United States and Serbia and a lessening of tensions over an independent Kosovo

Spaniards divided over Civil War More than 70 years on, an inquiry into the country's darkest era is expected to reopen old wounds, writes Fiona Govan.

Red Europe vs. Blue Europe
The Weekly Standard on the other continental divide.

H12 RFE/RL

Google News Azerbaijan

Will Russia Fall Apart? By: Vasko Kohlmayer | Front Page Magazine
Late last month, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev made a startling admission at a conference on social-economic development in Kamchatka. He said, "If we do not step up the level of activity of our work [in the Russian Far East], then in the final analysis we can lose everything.” What Medvedev’s words betray is the fear of Russia’s leaders that their country may not hold together

Ukraine's NATO Hopes Dashed By: Jeremy Druker | ISN Security Watch
While the Georgia-Russia conflict has played a role in dashing Ukraine's hopes for NATO membership, so has very dramatic domestic political turmoil

Orange Revolution Implodes to Leave a Nation in Despair By: Askold Kruschelnycky | The Independent
Their leaders are at war, their country is verging on bankruptcy and the Russians are growling on their doorstep. Ukrainians have been plunged into disillusion and despair by the lethal combination as they witness the death throes of the Orange Revolution that brought President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Julia Tymoshenko to power

The Machiavelli of Kiev: Ukrainian President Recalls Parliament to Address Financial Crisis

Kremlin Confidently Confronts Economic Turmoil as Russians Fret By: Megan K. Stack | Los Angeles Times
The nation's leaders devise a series of populist projects to reassure citizens. Amid fuel subsidies for farmers, housing upgrades and other assistance, 'it isn't that bad,' Putin says

Just months ago, Russian companies were buying up assets all over the world. Russian tycoons were boasting of vanity purchases like soccer clubs and racehorses. And President Dmitry Medvedev was talking about turning Moscow into a global financial center

Russians told all is well as economy sinks

Ukraine goes from
orange to red

The International Monetary Fund is preparing a US$14 billion standby facility for Ukraine as the stock market crumbles, the value of its currency tumbles and a bank requires rescuing. All that hasn't put an end to political infighting, although IMF terms may include halting elections that would further drain limited resources. - R M Cutler

Lessons from the war in Georgia
The five-day Russo-Georgian war hastened in a dangerous new era of rivalry between Russia and the United States, even though Russia remains a US "strategic partner" in continued cooperation in Afghanistan and in dealing with Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Moscow has also demonstrated it can at any time end Georgia's role as a secure energy corridor through which gas and oil is piped to the West. - Herbert Bix

Russian Economic Official Abruptly Freed From Jail

Corruption Case Linked to Kremlin Jockeying

Geopolitical Diary: The Kremlin's 'Anti-Crisis' Power Move

Russian Bases to Stay in Ossetia, Abkhazia

H13 The Times Blow to US-troop withdrawal from Iraq

Major setback for Bush administration as concerns grow in Iraq over the lack of a guaranteed date for the US forces to withdraw

Rescuing Afghanistan remains a noble ambition The shooting of a Western aid worker should not weaken our resolve to stay and improve the lives of ordinary people

Magnus Linklater

Kashmir trade route reopens after 61 years The reopening of the main pre-1947 trade route was agreed by the Indian Prime Minister and the new Pakistani President

Wall Street Journal Michael Barone: Are the Polls Accurate?

Thomas Frank: Joe the Plumber and GOP 'Authenticity'

Iran's Preconditions

So much for Obama's diplomacy.

Poll: Obama Opens
Double-Digit Lead
A greater number of voters say they would be comfortable with Obama as president. A new WSJ/NBC poll gives him a 10-point edge over McCain, 52% to 42%.Graphic: Data Drilldown | Poll Data (PDF)

Derivatives and Mass Financial Destruction By Darrell Duffie
Complex financial products can be useful if regulated properly.

How to Restore Confidence in Our Markets By Arthur Levitt
A unified regulator would be a start

Lessons from Tokyo By Heizo Takenaka A financial crisis demands fast, but smart, government action

Some Follow-Up, Please

By James Taranto
Come to think of it, what exactly did Biden mean?

Sarkozy's Sovereign Wealth Dud

REVIEW & OUTLOOK
A government reaction to the crisis that could be worse than the crisis itself.

Obama's Money Blowout

H14 Financial Times The world wakes from the wish-dream of decoupling The worst consequences of the banking crisis – a true depression – have been avoided. But the impact of the implosion of what economist Nouriel Roubini calls “the largest leveraged asset bubble and credit bubble in history” is hitting real economies hard, writes Martin Wolf

The Fund faces up to competition

Countries have other options, writes David Rothkopf

Gas cartel plan

Gap between rich and poor widens

Iraqis exist on margins of positive picture Economic and security advances have been slow to filter down to the ordinary citizens of Baghdad, many of whom say the quality of life is below that of the Saddam era

Maliki leads objections to US troop proposal The Iraqi cabinet wants to renegotiate a draft US-Iraq agreement to keep US forces in the country beyond 2008, in the most serious sign yet that the accord is in trouble

Fed offers $540bn to prop up money funds The US Federal Reserve said it would finance up to $540bn in purchases of short-term debt from money market mutual funds to shore up a key pillar of the US financial system

Russia set for sale of the century in reverse Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, says the state could wind up owning huge chunks of formerly private companies as the result of its bail-out measures

Serbia scores a partial victory

...and Spain. Each fears that Kosovo's independence will reinforce separatist or autonomist tendencies in their own countries: Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus, ethnic Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia, Basques in Spain. For these five countries, the integrity of...

Divided Opec wrestles with level of output cut

Oil prices leave Venezuela's Chávez vulnerable

Saudi Arabia injects cash into banks

Saudi Arabia, the biggest economy of the Gulf and the world’s largest supplier of oil, has deposited $2bn-$3bn in local banks to meet a shortfall of dollar funding in the domestic banking sector

Sarkozy calls for European wealth funds The French president has called for the creation of European sovereign wealth funds to buy stakes in companies with low share prices and protect them from non-European predators

IMF warns business as EU outlook worsens European businesses will suffer a sharp contraction in credit next year as the full consequences of the global crisis unfold for non-financial companies, the International Monetary Fund has predicted

Equality street The UK must reform welfare further and be bold on education, in particular. The government cannot afford, morally or economically, to stand by

Pakistan needs IMF help badly

The best hope is a Fund loan, augmented by individual countries, that is flexible on conditions without compromising on the most vital of reforms

Surplus capital is not for wimps after all In bad times, you can never have enough, says John Kay

How to make a decision and then stick to it Dean Karlan on commitment contracts

Analysis: From hope to husk

Billed as a solution to farm finances, air pollution and US oil security all at once, corn ethanol has instead undergone a rapid boom and bust

Obama's vision thing is his most potent asset

Saudi Arabia’s restraint rewarded

Middle East analysts believe the drop in oil prices would have little impact on the kingdom’s economy since its budget is based on an estimated price of $55 to $60 a barrel

Oil refinery seen as just the type of project to aim for The Bazian oil refinery is just the kind of Iraqi government project the US hopes to see more of in the near future, Anna Fifield reports

Investors suffer as US ethanol boom dries up The likes of Microsoft’s Bill Gates are sitting on billions of dollars in losses after buying into the corn-based ethanol industry that George W. Bush embraced as the answer to US energy woes

Democrats enlist students from bastion of liberalism deep in enemy territory

H15 Los Angeles Times French President Nicolas Sarkozy
shines in a crisis
Like British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, France's leader has seen his image burnished by the global financial crisis.

Iraq Cabinet seeks changes in security pact with U.S. With the U.N. mandate governing troops in Iraq running out in a few months, Iraqi ministers are set to debate alterations to a proposed U.S.-Iraq pact

Kremlin confidently confronts economic turmoil as Russians fret

The nation's leaders devise a series of populist projects to reassure citizens. Amid fuel subsidies for farmers, housing upgrades and other assistance, 'it isn't that bad,' Putin says

Britain's Brown savors his financial fame The prime minister's steps to address Britain's portion of the world financial crisis make him a hero, even across the Channel

The media vs. Joe the Plumber

Jonah Goldberg Joe the Plumber asked a sensible question. Why is he being attacked and belittled?

H16 American Politics Pew Research Center: Growing Doubts About McCain's Judgment, Age and Campaign Conduct — Obama's Lead Widens: 52%-38%

Poll: Obama opens biggest lead over McCain — Dem leads rival by 10 points among registered voters in NBC/WSJ survey

Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:

Obama Opens Double-Digit Lead

Metrics Are Adding Up For Obama - Charlie Cook, National Journal

Winning big? Larry Sabato on the potentiaL for an Obama landslide

MSNBC 'FIRST READ'...
HALPERIN 'PAGE'...
ABC 'NOTE...
POLITICO 'PLAYBOOK'...

Are the Polls Accurate? - Michael Barone, Wall Street Journal

McClatchy You may not like Obama's tax plan, but it's not socialism "Make no mistake," Republican activist John Hancock told a John McCain rally in St. Charles, Mo., a St. Louis suburb, "this campaign is a referendum on socialism." Republicans have been pounding that theme in recent days. "Senator Obama is not a socialist," said Paul Beck, a professor of political science at Ohio State University. "We've had a progressive tax system for some time, and both Republicans and Democrats have bought into it."

McCain's desperate tactics

As the presidential campaign enters its final weeks, John McCain resembles a journeyman boxer, behind on every scorecard and struggling desperately to land a knockout punch. (By Scot Lehigh, Globe Columnist)

NYT Mag inside McCain camp

The Times Magazine will feature a piece in which advisers say press isn't worthy of "straight talk."

Powell Drops the Hammer on McCain - Roger Simon, Politico

Symposium: Forecasting the 2008 National Elections
Source: PS: Political Science and Politics (American Political Science Association)

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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:

Is Palin A 2012 Contender or Pretender?

Palin apologizes for patriot ‘pro-America areas’ comment

Obama's lead widens in latest Ipsos/McClatchy poll

Entering the homestretch, Barack Obama leads John McCain by 50 to 42 percent and appears to be gaining strength on key issues despite a barrage of criticism from his rival. The first Ipsos-McClatchy poll taken since last week's third and final debate offered several signs of growing strength for Obama and troubling weaknesses for McCain

H17 Daily Telegraph UK already in recession, says Mervyn King

Bank of England Governor says Britain is now in recession after the banking system came close to collapse.

US ambassador defends Iraq deal

The US ambassador to Baghdad was yesterday forced to defend a controversial pact that would prolong its military operations in Iraq to 2011

Britain faces long-term terror threat

George Osborne fights for his political life George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, was fighting for his political future after he admitted discussing a substantial donation to the Conservative Party from a controversial Russian oligarch.

H18 Independent Hamish McRae: America must live within its means

Osborne fights for political life

Exclusive: Shadow Chancellor admits he met Russian oligarch five times but did not ask for political donations

H19 Military Intelligence Terrorism

Learning from Contemporary Conflicts to Prepare for Future War - H.R. McMaster, Foreign Policy Research Institute E-Note

The Worst of the Worst By: Ken Ballen and Peter Bergen | Foreign Policy They told us to overlook the abuses because Guantánamo housed “the worst of the worst.” But new statistics prove that the vast majority of prisoners detained there never posed any real risk to America at all.

Star Wars - Washington Times editorial

Control Nuclear Weapons or Risk New Hiroshima - The Australian


New Push to Curb N-bombs - The Australian

Next President Will Inherit Guantánamo Dilemma

Arms for
the Poor

by Jeff Huber

Probe looks into claims that spies eavesdropped on pillow talk

H20 Slate Bush's Final Illusion
The president's agreement with Iraq bypasses Congress. Again.
Bruce Ackerman and Oona A. Hathaway

Will There Be Blood? By: Ray Fisman | Slate
How are commodities prices connected to civil strife? Poor farmers impoverished by lower crop prices may be eager recruits for rebel groups who can promise a better livelihood from stolen loot than what the soil can provide (not to mention protection from pillaging, since unaligned farmers may be easy prey for either rebels or government troops).

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The Starbucks predictor: the more frappucinos to be had in a country, the more likely that it is now facing a depression. (Well, the Macdonald’s theory didn’t work either)... more»

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In Its Annual Fall Migration, One Godwit Traveled From Alaska to New Zealand in Eight Days

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British Atheists Announce Plan for Bus Ads, and Contributions Start Rolling In

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