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Al Gore and the Iraqi Democracy Question
By Frank Smyth, March 2, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com

How carefully did Vice President Al Gore choose his words last month when he became the first Clinton administration official to apply the “d-word” to Iraq? In a one-page, Feb. 8 letter to Iraqi exiles based in London, Gore became the first high-level U.S. official ever to publicly promise to promote “democracy in Iraq.” Nothing

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France’s Feeble Demand
By Frank Smyth, February 3, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com

One trait that France and the United States have in common is that each nation acts like it has moral authority to lead the world.
The opportunity for global leadership rests largely on other factors…

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Leader of the Pack
By Frank Smyth, December 9, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Irrespective of how things might look after the protests against the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle turned unexpectedly fierce right before the talks themselves suddenly collapsed, a consensus has already emerged in the presidential debate…

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Cold War Bias in Colombia?
By Frank Smyth, October 7, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Carlos Castano is not a name that comes up much in the debate over whether to escalate U.S. drug-war aid to Colombia. But policy-makers and politicians alike in America should be mindful of the alliances that he and other rightist paramilitaries…

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Did Kosovo Beget East Timor?
By Frank Smyth, September 23, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Never have so many different forces been deployed in the same place. Hungarian soldiers guard “Film City,” the former movie studio that is now a hilltop command post for NATO-led international forces in Kosovo’s capital of Pristina.

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Most Wanted
By Frank Smyth, July 22, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

The less-than-modest American diplomat who brokered the 1995 Dayton accords to end the war in Bosnia, Richard Holbrooke, did more than anyone else to persuade the Clinton administration that Yugoslavia’s president, Slobodan Milosevic…

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The Genocide Doctrine
By Frank Smyth, May 20, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

President Clinton was morally disgraced at home only to become a moral crusader abroad four months after being impeached. His newly discovered moralism, however, began to emerge two months after the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky liaison. Who expected such a turnaround from Bill Clinton? Even more surprising…

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