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    China's Uighur conundrum

    John Gittings
    08 July 2009
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    Changing the discourse: first step toward changing the policy?

    Phyllis Bennis
    05 June 2009

    Obama's Cairo speech shifted the discourse, away from justifying reckless imperial hubris, unilateralism and militarism and towards a more cooperative and potentially even internationalist approach. It is the task of people across the US to mobilise and turn that new language into new policies.

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    Dancing the Afghan Jig

    Saul Landau
    25 May 2009
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    Israeli crimes against humanity in Gaza

    Michael Slate
    20 January 2009
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    Israel may still face war crimes charges

    Phyllis Bennis, Thalif Deen
    03 February 2009
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    United States, Pakistan: the decade ahead

    Zia Mian
    03 November 2009

    The recently approved multi-billion-dollar U.S. economic and military aid packages for Pakistan suggest that the US policy of prioritising security policy over development remains unchanged. This could lead to Pakistanis becoming even more hostile towards the United States

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    Israel’s war crimes

    Richard Falk
    01 March 2009
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    “Talk of human security helps frame power relations”

    David Sogge, Interviewed by José Manuel Pureza
    01 February 2009
    Talk of "human security" asserts a prerogative of the powerful to say whose rights are to be respected, whose not respected, and to say who shall be system of domination now in place -– a risky thing, given that “stabilisation” practices have a way of triggering a lot of instability.
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    Obama's Cairo speech (radio interview)

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 June 2009
    Barack Obama has either been currying favor with Muslims or extending an olive branch in the Middle East depending on which media you consume. Phyllis Bennis talks about Obama's major speech in Cairo, and the size of the gap between words and actions.
    >Listen to the interview (mp3)
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    Contested terrain: Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan and the peace movement

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 March 2009
    President Obama's speech to Congress was a good first step, but we still have a lot of work to do to end the war in Iraq.
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    Blundering in Nepal

    Praful Bidwai
    20 May 2009
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    Barack Obama, Iran, and the nuclear danger

    Mariano Aguirre
    20 October 2009

    The tensions over Iran's nuclear programme resemble the prelude to the Iraq war of 2003. But the new conditions of international politics could yet be turned to advantage in finding a solution.
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    'No reason for unease at Obama presidency'

    Praful Bidwai
    22 January 2009
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    Change we can believe in for US-Israeli relations?

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 May 2009
    As Obama prepares to meet Israel's new hard-line PM, much of the world awaits signs of a new course.
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    Israel: Rise of the Right

    Phyllis Bennis
    12 February 2009
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    Afghan creep

    Saul Landau
    17 September 2009
    President Obama’s Afghan and Pakistan goals for U.S. security remain obscure. If Obama focused instead on the phantom-like bin Laden he may ensure a second term.
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    Obama’s overture to Islamic world

    Praful Bidwai
    15 June 2009
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    Watergate and modern scandals

    Saul Landau
    09 September 2009
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    'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Approach to Pakistan

    Praful Bidwai
    21 January 2009