- Newsmaker: US Ready to Seal Nuclear Deal with Russia
President Bush has announced that he-ll sign a treaty with Russia that will -liquidate the legacy of the Cold War- by reducing both countries- nuclear arsenals by two thirds. Mary Dejevsky, who has reported from Moscow and Washington, and now serves as diplomatic editor for the Independent of London, says that while it won-t greatly alter global politics, it-s hard to be critical of a treaty that slashes two such substantial nuclear arsenals.
- Reporter's Notebook: Likud Embarrasses Sharon Rejecting Palestinian State
This weekend, as 50,000 Israelis staged the biggest peace demonstration in almost two years, the Central Committee of Ariel Sharon-s Likud Party humiliated its own Prime Minister by condemning the very idea of a Palestinian state. Yossi Klein Halevi, senior writer for the Jerusalem Report, looks at the discredited ideologies of Israel-s contradictory political factions, and the failure of the ongoing peace process.
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