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 //   //  October 25, 2014  //  1 Comment

Terrorism 2013-14

A somewhat biased view, perhaps, but none the less horrific. Musa al-Gharbi: There are groups more depraved than ISIL Does the West care about ISIL’s specific crimes or is it mostly outraged that Muslims are committing […]

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 //   //  October 24, 2014  //  No Comments

Turkey 2012 – 2014

David vs. David:  Turkey in the crosshairs: David Kilgour: Kurds from Iraq, Syria and Turkey should unite to fight ISIS on the ground vs David Jones: The U.S. must mobilize and strike regardless of Turkey’s stance […]

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 //   //  October 24, 2014  //  No Comments

Middle East & Arab World in 2013 – 2014

Alastair Crooke You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia Why should we be surprised then, that from Prince Bandar’s Saudi-Western mandate to manage the insurgency in Syria against […]

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 //   //  October 24, 2014  //  7 Comments

Ukraine 2014

The Guardian Ukraine BBC World News Ukraine crisis Reuters World News Russia CIA World Factbook: Ukraine See also Russia in 2014 David (Jones): Crisis in Ukraine: Splitting Ukraine could prove the best solution vs David Kilgour: […]

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 //   //  October 21, 2014  //  1 Comment

Europe & EU 2014

The European EU Observer New School of Athens (NSoA) Ukraine Watch as 1000 years of European borders change Swedish ‘Cold War’ thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia (Reuters) Growing tensions since the Ukraine crisis have […]

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Canada in 2014
October 29, 2014  //  No Comments
Karl Nerenberg: Do police and spies need more power? The government promises new police and spy powers are in the works ...
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Wednesday Night #1704
October 29, 2014  //  No Comments
What a contrast between the two dominant topics for Canadians over the past week have been the Attack on Parliament Hill ...
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Brazil 2013 – 2014
October 27, 2014  //  No Comments
Brazil’s presidential election — A riven country In the absence of fully fledged structural reform, Brazil w ...
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Climate Change and Security
October 13, 2014  //  1 Comment
Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can’t be burned Bank of England governor lends his support to ‘carbon bub ...