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Iraq Is Not Vietnam

by Frederick W. Kaganvia Policy Review
Thursday, December 1, 2005

A pernicious equivalence

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The Gaza Pullout

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Israeli withdrawal from Gaza represented a dramatic new development. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Robert Zelnick reports on the new—and old—realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Rogues Are Losing

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 30, 2005

Why the rogues of the Middle East have a very short future. By Charles Hill.

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Iran’s New President

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 30, 2005

How can we deal with the nuclear threat from Iran? By encouraging democracy in Iran. By Abbas Milani.

Analysis and Commentary

Textbooks in the Middle East

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

When governments take responsibility for publishing school textbooks, such books invariably reflect what the leaders of that society want children to believe. Nowhere is this issue more crucial than in the Middle East, where national and religious passions are a constant threat to world peace.

A Worthy War Critic

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Saturday, October 1, 2005

Peter Berkowitz on The Assassins’ Gate by George Packer

Analysis and Commentary

The Genocide Trap

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, September 7, 2005

The evil in question was the widespread atrocities that are still under way in western Sudan, including the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, along with rape, torture, kidnapping, pillaging, and the forced displacement of millions.

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The Passive Revolution

by Jared A. Cohen, Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Hard-liners may have gained a near stranglehold over the political and judicial sectors in Iran, but there is one critical sector they do not control—the people. By Jared A. Cohen and Abbas Milani.

Liberty First, Democracy Later

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The best way to promote democracy abroad? By first promoting liberty. By Peter Berkowitz.

Bush Country

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

In the Arab world, there is something new and exhilarating in the air—a debate on the meaning of freedom. By Fouad Ajami.