Wolfowitz to Resign This Afternoon?

Three people arrested last week in connection with the suicide bombings in 2005 on London's transport system, including the widow of ringleader Mohammad Sidique Khan, have been released without charge, police said. (Reuters)


America's Suicidal Statecraft in the Middle East

By Shlomo Ben-Ami

Since its victory in the Cold War, America's global hegemony has rested on three pillars: economic power, military might, and a vast capacity to export its popular culture. The recent emergence of additional powers - the European Union, China, India, and a Russia driven to recover its lost status - has eroded America's capacity to shape events unilaterally. (Daily Star)

Being Cool with Putin

During her visit to Russia Tuesday for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice did what a diplomat ought to do: She asked for a cooling of "overheated" rhetoric. "I don't throw around terms like 'new Cold War,' " Rice noted, prudently. "It's a big, complicated relationship, but it's not one that is anything like the implacable hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union." (Boston Globe)

Strategic Error Poisoned Blair's Legacy

By Ian Davidson

Tony Blair has a powerful claim to being one of the most successful British politicians of any recent generation, at least in domestic economic and social policy. But history will remember him mainly for his strategic error in going to war in Iraq. (The Japan Times)

Moderation Despite the RAND Corporation!

By Mshari Al-Zaydi

Question: Is it in the interest of Arab and Muslim countries to fight Al Qaeda and militant fundamentalism? And another question: does it serve the American interests now to fight Al Qaeda and militant fundamentalism? The answer to both questions is yes! (Asharq Alawsat)

Tehran's Cheating and CIA Spin

On Sunday, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials inspected Iran's main nuclear facility at Natanz and concluded Iran is producing fuel suitable for nuclear reactors. (Washington Times)

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