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Hidden Hands: What Cyprus Was Really About

Hidden Hands: What Cyprus Was Really About

Lee Jenkins April 4, 2013 0

Cyprus is just part of a much larger contest being played out across the region.   Not without reason, much of the news coverage of Cyprus has focused on the financial implications of the

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World Affairs Round Up: 21/3/13

World Affairs Round Up: 21/3/13

Lee Jenkins March 21, 2013 0

Your 90 Second World News Round Up With the exception of 19 abstentions, Cypriot MP’s on Tuesday voted unanimously to reject a bail out package that would have released 10 billion euros in funds

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The Falklands vote was not directed at Buenos Aires but at London and Washington

The Falklands vote was not directed at Buenos Aires but at London and Washington

Backbencher March 16, 2013 1

A.P. Schrader says the Falklands referendum was a message to those in London considering negotiation with Argentina. A few days ago a referendum was held on the Falkland Islands on the question of whether or not the islanders

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Blood In The Sand – In Defence Of Palestine

Blood In The Sand – In Defence Of Palestine

Backbencher March 7, 2013 9

Far from being the perennial victim, is Israel actually the world’s biggest terrorist state? “This is not just a war over stolen land, why’d you think little boys are throwing stones at tanks? And

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Hilary Clinton’s Scorecard

Hilary Clinton’s Scorecard

Lee Jenkins February 7, 2013 2

How Did Hilary Clinton fare as Secretary of State? Last week Hilary Rodham Clinton stepped down as the US Secretary of State, being replaced by John Kerry, who unsuccessfully stood against George W Bush in

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Blowback: Why Going Balls Deep Sees Us Coming Up Short

Blowback: Why Going Balls Deep Sees Us Coming Up Short

Olly Neville January 22, 2013 9

I don’t often agree with Owen Jones, primarily because someone might realise I look like him and I’ll get added to the ever growing list of politicos from organisations including the Lib Dems ,

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Arab Freedom Should Wait

Arab Freedom Should Wait

Lee Jenkins January 17, 2013 5

Mali, Syria, Blowback, and the disastrous  Arab Spring THE Arab Spring has been one of the most significant events in world affairs over the last decade. Images of stone throwing youths challenging doddering kleptomaniac

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Syria’s civil war has parallels to Spain’s: It is not another Bosnia

Syria’s civil war has parallels to Spain’s: It is not another Bosnia

Jon Stanley January 6, 2013 5

  A rare TV address from Bashar Al-Assad shows the lion can still roar and there is no imminent end to the conflict in Syria.  It is unclear, however, whether rebels will break through

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Battering Ram Of Democracy; A Soldiers Story

Battering Ram Of Democracy; A Soldiers Story

Backbencher December 13, 2012 2

  This is a difficult piece. Everything else I’ve wrote so far has been tongue in cheek and about a subject I’ve been passionate about. This is different. The entire article is half story

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The West is Wrong on Iran

The West is Wrong on Iran

Olly Neville November 15, 2012 18

Author’s note: at no point in this piece do I condone the actions of the Iranian Government in regards to international terrorism or domestic curtailing of rights. I offer an explanation as to why

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