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US study predicted postwar pitfalls

The New York Times, A year-long US State Department study predicted many of the problems that have plagued the American-led occupation of Iraq, according to internal department documents and interviews with Administration and congressional officials. Beginning in April 2002, the […]

The return of Arabophobia

The Guardian, First, they tried to dismiss Iraqi resistance as the work of “Saddam loyalists”. Then they sought to blame “outside forces”. Now, as it becomes clear that Iraqis of all sects oppose the occupation, a third explanation has arisen. […]

Obituries for Europe are a little premature

THE OBSERVER, Leaders may be sounding the populist trumpet, but the collective ideal is now getting impetus from new members The EU is a success. Its 25 members are discussing proposals for a new, carefully crafted constitution that will make […]

The former Soviet Union seeks a revival, THE states that once comprised the Soviet Union continue to decline on all levels: Temporary economic successes cannot halt a downslide that began during the final years of the socialist republic. Moscow alone is trying to generate momentum towards […]

Things Getting Better? Visit Baghdad Airport

The Independent, BAGHDAD, 19 October 2003

Malaysia to acquire shoulder-launched missiles despite US security concerns

AFP, Malaysia will proceed with its plan to acquire surface-to-air shoulder-launched missiles as part of its military modernisation programme, a senior minister said Monday, despite US concerns that such weapons could be used to shoot down civilian aircraft. Defence Minister […]

Strategic investment strengthens EADS presence in China

, . EADS to take a stake in AviChina for up to E 30 million . AviChina and EADS sign a Strategic Cooperation Agreement EADS, the second largest aerospace and defence company in the world, will subscribe for five percent […]

Nukes, subs, and (not so) black ops

Asia Times, In its October 11-12 weekend editions, the Los Angeles Times – with much fanfare – carried a 16-month old story: that Israel had modified three diesel submarines acquired from Germany and US-supplied Harpoon-type cruise missiles to give it […]

North Korea Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile

AP, SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea test-fired an anti-ship missile off its east coast Monday as part of its annual military exercise, South Korean military officials said. The Office of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff declined to further […]

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