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MH17 in Context (Pt. I)

World public attention is now fixed on the aftermath of the destruction of  Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Donbass in the midst of the Ukrainian civil war. 2,761 more words

Geopolitics

"Genocide Is Permissible" Muses Times Of Israel, Promptly Retracts

The Times Of Israel has removed a provocatively-titled blog post after huge blowback, denunciations, and ridicule across social media. The post – “When Genocide Is Permissible” (in full below) – concludes, … 1,052 more words

Government

Obama: ‘I’m Going To Have To Act Alone’ On Border Crisis

CBSNews

President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn’t going anywhere.

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Politics

The Beginning of the Never Ending End: August 1914

“An event of great agony is bearable only in the belief that it will bring about a better world. When it does not, as in the aftermath of another vast calamity in 1914-18, disillusion is deep and moves on to self-doubt and self-disgust.” Barbara Tuchman… 639 more words

History

When engaging with the US

US Secretary of state John Kerry has arrived in India for a three day visit. His intention is to move forward the bilateral relations to a new level. 820 more words

Fifth Strategic Dialogue

Aid must act, not react

Following Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Kiyoshi Kurokawa – chairman of the Fukushima Accident Independent Investigation Commission – described the Fukushima disaster as a “profoundly man-made disaster that could and should have been foreseen and prevented.” It is this mentality that motivated the Japanese government to enact some of the… 637 more words

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