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For Ian Bremmer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Oct 24, 2007

Turkey's army won't invade

PRAGUE — Just when the smoke from Turkey's domestic political conflicts of the past year had begun to clear, another deadly attack by Kurdish separatists on Turkish soldiers has the government threatening military attacks inside northern Iraq. That prospect raises risks for Turkey, Iraq ...

/ Sep 12, 2007

Twilight of Pervez Musharraf's career

PRAGUE — It is said that political power in Pakistan flows from the three A's: Allah, the army, and support from America. Of the three, it is the army leadership that has the clearest means of ridding the country of Pakistan's president in uniform, ...

/ Apr 10, 2007

False hope of Iran sanctions

PRAGUE -- Despite his bellicose rhetoric, U.S. President George W. Bush would very much like to avoid a choice between airstrikes on Iranian nuclear sites and accepting a nuclear Iran. For the moment, administration officials are hoping that "targeted" sanctions aimed directly at Iran's ...

/ May 28, 2006

It's still too early to exit Iraq

PRAGUE -- Last weekend's announcement that Iraqi lawmakers have finally formed a unity government is welcome news, both for Iraq and for President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. The American and British governments, increasingly unpopular at home, desperately needed some tangible ...