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Jordanian regime eager for internal and external security

Jordanian regime eager for internal and external security

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 17, 2014 1

(Photo by Vyacheslav Argenberg) Mesrob Kassemdjian analyses the security situation in Jordan and recent events in Syria. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. The Hashemites have ruled Jordan for four generations,

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TTIP Headed for Political Cliffhanger

TTIP Headed for Political Cliffhanger

Backbencher April 10, 2014 0

 The world’s greatest free trade zone is far from a done deal On 2 April 2014, Former Italian Prime Minister and Visiting Sciences Po Professor Enrico Letta delivered the keynote speech at the university’s

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What If Ukraine Was Mexico And Russia Was America?

What If Ukraine Was Mexico And Russia Was America?

Lee Jenkins April 10, 2014 0

How easily could America imitate Russia and carve off a piece of Mexico, its crisis hit southern neighbour? Barack Obama will be the first US president to have born and died under the same

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American retraction makes the world a less safe place.

American retraction makes the world a less safe place.

Lee Jenkins March 26, 2014 1

  The two decades after the Cold War were the high water mark for American force projection and primacy. Without the Russian Bear front and centre of its policy making process, the US was

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Russia, Ukraine & Crimea – A Very Complex History

Russia, Ukraine & Crimea – A Very Complex History

Backbencher March 21, 2014 1

Ellie McHugh recounts the multi-faceted, multi-layered history of ethnic and religious strife that makes the Ukrainian crisis far more complex than generally appreciated “Dreamers of sleepers and white treason, we dream of rain and

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When Eccentricity Meets Evil: Central Asia

When Eccentricity Meets Evil: Central Asia

Backbencher March 20, 2014 0

An insight to the least known, and most bizarre region on earth New battle lines are being drawn, new economies are charging to the fore, new nation states are being born and the West

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We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

Lee Jenkins March 20, 2014 6

Western leaders are mentally and institutionally ill equipped to deal with Putin’s Russia Yesterday President Putin signed the document that saw Crimea become a fully fledged part of the Russian Federation. The signing was

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The Return Of Great Power Diplomacy

The Return Of Great Power Diplomacy

Lee Jenkins March 6, 2014 2

In case you missed it, international relations has gone all retro Despite what Twitter has told you, WW3 is not imminent, and nor is a new Cold War; the nuclear weapons aren’t one a

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Crime-a River: Has Russia Rightfully Occupied Crimea?

Crime-a River: Has Russia Rightfully Occupied Crimea?

Backbencher March 4, 2014 0

The ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine has led to unprecedented levels of violence and destruction, with widespread rioting in the streets. Independence Square in Kiev is unrecognisable as it remains occupied by protesters even

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The World According To The Daily Mail

The World According To The Daily Mail

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 0

The Daily Mail reader’s cut-out-and-keep guide to foreign types and their unfamiliar ways. The Frenchman With the score on the battlefield heavily in our favour,  our stroppy Gallic cousins seem determined to strike at

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