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Finding FARC

The Colombian government’s successful killing of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) number-two Raul Reyes is an important victory in Colombia’s 44-year war with the narco-terrorists. Perhaps more significantly, the ...
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The Bhutto Attacks

The question of who was behind Friday’s assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto is the whodunit from hell and, instead of a pistol, the drawing room dénouement will feature Pakistan’s nuclear ...
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Pakistan Needs U

Hopefully the United States is preparing a massive relief package for Pakistan’s coastal regions, which have been hard hit by flooding caused by a cyclone and heavy monsoon rains since ...
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The T Word

One of the conditions of the agreement with North Korea is that the United States starts the process of removing North Korea from the list of terrorist-sponsoring nations.  Although North ...
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Watch Chavez Run

While the international press has already conceded Venezuela’s presidential election to radical incumbent Hugo Chavez, the actual election is on Sunday, December 3, and despite the strong economy, fueled by ...
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Black September

Before September 11, there was Black September. Those earlier terrorists, spouting anti-imperialist third-world rhetoric, seem almost trivial in comparison to the religiously inspired mass murder we have since come to know. ...
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Terror in Buenos Aires

Last Tuesday morning, a siren sounded in Buenos Aires to mark the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA building, the chief offices of Argentina’s Jewish community. The bombing ...
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Been Here Before

With at least 174 dead and 485 injured, Mumbai has again been the victim of mass terror. The attack, which consisted of seven bombs detonating within an 11-minute span on ...
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Look to Canada

The agenda at the Cancun summit between President Bush, President Fox, and Canada’s new premier Stephen Harper is already filled with discussions of trade and immigration. Nevertheless, there is an ...
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What a Wonder

With a Mubarak victory foreordained, Egypt’s presidential elections–the first allowing multiple candidates–can only be considered a tiny step toward reform in Egypt. Fortunately, there is a chance to take a ...