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  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-11-10)
    "The American public's growing unhappiness with the war in Iraq played a large role in the November 2006 elections that resulted in the Democrats retaking control of both the House and the Senate. The lesson for the ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-09)
    Russian officials and commentators frequently complain that Washington applies double standards regarding its own behavior and Moscow's. America, these Russians claim, calls upon Moscow not to do things that Washington ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-05-25)
    Russia's response to Estonia's removal of a Soviet World War II war memorial from the center of the Estonian capital of Tallinn to an out-of-the-way military cemetery is outrageous, out of proportion and deeply disturbing. ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-11-27)
    In 2006, Russian-Algerian relations expanded markedly, fueling European fears that Russia and Algeria -- two of the European Union's three principal gas suppliers -- will collude to raise the price which EU countries must ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-09-25)
    It is increasingly clear that Russia will not only block a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force against Iran, but also one that imposes serious economic sanctions against it. Here's why: ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-02-09)
    "Will a natural gas cartel emerge that will work to increase gas prices, as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries does for oil prices? Fears that this could happen have been fueled by Iranian Supreme Leader ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-12-15)
    "In a Nov. 29 Washington Post op-ed piece, the well-connected Saudi analyst, Nawaf Obaid, warned that the Kingdom would provide aid to Iraqi Sunnis if American forces withdrew from Iraq. The Saudi Press Agency quickly ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-07-23)
    At the time of Russian President Vladimir Putin's February visit to Riyadh, some Russian commentators expressed the view that improved Saudi-Russian ties were occurring at the expense of Saudi relations with America and the West.
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-03-30)
    Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi have met on several occasions and put on a show of being great friends and allies. Their friendship, though, appears to have little substance considering that while Chavez ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-09-09)
    Whatever the merits of how America pursues the Global War on Terror, America is also paying dearly for it in terms of human casualties as well as money spent on it and not other priorities. These costs, of course, are both ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-07-29)
    "The History of the Peloponnesian War," by the Greek historian Thucydides, remains one of the classics of international relations even though it was written some 2,500 years ago. The Peloponnesian War, between the Greek ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-04-06)
    Transnational revolutionary movements seek to promote their brand of revolution not just in one country, but in a group of countries or even the entire world. Nationalist revolutionaries, by contrast, seek to promote ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-12-22)
    A great debate is now taking place in the United States over whether to withdraw American forces from Iraq. Ironically, many of America's actual or potential adversaries, which opposed the U.S.-led intervention there in ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-05-04)
    "What would happen if Iran announced that it had acquired nuclear weapons just before the 2008 U.S. presidential elections? To try and find out, I ran a role-playing game with this scenario in my ""War on Terrorism"" class ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-11-03)
    "Although he has dropped his ""stay the course"" slogan, President Bush has made clear that he intends to keep American forces in Iraq until they achieve ""victory."" He defines victory to be a peaceful, stable, self-governing ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-12-08)
    "The recently released Iraq Study Group report has warned against ""an open-ended commitment to keep large numbers of (U.S.) troops in Iraq."" It calls for the withdrawal of all American combat brigades by early 2008, and ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-10-16)
    North Korea's missile tests on July 4, 2006, briefly succeeded in capturing the world's attention, but this was quickly overshadowed a little over a week later by the conflict that erupted between Israel and Lebanon. North ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-09-29)
    As has been much discussed in the news recently, a National Intelligence Estimate (which President George W. Bush has partly declassified) has concluded that the American presence in Iraq has served not to diminish or even ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2007-04-27)
    Boris Yeltsin, Russia's president during the 1990s, passed away earlier this week. It is tempting to point out that Russia was far freer and more democratic under Yeltsin in the 1990s than it has become under his successor, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-09-01)
    "Shortly after the January 2006 Palestinian legislative elections won by Hamas, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised much of the international community by inviting its leadership to Moscow. What was especially ...

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