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Taking Stock of WikiLeaks

Taking Stock of WikiLeaks

Julian Assange has declared that geopolitics will be separated into pre-“Cablegate” and post-“Cablegate” eras. That was a bold claim. However, given the intense interest that the leaks produced, it is a claim that ought to be carefully considered. Several weeks have passed since the first of the ...

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The Self-Defense of Middle Eastern Conservative Regimes, and Israel's Role

INSS Insight No. 228

Although there is no direct link between them, both the recent elections in Jordan and Egypt and the WikiLeaks publications are instructive regarding the determination of conservative regimes in the Middle East to defend themselves and enhance their survivability.

The Royal ...

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Geopolitical Journey, Part 7: Poland

Geopolitical Journey, Part 7: Poland

To understand Poland, you must understand Frederic Chopin. First listen to his Polonaise and then to his Revolutionary Etude. They are about hope, despair and rage. In the Polonaise, you hear the most extraordinary distillation of a nation’s existence. In the Revolutionary Etude, written in the ...

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Could China’s Instability Threaten America?

Could China’s Instability Threaten America?

China’s double-digit economic growth over the past thirty years has been breathtaking. Growth has limits, however, and China may soon be reaching them. With worldwide recession, and inflation coming to the yuan, a slowdown in China’s growth is increasing probable. If China experiences any let up in ...

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Europe Falls Toward Enlightenment?

Europe Falls Toward Enlightenment?

European Union: R.I.P.? ... When communism collapsed in Moscow, Prague and Belgrade at the end of the Cold War, ethnic nationalism surged to the surface in all three nations and tore them apart into 24 countries. Economic nationalism is now resurgent across Europe. And it is hard to see how a ...

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Geopolitical Journey, Part 6: Ukraine

Geopolitical Journey, Part 6: Ukraine

Stratfor.com

Editor's note: This is the sixth installment in a series of special reports that Dr. Friedman will write over the next few weeks as he travels to Turkey, Moldova, Romania, Ukraineand Poland. In this series, he will share his observations of the geopolitical imperatives in each country ...

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Interview with Journalist Ken Timmerman on Iran, Gitmo and Tensions in the Middle East

In light of this weekend’s latest WikiLeaks document dumpof more than 250,000 State Department cables, Accuracy in Media’s exclusive interview with veteran journalist Ken Timmerman couldn’t be more timely. As of this weekend, it is clear that most of the world stands in fear of Iran acquiring ...

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Geopolitical Journey, Part 5: Turkey

Geopolitical Journey, Part 5: Turkey

We arrived in Istanbul during the festival of Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael on God’s command and praises the God who stayed his hand. It is a jarring holiday for me; I was taught that it was Isaac whom God saved. The distinction between ...

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The NATO Summit: The Day After

The NATO Summit: The Day After

“An historic encounter; a turning point in the history of the organization” was how some of the NATO leaders assessed the summit in Lisbon (November 19-20, 2010). The focus of the summit was approval of the new strategic concept that will underlie the organization’s activities in the coming years. ...

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