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George W. Bush: "America Reshaped Our Approach to the Middle East"

May 19, 2009

Middle East Quarterly

On December 5, 2008, President George W. Bush delivered his valedictory Middle East policy speech (excerpted below) before the Brookings Institution's Saban Forum in Washington, D.C.,[1]a tour d'horizon of developments in the region, ranging from the fight ...

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Pakistan and Afghanistan in the Eye of the Storm

May 12, 2009
by Yoram Schweitzerand and Ephraim Asculai
INSS Insight No, 106

Over the past weeks, the US has accelerated efforts to confront the danger to world peace and its own security arising from the security situation in Pakistan. In a statement to Congress, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton ...

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The Creeping Talibanization In Pakistan has Developed into a Full Gallop


May 10, 2009
Pakistani Author Ahmed Rashid: 'The Pakistani Taliban Movement is Turning Into a Multiethnic Movement [Not Limited to Pashtuns]; I No Longer Say That There's a Creeping Talibanization In Pakistan – It's a Galloping Talibanization'
MEMRI.org

In a lecture delivered in Karachi on ...

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China Cited for Religious Rights Abuses

May 10, 2009

Foreign Ministry spokesman asserts ‘full religious freedom' despite arrests, torture.

By Sarah Page

DUBLIN, May 8 (Compass Direct News) - A U.S. government body cited increased harassment, imprisonment and torture of members of unregistered religious groups in China last year, ...

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Strategic Failure: Congressional Strategic Posture Commission Report

May 6, 2009
By Ivan Oelrich and Hans M. Kristensen
FAS Strategic Security Blog

It is not in the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission reportpublished today that the President should look for new ideas on how to reduce the role of nuclear weapons and lead the world toward nuclear ...

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Lebanon in Advance of Elections

May 6, 2009
by Amir Kulick
INSS Insight No. 104,

From its inception, Lebanon has been a mosaic of diverse communities: Sunnis, Shiites, Christians (with all their sects), Druze, and Alawites. The ability of these groups to exist as a state in the area between Jebel Amal in the south and Tripoli ...

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Clinton Says Ideology 'So Yesterday' -- Marxists Disagree

Clinton Says Ideology 'So Yesterday' -- Marxists Disagree

May 6, 2009

International News Analysis Today
By Toby Westerman

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently declared that "...ideology...is so yesterday."Several days after Clinton made her statement, the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, publically described himself as a ...

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'Al-Hayat' Interview With U.S. Ambassador To The U.N. Susan Rice

May 5, 2009
Memri.org
Special Dispatch
No. 2339
In an interview with the London daily Al-Hayat, published May 1, 2009, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Dr. Susan Rice answered questions regarding the Obama administration's positions on Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, and Sudan.  Following are excerpts from ...

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The Geopolitics of Pandemics

May 5, 2009
by George Friedman
Stratfor.com

Word began to flow out of Mexico the weekend before last of well over 150 deaths suspected to have been caused by a new strain of influenza commonly referred to as swine flu. Scientists who examined the flu announced that this was a new strain of ...

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