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12-07-05   James Hansen: EARTH'S CLIMATE IS NEAR TIPPING POINT
     
11-28-05   Imran Khan: FOR ISLAM, SPIRITUAL REFORM WILL ONLY COME AFTER POLITICAL REFORM
     
11-21-05   Gen. Richard B. Myers: AMERICAN TROOPS MAY INCITE IRAQI INSURGENTS, BUT U.S. MUST STAY THE COURSE TO DEFEAT 'THE GLOBAL INSURGENCY'; U.S. WILL REDUCE TROOPS NEXT YEAR
     
11-09-05   Anthony Giddens: FRENCH RIOTS SHOW NEED FOR REFORM OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL MODEl
     
11-07-05   Zheng Bijian: UNLIKE PREVIOUS POWERS, CHINA'S RISE WILL BE PEACEFUL; DEMOCRACY WILL COME — IN 25 YEARS
     
11-01-05   Ayaan Hirsi Ali: ISLAMIC REFORMATION WILL COME FROM EUROPE
AN INTERVIEW WITH AYAAN HIRSI ALI
     
10-28-05   Scott Ritter: INDICTING AMERICA
     
10-26-05   Tariq Ramadan: RESISTING THE GLOBAL IDEOLOGY OF FEAR
     
10-14-05   Reza Aslan: IRAQI CONSTITUTION — AN ENLIGHTENED CHARTER OF ISLAMIC DEMOCRACY
     
10-13-05   Kanan Makiya: CONSTITUTION VOTE WILL TAKE IRAQ TO PRECIPICE OF CIVIL WAR
     
10-13-05   Salim Lone: NEW CONSTITUTION WILL ENSURE WEAK IRAQ
     
10-07-05   Zbigniew Brzezinski: GEORGE BUSH'S SUICIDAL STATECRAFT
A Response to the President's Renewed Demagoguery
     
10-06-05   Salman Rushdie: INSIDE THE MIND OF JIHADISTS
'DOUBLE STANDARDS' OF LEADING BRITISH MUSLIMS ENABLED SUICIDE BOMBERS; MULTICULTURAL APPEASEMENT IS WRONG POLICY FOR EUROPE
     
10-05-05   Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Petersen: KATRINA AND RITA SHOW CITIES ARE ON FRONT LINE OF CLIMATE SHIFTS - Rebuilding Green and Smart Cities Is Best Path to Recovery
     
9-26-05   AMR MOUSSA : ARAB LEAGUE NO LONGER OPPOSES IRAQI CONSTITUTION; DESPITE TEHRAN'S NEW POWER, ARAB WORLD SHOULD AVOID NEW IRAN-ARAB CONFLICT.
     
9-19-05   JALAL TALABANI: U.S. HAS LEFT DOOR OPEN FOR IRAN TO BACK DOWN; U.S. WANTS 'CHANGE OF BEHAVIOR,' NOT REGIME CHANGE IN SYRIA; SOME U.S. FORCES MAY REMAIN IN IRAQ, BUT MOST WILL WITHDRAW WITHIN TWO YEARS
     
9-13-05   BILL CLINTON: GLOBALIZATION NEEDS BALANCE OF GLOBAL SOCIAL ACTION
NON-GOVERNMENT NETWORKS ARE BEST BET FOR CHANGE
     
9-13-05   RUSS FEINGOLD : THE ALTERNATIVE TO BUSH'S FAILED STRATEGY IN IRAQ
LET'S START BY WITHDRAWING U.S. TROOPS
     
09-08-05   RICHARD SENNETT: INABILITY TO COPE WITH NEW ORLEANS A MARK OF AMERICAN DECAY
     
09-06-05   ANDREW YOUNG: THE LESSON OF NEW ORLEANS: AMERICA HAS GONE GLOBAL BUT NEGLECTED ITS CORE
     
08-31-05   JAMES WATSON: NO RESTRICTIONS ON GENETIC RESEARCH
     
08-26-05   MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: IRAQ AND KOSOVO: A MEDITATION ON AMERICAN POWER
     
08-17-05   AYAAN HIRSI ALI: EUROPE'S ISLAM PROBLEM
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IS NEEDED TO CLOSE IDENTITY GAP
     
08-15-05   J. CRAIG VENTER: GENETICS WILL ENABLE US TO SEIZE OUR BIOLOGICAL DESTINY
     
07-21-05   MIKHAIL GORBACHEV : PERESTROIKA 20 YEARS LATER: GORBACHEV REFLECTS
'SHOCK THERAPY' WAS BOLSHEVISM IN REVERSE; THE U.S. HAS BETRAYED 'NEW THINKING'
PUTIN IS NOT REBUILDING EMPIRE; CHINA IS RIGHT TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT CHANGE
     
07-18-05   TARIQ RAMADAN: REAL STORY IS NOT LONDON BOMBERS BUT 'SILENT REVOLUTION' OF WESTERN MUSLIMS
     
07-12-05   SALIM LONE: LONDON'S TERROR REPLICATED DAILY IN MUSLIM WORLD
     
07-01-05   ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: WHY I CARE ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
     
07-01-05   PAUL WOLFOWITZ : G8 SUMMIT A TURNING POINT FOR AFRICA
     
06-13-05  

JEFFREY SACHS: DESPITE G8 DEBT DEAL, AFRICA’S FUTURE THREATENED BY U.S. NEGLECT

     
06-06-05   NATHAN GARDELS: THE DUTCH AND FRENCH: EUROPE'S RUNAWAY BRIDES
     
06-02-05  

HOSHYAR ZIBARI: IRAQ IS NOT HEADED TOWARD CIVIL WAR - KURDS COMMITTED TO A UNIFIED IRAQ - SADDAM WILL BE TRIED BY CURRENT IRAQI GOVERNMENT

     
05-27-05  

IAN WILMUT: STEM CELLS FROM CLONED EMBRYOS ARE KEY TO TREATING DISEASE

     
05-24-05  

JACQUES ATTALI: FRENCH NO VOTE ON E.U. CONSTITUTION WOULD END EUROPEAN PROJECT

     
05-16-05  

AHMED NAZIEF: U.S. SHOULD BE LESS SKEPTICAL, MORE TOLERANT OF DEMOCRATIC EVOLUTION IN EGYPT

     
05-10-05  

RENE GIRARD: POPE BENEDICT IS RIGHT TO CHALLENGE 'DICTATORSHIP OF RELATIVISM'

     
05-02-05  

SAAD EDDIN IBRAHIM: A HELSINKI ACCORD FOR THE ARAB WORLD IS KEY TO DEMOCRACY

     
04-28-05  

JIMMY CARTER: U.S. IS THE MAJOR CULPRIT IN EROSION OF THE NPT

     
04-27-05  

SALMAN RUSHDIE: LITERATURE CAN HELP AMERICA SHED ITS FEAR

     
04-21-05   SHINTARO ISHIHARA: CHINA'S ACTIONS THREATEN CRISIS IN ASIA WORSE THAN COLD WAR
     
04-18-05   JOSEPH NYE: SMART POWER CAN REVIVE AMERICA’S DAMAGED PRESTIGE
     
04-13-05   MOHSEN SAZEGARA: SOLUTION FOR IRAN IS 'MINIMAL THEORY OF ISLAM'
     
04-04-05   YOSSI BEILIN: WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY CLOSING IN MIDDLE EAST
     
03-24-05  

CONDOLEEZZA RICE: MULTILATERAL DIPLOMACY IS NEEDED TO HELP NEW DEMOCRATIC TRENDS

     
03-24-05  

KING ABDULLAH ON ISRAELI SETTLEMENT EXPANSION: PALESTINIAN STATE MUST BE ‘GEOGRAPHICALLY VIABLE’

     
03-17-05   PAUL WOLFOWITZ: SOLID DEVELOPMENT IS BASED IN FREEDOM
     
03-07-05   WANG HUI: CHINA’S NEW LEFT
     
03-02-05  

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: WELCOME DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN ARAB WORLD, BUT DON’T PUT AN AMERICAN STAMP ON IT

     
02-28-05   WANGARI MAATHAI: CULTURE IS MISSING LINK IN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
     
02-22-05   LESTER BROWN: CHINA REPLACING U.S. AS WORLD’S LEADING CONSUMER
     
02-16-05  

RICHARD PERLE: U.S., EUROPE HEADED FOR SPLIT ON IRAN JUST AS ON IRAQ WAR

     
02-14-05  

ANWAR IBRAHIM: DEMOCRATIC CONTAGION HITS ASEAN COUNTRIES

     
02-03-05   U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: IRAQ ELECTIONS SHOW U.S. FAITH IN FREEDOM JUSTIFIED
     
02-03-05   JOHN NEGROPONTE: LEAVING FEAR BEHIND IN IRAQ
     
02-02-05  

MASOUMEH EBTEKAR: SHIITE RULE IN IRAQ COULD ENCOURAGE MORE DEMOCRACY IN IRAN

     
02-01-05   MOHAMED ELBARADEI: MILITARY STRIKE WOULD WORSEN IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS; IT'S TOO SOON TO CALL IRAN COOPERATION A 'PATTERN OF TRANSPARENCY'
     
01-27-05   KAMAL KHARRAZI: DESPITE U.S. CHARGES, IRAN IS NOT BUILDING NUCLEAR WEAPON
     
01-27-05   RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN: IRAQ ELECTIONS ARE NOT FULLY DEMOCRATIC; DIVISIONS WILL WORSEN, AND VIOLENCE WILL NOT DIMINISH; IRAQ HAS BECOME ARENA OF TERRORISM
     
01-27-05  

SAIF AL ISLAM GADDAFI: ARAB WORLD NEEDS DEMOCRACY

     
01-18-05   FANG LIZHI: AFTER ZHAO’S DEATH: THESE DAYS STUDENTS LIKE COMMUNIST PARTY! - WITH SIDEBARS
     
01-07-05  

PAUL KENNEDY: AMERICA'S 'DUAL USE' MILITARY REACH: FOR WAR AND DISASTER RELIEF

     
01-05-05   DENNIS ROSS: LIKE EGYPT, U.S. SHOULD SEIZE POST-ARAFAT OPENING
     
01-05-05   YOSSI BEILIN: ELECTIONS ALONE ARE NOT ENOUGH
     
01-03-05   COLIN POWELL: U.S. HAS MORAL OBLIGATION TO HELP DEVELOP POOR NATIONS
     
12-21-04   ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: UKRAINE SHOULD JOIN EU, NATO IF IT WANTS
     
12-13-04  

IAN JOHNSON: CLIMATE CHANGE BEYOND KYOTO

     
11-30-04  

AMARTYA SEN, JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN: HELPING DISABLED PEOPLE OUT OF THE SHADOWS

     
11-30-04   KOFI ANNAN: A MORE SECURE WORLD: peace-building AND THE FUTURE OF THE U.N.
     
11-22-04   GIULIANO AMATO, RALF DAHRENDORF, VALÉRY GISCARD D'ESTAING: LETTER TO AMERICA
     
11-15-04   NABIL SHAATH: IF BUSH WANTS DEMOCRACY FOR PALESTINIANS, HE NEEDS TO PRESSURE SHARON TO LET IT HAPPEN
     
11-11-04   SHIMON PERES: ON ARAFAT
     
11-08-04   MARTIN MARTY: RIGHTEOUS EMPIRE: THE ‘FAITH GAP’ AND AMERICAN POLITICS
     
11-04-04   DENNIS ROSS: THE PASSING OF ARAFAT WILL IGNITE POWER STRUGGLE
     
11-01-04  

QIAN QICHEN : THE VIEW FROM CHINA: BUSHfS STRATEGY DEEPLY FLAWED

     
10-26-04   LEON KASS: HUMAN CLONING AND THE QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY - A UNIVERSAL BAN BY THE UNITED NATIONS IS NOT THE SOLUTION
     
10-25-04  

ARTHUR SCHLESINGER: BUSHfS FAITH-BASED PRESIDENCY CROSSES THE LINE - THERE IS NO PRECEDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY

     
10-25-04  

STROBE TALBOTT: LIKE ISRAEL, IRAN MIGHT SETTLE FOR 'EXISTENTIAL DETERRENT' INSTEAD OF TESTED NUKE; WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE RUSSIA AFFECTS SECURITY IN THE WEST

     
10-21-04   ADOLFO PEREZ ESQUIVEL, WOLE SOYINKA, FEDERICO MAYOR ZARAGOZA AND JOSE SARAMAGO: AN APPEAL FOR REGIME CHANGE IN THE U.S.
     
10-14-04  

FREIMUT DUVE: MEDIA MURDERS, ISLAM AND THE IMAGE

     
10-11-04  

MAHDI OBEIDI: LOOSE IRAQI SCIENTISTS ARE MAIN DANGER TODAY

     
09-30-04  

GIANDOMENICO PICCO: AL-QAIDA HAS MOBILIZED MUSLIM MASSES -- AGAINST ITSELF

     
09-21-04  

JACQUES ATTALI: AS U.N. CONVENES, CONSIDER A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NGO’S.
CIVIL SOCIETY SHOULD HAVE A GLOBAL ROLE IN GOVERNANCE

     
09-11-04   ELIE WIESEL: FROM 9/11 TO BESLAN, TERRORISM STALKS HUMANITY
     
08-30-04  

TARIQ RAMADAN : WESTERN MUSLIMS MUST DENOUNCE IRAQI TERRORISTS' ATTEMPT TO SPLIT WORLD INTO 'US AND THEM'

     
08-27-04   NOAM CHOMSKY: BUSH ALLIES ARE DENYING WAR CRIMES IN VIETNAM IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY IRAQ
     
08-16-04   CELSO AMORIM: NEW WTO AGREEMENT COMBINES SOCIAL JUSTICE AND LIBERALIZATION
     
08-16-04   SHIMON PERES: IRANIAN BOMB WOULD FORGE NUCLEAR BALKANS IN MIDDLE EAST
     
08-02-04  

XIAO QIANG : ONLINE UPRISINGS' ARE CHANGING CHINA

     
07-26-04   BILL CLINTON: BUSH'S HANDLING OF WAR ON TERROR WILL COST HIM ELECTION
     
07-20-04   DONALD RUMSFELD: ACQUIESCENCE TO DEMANDS ENCOURAGES TERRORISTS
     
07-13-04   KINGSLEY CHIEDU MOGHALU: SADDAM'S TRIAL AS POLITICS AND STRATEGY
     
07-12-04   JAMES WOOLSEY: DESPITE INTELLIGENCE FAILURES, PREVENTIVE WAR IN IRAQ WAS JUSTIFIED
     
06-23-04   COLIN POWELL: IRAQI SOVEREIGNTY WILL QUELL VIOLENCE
     
06-23-04   MARY ROBINSON: UNITED STATES SHOULD NOT GET WAIVER FROM UN ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT -- RULE OF LAW SHOULD APPLY TO ALL
     
06-13-04  

RICHARD HOLBROOKE : G8 SUMMIT A FAILURE; NATO NO LONGER FOLLOWS ITS AMERICAN LEADER; ICC SHOULD NOT APPLY TO U.S. SOLDIERS IN IRAQ UNDER U.N. MANDATE

     
06-11-04  

COLIN POWELL: OUR TRAFFICKING SIGNAL: STOP!

     
06-07-04   MIKHAIL GORBACHEV: REAGAN'S STAR WARS DID NOT FORCE END OF SOVIET UNION
     
06-01-04   ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: WORLD OPINION IS MORE HOSTILE TO AMERICA THAN AT ANY TIME IN OUR HISTORY
     
05-25-04   MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: UNITED NATIONS IS AN 'INDISPENSABLE INSTITUTION'; IF U.N. ROLE IS REAL, A NATO CORE PLUS MUSLIM TROOPS COULD PROVIDE SECURITY; THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO 'THE END OF HISTORY'
     
05-24-04   GRAHAM FULLER: THE UNITED STATES IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION, IN IRAQ
     
05-18-04   ANTHONY ZINNI: U.S. IS COMMITTING SAME MISTAKES IN IRAQ AS IN VIETNAM, SAYS GENERAL
     
05-17-04   SHIRIN EBADI: WHAT HAS BECOME OF AMERICA, ONCE THE STANDARD OF GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS? DEMOCRACY CANfT BE EXPORTED TO THE MIDDLE EAST
     
05-06-04   BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI: TORTURE PHOTOS ARE A GIFT TO AL QAEDA; REVELATIONS SET BACK CAUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN ARAB WORLD
     
05-04-04   IRENE KAHN: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTED 'PATTERN OF TORTURE' BY U.S. IN IRAQ TO BREMER A YEAR AGO
     
04-28-04   JOHN GRAY:MONOLITHIC SECULARISM UNSUITED TO TODAY'S EUROPE
     
04-21-04   YOSSI BEILIN: LEAVING GAZA AND ENTERING INTO NEGOTIATIONS
     
04-20-04  

LAURA TYSON: HOW BUSH SQUANDERED CLINTON'S ECONOMIC LEGACY

     
04-12-04   ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: TWIN OCCUPATIONS -- U.S. IN IRAQ AND ISRAEL IN WEST BANK AND GAZA -- ARE SETTING MIDDLE EAST ON FIRE
     
03-29-04   FRANCIS FUKUYAMA: FIRST GOOD GOVERNANCE, THEN DEMOCRACY AND THE END OF HISTORY; U.S. NEEDS TO REJOIN SOFT WITH HARD POWER
     
03-23-04   HANS BLIX: GLOBAL WARMING A GREATER THREAT THAN WMD; IRAQ WAR HAS NOT MADE WORLD SAFER
     
03-16-04   MARTIN LEE: AFRAID OF DEMOCRACY, BEIJING MOVES GOALPOSTS FOR HONG KONG; JIANG ZEMIN
BEHIND NEW MOVES
     
03-01-04   ALEXANDER N. YAKOVLEV: PUTIN'S RUSSIA: RESTORATION OF THE NOMENKLATURA
     
02-26-04   CONDOLEEZZA RICE: ANTI-THEOCRATIC SHIA IN IRAQ THREATEN MULLAHS IN TEHRAN; U.S. CAN'T AFFORD TO WAIT FOR IMMINENT DANGER TO PREEMPT; PUTIN'S KREMLIN HAS TOO MUCH POWER; TOUGH U.S. STANCE HAS GIVEN NEW LIFE TO NPT; UNRAVELING KHAN NETWORK PROVES NORTH KOREA SEEKS HEU BOMB
     
02-17-04   BENAZIR BHUTTO: MUSHARRAF WAS AWARE OF A.Q. KHAN'S PROLIFERATION ACTS AND IS ENGAGED IN A COVER-UP; OSAMA BIN LADEN LIVES IN 'THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE' AND IS MUSHARRAF'S LIFE INSURANCE
     
02-09-04   YEVGENY M. PRIMAKOV: U.N. PROCESS, NOT HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, IS WORLD'S BEST HOPE
     
02-09-04   NATHAN GARDELS: JANET JACKSON AND IRAQ'S AYATOLLAH ALI SISTANI
     
02-04-04   SCOTT RITTER: NOT EVERYONE GOT IT WRONG ON IRAQ
     
02-02-04   ROLF EKEUS: WE WEREN'T ALL WRONG -- UNSCOM DISARMED SADDAM, AS WE SAID; INSPECTIONS, NOT INVASION, ARE THE BETTER WAY TO DISARM A ROGUE STATE
     
01-27-04   KINGSLEY CHIEDU MOGHALU: A ROAD MAP FOR SADDAM'S TRIAL
     
01-26-04   MOHAMED ELBARADEI:U.S. NUKE MODERNIZATION PROGRAM UNDERMINES NON-PROLIFERATION; IRAN AND LIBYA ARE MORE TRANSPARENT THAN ISRAEL; NPT MUST BE CHANGED TO LIMIT CIVILIAN PRODUCTION OF FISSILE MATERIAL
     
01-26-04   PERVEZ MUSHARRAF: PAKISTAN NUKES MORE SECURE THAN THOSE OF EX-SOVIET UNION; AL QAEDA WAS BEHIND RECENT ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS
     
01-20-04   DICK CHENEY: USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ MAKES U.S. DIPLOMACY MORE EFFECTIVE NOW; JURY IS STILL OUT ON WMD IN IRAQ
     
01-20-04   SALIM LONE: U.N. INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ WILL ONLY HELP IF U.S. CHANGES OCCUPATION POLICY
     
01-14-04   YEVGENY M. PRIMAKOV: WILL UNILATERALIST UNITED STATES ALSO SEEK TO DOMINATE SPACE?
     
01-12-04   WOLE SOYINKA: TO EVERYTHING, ITS PLACE: SECULARISM FROM FRANCE TO NIGERIA
     
01-05-04   ANTHONY GIDDENS: FRENCH HEADSCARF BAN AGAINST INTERESTS OF WOMEN

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