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17 December 2008
  December 17, 2008

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H1 New York Times Fed Cuts Key Rate to a Record Low Having reduced its key rate to a record low, the Fed said that it would use “all available tools” to fight the recession and downward pressure on prices. Text of Fed Statement

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN The Great Unraveling Our banking crisis has made it increasingly clear that the U.S. and China are becoming two countries, one system. But they appear to be on very different historical trajectories

FT ‘Helicopter Ben’ confronts the challenge of a lifetime Central banks may resort to their most powerful weapons against deflation: the printing press and the ‘helicopter drop’ of money. Will this work? Yes. But returning to normality will prove far more elusive, writes Martin Wolf

Boston Globe Playing power politics with Iran (By Ray Takeyh) It is time to approach the Iranian conundrum from a power-politics perspective: Allow the Islamic Republic to be a leading regional state so long as it tempers its nuclear ambitions and restrains its destructive regional policies.

Daily Star A neoconservative view on talking to Iran By Joshua Muravchik

Washington Post U.S. Hegemony May Be in Decline, but Only to a Degree By Robert D. Kaplan, The American military remains a force for good, a fact that will become self-evident in the crises to come.

From Open Democracy, after Iraq and Afghanistan, amid China's rise and Russia's challenge, can western democracy any longer offer a universal model?

Financial Times Fed slashes rates to near zero The US Federal Reserve moved deeper into uncharted water heralding a raft of dramatic and unconventional measures to support the economy as it slashed interest rates from 1 per cent, virtually to zero

Fed dips into toolbox to fix long-term rates The Federal Reserve made clear that it had not run out of ammunition to support growth and ward off deflation, even as it cut the fed funds rate virtually to zero

Middle East needs Obama’s touch

Richard Haass and Martin Indyk on allies

Heat rises in Russia-Ukraine gas talks Tension is high in annual negotiations because of Moscow’s intervention in Georgia, a political power vacuum in Kiev and the global economic crisis, which is increasing pressure on Gazprom to extract a big price rise

The tricky road to US dialogue with Tehran The Obama administration will have to tread carefully as domestic politics threaten to unsettle negotiators in Iran, says Roula Khalaf

Analysis Trouble in China’s manufacturing heartland Businesses are closing as falling western demand brings fears that Beijing will stifle the dynamism needed to adapt

The broken promise of Doha

Stop press: global trade talks fail to make progress. The world might be forgiven for regarding such tidings as somewhat less than dramatic news

Guardian An accord with the entire Arab world would be a prize worth Israel's effort Jonathan Freedland: With a four-state problem impeding any two-state solution, the best hope for peace may be to make the stakes higher

Hiding from Kirkuk Ranj Alaaldin: The city of Kirkuk remains a dangerous flashpoint in Iraq. But who will grasp the nettle?

Focus on Kashmir Stephen Kinzer: In order to achieve peace along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the US should help resolve the dispute over Kashmir

Round and round again Simon Tisdall: The latest Middle East peace efforts are part of a familiar diplomatic dance that never quite seems to end

Christian Science Monitor

As Iraq calms, Mosul still a battle front US forces may stay in the volatile northern city beyond the June deadline for Americans to pull back to bases.

Mideast awaits new leaders, direction in 2009 Former President Jimmy Carter urged new focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace last week. But other accords may be more feasible.

A global trade decline? In a rare alignment, most of the world's big economies are expected to shrink

Japan quietly seeks global leadership niches The island nation seeks to carve out a bigger role in world affairs as a 'soft power.'

Global Insights: Gates' Pentagon War By: Richard Weitz | World Politics Review Earlier this month, the Pentagon issued a directive raising "irregular warfare" (IW) to the same level of importance as conventional battles.

Jerusalem Post Analysis: Will next US president give priority to Iran, or to Israel-Palestinian conflict? Israel watching Obama's appointments for signs of where US Mideast policy is headed.

Containment policy doesn't work
GulfNews - By Amir Taheri,

Los Angeles Times Bush's Bluster By: Max Boot | Perhaps the most irksome characteristic of the Bush administration has been the Rio Grande-wide gap between rhetoric and action. The president's actual foreign policy has not matched his rhetoric.

Asia Times Sons of Iraq a test for Baghdad The transition of 25,000 "Sons of Iraq" volunteers in parts of the Sunni Triangle from United States to Iraqi control will be a stern test for the Shi'ite-dominated government. Despite their success in battling extremists, the volunteers fear betrayal by an administration they see as a proxy of Iran, and al-Qaeda will be only too happy to capitalize on any security void created by the transition

Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:

Exclusive: Cheney Says He's Changed

Geopolitical Diary: Restarting US-Russian Arms-Control Talks?
Stratfor -

FT Foreign policy: Good intentions fail to fill diplomatic void Where is Egypt? The question surfaces with awkward regularity, with every new crisis in the Middle East and every new diplomatic initiative. Whether it is the US occupation of Iraq, the tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme or Lebanon’s factional fighting, Cairo has not been seizing the diplomatic centre stage, leaving it to a host of new regional players to try to fix Arab problems

IHT Did Sarkozy's stint change the EU for good? For the six months that France held the European Union presidency, President Nicolas Sarkozy dominated the European stage. But has he fundamentally changed the EU, or simply burnished his image?

WSJ  Output Drop In Russia Signals Gloom Russia's industrial output fell 8.7% in November from a year earlier on cash shortages and lower export demand.

The Times Nato: more than a military force Divided in Afghanistan, hamstrung in Europe, the alliance must find a political voice or collapse

Michael Evans

Fed stuns the world with rate cut to 'virtually zero' US rates were cut to a historic low as America resorted to drastic action in its battle to stave off recession and deflation

Analysts say Fed has 'shot all its armoury'

Britons caught in the Pakistan web British Muslims who remain entangled in their forefathers' politics will be susceptible to extremism Anatol Lieven

US Basra role as British troops prepare for exit The Stars and Stripes flies alongside the Union Flag in a symbolic demonstration that the British era is coming to an end

NYT Electoral Rot Nearby? The Russians Don’t See It The Kremlin’s efforts to bolster authoritarian regimes in neighboring states reveal how far Russia goes to create the illusion of democracy.

A Habsburg Plan for Brussels: A review of “Empire by Devolution: What Today’s EU Can Learn From Franz Josef I’s Empire”

U.S. Military to Launch Pilot Program to Recruit New Local Afghan Militias - Anna Mulrine, U.S. News and World Report

Stratfor The Geopolitics of India: A Shifting, Self-Contained World

Ha’aretz Israeli diplomat: No more talks with Syria at this time Officials in Damascus, Jerusalem say talks at this stage are pointless due to impending general election

Where's the Israeli initiative? The lack of an Israeli peace initiative will turn the Saudi document in its present form into ?the only game in town.?

Daily TelegraphMiddle East peace must wait Telegraph view: Progress in the Middle East will have to wait until at least February

Darfur civilians 'seized as slaves by Sudan military' Sudan's army and government-backed militia have abducted 'thousands' of civilians from Darfur, including children, to be used as sex slaves or for forced labour, according to a new report.

Der Spiegel How German Agents Helped Pave the Way into Iraq

SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH STROBE TALBOTT 'The Obama Administration Will Be Very Cautious'

Iran Remains Unimpressed by Sanctions The trade restrictions against Iran have disappointed the Israelis, angered the German business community and made the Iranians even more defiant. The government in Berlin is now preparing to encourage President-elect Barack Obama to impose a fresh round of sanctions against Tehran

THE TANGLED US-IRAN KNOT, Part 3 Economy, ties with West key to polls The main issue in Iran's June 2009 presidential election will be the country's dire economic woes and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's role in them. The challenger - expected to emerge from the moderate camp - will also charge that Ahmadinejad has mismanaged relations with Europe, while Ahmadinejad will accuse his foe of conspiring with the West. Therein lies the deep rift within the country. - Gareth Porter

A peek into Iran's nuclear Pandora's box If Moscow's combined intelligence agencies are in agreement that Iran does not have nuclear-weapons capability, it calls for serious rethinking about whether the "crisis" built up over Tehran going nuclear was nothing but the neo-conservatives' bogey to roll back Iran's rise as the impresario of a Shi'ite resurgence in the Middle East. - Sreeram Chaulia

WINEP The Challenges of Israeli Military Action in Gaza If Israel is to succeed in any post-ceasefire military operation in Gaza after the nominal December 19 expiration of the Hamas ceasefire, its operations must be rapid; inflict limited civilian casualties; and begin with a clear exit strategy for establishing the political and military conditions of withdrawal

NPQ Tony Blair: VALUES KEY TO MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK, AND FAITH MUST PLAY ITS PART

H2

Turkey: Iran, Iraq could supply gas for Nabucco

Overhauling the Iran Sanctions Act By: Peter Doran | World Politics Review As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to take office, the Turkish government is readying to outflank the U.S.'s Iran policy on a vast scale, having signed a milestone agreement in November to invest $12 billion in Iran's energy sector

Turkish jets attack Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq

Ermeni taşınmazları için iade veya tazminat

Amerikalılar her şeyi bilmezmiş meğer

Soner Çağaptay Lessons from the Annals of Counterterrorism **

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası Dış Basında Türkiye BBC Türkçe 0700 1800VOA Türkçe 0630 1345 2130 Turkish Press Review Google News Turkey TurcoPundit ASAM

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

Apo'nun açıklaması PKK'yı karıştırdı

Cevdet Aşkın

Guardian Hiding from Kirkuk Ranj Alaaldin: The city of Kirkuk remains a dangerous flashpoint in Iraq. But who will grasp the nettle?

De Mistura in Kirkuk on elections talks (UPI) -- The U.N. special envoy to Iraq arrived in Kirkuk Tuesday to discuss the provincial elections in the disputed territories, the United Nations said.

Christian Science Monitor

As Iraq calms, Mosul still a battle front US forces may stay in the volatile northern city beyond the June deadline for Americans to pull back to bases.

Baskın Oran’a ölüm tehdidi

Irak’ın Kerkük kentinde 55 kişinin öldüğü, 120 kişinin yaralandığı restoran saldırısını üstlenen Türk İntikam Birliği Teşkilatı (TİBT) isimli örgüt, insan hakları, demokrasi ve azınlıklar konularında yazılar yazan Prof. Dr. Baskın Oran’ı ölümle tehdit etti

Turkey not living up to its Ilısu promises: report

Gül gidemiyor Haşimi geliyor

Erdoğan'dan DTP'ye 'Nazizmi hortlattınız'

Mustafa Ünal Erdoğan DTP'ye yüklendi

EDM Iraqi Journalist’s Shoes Make Turkish Media Happy

EDM Russia or the South Caucasus: Options for NATO and the United States to Supply Forces in Afghanistan

HAKAN ALBAYRAK Hepimiz Zeydi'yiz!

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

Ermeni taşınmazları için iade veya tazminat

AİHM’den Türkiye’ye 875 bin euro’luk ceza

AİHM, Surp Kevork Ermeni Kilisesi ile Surp Pırgiç Ermeni Hastanesi Vakfı’nın açtığı davalarda, mülkiyet hakkını ihlal gerekçesiyle, Türkiye’yi 875 bin euro tazminat ödemeye mahkûm etti

FM warns Europe on lack of trust

Fransız Büyükelçisi'nden AB üyeliği şartları

"Sonunda Fransa da 'katılım' dedi duyduk"

I DO NOT APOLOGIZE

‘AİHM kararı 2008’de yaşananlar için de emsal’

Alper Görmüş Bütün Türk basınını alın, Herkül Millas’ın yazısını verin!

Türkiye’de bütün bunlar tartışılabilir

Mensur Akgün Bildiri asıl amacına ulaştı

Bülent Keneş Yes, but who are to apologize to my grandmother and grandfather?

Yavuz Baydar Public apology stirs controversy, angers, breaks new ground

Doğu Ergil The Fuller story

Beril Dedeoğlu Türkiye-Avrupa Forumu (II)

Rusya'da Türkiye'yi şikâyet eden akademisyenlere büyükelçiden ders

Sami Kohen Farklı bir Sarkozy

Hristofyas: "Dikenli konular var"

Greek riots and Turkish democratic sensibilities by KOSTAS PIKRAMENOS*

Babacan'dan AB'ye Sert Mesaj

Dışişleri Bakanı Ali Babacan, AB'nin Türkiye'ye verdiği taahhütleri yerine getirmesini istedi

Hedo Okur Tuncay Nihat Altintop

Buenos Aires, İstanbul'a iki çeker...

Serdar Turgut İçinde özlediğiniz kelime geçen bir yazıdır bu

Somalili korsanlar bir Türk kargo gemisini kaçırdı

Hızlı tren yılbaşına hazır Ankara-Eskişehir 30 YTL

Why does the West show an interest in Mevlana? by İBRAHİM ÖZDEMİR*

Tandoğan, babası Hirsch’i anlatacak

H3 Yargıtay: Danıştay davası Ergenekon’la birleştirilsin

Kanlı Danıştay da Ergenekon'a girdi

Yargıtay: Ergenekon’la birleştirin

Danıştay davasına Silivri yolu gözüktü

Danıştay sanıkları Silivri yolcusu

Baykal, Erdoğan’a 4 soru yöneltti

Danıştay davası Ergenekon'la birleştiriliyor

Veli Küçük 10 numara bile olamaz

Veli Küçük’e faili meçhuller neden sorulmadı?

Garih cinayetiyle ilgili Savcılık'tan şok incelemeHasdal Kışlası'ndaki akıl almaz bağlantılar...

Garih'i öldür 5 milyon $ hesabında

'Gizli tanık atv'nin hissedarı!'

AKP beş büyük ilde aynı isimlerle seçime gidiyor

Küçük’ün notları bile devlet sırrıymış

AKP binası Alevi tekkesi üzerine mi yapıldı?

Kaçak Paşa'nın korku imparatorluğu

Çapraz sorgu uzadı Veli Küçük sinirlendi

AK Parti’li rakibinden Melih Gökçek’e eleştiri

Büyükersen’e adaylık teklifi yaptık

GİTTİ GEMİ GELDİ TERSANE

JİTEM'i inkâr eden Küçük'e maaş bordrolu yalanlama

YSK Başkanı: İddialar doğru değil, belgesi olan getirsin

Son Dakika Milliyet Hürriyet Zaman GH Türkiye

Birinci Sayfalar Akşam Birgün Bugün Cumhuriyet Dünya Hürriyet Milli Gazete Milliyet Posta Radikal Referans Sabah Star Taraf Tercüman Türkiye Vakit Vatan Yeni Şafak Zaman Arşiv

Video NTV CNNTürk Milliyet

Cengiz Çandar Hrant'tan özür diliyorum

Ahmet Taşgetiren Bu kadar özür yetmez!

Ruşen - Çakır

Taha Akyol AKP’ye alternatif

Fikret Bila Erdoğan-Bahçeli yakınlaşması

Hasan Cemal

Murat Yetkin Ergenekon davasında bugüne dek en önemli gelişme

İsmet Berkan Geçiyordum, uğradım!

Fehmi Koru Devlet olmanın raconu

Taha Kıvanç Elif'in gözleri...

Şamil Tayyar Silivri’ye Danıştay bombası

[Haber Yorum - Ali Akkuş] Ergenekon iddianamesine Yargıtay onayı

Ali Bayramoğlu Özür kampanyası: Tarih, gerçek ve vicdan

Yasemin Çongar

Ertuğrul Özkök Oh o var, ben rahatladım

Garih cinayetinde Ergenekon izleri...

ORAL ÇALIŞLAR

Hasan Ünal

Ahmet Hakan Aferin Cem Yılmaz

M Ali Birand

Cüneyt Ülsever Ekonomik olmayan bir kriz yazısı

Enis Berberoğlu

Yalçın Doğan Seçimden sonra IMF’ye canımız feda

Adem Yavuz Arslan Küçük Paşa susarak ne dedi?

Oktay Ekşi

Özdemir İnce

Mehmet Y Yılmaz Bir rüşvet hikáyesi! Muhalefet partileri nerede?

Sabahattin Önkibar Taksit taksit Ergenekon'da Üzeyir Garih dezenformasyonu!

Mustafa Akyol Sorun şeriatta değil, şeriat devletinde

Aziz Üstel Veli Küçük paşamız Jitem ve Amiral C.

İnandırıcı olmak

MEHMET ALİ KIŞLALI

Erdoğan ve AKP

AVNİ ÖZGÜREL

MUHARREM SARIKAYA Bütçenin ruhu

ERDAL ŞAFAK Sarı Gelin'i ağlatmayın

ENGİN ARDIÇ

ERGUN BABAHAN

EMRE AKÖZ Kendi ülkesinde 'turist' olanlar

Umur Talu Ne yapar ne yapmaz

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN İki dev'e bir ağıt

NAZLI ILICAK Pabuç tepkisi

MEHMET BARLAS Parayı veya oyu artırmak değil mevcudu korumak bile zor...

MAHMUT ÖVÜR

YAVUZ DONAT

Gülay Göktürk Devleti kalıcı olarak şişirmemek

Mehmet Kamış Rejim tehlikede!

KÜRŞAT BUMİN İlk soru: İnsan hayatını önemsiyor musun?

Nuray Başaran Şimdi moda düello

Can Ataklı Ergenekon çıkmazı

Ekonomi

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM

Ercan Kumcu

Erdal Sağlam

Hurşit Güneş Laf olsun diye bir bütçe

Pembe kalemle yazılan 2009 bütçesine revizyon garanti

Merkez Bankası 2009'a yeni tedbirlerle giriyor

Türkiye-IMF ilişkileri Neden’de tartışıldı

Güngör Uras ‘B planlarının’ işlemesi reel sektörün ayakta kalmasına bağlı

Ege Cansen Sendika tavize yanaşmıyorsa şirket iflas etsin daha iyi

Ekonomik bunalımın sonu

MUSTAFA AYSAN

Aydın Ayaydın Ekonomik göstergeler tehlike sinyali veriyor

Bilal Çetin Bütçe krizi yok sayıyor...

ABD’de arabanın lastiği patladı

METİN ERCAN

Servet Yıldırım MB'nin başarısı İMF kaynak girişine bağlı mı?

H4 New York Times Fed Cuts Key Rate to a Record Low Having reduced its key rate to a record low, the Fed said that it would use “all available tools” to fight the recession and downward pressure on prices. Text of Fed Statement

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN The Great Unraveling Our banking crisis has made it increasingly clear that the U.S. and China are becoming two countries, one system. But they appear to be on very different historical trajectories

Electoral Rot Nearby? The Russians Don’t See It The Kremlin’s efforts to bolster authoritarian regimes in neighboring states reveal how far Russia goes to create the illusion of democracy.

Explosives Found at Paris Department Store

China Is Said to Restore Blocks on Web Sites

Memo From Berlin: Allies See Germany Trying Bailout With a Thimble

Iraqi Shoe-Hurling Journalist to Face Judge on Wednesday

U.N. Council Shows Support for U.S. Plan Against Piracy

Russia Says It May Buy Remotely Piloted Spy Planes From Israel

Italian Police Arrest Dozens in Sweep Aimed at Mafia Bosses

British Doctor Is Convicted in Failed Car Bombings

The Shoe Heard Round the World

By JOHN KENNEY On the heels of this week’s shoe-throwing incident, a look at other forms of insults from around the world.

Bush Prepares Crisis Briefings to Aid Obama The White House has created more than a dozen contingency plans to help President-elect Barack Obama in the event of an early international crisis.

Obama’s $10 Billion Promise Stirs Hope in Early Education President-elect Barack Obama’s pledge for preschoolers would amount to the largest new initiative for young children since Head Start began in 1965.

H5 Washington Post U.S. Hegemony May Be in Decline, but Only to a Degree

By Robert D. Kaplan, The American military remains a force for good, a fact that will become self-evident in the crises to come.

Fed Cuts Key Rate to Record Low

Bank Pledges New Tactics With 'All Available Tools' to Boost Economy

With Strikes, China's New Middle Class Increasingly Expressing Discontent

Editorial Reviving an Economic Engine

Can Barack Obama clear up his party's mixed signals and get trade liberalization moving?

The Enduring Worth of Compassionate Conservatism By Michael Gerson,

The moral commitments that underlie compassionate conservatism will not fade.

OPEC's Gamble Steven Mufson | Why OPEC's emergency meeting to buoy oil prices might, or might not, work.

Cheney Beckons Obama to the Dark Side By Dan Froomkin

China's Charter A new movement offers a democratic alternative to the regime of the Beijing Olympics.

More Americans Hurt by Recession, Poll Finds Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they have been harmed by the downturn and that the nation has entered a long-term economic decline.

Dynamite Found at Paris Department Store Unknown Group Tips Off Police

United Nations Authorizes Military Raids on Somali Pirates International Effort to Secure Sea Route May Stumble Amid Political Disarray in East African Nation

For Obama, Job First By Emanuel Cleaver II, African Americans need to lower their expectations for Obama

The United Auto Workers as the Architect of U.S. Prosperity

By Harold Meyerson, The UAW built the American middle class and much, much more

Jesse Jackson Jr. Told Investigators Blagojevich Sought Gift in Exchange for a Job for Jackson's Wife

H6 Guardian An accord with the entire Arab world would be a prize worth Israel's effort Jonathan Freedland: With a four-state problem impeding any two-state solution, the best hope for peace may be to make the stakes higher

Hiding from Kirkuk Ranj Alaaldin: The city of Kirkuk remains a dangerous flashpoint in Iraq. But who will grasp the nettle?

Focus on Kashmir Stephen Kinzer: In order to achieve peace along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the US should help resolve the dispute over Kashmir

Round and round again Simon Tisdall: The latest Middle East peace efforts are part of a familiar diplomatic dance that never quite seems to end

Fed drops key rate to historic low US central bank lowers target range for federal funds rate to between zero and 0.25%

Precedent for the shoe-throwing protest Jonathan Steele: Al-Zaidi may have been beaten for his outburst at George Bush, but Iraqi journalists are entitled to righteous indignation

Emine Saner: How to insult George Bush, wherever you are in the world

'I think we've done pretty well'

Dick Cheney has no regrets about eight years in office and stands by Iraq and Guantánamo Bay

Dick Cheney's fantasy world Scott Ritter: Despite the facts, the vice-president still insists that Saddam Hussein could have produced weapons of mass destruction

The shoes we longed for Sami Ramadani: The young journalist who took on Bush has become a unifying Iraqi symbol

Conservative poll lead cut to just five points Exclusive: Support for Tories falls by seven points in ICM poll, while Brown leads Cameron by 11 points on economic ability

Narrowing gap gives Brown option of 2009 poll

MI5 tracked Glasgow airport bomber Bilal Abdulla may have been on MI5 watchlist for 13 months due to potentially suspicious travel patterns

H7 .

Daily Star Outwitting a hostile West may be about to get harder for Iran

INTELLIGENCE: Israel And Iran Scramble In The Shadows

An Iraqi Freedom Milestone - Ralph Peters, New York Post

Iran's Regional Power Rooted in Shia Ties

Balance Trade With Healthcare By: C. Fred Bergsten and Raymond C. Offenheiser | Miami Herald Polls show half the voters believed trade was a threat to the U.S. economy. As a result trade agreements negotiated by the Bush administration with Colombia, Panama and South Korea remain stalled

Dubai Will Not Fall By: Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed | Asharq Alawsat
I listened to the opinions of people who have been quick to judge Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates that has been the subject of much admiration, envy, and doubt, even before the financial crisis occurred

Condi Rice Roundtable With Associated Press

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

Sons of Iraq a test for Baghdad
The transition of 25,000 "Sons of Iraq" volunteers in parts of the Sunni Triangle from United States to Iraqi control will be a stern test for the Shi'ite-dominated government. Despite their success in battling extremists, the volunteers fear betrayal by an administration they see as a proxy of Iran, and al-Qaeda will be only too happy to capitalize on any security void created by the transition

Iraq Wants All Non-US Troops Out by July

Syria's Assad seeks Israeli stance on Golan: sources

OSC: Sadrists Applaud al-Zaidi's Shoe-Throwing

Cole on Lehrer News Hour & Bush Legacy in Iraq

MEMRI Dec 16 IA# 482 - Recent Rise in Sunni–Shi'ite Tension (Part III): Sectarian Strife in Saudi Arabia

Dec 16 IA# 481 - Recent Rise in Sunni–Shi'ite Tension (Part II): Anti-Shi'ite Statements by Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi

Dec 16 IA# 480 - Recent Rise in Sunni–Shi'ite Tension (Part I): Sunni – Shi'ite Hacker War on the Internet

Dec 15 SD# 2154 - Former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel: It's Time For Hizbullah's Weapons to Return to the Control of the Lebanese State

Syria: Embassy in Beirut by year's end

H9 Ha’aretz Israeli diplomat: No more talks with Syria at this time Officials in Damascus, Jerusalem say talks at this stage are pointless due to impending general election

Where's the Israeli initiative? The lack of an Israeli peace initiative will turn the Saudi document in its present form into ?the only game in town.?

Not built for surprises As a religious movement, Hamas is in no rush; the future belongs to Islam, even if only the great-grandchildren, or their grandchildren, will see it.

Editorial / The flourishing State of Judea The State of Judea is also the Wild West, whose residents hold the law in contempt

IDF mustn't fire artillery at Gaza population centers, jurist warns Barak

Not built for surprises

Jerusalem Post Analysis: Will next US president give priority to Iran, or to Israel-Palestinian conflict? Israel watching Obama's appointments for signs of where US Mideast policy is headed.

'Gov't can't consider Golan demand'

Opposition MKs say Olmert's lame-duck government has no authority to make peace deal with Syria

Yedioth Ahronoth 'Error hurt entire nation'
President Peres speaks to Russian counterpart Medvedev, expresses sorrow on behalf of Israeli people for terrible bus crash that left 25 Russian citizens dead. Olmert 'shocked' by crash; Livni conveys condolences to Russians

Low-intensity clash/ Ben-Yishai Gaza Strip truce ended weeks ago, replaced by low-intensity warfare

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

Daily Star All Hamas demands is Israeli respect By Rami G. Khouri

The settlers' presence is a time bomb waiting to happen By Saed Shukhy

Not the Center of the World by Barry Rubin

UN adopts Middle East resolution
The UN Security Council passes its first resolution on the Middle East for five years, in a bid to boost the peace process.

Russia bids for first Israeli military purchase – spy drones

Avraham Burg & Gershom Gorenberg: How To Remember The Six Million

H10 Christian Science Monitor

As Iraq calms, Mosul still a battle front US forces may stay in the volatile northern city beyond the June deadline for Americans to pull back to bases.

Mideast awaits new leaders, direction in 2009 Former President Jimmy Carter urged new focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace last week. But other accords may be more feasible.

A global trade decline? In a rare alignment, most of the world's big economies are expected to shrink

Japan quietly seeks global leadership niches The island nation seeks to carve out a bigger role in world affairs as a 'soft power.'

Should ground troops hunt pirates in Somalia? A Bush administration proposal to allow foreign forces to go ashore in Somalia to hunt the country's notorious pirates is getting a cool reception from US military leaders, regional analysts, and some Somali officials.

Paris bomb scare raises question: jihadis, or not? The note announcing the explosives lacked references to Islam, jihad, or the Taliban.

Madoff scam saps confidence in Wall Street Angry investors blame US regulators for one of the investment world's biggest scandals.

Two big China stories you missed this year The brief yet radical shift of patriotic fervor into criticism of the government after the Sichuan earthquake and the official revival of Confucius were crucial moments in a pivotal year

Big victory against global bribery

A record fine against Siemens hints at success in the US and Europe in curbing payoffs.

ASIA

U.S. Military to Launch Pilot Program to Recruit New Local Afghan Militias - Anna Mulrine, U.S. News and World Report

Stratfor The Geopolitics of India: A Shifting, Self-Contained World

In a new expert brief, CFR's Daniel Markey says as long as Pakistan is perceived to be avoiding serious action against terrorists based in its territory, "tensions with India will remain high."

AFGHANISTAN: NPR reports Taliban courts are filling in a "justice vacuum" in many parts of Afghanistan that aren't under control of the Afghan government

Rogue Elephants The Economist
Militant strikes wreak havoc on supplies in
Pakistan’s wild west

India's Greatest Ally: Pakistan

The Drum Beating in Kashmir - H.D.S. Greenway, Boston Globe

Obama vs. Osama: Is Afghanistan the right war, or will it become Obama's quagmire?

Bangladesh lifts state of emergency Bangladesh's army-backed government has lifted a state of emergency, which has been in place for nearly two years, in preparation for parliamentary elections in 12 days.

China on the verge of unemployment explosion

Delhi's options on Pakistan still open The likelihood of India launching major punitive military operations across the border following the Mumbai attacks last month has diminished, but New Delhi has other means of applying pressure on Pakistan over militancy in that country, including a naval blockade. - Richard M Bennett

ASEAN tightens up to ride China's rise China's rise as an economic superpower has been an incentive for the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to integrate to remain competitive as well as an impetus for policies of nationalistic self-interest. The launch of a new charter on Monday strengthens ASEAN's collective bargaining power with Beijing, but China's one-on-one soft-power plays may undermine the emergence of any unified economic bloc. - Brian McCartan

Japan to live with
its yen burden

Japan's currency has gained by almost a quarter against the US dollar this year and a third against the euro, making life even harder for the country's exporters, such as Sony and Toyota. Yet Tokyo is unlikely to halt the rise, out of concern over its relations with the United States, its key ally. - Kosuke Takahashi

Crisis Brewing in the Himalayas By: James Brazier | Diplomatic Courier The Himalayas are moving inexorably towards crisis. China is advancing its claims over 30,000 square miles of Indian-held territory through economic, diplomatic, and even insurgent warfare. India has responded by militarising the border

H11 IHT Did Sarkozy's stint change the EU for good? For the six months that France held the European Union presidency, President Nicolas Sarkozy dominated the European stage. But has he fundamentally changed the EU, or simply burnished his image?

Russia considers buying spy drones from Israel A Russian purchase of such aircraft from Israel would be a significant expansion of military business between the two countries.

Creating the illusion of democracy in Russia's neighbors Election monitoring teams - part of the Kremlin's efforts to bolster authoritarian regimes - show how far Russia will go to create the illusion of democracy. Belarussian troops voted in Septembe

Explosives found at Paris department store French police found a package of explosives at the Printemps department store in central Paris on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said.

The Low Oil Price Calls for a Fresh Set of Rules Six months ago when King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia convened an energy summit in Jeddah the mood between producers and consumers was of barely concealed hostility

EUROPE European press review

A Habsburg Plan for Brussels: A review of “Empire by Devolution: What Today’s EU Can Learn From Franz Josef I’s Empire”

Surveillance culture sneaks up on Europe, despite resistance

Der Spiegel How German Agents Helped Pave the Way into Iraq

Greek PM vows to fight corruption after 11-day protest

EULEX, For a New Kosovo By: Igor Jovanovic | ISN Security Watch
The EU launches its biggest ever civil mission and hope that its neutral status and focus on the rule of law in Kosovo will meet with more success than its UN predecessor

EU voting on working week opt-out

MEPs will vote later on the fate of Britain's opt-out from European laws limiting the working week to 48 hours.

Mardell's Europe Sarkozy's elan has shaken up the EU's crisis management

France Avoids Recession, Cites Reforms Subscriber Content Read PreviewFrance was one of the few big economies to grow in the third quarter, partly thanks to deregulation, bit it is unlikely to dodge recession, the finance minister said.

H12 RFE/RL

Central Asia: Russian General Claims US Wants to Build Two Military Bases in Region The United States is planning to set up military bases in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Russias top general is claiming

FT Between the Lines Quentin Peel on Russia’s economy

WSJ  Output Drop In Russia Signals Gloom Russia's industrial output fell 8.7% in November from a year earlier on cash shortages and lower export demand.

Russia’s “Strategic Partnership” with China Set to Grow in 2009

Google News Azerbaijan

Fighting Pirates Instead of the United States By: Rose Gottemoeller | The Moscow Times Dmitry Medvedev, who returned not long ago from Venezuela, has a serious choice to make. He can choose the Barbary pirates or the Monroe Doctrine. If I were him, I'd go with the pirates.

RUSSIA-CUBA: The Miami Herald reports that Russia plans to reinvigorate its military relations with Cuba by docking Russian warships in Havana

EDM Russia or the South Caucasus: Options for NATO and the United States to Supply Forces in Afghanistan

H13 The Times Nato: more than a military force Divided in Afghanistan, hamstrung in Europe, the alliance must find a political voice or collapse

Michael Evans

Fed stuns the world with rate cut to 'virtually zero' US rates were cut to a historic low as America resorted to drastic action in its battle to stave off recession and deflation

Analysts say Fed has 'shot all its armoury'

Britons caught in the Pakistan web British Muslims who remain entangled in their forefathers' politics will be susceptible to extremism Anatol Lieven

Madoff fraud 'could have been averted years ago' The Securities and Exchange Commission has admitted it ignored repeated warnings about the financier's wrong-doing for 10 years

Explosives found in Paris department store Five sticks of explosives found in famous Printemps-Haussmann store after warning from unknown Afghan group

US Basra role as British troops prepare for exit The Stars and Stripes flies alongside the Union Flag in a symbolic demonstration that the British era is coming to an end

Wall Street Journal Bernanke Goes All In

John Steele Gordon: Pyramid Schemes Are as American as Apple Pie

OPEC Eyes Cut of 2 Million Barrels Saudi Arabia opened the door for OPEC's most drastic output reduction in decades by calling for the group to slash world oil supplies by at least another 2 million barrels a day to keep abreast of faltering world demand.

Cutting rates to near zero, Fed deploys unconventional tools

Bloomberg: Fed Cuts Rate to as Low as Zero, Shifts Policy Focus

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: For immediate release

Regulators face Madoff grilling

The top US financial watchdog is to investigate why its own staff failed to act early on warnings about Bernard Madoff.

H14 Financial Times ‘Helicopter Ben’ confronts the challenge of a lifetime Central banks may resort to their most powerful weapons against deflation: the printing press and the ‘helicopter drop’ of money. Will this work? Yes. But returning to normality will prove far more elusive, writes Martin Wolf

Fed slashes rates to near zero

The US Federal Reserve moved deeper into uncharted water heralding a raft of dramatic and unconventional measures to support the economy as it slashed interest rates from 1 per cent, virtually to zero

Fed dips into toolbox to fix long-term rates The Federal Reserve made clear that it had not run out of ammunition to support growth and ward off deflation, even as it cut the fed funds rate virtually to zero

Middle East needs Obama’s touch

Richard Haass and Martin Indyk on allies

Heat rises in Russia-Ukraine gas talks Tension is high in annual negotiations because of Moscow’s intervention in Georgia, a political power vacuum in Kiev and the global economic crisis, which is increasing pressure on Gazprom to extract a big price rise

The tricky road to US dialogue with Tehran The Obama administration will have to tread carefully as domestic politics threaten to unsettle negotiators in Iran, says Roula Khalaf

Analysis Trouble in China’s manufacturing heartland Businesses are closing as falling western demand brings fears that Beijing will stifle the dynamism needed to adapt

The broken promise of Doha

Stop press: global trade talks fail to make progress. The world might be forgiven for regarding such tidings as somewhat less than dramatic news

Day of reckoning In times of crisis, governments can act while opposition parties can only talk. Frustrating though this is, it makes it even more important that they choose their words well

Fat tax, fat chance There is a need for changed behaviour when it comes to eating choices and exercise. A modest, targeted tax on certain foods, with revenue invested in tackling child obesity, may yet see its day

Between the Lines Quentin Peel on Russia’s economy

France tightens security in bomb scare Afghan group’s Paris store threat sparks alert

Eurozone slides further into recession

Activity falls for seven straight month

Saudis call for record cut in Opec output Riyadh’s oil minister called for cuts of about 2m barrels a day to offset the global slowdown’s effect on oil demand. Other ministers, including those of Venezuela and Iran, took a similar line, making it likely that Opec will agree

Oil slide threatens bid to diversify

The price collapse and the financial crisis could endanger plans to transform Gulf economies – a process deemed critical to providing private-sector jobs for growing young populations

UN calls for lasting Mideast peace

The security council passed a resolution seeking a lasting regional peace based on a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – by 14-0, with only Libya abstaining

Chu appointment delights energy campaigners The appointment of Steven Chu as US energy secretary has been welcomed in the US and around the world by scientists and campaigners on climate change as presaging a dramatic change in the US approach to global warming

Foreign policy: Good intentions fail to fill diplomatic void Where is Egypt? The question surfaces with awkward regularity, with every new crisis in the Middle East and every new diplomatic initiative. Whether it is the US occupation of Iraq, the tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme or Lebanon’s factional fighting, Cairo has not been seizing the diplomatic centre stage, leaving it to a host of new regional players to try to fix Arab problems.

Iraq and GE sign $3bn power deal

Goldman Sachs reports $2.12bn loss

First quarterly deficit as public company

The titans’ inability to say sorry

John Kay says he’s not solely to blame for the crisis

Eurozone slides further into recession

The eurozone has plunged deeper into recession, putting the 15-country region on course to report its worst quarter on record, while employment has also fallen

Time to loosen the criteria for joining the euro Crisis has made this urgent, says Marcin Piatkowski

Obama defies unions to pick school reform Barack Obama chose the reform-minded head of the Chicago school system as secretary of education and said teachers must accept greater accountability in return for more funds.

‘Falsified’ records hamper Madoff inquiry Madoff’s bail hearing delayed

H15 Los Angeles Times Fed cuts rates to record low: 0% to 0.25%

The central bank also says it is considering the purchase of long-term Treasury bonds

Dynamite found in bomb scare at French department store The dynamite at Printemps in Paris was not attached to a detonator. A group calling itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front had sent a warning letter demanding France's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

EditorialBush's shoe toss In the history of footwear and politics, the protest of Bush in Baghdad was...

Bush's Bluster By: Max Boot Perhaps the most irksome characteristic of the Bush administration has been the Rio Grande-wide gap between rhetoric and action. The president's actual foreign policy has not matched his rhetoric.

It's no time to panic Jonah Goldberg Economic crisis is leading some to abandon time-honored wisdom.

Egyptian Intellectuals Pay Price for Curiosity Rapprochement with Israel is a fraught issue. Most want to wait until Palestinians have a state, others support limited peace, and those who have done the unthinkable and visited Israel face ostracism.

Egypt's sexually harassed women begin to speak out In a society where police are indifferent and relatives fear scandal, the abused have suffered the taunting and groping in silence. A landmark case may change that

Iraq shoe thrower elicits mixed reaction among Arabs The journalist who threw a pair of shoes at President Bush is seen as both a hero and an embarrassment. Iraq's government faces a dilemma in deciding what to do with him.

H16 American Politics

Government is back: On Jan. 20 the Age of Reagan ends, and the Age of Obama begins.

The case of the vanishing GOP voter The second most startling fact about the presidential election: The number of people who identify themselves as Republicans has gone from 36 percent in 2004 to 28 percent in 2008. (By Eric Fehrnstrom, Boston Globe)

Toyota Republicans

The Republican Party is relying on a specific kind of Southern white person to shore up its power base, but that demographic can't be counted on for long.

We Nominated a Moderate, and Lost! - Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

The Paper Chase: Dozens of progressive institutions are clamoring to put their agendas on Obama's desk — will the incoming president actually read them?

Green Old Party: What would a conservative environmentalist agenda look like?

Pelosi vs. Rahm

Vilsack Picked for Agriculture Secretary

realclearpolitics memeorandum

Daily Beast Cheat Sheet

Politico ABC’s The Note MSNBC FirstReadTime ThePage Politico Playbook

PoliticsHome fivethirtyeight US News Political Bulletin

Who Is at Fault for Big Three's Decline? - Michael Barone, US News & WR

H17 Daily TelegraphMiddle East peace must wait Telegraph view: Progress in the Middle East will have to wait until at least February

Darfur civilians 'seized as slaves by Sudan military' Sudan's army and government-backed militia have abducted 'thousands' of civilians from Darfur, including children, to be used as sex slaves or for forced labour, according to a new report.

European review of 2008

The year of Sarkozy saw a series of crises reshape the political map.

Italians arrest 100 'Costa Nostra'

Italy claimed to have struck an "unprecedented blow" against the mafia on Tuesday after arresting 100 alleged gangsters during coordinated pre-dawn raids in Sicily.

Sarkozy u-turns on key reform pledge

Spanish region drops compulsory English language citizenship classes

Nicolas Sarkozy attacks Czech refusal to fly EU flag

The French president has sparked a diplomatic row in Europe.

H18 Independent The Big Question: Is the West winning in Afghanistan – and should more troops be sent?

Hamish McRae: It's now back to Victorian values

H19 Military Intelligence Terrorism

Training for Full Spectrum Operations

Pentagon Sets 'Asymmetric' Warfare As High Priority - Jeffrey Young, Voice of America

US arms sales seen booming in 2009

Global Insights: Gates' Pentagon War By: Richard Weitz | World Politics Review Earlier this month, the Pentagon issued a directive raising "irregular warfare" (IW) to the same level of importance as conventional battles.

Irregular Warfare: Everything yet Nothing (Full PDF Article)

India papers over its security cracks The Indian government plans a national security overhaul in the wake of last month's attacks on Mumbai. But these "quick-fix" solutions don't address a deep-seated rot in the security apparatus, particularly its understaffed, ill-equipped and poorly trained police force. - Sudha Ramachandran

Procurement System Must Be More Responsive to Current RequirementsAFPS


What Next for Missile Defense? -
Washington Times opinion

U.S. Military to Launch Pilot Program to Recruit New Local Afghan Militias - Anna Mulrine, U.S. News and World Report

'Terror' Is the Enemy By: Philip Bobbitt | International Herald Tribune
Our experience with 20th-century nation-based terrorists -- the IRA in Ireland, the PKK in the Kurdish areas of Turkey, ETA in Spain's Basque country, the FLN in Algeria and others -- still dominates much of our thinking about how to deal with 21st-century global terrorists.

Inside the Terrorists' Compound

How Blackwater Serves America - Wall Street Journal opinion

Phone Call From a Terrorist

Bad Year for Guerillas

Kidnapping Expert Kidnapped in Mexico

Cheney: I Approved Waterboarding

a review of The Bin Ladens: The Story of a Family and Its Fortune by Steve Coll (and more from Bookforum).

The Men Who Spied on Nixon: New Details Reveal Extent of 'Moorer ...
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The Middle East Times reports that a major Saudi intelligence operation foiled a plot by al-Qaeda militants to attack Muslims making the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Full Text: National Drug Threat Assessment 2009

H20 Slate What Obama Could Learn From America's Greatest Unknown Nuclear Strategist
Get out of the hothouse from time to time.
Fred Kaplan

The Green House
The recession is the best thing that could have happened to Barack Obama.
Christopher Beam

Our Fearless Politics
For now, fear is gone from
Washington. What will happen when it returns?
John Dickerson

Slate's Field Guide to Financial Scams
Ponzis, pyramids, and bucket shops.

Global Economic Prospects 2009: Commodities at the Crossroads World Bank This 196-page report on prospects for the global economy says that, along with the deepening crisis, commodity prices have plummeted, ending an historic five year boom. But the report, says the worst should be over by 2010 when growth is projected to pick up in developing countries

Changes 'amplify Arctic warming'

Scientists say they now have unambiguous evidence that the warming in the Arctic is accelerating.

NASA reports 2008 is ninth warmest year since 1880

H21 Microsoft Internet Explorer users told to switch browsers over 'zero-day' flaw

Did Hollywood steal our hearts? Scientists claim that real-life relationships can't live up to those in the movies. They should try watching a few.

Tech Billionaires Who Lost Big

From International Socialist Review, an article on the limits of identity politics

Sarcasm may hold key to diagnosing dementia in the young

Magic tricks reveal inner workings of the brain.

A review of American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States by Jonathan Engel.

From Arts & Opinion, Wendy McElroy writes in defense of pornography

Barack Obama picks `best cabinet basketball team in history`

'Exciting, Realistic, Complex': Muted Praise for 'Valkyrie' From German Critics

From Governing, in many cities, a big university is becoming the economic engine that a big corporation used to be

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Crime and Punishment - Deterrence and its Failure in Theory and Practice 2001
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It never rains circa. 1991.
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