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Falling Oil Prices Raise the Pressure on Irannew

Unlike the quasi-effective Security Council sanctions of the past, the U.S. and its allies finally have good leverage on Iran. It would be a diplomatic misfortune if the next U.S. president could not see that in this time of peril, there could also be a moment of promise for peace in the Middle East.
Ventura County Reporter  |  Jesse Aizenstat  |  12-08-2008  |  International

Is There a Foreign Policy Bright Side to the Economic Crisis?new

The sinking economies of the West are dragging the price of oil down with them. For car-driving Americans, lower fuel prices mean a few extra bucks in our pockets each week. That's good news. Even better news: Lower oil prices mean a few extra billion dollars not pouring into the bank accounts of oil-rich countries like Venezuela.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  10-29-2008  |  International

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgianew

Maybe oil figures it's time to get back to Plan A and revive the Cold War, or at least oilmen do. There are issues aplenty behind the conflict in Georgia, but to the powers fueling it, it's a war of competing pipelines.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Jim Washburn  |  08-25-2008  |  International

Baghdad Burns, Calgary Boomsnew

Iraq's oil explosion has not been delayed, it's been relocated to the Alberta tar sands.
NOW Magazine  |  Naomi Klein  |  06-11-2007  |  International

Lebanese-American Peace Activist Tells What He Learned in Iraqnew

"Most of the people I know in Iraq believe the US will impose a government on them and they will then either have to accept it or fight it," says Ramzi Kysia, who was in Iraq before and since the U.S. invasion.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Andrew Scutro  |  08-07-2004  |  International

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