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A Geopolitical Journey, Part 1: The Travel

A Geopolitical Journey, Part 1: The Travel

I try to keep my writing impersonal. My ideas are my own, of course, but I prefer to keep myself out of it for three reasons. First, I’m far less interesting than my writings are. Second, the world is also far more interesting than my writings and me, and pretending otherwise is narcissism.

 

 Finally, ...

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Turkey has only Itself to Blame if Shunned by the EU

Turkey has only Itself to Blame if Shunned by the EU

The Guardian

“Turkey has declared on more than one occasion that if it has to make a choice between its accession to the EU and Cyprus, it will choose Cyprus”.

Martin Kettle's claimthat Turkey is "held hostage by the atavistic parochialism of a Greek Cypriot statelet of fewer than one million ...

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The World Looks at Obama After the U.S. Midterm Election

The World Looks at Obama After the U.S. Midterm Election

The 2010 U.S. midterm elections were held, and the results were as expected: The Republicans took the House but did not take the Senate. The Democrats have such a small margin in the Senate, however, that they cannot impose cloture, ...

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Lebanese Daily: Hizbullah Drills Takeover of Lebanon

Lebanese Daily: Hizbullah Drills Takeover of Lebanon

Impending Coup | Lebanon

On November 1, 2010, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, which is close to Hizbullah and Syria, reported that on October 28, 2010, Hizbullah conducted an "electronic and on-the-ground simulation" of a takeover of Lebanon – an operation that is to be carried out in the event that ...

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The White Army against Iran: The Saudi Weapons Deal, Part 2

More than two months after a huge arms deal in the making between the United States and Saudi Arabia became public, the administration officially informed Congress of the deal. The announcement ...

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Spotlight on Iran Update, October 12, 2010 and Iran begins loading fuel into Bushehr nuclear reactor

Spotlight on Iran Update, October 12, 2010 and Iran begins loading fuel into Bushehr nuclear reactorIran begins loading fuel into Bushehr nuclear reactor; Supreme Leader says patience and resistance are needed to deal with sanctions

This week Iran has begun loading fuel into the Bushehr nuclear reactor. Launched this past August, the reactor is scheduled to begin energy production in early 2011. ...

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U.S. Midterm Elections, Obama and Iran

We are a week away from the 2010 U.S. midterm elections. The outcome is already locked in. Whether the Republicans take the House or the Senate is close to immaterial. It is almost certain that the dynamics of American domestic ...

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The U.S. Takes "New Europe" for Granted at its Own Peril

The U.S. Takes

Abstract: The nations of "New Europe" have been staunch allies of the United States in the aftermath of 9/11, and have sacrificed resources and soldiers' lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Again and again, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have shown their steadfastness and commitment ...

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The case for referendum on Turkey’s EU entry

The case for referendum on Turkey’s EU entry

Allowing Europeans as well as Turks to vote on whether Ankara should be awarded membership has some distinct advantages

Since the European Union started accession talks with Turkey in October 2005, things have gone slowly. The reform process, which began with the acceptance of Turkey's candidacy in ...

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