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Mexican Drug Cartels Are Not Terrorists

By Robert Valencia

While a few U.S. politicians have long demanded that Mexico’s most bloodthirsty drug cartel, the Zetas, be named a terrorist organization, an alleged assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. on American soil by Iranian government agents allied with the Zetas has only intensified the issue.

The South Caucasus: A Political Earthquake Zone

 By Tanya Melich

Since gaining their independence from the Soviet Union 20 years ago, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia have struggled to prove to themselves and the outside world that they can determine their own fate.

Such hopes are fading.

Elections in Tunisia Pose the Revolution's First Challenge

by Martine Gozlan 

TUNIS— It is the first challenge of the first Arab Revolution. On Sunday, October 23, Tunisians will elect their representatives for the Constituent Assembly, whose first task will be to draw up a future Constitution for the new Tunisia.

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