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Syria's President Assad and Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul stand together

Give Peace A Month
January saw peace threatening to break out in a number of global hot spots, as if world leaders had made a collective New Year's resolution for harmony. India and Pakistan — who not so long ago were at the nuclear brink over Kashmir — met for warm talks in Islamabad and promised to keep talking. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf declared the commitment to talk a victory "for all those peace-loving people of the world."

Syria and Turkey also seem to have gotten over long-standing territorial feuds: last week, Bashar Assad became...

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