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2014 GSR Oslo - Given Nordic Perspectives on European Security.

The IISS Global Strategic Review has developed into an event that engages people from all five continents. This years GSR meeting is taken place in… 723 more words


Lawrence Solomon: How to redraw the map in Middle East

The Middle East should be comprised of emirates, not Western-style countries

“Which Syrian rebels, if any, should we support in the fight against ISIS?” our leaders wonder. 1,095 more words

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What is the so-called "Islamic State?"

President Obama has been criticized on the right (by Charles Krauthammer, for example) for saying that the so-called “Islamic State” is neither a state nor Islamic. 319 more words

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#Poroshenko downplays military options in #Russia's war against #Ukraine

by Brian Bonner.
This handout picture taken and released by Ukrainian presidential press-service on Sept. 11, shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) welcoming his Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves prior to their meeting in Kiev. 875 more words


Lawrence Solomon: Western intervention, gone wrong

From the Middle East to Ukraine, blunders by the U.S. and its allies have done incalculable harm to the West’s interests

“We will degrade and destroy” ISIS, President Obama said this week, in reversing course by resuming an old war in Iraq and starting a new one in Syria. 811 more words

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