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Another non-ceasefire ceasefire

This must be the hottest trend in geopolitics in the 2010s. Remember when the Russians and the Ukrainians and the Russian separatists in Ukraine cut a ceasefire deal and then… 200 more words

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Hadi and the Houthis cut a deal?

Details are still sketchy, but in general it sounds like Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthis have reached some sort of deal whereby the Houthis will surrender their territorial gains in exchange for political reform/power sharing. 215 more words

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Saudi coalition, having accomplished nothing, declares victory (?) and bugs out

The AP and Reuters have both reported in the past hour that the Saudi coalition is suspending its air campaign in Yemen and is moving its operations into a “new phase”: 303 more words

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Laying responsibility for ISIS right at America's door

It’s been known for a while now that ISIS has been working, at least in Iraq, alongside many ex-Iraqi army officers and men, many of whom took to fighting the American occupation after they were purged from the army by Paul Bremer’s “De-Baʿathification” orders in 2003. 1,095 more words

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Pot meets kettle

All governments behave cynically now and then, saying one thing while doing something else, so it’s best not to make too much of any particular instance of hypocrisy unless and until it becomes harmful in some way. 166 more words

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ANZAC dream

It’s still another ten days until ANZAC Day, but on Monday night I had a bizarre dream about it so I figured I should get it down. 620 more words

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Hope springs eternal

From the ever-elusive 15 minute a day workout that will give you a six pack or the “make $27383 a week working from home” spam ads you see on the internet tubes all the time, it’s clear that people are wired to hope for some quick, easy fix to their problems. 983 more words

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