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  • Israel Condemns UN War Crimes Resolution

    Robert Berger Israel comdemns the United Nations Human Rights Council’s approval of the Goldstone Report which accuses Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas of war crimes during the Gaza conflict in January. Israel says the resolution is biased and one-sided, and the charges of war crimes are outrageous. “This diktat is phrased in very

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  • U.S. floated plan to withdraw fighter jets

    The U.S. government sounded out Japan in early April about pulling out all of the approximately 40 F-16 fighters from Misawa Air Base  in Aomori Prefecture, possibly beginning later this year, sources close to Japan-U.S. relations said Friday.   As part of the ongoing review of the U.S. defense strategy by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama,  the

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  • Afghanistan: Narco-Cartels a Growing Threat, UN Drug Agency Warns

    Aunohita Mojumdar   A report released September 2 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has good news and bad news about narcotics cultivation and trafficking in Afghanistan. The good news is that 800,000 Afghan farmers have stopped cultivating poppies; the bad is that those who continue to grow illicit crops are becoming more

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  • The Persistence of Nuclear Power

    Bruce Slawter Several noteworthy news analyses published over the last several weeks underscore the salient observation in my article that, while the debate over nuclear energy in the United States continues, a number of other nations—including those that either have previously foresworn nuclear power or have never pursued it—are taking realistic steps toward building reactors in order

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  • You Ain’t Seen Pirates Yet

    J. Peter Pham This week, the Russian Navy found the Arctic Sea, a timber freighter that mysteriously disappeared at the end of July after passing through the English Channel. The Maltese-registered, Russian-crewed ship ended up 300 miles off the coast of Cape Verde — a spectacular act of piracy and one of the first in

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  • Failing State

    Michael Sheehan, Karen Greenberg   U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced earlier this summer that the State Department will issue an inaugural “Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review,” or QDDR. Due out in its preliminary form this fall, the QDDR is modeled on the Defense Department’s “Quadrennial Defense Review” (QDR), the four-year planning exercise conducted

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  • Turkey: Ankara Wrestles with the Kurdish Issue

    Yigal Schleifer After decades of conflict and repressive policies, Turkish leaders appear to be taking concrete steps toward resolving the Kurdish issue. But analysts warn that domestic opposition and the lack of consultation with Kurds themselves could limit any plan’s chances for success. In recent months, Turkish leaders have sent strong signals that an initiative to

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  • Iran: America’s “Not-So-Smart Power” and the Nuclear Programme

    Scott Lucas, Prof. Hillary Clinton’s address to the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday was awful. Sorry. I should be fair: if the speech was meant as a statement of US strategy, it was awful. Perhaps, however, that was not its intent. Perhaps, for example, the speech was to given Clinton a bureaucratic boost in an increasingly

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  • Sovyet Sonrası Dönemde Ukrayna’daki Azınlıklar

    Mazhar Yasin Tüylüoğlu   Özet: Küreselleşmenin giderek yaygınlaştığı günümüzde, ulus-devletlerin varlığı konusu sürekli gündem oluşturmaktadır. Bu küreselleşme ve ulus-devlet ikileminde uluslararası aktörlerin çıkar çatışmaları büyük rol oynarken, Azınlık unsuru da arada kalmaktadır. Devletlerin politik enstrümanı haline gelen bu unsur, en çok da parçalanan, dağılan ülkeler için sorun teşkil etmektedir. Bu açıdan bakıldığında SSCB’nin dağılması sonrasında ortaya

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  • An Analysis of the Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK) with International and Domestic Dimension And Its reflection over Turkish-American Relations

    It is widely believed that the attacks of September 11 were a turning point for international relations since it led countries worldwide to assess the threat of terrorism and generate new perspectives for countering these risks. Thereby, America under the Bush presidency called all nations to Americas’ ‘war on terror’ campaign to support the fight

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