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Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Lee Jenkins June 19, 2014 0

On Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Libya and Iraq, Obama has stumbled from one crisis to another with seemingly limitless ineptitude It started well enough; in his first major foreign policy speech after election, Obama addressed the

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6 Inconvenient Elections The West Chose To Ignore And Undo

6 Inconvenient Elections The West Chose To Ignore And Undo

Lee Jenkins May 15, 2014 0

Flawed as they are, the elections in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea are reasonably representative. Yet the West has form in ignoring elections it doesn’t find useful. Iran 1953 The oil wealth of Iran had

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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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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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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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Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 2

The breakneck pace of events in Ukraine are part of a much larger geopolitical story of Russia and its post Soviet place in the world. When Vladimir Putin came to power (the first time)

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The UK Could Learn From Colorado’s Legalisation of Cannabis

The UK Could Learn From Colorado’s Legalisation of Cannabis

Sam Woolfe February 26, 2014 5

The recent legalisation of cannabis in Colorado and Washington state – not to mention Uruguay, the first country ever to legalise cannabis – serve as experiments for the pro-legalisation argument. So what is the

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Iran Will Get The Bomb. Good.

Lee Jenkins November 29, 2013 3

Iran will become a nuclear power, so keep calm & carry on The sound of hawks spluttering their morning coffee was heard around the world. Iran’s new leadership have signed an embryonic deal with

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