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" Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests. "
" Many Americans, and many more people around the world, have been outraged by what they see as President George W. Bush's radical reordering of American foreign policy. "
" Turks have long admired the sultan, Mehmet II, for his military triumphs, especially his capture of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, in 1453. "
" Turkey can be a bridge to regimes and actions the United States can't reach. Turkey can talk to people the United States can't talk to. "
" One of the immutable patterns of history is the rise and fall of great powers. Those that survive are the ones that adapt as the world changes. "
" No one will ever be able to say what the comandantes would have done with their historic opportunity in Nicaragua if they had not been confronted with civil war. "
" The fundamentals of what journalism is about don't necessarily change. What will change is the delivery of news. "
" Guatemala's ornate presidential palace, once a terrifying fortress whose every corridor was patrolled by heavily armed soldiers in berets and camouflage uniforms, is now a normal public building where ordinary citizens enter without fear. "
" It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism. "
" Because Iranians have had to fight so long and painfully for political freedom, they have a deep appreciation for its value - perhaps deeper than many in the West who take their electoral rights for granted. "
" During the 19th century, Britain fought two wars in unsuccessful attempts to subjugate the Afghans. When Britain finally drew a border between India and Afghanistan in 1893, Pashtun tribes in southern Afghanistan were cut off from related tribes across the border in what was then India and is now Pakistan. "
" Samarkand, with its magnificent mosques, tombs and dazzling ensembles of ceramic tiles, is still one of the world's most awe-inspiring cities. "
" The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers created the 'Fertile Crescent' where some of the first civilizations emerged. Today they are immensely important resources, politically as well as geographically. "
" The key to Turkey's success has been its ability to reinvent itself as times change. "
" In some countries that are darlings of the West, like Egypt, everyone knows the result of national elections years in advance: The man in power always wins. In others, like Saudi Arabia, the very idea of an election is unthinkable. "
" After World War II, the winds of nationalism and anti-colonialism blew through the developing world. "
" Human Rights Watch wants Rwandans to be able to speak freely about their ethnic hatreds, and to allow political parties connected with the defeated genocide army to campaign freely for power. "
" Only one American has given his life for Iranian democracy. He was a young idealist from Nebraska named Howard Baskerville. In 1907, fresh out of Princeton, Baskerville went to Iran as a schoolteacher. He found himself in the midst of a revolution against tyranny, and was carried away with passion for the democratic cause. "
" Most Pakistani politics is conducted within a narrow spectrum. Politicians spend much time debating the best ways to fight India, or take Kashmir, or dominate Afghanistan, or punish the United States for its real and imagined sins. "
" There is much to justify Turkey's reverence for Ataturk. He is the force that allowed Turkey to rise from the ashes of defeat and emerge as a vibrant new nation. "
" Iran, in its former incarnation as Persia, created the world's first empire, produced titanic figures like Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, and is one of the great fonts of world culture. "
" For decades, Turkey was widely viewed as a reliable NATO ally: prickly at times, but safely in America's corner. "
" By the late 1970s, repression and economic chaos were causing increasing unrest throughout Latin America. Army strongmen were forced to cede power in Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. "
" Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship. "
" Rwanda has emerged from the devastation of genocide and become more secure and prosperous than anyone had a right to expect. "