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  • Please, Call Us Islamic

    Hayri Abaza, Soner Cagaptay, and Kayvan Chinichian Islamophobia is rising in the West because so many of us confuse Islam with Islamism. This confusion also inadvertently helps organizations like al-Qaeda.     Not a day goes by that yet another publication or pundit uses the terms Islamic and Islamist interchangeably, not realizing that Islam is a

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  • The Long War on Terror: Obama Administration Plays Politics with Guantanamo

    Prof. Scott Lucas  This article from Nick Baumann at Mother Jones is filled with political-insider information, but I think it is a significant marker of how the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has moved from an Obama pledge in January 2009 to a site for internal Administration struggle in November.   I learned several

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  • Debate Still Rages Over Who Won the Cold War

    Mark Snowiss   The 20th anniversary of the 1989 East European revolutions has re-opened contentious debate over who won the Cold War and what caused Soviet communism to disintegrate so rapidly in its final years. The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 was a symbolic milestone, heralding the break-up of the Soviet Union

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  • N. Korea Announces More Production of Nuclear Weapons Material

    Kurt Achin North Korea says it has manufactured more material useable in nuclear weapons.  The announcement is widely seen as a tactic to pressure the United States into bilateral talks, and comes a little more than a week before President Obama arrives in Asia.   Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency announced Tuesday the country

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  • WHO: Millions of Children Need Not Die From Pneumonia

    Lisa Schlein  The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund say better nutrition and access to immunization can save millions of children from dying of pneumonia. The two agencies are launching a new action plan to tackle this killer disease.    The release of this new strategy coincides with the first international World Pneumonia

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  • The Link between Iran and Venezuela: A Crisis in the Making?

    Robert Morgenthau The issues I will discuss with all of you are the blossoming relationship between what might seem unlikely bedfellows…. the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, whether we have a national security crisis looming on the horizon, and whether our national security and law enforcement communities are sufficiently focused

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  • NATO Ministers Endorse McChrystal Afghanistan Strategy

    Robert Raffaele  As NATO troops engage Taliban insurgents throughout Afghanistan, the top commander’s recommendation for additional troops has earned a key endorsement. NATO defense ministers meeting in Slovakia, expressed “broad support” for their general’s plan.   “What we need is a much broader strategy which stabilizes the whole Afghan society,” said NATO Secretary General Anders

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  • Czech PM Backs New US Missile Defense Plan

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has secured the Czech Republic’s support for U.S. missile defense plans after winning the backing of fellow NATO allies Poland and Romania.   Biden met Friday with Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer, who said his country is ready to participate in the new plan.  Biden said Washington will send a high-level defense team

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  • The Future Nuclear Powers You Should Be Worried About

    Mordchai Shualy Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs — not to mention the risk of loose nukes in Russia or Pakistan — are worrying enough. But a number of other countries are looking to join the nuclear club, with terrifying potential consequences.   BURMA  Status: Substantial evidence points toward Burmese collaboration with North Korea in the

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  • UN backs Gaza war crimes report

    The UN human rights council has endorsed the Goldstone report on Israel’s war on Gaza, which accuses the military of using disproportionate force as well as laying charges of war crimes on Israeli occupation forces and Hamas. The council’s resolution adopting the report was passed in Geneva by 25 votes to six with 11 countries abstaining and five declining

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  • London denies UK Muslim spy charge

    The British government has denied that a programme for tackling religious extremism is used by its security agencies to spy on Muslim communities. In a statement released on Saturday, the Home Office said its $230m Preventing Violent Extremism strategy did not engage in covert intelligence-gathering on potential terrorists. “Any suggestion that Prevent is about spying

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