France: Champion of a Multipolar World . Some observers consider the recent standoff between France and the United States to be a temporary event. They stress the fact that we have witnessed similar crises before, as in Suez in 1956. Such an assessment, however, does not take into account the fundamentally different situation of today... By Marcel H. van Herpen.
By Cicero Foundation , Netherlands, France.
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The Iraq Crisis and Its Impact on the Future of EU-US Relations: An American View. 'The key debates between US policymakers are not those of "hawks" versus "doves" as was the case during the Cold war, as depicted by the international media, but a debate between "vultures" and "owls." It is my view that the "vultures" (who stressed the need for preclusive intervention) have had their day for the moment, but the "owls" (who stress diplomacy backed by force) will now have theirs.' So says Hall Gardner.
By Cicero Foundation , Netherlands, France, EU, US.
Regime Change. A collection of analytical essays assessing how well previous exercises in regime change worked in West Germany, Japan, Cambodia, Haiti, South Africa, East Timor, the Balkans and Afghanistan and offering thoughts on what makes for a successful transition. Edited by Roger Gough.
By Policy Exchange , UK.
Civilian Casualties in the 2003 Iraq War: A Compendium of Accounts and Reports. compiled by Melissa Murphy and Carl Conetta of the Project on Defense Alternatives. This compendium collects excerpts of journalistic and other accounts of the civilian cost of the Iraq war in three categories: 1. Reports from hospitals and cemeteries that provide partial overviews of the extent of civilian and other casualties in the 2003 Iraq war; 2. Accounts of individual incidents of civilian fatalities resulting from combat operations; and, 3. Accounts pertaining to public health and hospital conditions during the war and after. The compendium is meant to serve as a database for further investigation of the modes and dynamics of conflict that generate non-combatant casualties.
By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.