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UN-necessary: Analogue Diplomacy In A Digital World

UN-necessary: Analogue Diplomacy In A Digital World

Lee Jenkins June 13, 2013 0

The United Nations was the world’s great hope. Let it die with dignity. The years immediately following the Second World War were understandably formative ones. The sheer scale of the disaster that had consumed

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Why NATO Must Talk to the Taliban

Why NATO Must Talk to the Taliban

Backbencher June 13, 2013 0

The military situation is as good as its going to get. Its time for the diplomats to step in. This week General Joseph F. Dunford, the man charged with closing down NATO’s mission in

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The Eagle & The Bear: US-Russian Rivalry

The Eagle & The Bear: US-Russian Rivalry

Backbencher May 30, 2013 0

How over is over?  Or are Russia and America doomed to be rivals?  Since the Arab Spring started, particularly in Syria, tensions between the United States and the Russian Federation have appeared.  But did

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Hague’s Dangerous Game in Syria

Hague’s Dangerous Game in Syria

Backbencher May 30, 2013 0

Noble intentions in Syria may cause more problems than they solve The decision of European Union foreign ministers to withdraw their arms embargo on Syria this week is a significant gesture in a civil

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Freedom Isn’t Free: Why Soldiers Matter

Freedom Isn’t Free: Why Soldiers Matter

Lee Jenkins May 23, 2013 4

Defence spending is never popular, but that doesn’t mean its not important. As anybody with more than a passing interest in politics will tell you, defence is way down the list of priorities. Health,

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Britain & The Defeat Of Somlia’s Pirates

Britain & The Defeat Of Somlia’s Pirates

Lee Jenkins May 16, 2013 0

Through military prowess, savvy development aid, and international cooperation, Britain has crippled Somalia’s pirate threat. The Somali pirate menace has been defeated, and Britain has played a central role. Although it passed with little

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Towards a New Informal Empire

Towards a New Informal Empire

Backbencher May 15, 2013 3

Allrik Birch Last week I talked about how Britain could temper any (unlikely) damage done to trade through withdrawing from the EU by building trade links with Commonwealth nations, nations who are already moving

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Israel Attacks Syria, Region Awaits Response

Israel Attacks Syria, Region Awaits Response

Backbencher May 5, 2013 0

Israeli forces hit targets within Syria. Damascus calls the violation a declaration of war. For the second time in two days elements of the Israeli Air Force have struck targets close to the Syrian

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When, If Ever, Is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?

When, If Ever, Is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?

Backbencher May 3, 2013 0

In Part 2 of his latest 2-part series, Sami Steinbock discusses in more detail effects of humanitarian intervention in specific cases There are sometimes reckoned to be five criteria that, if achieved, mean humanitarian

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Is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?

Backbencher April 26, 2013 0

In Part 1 of a fresh 2-part series, Sami Steinbock discusses a question currently more in the public sphere than for a long time. In 1939, Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia. The invasion of Czechoslovakia

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