- Making News: Turkey Stalls on Decision to Let US Troops Land
With troop transports and cargo ships waiting off shore, the US has been pressing Turkey to agree to become a staging area for possible war on Iraq. Yesterday, Secretary of State Colin Powell said the agreement should happen today, but today is over in Turkey, and there-s still no deal. Semih Idiz, columnist for Turkey-s leading liberal daily, Aksam, explains the delay as Turkey being -once bitten, twice shy.-
- Reporter's Notebook: Powell Attends Inauguration, Sends Message to Both Koreas
As North Korea-s Kim Jong Il gears up his nuclear program and threatens a -pre-emptive strike,- South Korea has chosen a new leader with little experience in international affairs. Roh Moo Hyun will succeed Kim Dae Jung, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his -sunshine policy- of trying to open relations with the North. Don Oberdorfer, journalist-in-residence at Johns Hopkins- School of Advanced International Studies, last visited North Korea in November.
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