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Obama 101

On Monday, in an opinion piece published in the New York Post, I suggested that Senator Barack Obama had urged Iraqi leaders to postpone making an agreement with the United ...
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Iraq, April ’04

To the Iraqi poet Awad Nasir, April 9 marked the first anniversary of what he terms “the rebirth of Iraq as a free nation.” On that day last year, the ...
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Heady Concerns

Ignoring the advice of many, the French government has just presented to the parliament a draft bill to prevent women from wearing the so-called “Islamic” headgear, or foulard, at state-owned ...
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Miscalculations

Is the Bush administration having second thoughts about its plan to transfer power to an interim Iraqi government by the end of June? #ad#The question is raised by recent remarks made ...
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Transition Complications

With Saddam Hussein under arrest, a power struggle has begun within the remnants of his Baathist regime, Iraqi sources report. #ad#At least three rival groups are positioning themselves to fight for ...
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Chirac and The Muslims

France’s state-owned television channels reached their highest viewer ratings Wednesday when the nation was invited to witness what one commentator described as “an historic moment.” #ad#This consisted of a 4,000-word address ...
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Cowardly Loser

For years he had posted his portraits throughout Iraq as an Arab knight riding a white horse in battle against “The Infidel.” His bronze busts presented him as a red-beret ...
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Cold Turkey

This was not how Recep Tayyip Erdogan intended to spend the first anniversary of his party’s historic electoral victory. Earlier this year, at a meeting with a group of journalists ...
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The London Streets

LONDON–George W. Bush’s visit to London this week will be historic for at least two reasons. He will be the first U.S. president to come to Britain on a state ...