Archive: March 05, 2006 - March 11, 2006

Wolfowitz's New War

Last month, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz declared war on corruption. And he's getting far better press for that battle than for the war in Iraq, which he championed as deputy U.S. defense secretary. Transparency Watch, an international anti-corruption watchdog...

By Jefferson Morley | March 10, 2006; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (45)

Iran's Reformists Take on 'Neo-cons'

In the increasingly heated confrontation between Iran and the West, the reformist Web site Rooz is attempting to steer a middle course. The site, with commentary in English and Persian, is run by journalists both inside and outside the Islamic...

By Editors | March 9, 2006; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (23)

Pakistan's Blog Blockade

"Americans will support the Pakistani people as they take further steps toward democracy," declared President Bush at a state dinner in Pakistan last Saturday. One of those steps, say two Pakistani bloggers, would be to restore the country's access a...

By Jefferson Morley | March 8, 2006; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (56)

Arab Press on Trial Again

As freedom of the press in the Arab world grows, so do the challenges faced by independent journalists there. Yesterday, Kuwait passed one of the strongest press freedom laws in the Arab world. Tomorrow, Muhammad al Asadi, editor of the...

By Jefferson Morley | March 7, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Russia Flexes Muscle in Iran, Hamas Talks

On the eve of today's meeting between Russia's Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations says President Vladimir Putin's increasingly authoritarian ways pose a problem for the United States. But the Russian online media played up agreements over differences.

By Jefferson Morley | March 6, 2006; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (15)


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