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October 2009

The Limits of Western Power

October 30, 2009 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The United States originally planned for the democratization of the Islamic East. Considering the recent terror attacks in Baghdad, Kabul and Peshawar, does anything remain of that plan?

Open Accounts

October 29, 2009 // Der Tagesspiegel - Germany - German

<b>The attacks in Baghdad show that the Iraqi government has no control over the nation. The United States may be forced to delay its military withdrawal.</b> The earth shook in Baghdad. The foreign office, destroyed in August, has still not been completely repaired; the ministry of economics is only partly [Read more]


October 29, 2009 // L'Express - France - French

This weekend I got back from Los Angeles, where I had been following the Californian leg of Polanski’s extradition case. Polanski will not appear before the Santa Monica Superior Court, as he did in 1977 and 1978. That court no longer deals with criminal cases; these days it has the air of a sleepy and forsaken [Read more]

Baghdad Blues

October 28, 2009 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

<b>The devastating terrorist attack in Iraq shows that Prime Minister Maliki’s police force and army are not doing their duty. But President Obama is also putting Iraq’s security on the line.</b> Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki knows a thing or two about meaningless melodrama: “Blood stained, dirty [Read more]
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