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Mayhem Minces Moderates

While anyone from the present Israeli regime is still in power, peace in the Middle East is unattainable.

Powell's Past Blunders Must Not Be Repeated

During his previous visit to the Middle East last June, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell made two mistakes that contributed to the escalation in the situation on the ground.

A Third Oil Crisis?

Nearly 30 years ago, the Arab oil-producing countries in the Middle East first used oil as a weapon against Israel, the United States and their allies.

A Third Oil Crisis? II

Are we now at risk of a third oil crisis? I wish I could say no, but I can't. Oil prices have risen about $10 per barrel since the situation in the Middle East began deteriorating. So even if they stay where they are, this represents a serious shock to the system -- and there could be more to come.

Fear of Doing the Boss a Disservice

Last week the State Duma voted down a proposal by the Liberal Russia party to set up a parliamentary commission to investigate the 1999 apartment-building bombings in Moscow and Volgodonsk which killed more than 300 people.

EU, UN, Russia Back Powell's Peace Mission

Russian, UN and EU officials endorsed U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's peacemaking venture in the Middle East and urged cooperation from Israel and the Palestinians.

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