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Review of Blix’s Disarming Iraq

July 2004

Review of Disarming Iraq by Hans Blix Review by Bob Chira Disarming Iraq. By Hans Blix. (Pantheon Books, New York 2004, Pp. 304, hardcover, $24.) Hans Blix, the former chief of the United Nation’s chemical and biological weapons inspection agency charged with verifying … Continued

The Real Axis of Evil

March 2004

Ambassador Mark Palmer is the author of the recently published Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025 (2003) in which he tells the story of all the world’s remaining dictators, their vulnerabilities, and how … Continued

The Enemy in Iraq

February 2004

The author has specialized in the study of terrorist groups worldwide for the past twenty years. This essay, originally appearing on in November 2003, remains relevant to a continuing problem in Iraq—the suicide bombings.— Ed. On October 27, 2003, … Continued

Global Terrorism and the Future of Iraq

September 2003

Dr. Abrahamson argues that the world must take seriously the threat of Muslim- inspired terrorism and aid the United States and Great Britain in the fight against Islamist terrorists bent upon global religious dominance.—Ed. “Most Muslims are not fundamentalists, and … Continued

An Agency ‘Guest’ of the Ayatollah

August 2003

An Agency “Guest” of the Ayatollah Review by John D. Stempel In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran. By William J. Daugherty. (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Pp. xix, 288. $29.95 cloth.) “Daugherty’s first-hand account of … Continued

Summoning the Better Angels of Our Nature

April 2002

by Ronald D. Palmer The following remarks have been adapted from a sermon delivered by the author at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY, on February 24, 2002. Here he focuses attention on another aspect of the war on terrorism, … Continued

Governing Syria After Asad

August 2000

“Asad . . . rule[d] with an iron hand for thirty years. This clearly was a noteworthy achievement for a member of a disdained community that numbers only ten percent of the population in a country that had experienced some twelve … Continued