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Egypt cuts off all diplomatic ties with Syria – What does this mean for the region’s security?

Egypt cuts off all diplomatic ties with Syria – What does this mean for the region’s security?

Derek Van De Ven June 17, 2013 1

In front of a packed audience in Cairo, Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi announced that his government would be shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and sending all Syrian diplomats home. Morsi also announced

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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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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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Syria, And Obama’s Self-Inflicted Dilemma

Syria, And Obama’s Self-Inflicted Dilemma

Lee Jenkins May 9, 2013 1

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t, Obama has backed himself into a corner over Syria’s chemical weapons The carnage in Syria shows little sign of abating, with reports of a new massacre

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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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How To Save Pakistan

How To Save Pakistan

Lee Jenkins May 2, 2013 0

The Army is killing Pakistan. But it’s the only thing that can rescue it. Pakistan is not alone in suffering the ravages of instability, corruption and violence. But its size, location and nuclear arsenal

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3 Countries That Need A Military Coup…Badly

3 Countries That Need A Military Coup…Badly

Lee Jenkins April 25, 2013 0

Jackboots in the debating chamber can often be a good thing People get a lot of funny ideas about military coups. The image is of a power mad psychopath brutally murdering the well meaning,

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The Success of MDMA-Assisted Therapy

The Success of MDMA-Assisted Therapy

Sam Woolfe April 24, 2013 1

  PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a severe anxiety disorder that can arise after a psychologically traumatic event. It is very common among war veterans, with record numbers of veterans from Iraq and

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