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Putin’s Syrian Wrecking Ball Is Exposing The West’s Negligence

Putin’s Syrian Wrecking Ball Is Exposing The West’s Negligence

Lee Jenkins October 6, 2015 0

The seemingly endless Syrian Civil War took a dramatic turn last week as Russian jets began a bombing campaign against anti-government groups from bases within Syria. The attacks come after months of Russian military

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Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Lee Jenkins August 16, 2015 0

As Western sanctions start to bite, Moscow hits back with its own round of embargoes  Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his recent edict ordering the destruction of food brought into the country,

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal – Your 60 Second Q&A

Iran’s Nuclear Deal – Your 60 Second Q&A

Lee Jenkins July 14, 2015 0

You’ll have been forgiven for thinking Greece was the only diplomatic show in town, but Vienna has just hosted another, arguably more significant, set of international negotiations. What’s happened? Iran has agreed to limit

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The State Of Libya

The State Of Libya

Backbencher July 3, 2014 0

Contrary to a plethora of Western political analysis and media commentary following the 25 June 2014 general elections for the new Libyan parliament, the Council of Representatives, the State of Libya is not in

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The Echo Chamber That Are Western Humanitarian Summits

The Echo Chamber That Are Western Humanitarian Summits

Backbencher June 12, 2014 0

Who really benefits from self indulgent Western summits and campaigns about problems a world away? This week sees the UK play host to a global summit on sexual violence in war, part of a

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Hamas And Fatah; The Politics Of Peace

Hamas And Fatah; The Politics Of Peace

Backbencher May 1, 2014 0

As Hamas and Fatah sign a peace agreement, what hope for the ever elusive peace with Israel? On 23 April 2014, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a peace pact; unfortunately, it was not

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Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Lee Jenkins May 1, 2014 0

Far from being a caricature Bond villain, Putin is seen as a national saviour, a la Reagan. The the late 1970s the United States was deep in what Carter called a malaise. The economy

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The Bear Approaches: Russia’s Cold War Challenge to the United Kingdom

The Bear Approaches: Russia’s Cold War Challenge to the United Kingdom

Calum Heaton April 25, 2014 1

  Russian aircraft are probing UK airspace at an alarming rate Throughout the Cold War, one of the most harrowing images for much of the world was the possibility of ginormous Soviet Tu-95 “Bear”

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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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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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