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06/20/2006

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Chechen Leadership Isn't the Issue

Chechen separatist leader Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev was killed by special forces troops over the weekend.

The Smart Money

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to speak with the deputy chairman of China's Central Bank.

A Few Simple Steps for Building Cooperation

After the fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of Russia as its chief successor state, the United States still cannot seem to escape its superiority complex policy toward one of the most crucial countries in the world.

Deferring Our Difficulties

Russia's militarists have scored another victory -- over their own people. Two weeks ago, the State Duma voted in a key second reading to cancel four types of deferment from military service and amend five others.

AK-47s Referred to as 'Credit Cards' in Congo

Some fight in flip-flops, others hope potions will turn their enemy's bullets into water, and most take little time to aim, trusting in the theory: ""He who makes most noise wins.""

Global Spending Hits $1.12 Trillion

U.S. spending in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to help push global military expenditure further up in 2006 after hitting $1.12 trillion per year, a research body said.

Russia Goes Its Own Way in Selling Arms

Missiles to Syria and Iran, warplanes to Venezuela and Myanmar, helicopters to Sudan -- Russia goes its own way when it comes to selling arms, seemingly immune to ethical debates that affect the industry elsewhere.

The Global Trade in Life and Death

Ahead of a UN meeting to discuss the multibillion-dollar arms trade next week, calls are growing for tighter regulations -- especially on the activities of brokers.

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