Department of Public and International Affairs: Recent submissions

  • 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.), 2006-12-01)
    One idea being floated for resolving the conflict in Iraq is for the United States to get help in doing this from Iran and Syria -- two governments that Washington has long had hostile relations with. It is highly doubtful ...
  • 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.), 2006-11-17)
    "British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the U.S. government-sponsored Iraq Study Group that pushing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement ""was the only way"" to bring about long-term stability to Iraq and the ...
  • 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.), 2006-09-13)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the June 2005 election of the staunchly anti- American Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran. Ahmadinejad, though, has proven to be a difficult partner for Putin -- especially ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-08-27)
    "The fighting that erupted between Israel and Hezbollah last month has resulted in Russian officials issuing numerous statements, but not taking much action. These statements consisted of: 1.) Calls for an immediate ...
  • 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 ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-10-21)
    "U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week secured a pledge from Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso that Japan ""is absolutely not considering"" acquiring nuclear weapons in response to the recent North Korean ...
  • 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.), 2006-09-15)
    "Greta Garbo's 1939 film ""Ninotchka"" can teach us much about how the Global War on Terror (or GWOT) can be won."
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-10-27)
    Some light has finally been shed on the mystery of who will lead Russia after the expiration of Vladimir Putin's second term as president in 2008. Putin has long pledged that he will honor the Russian constitution's limit ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-08-04)
    "A few days ago, I watched once again the Western classic ""High Noon,"" starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. I'd seen it on previous occasions, but what struck me now is how the story in this 1952 movie bears an uncanny ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.), 2006-08-20)
    "The geopolitics of Azerbaijan are complex. And they could become even more so. But first, something must be said about what exactly geopolitics are, and what is involved. 1. Identifying a country's strengths and weakness ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (2010-06-02)
    The Obama administration’s efforts to improve relations with Tehran have so far proven unsuccessful, as have its hopes of getting Moscow to fully cooperate with Washington on the Iranian nuclear issue. Russian-Iranian ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (2010-06-02)
    Russia‘s foreign policy toward the Greater Middle East is not an aggressive, anti-Western one, but a defensive policy aimed more at protecting Russian economic interests, working with virtually any government that opposes ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (2010-01-11)
    A journalist has described Obama’s approach to foreign policy as “applying the same tools to international diplomacy that he once used as a community organizer on Chicago’s South Side.” But these tools are likely to be ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (Middle East Policy Council, 2009)
    The recent high-level interactions between Moscow and Riyadh indicate that both governments have sought an improvement in relations, but that several issues remain unresolved.
  • Katz, Mark N. (2008-12)
    Abstract: The August 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia has not only had a strong impact on the United States and Europe, but also on Israel and Iran. This article examines Israeli and Iranian reactions to the crisis, ...
  • Katz, Mark N. (2007)

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