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Bush Offers Another Year of the Same
Saturday, February 2, 2008
With just less than one year left in his presidency, George W. Bush remains as focused as ever on the Middle East and Iraq and appears reluctant to take on any major new foreign policy challenges in the time that he remains in power.
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NATO and Israel: Instruments of America's Wars in the Middle East
Saturday, February 2, 2008
In the post-Cold War era, NATO has become an instrument in support of Anglo-American and Franco-German foreign and security objectives. Although intra-NATO differences exist, the interests of the U.S., the E.U. and Israel — which since 2005 has held a de facto membership in NATO — are interlocked within the Atlantic military alliance.
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Race for Sanctions on Iran Speeds Up
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The US and its allies, worried about a new International Atomic Energy Agency report that is expected to confirm there is no evidence of military diversion from Iran's nuclear activities, are pushing hard for more United Nations sanctions on Tehran.
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Neo-Cons Shaken, But not Deterred
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Washington's foreign policy "realists" are on the rebound against their battle-hardened neo-conservative rivals. The hawks are down, but far from out, writes lapsed neo-con author Jacob Heilbrunn in a new book about what he refers to as a "mindset". Neo-cons are now scrambling to detach themselves from President George W Bush and Iraq and entrench themselves ever more deeply into institutional Washington.

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In Last Lap, Bush Seeks Unity on Iraq
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
 President Bush says his final year in office will be dedicated to maintaining a large U.S. military presence in Iraq to sustain progress there. He also promised a range of economic efforts to revive the U.S. economy and make it more competitive internationally. But in matters of both security and prosperity, Bush said responsibility lay in large part inside the chambers of the Democratic-controlled 110th Congress.
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A China base in Iran?
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
With the French setting up a small military base in the United Arab Emirates and with the US's presence in the Persian Gulf well established, growing Iran-China cooperation on the energy and trade fronts is bound to spill over into more meaningful military cooperation. The first step would be to allow Beijing a base at one of Iran's Persian Gulf ports or on one of its islands.
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Iran & Bush's Crisis of Truth
Monday, January 28, 2008
Iran has never threatened the U.S. Nor has Iran ever invaded another country. The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has pledged there will be no Iranian nuclear weapons, nor will Iran start a war.
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Washington--Still in Search of a Coherent Iran policy
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Regime change is about to occur in Washington as well, and a less ideological approach to Iran might include a more open discussion about Iranian security requirements, so that the terms of the debate can change.
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A Topsy-Turvy Scenario
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The controversy over Iran's nuclear ambitions has gone through many twists and turns at all levels, the most recent being the US National Intelligence Estimate finding that Iran stopped work on a nuclear weapons development program in 2003.
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Moving the Goal Posts on Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Issue
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Even if the IAEA were to resolve all the remaining ambiguities, there would not be a single acceptable scenario that Samore and other like-minded supporters of Israel will ever accept a nuclear Iran.
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