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Analysis and Commentary

Reinforcing the financial front

by John B. Taylorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, March 2, 2007

Even as Congress and the Bush administration debate the troop surge in Iraq, they should agree immediately to implement a surge on the financial front in the "war on terror."

Analysis and Commentary

Opposing view: Don't negotiate with pariahs

by Victor Davis Hansonvia USA Today
Thursday, March 1, 2007

America should attend regional talks that may include Syria and Iran, in support of stabilizing the democracy in Iraq...

Analysis and Commentary

Condi's rock'n'roll approach has been and gone. Let's try Benita's slow waltz

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, March 1, 2007

In Egypt the US has retreated from its push for democracy in the Arab world. Europe should step into the breach...

Analysis and Commentary

Iraq War Recalls Past U.S. Conflicts, Controversies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Given all of this country's past wars involving intelligence failures, tactical and strategic blunders, congressional fights and popular anger at the president, Iraq and the rising furor over it are hardly unusual...

In the News

U.S. Launches New Talks To Secure Iraq

with Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

There's been a dramatic shift in policy in the search for peace in Iraq: the Bush administration has agreed to official talks with Iran and Syria...

Analysis and Commentary

Billions Over Baghdad

by John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Earlier this month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing that criticized the decision to ship American currency into Iraq just after Saddam Hussein’s government fell...

In the News

Iraq Without War

with Larry Diamondvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, February 26, 2007

Would things be better, or worse, in Baghdad four years later if the United States had not invaded?

Analysis and Commentary

What Scares Iran’s Mullahs?

by Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Friday, February 23, 2007

Iran has once again defied the United Nations by proceeding with enrichment activities, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported yesterday...

In the News

No False Choices: Chuck Hagel's Foreign Policy Roadmap

with Abbas Milanivia Huffington Post
Friday, February 23, 2007

Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) yesterday afternoon gave an important speech on US-Iran relations at the University of Nebraska at Kearney's James E. Smith Conference on World Affairs...

In the News

A Trinity of Fantasists

with Niall Fergusonvia Human Events Online
Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wherever they are I hope the authors of our Constitution are pondering the spectacle now bedazzling Capitol Hill...