Moving On Iran

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    http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/brookes.htm

     
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    i would strongly disagree with the author's claim that the council on foreign relations is left-leaning. the CFR is quite centrist, and it has able-minded commentators on the left and right (max boot is my personal favorite), which happens to offend organizations which approach situations and problems from only one perspective (like the heritage foundation).

    otherwise, a damn good article and i'm glad bush is dealing with iran the way he is. i only pray he will be successful because no one other than OBL and his ilk want to see a nuclear armed Iran and Israel play chicken with each other next year.
     
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    I agree with you about Max Boot, but the preponderance of contributors ARE left leaning. ;)
     
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    argh... its iraq isn't it? they DID start taking a more leftward tone than before once iraq started becoming a battleground in the WOT.

    but then again, a lot of good publications and groups started going that way over iraq.
     
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    Actually, I've been reading CFR and International Foreign Relations for years, I would have to say that they have always had more left than right, thus pulling them off center. It's the nature of those in the field, mostly one wouldn't enter, much less write on these topics, unless one had 'faith' in international relations? It's the nature of the beast.

    Now some become convinced over time, that reality must meet theory, then they become more conservative.
     
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    i was a brat when bosnia was happening, what sort of tone did they have then?
    were there a lot of interventionists or a lot of people who said "trust the EU and the UN"

    i ask mainly because i'm trying to put my own revalations about international institutions in perspective (reality must meet theory indeed)
     
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    I have to get ready for school, but I think you can find 'archives' on both.

    check out these too:

    http://www.foreignaffairs.org/

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

    and never forget:

    http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/parahome.htm

    and one more:

    http://www.policyreview.org/jun04/
     
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    thank you, sorry for thinking "lazy", should've thought to look.

    be interesting to see what i find.
     
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    Not a problem, if I had time, I'd be glad to run back on issues, though I tend to get lost there once I start! :mm:
     

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