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FAS - North Korea Missile Launch

April 4, 2009
by Ivan Oelrich
FAS.org


Indications are that North Korea is moving ahead with its planned launch of a missile with the intent of placing a satellite into orbit. The North Koreans are portraying the launch in purely innocuous, civilian terms even naming the rocket "Unha," which means ...

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Russia, Obama, and A Constructive Meeting

Russia, Obama, and A Constructive Meeting
April 2, 2009
By Toby Westerman

International News Analysis Today

Reports coming from the meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev sound reassuring, but behind the apparent love feast is a stark, cold, and threatening reality far different ...

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Russian Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Russian Tactical Nuclear Weapons

March 26, 2009
By Hans M. Kristensen
From the Federation of American Scientists
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Two recent news reports have drawn the attention to Russia's tactical nuclear weapons. Earlier this week, RIA Novostiquoted Vice Admiral Oleg Burtsev, deputy head of the Russian Navy General Staff, saying that the ...

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Afghan and Pakistan Press React to Obama's Outreach to Moderate Taliban


March 22, 2009
Memri.org
From the MEMRI Urdu-Pashtu Blog: Reactions in the Afghanistan and Pakistan Press to President Obama's Statements on Reaching Out to Moderates in Taliban

Taliban: Contrary To What Obama Says, There Are No Moderates or Extremists Among Us

In a communiqué posted March ...

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Kuwaiti Journalist Praise US Middle East Policies, Slams Russian's

Kuwaiti Journalist Praise US Middle East Policies, Slams Russian's
March 21, 2009
Liberal Kuwaiti Journalist Hassan Al-Juffeiri Praises U.S. Middle East Policies, Slams Russia for Relations With Extremist Arab Regimes

"The Interests of the Gulf States Differ From the Interests of the Rest of the Arabs"

Hassan Al-Juffeiri:"I'd like my Arab brothers to realize ...

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'Insulting Turkishness' Case Proceeds Under Revised Law

March 21, 2009

Ministry of Justice decision suggests spreading Christianity may be unlawful in Turkey.

By Damaris Kremida
Compass Direct News

ISTANBUL, March 20 ) - Turkey's decision last month to try two Christians under a revised version of a controversial law for "insulting Turkishness" ...

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Turkey and Russia on the Rise

Turkey and Russia on the Rise

March 17, 2009
By Reva Bhalla, Lauren Goodrich and Peter Zeihan
Stratfor.com

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev reportedly will travel to Turkey in the near future to follow up a recent four-day visit by his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, to Moscow. The Turks and the Russians certainly have ...

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Defiant Wilders


February 26, 2009
By Jacob Laksin
FrontPageMagazine.com

NEW YORK - It's been a tough few weeks for Geert Wilders. First, an Amsterdam appeals court announcedin late January that it was going to bring the blunt-speaking Dutch parliamentarian to trial for offending Muslims with his anti-Islam ...

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A Chamberlain Moment

February 13, 2009
By Stephen Brown
FrontPageMagazine.com

It was a watershed moment of capitulation.

On Thursday, February 12, visiting Dutch politician Geert Wilders was humiliatingly bundled back on to a plane to his native Holland shortly after arriving in London. Wilders had been invited to ...

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