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Inside Europe

The Guardian , Uneasy peace has broken out between Nato and the EU following their brief but bloody hostilities over plans to boost European defence. It took the considerable spinning powers of Jamie Shea – the media star of the […]

The Pentagon's pope

The Guardian , The troubles besetting Donald Rumsfeld, who is still the US secretary of defence, continue to grow. The blundering Pentagon chief was in hot water again last week over a series of church and prayer breakfast speeches made […]

Global spy role grows: CSIS head

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Iraqis Split in Survey Over Government and Role Islam Would Play in It

Washington Post , Iraqis are divided over what political framework they want for their government and what role Islam will play in it, according to a new survey by the State Department's Office of Research. “The public divides among those […]

Security Council reform: Where are the Arabs?

The Daily Star, Recent discussion about UN reform has focused on Security Council composition and the veto. What would such reform mean for the Arab world? When world leaders assembled at the UN last month, the legitimacy and effectiveness of […]

The crusader in the Pentagon

berkshireeagle, In addition to the noxious views on Islam that ought to get him bounced out of his job posthaste, General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, the Pentagon's undersecretary of defense for intelligence, has a novel take on the 2000 presidential […]

World: One, Two, Three … What Are They Fighting For?

The Independent , I was in the police station in the town of Fallujah when I realized the extent of the schizophrenia. Capt. Christopher Cirino of the 82nd Airborne was trying to explain to me the nature of the attacks […]

Israel's Weapons of Mass Destruction

, Tokyo—After the worldwide publication of a report that Israel has developed a technology, after a research effort of over 30 years, to modify the US-made Harpoon anti-ship missile to deliver nuclear warheads to targets on land, a senior Israeli […]

Thousands Rally to End Iraq Occupation

AP, WASHINGTON (AP) — To chants of “Impeach Bush,” thousands of anti-war protesters rallied in the nation's capital Saturday and delivered a scathing critique of President Bush and his Iraq policy. Demanding an end to the U.S.-led occupation and the […]

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