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Mexico's Strategy

Mexico's Strategy 

A few years ago, I wrote about Mexico possibly becoming a failed state because of the effect of the cartels on the country. Mexico may have come close to that, but it stabilized itself and took a different course instead -- one of impressive economic growth in the face of instability.

Mexican ...

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The Israeli Crisis

The Israeli Crisis

Crises are normally short, sharp and intense affairs. Israel's predicament has developed on a different time frame, is more diffuse than most crises and has not reached a decisive and intense moment. But it is still a crisis. It is not a crisis solely about Iran, although the Israeli government ...

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Iran Moves to Prevent Fall of Assad's Regime

Iran Moves to Prevent Fall of Assad's Regime

Iran Launches Diplomatic Initiative Aimed At Preventing The Fall Of Assad's Regime, Collapse Of Entire Resistance Axis, And Regional War

In light of the escalation of the crisis in Syria, on August 9, 2012, Iran held an international conference aimed at preventing the fall of the regime of Syrian ...

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Saudi Arabia Fears Spread Of Shi'ite Protests In Country

Saudi Arabia Fears Spread Of Shi'ite Protests In Country

On July 8, 2012, Saudi security forces the Shi'ite city of 'Awamiya (in Al-Qatif governorate in the country's Eastern Province) arrested senior Shi'ite cleric Nimr Bakr Al-Nimr. As on several occasions in the past, he was arrested for sedition after directing harsh criticism and invective at the ...

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Financial Markets, Politics and the New Reality

Financial Markets, Politics and the New Reality

Louis M. Bacon is the head of Moore Capital Management, one of the largest and most influential hedge funds in the world. Last week, he announced that he was returning one quarter of his largest fund, about $2 billion, to his investors. The reason he gave to The New York Times was that he had found ...

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The Mega Mosques Boom

The Mega Mosques Boom

Murfreesboro, a city in the heart of Tennessee, and, Marseille, France’s second-largest city and its largest city on the Mediterranean coast, have few things in common. The two cities are separated by nearly 5,000 miles, and by equally wide divisions of language and culture. And yet Murfreesboro ...

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The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy

The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy

The American presidency is designed to disappoint. Each candidate must promise things that are beyond his power to deliver. No candidate could expect to be elected by emphasizing how little power the office actually has and how voters should therefore expect little from him. So candidates promise ...

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Decline In Hizbullah's Status In Lebanon

Decline In Hizbullah's Status In Lebanon

There has been a tangible decline lately in Hizbullah's political and public standing in Lebanon. This is evident, for example, in attacks and provocations of unprecedented boldness made by Ahmad Al-Asir, a Salafi sheikh from Sidon, against the organization and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah; in the ...

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Consequences of the Fall of the Syrian Regime

Consequences of the Fall of the Syrian Regime

We have entered the endgame in Syria. That doesn't mean that we have reached the end by any means, but it does mean that the precondition has been met for the fall of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. We have argued that so long as the military and security apparatus remain ...

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