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Beyond the Post-Cold War World

Beyond the Post-Cold War World

An era ended when the Soviet Union collapsed on Dec. 31, 1991. The confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union defined the Cold War period. The collapse of Europe framed that confrontation. After World War II, the Soviet and American armies occupied Europe. Both towered over the ...

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Jordan’s King Warns Obama; America Backs Muslim Brotherhood Agent as Syria’s Next Ruler

Jordan’s King Warns Obama; America Backs Muslim Brotherhood Agent as Syria’s Next Ruler

”Don’t scare anyone. But once you gain ground then move ahead. You must utilize as many people as possible who may be of use to us.” –Joseph Stalin to future Communist dictator of Hungary Mattyas Rakosi, December 5, 1944.

It really isn’t too hard to understand what is happening in the Middle East ...

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Europe's Disturbing Precedent in the Cyprus Bailout

Europe's Disturbing Precedent in the Cyprus Bailout

The European economic crisis has taken different forms in different places, and Cyprus is the latest country to face the prospect of financial ruin. Overextended banks in Cyprus are teetering on the brink of failure for issuing loans they cannot repay, which has prompted the tiny Mediterranean ...

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Little Outcry as Saudis Bulldoze Islam's Holiest Shrines

Little Outcry as Saudis Bulldoze Islam's Holiest Shrines

TheInvestigative Project on Terrorism

Recent photographs show workers in Saudi Arabia demolishing some of the oldest sections of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, London's Independent reports.

It's the latest in a grand plan to develop and modernize both Mecca and Medina, Islam's two holiest ...

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Understanding the Current State of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

Understanding the Current State of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

To produce its first atomic bomb from 20 percent enriched uranium, Iran would need a stockpile of 225 kilograms, which upon further enrichment to the weapons-grade level would yield the 25 kilograms of uranium metal for a nuclear warhead. Since it began enriching 20 percent uranium, Iran had ...

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A New Reality in U.S. - Israeli Relations

U.S. President Barack Obama is making his first visit to Israel. The visit comes in the wake of his re-election and inauguration to a second term and the formation of a new Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Normally, summits between Israel and the United ...

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Considering a Departure in North Korea's Strategy

Considering a Departure in North Korea's Strategy

On Jan. 29, I wrote a piece that described North Korea's strategy as a combination of ferocious, weak and crazy. In the weeks since then, three events have exemplified each facet of that strategy. Pyongyang showed its ferocity Feb. 12, when it detonated a nuclear device underground. ...

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Will Syria's Strife Rip Lebanon Apart?

Will Syria's Strife Rip Lebanon Apart?

The assassination of Lebanese security chief brigadier general Wissam Hassan on October 19 has rekindled fears of renewed confessional strife in Lebanon. The anti-Assad opposition quickly blamed the Syrian regime for eliminating one of its foremost Beirut opponents while enraged demonstrators took ...

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Europe, Unemployment and Instability

Europe, Unemployment and Instability

The global financial crisis of 2008 has slowly yielded to a global unemployment crisis. This unemployment crisis will, fairly quickly, give way to a political crisis. The crisis involves all three of the major pillars of the global system -- Europe, China and the United States. The level ...

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