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Only among friends, Condi Rice will not get much done

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in the Middle East this week, trying to bolster America’s allies to confront an enemies list that includes Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and the all-party anarchy in Iraq. My worry is that Rice is becoming a traveling version of Baghdad’s “Green Zone, talking about hopeful strategies that are …

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An hour with a confident Ahmadinejad

The most telling moment in a conversation I had in New York last week with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came when he was asked if America would attack Iran. He quickly answered “no, with a slight cock of his head as if he regarded the very idea of war between the two countries as preposterous. …

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Will U.S. fiscal frivolity break the world's piggybank?

Here’s a big idea for the next U.S. Treasury secretary: Reform the International Monetary Fund so that it can help the world balance its checkbook, reducing America’s deficits and Asia’s surpluses, before there’s a financial crisis that hits everyone from Beijing to Boston. The leaks and rumors are flying that Treasury Secretary John Snow is …

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