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In the News

Stopping genocide at the wallet stage

with George P. Shultzvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sunday, January 7, 2007

The first genocide of the 21st century enters its fourth year with no end in sight...

In the News

The surrender strategy in Iraq

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Scripps News
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Maybe a troop surge in Iraq will do little to win the war there, at least in and of itself, but the fierce opposition to the idea strikes me as less motivated by a desire to win by another strategy than a desire to get out, no matter what...

In the News

Terrorist Arafat

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Suppose the U.S. knew that someone helped kill American diplomats, and the government did nothing about it — instead honoring that someone as a "partner in peace..."

Analysis and Commentary

Only stupid, sadistic dictators hang… and Saddam was both

by Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph
Sunday, December 31, 2006

Only a minority of modern dictators have been executed for their crimes...

In the News

Observers Debate Iran's Influence in Iraq

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Friday, December 29, 2006

Iran's influence in Iraq has led some American observers to criticize the Iranian government as meddling in Iraqi affairs...

Analysis and Commentary

Reality strikes back, but let's not have too much realism

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 28, 2006

In world politics, 2007 may be the year of realism...

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. shouldn't talk to weak Iranian leader

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Iraq Study Group, prominent U.S. senators and realist diplomats all want America to hold formal talks with the government of Iran...

In the News

Sanctions put new pressure on Iran

with Abbas Milanivia McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday, December 24, 2006

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose sanctions on Iran aimed at slowing its nuclear program, but stopped short of allowing military action to enforce the sanctions...

In the News

Schools revamp

with Herbert J. Walbergvia Gulf Daily News
Saturday, December 23, 2006

Poorly-performing government schools in Bahrain and the Gulf should be privatised, says a US expert...

In the News

Iran vote rattles leader's authority

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, December 22, 2006

When Iranians flocked to the polls on Monday to vote in local elections, Iran's official press agency quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cheering the high turnout...

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