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 //   //  May 22, 2015  //  No Comments

ISIS/ISIL

Alastair Crooke: You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (The World Post) Saudi Arabia’s internal discord and tensions over ISIS can only be understood by grasping the inherent […]

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 //   //  May 21, 2015  //  3 Comments

Oil spills and leaks

California investigates nine-mile oil slick (BBC) Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara. More than 7,000 gallons […]

South China Sea
 //   //  May 16, 2015  //  3 Comments

China Seas

Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries (Defense News, Wendell Minnick) The majority of the 90% of global trade that travels by sea moves through narrow & vulnerable straits near Malaysia, Singapore & Taiwan. As […]

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 //   //  May 14, 2015  //  1 Comment

U.K. in 2013 – 2015

Brexit – what would happen if Britain left the EU? Growth, trade, immigration, jobs, diplomacy: what would the impact be if a 2017 referendum pushed UK towards the exit? After winning a second term, prime minister […]

Middle East region
 //   //  May 10, 2015  //  No Comments

Middle East & Arab World

Brookings Middle East and North Africa Robert Fisk: Al Jazeera plays a dangerous game in Egypt Mohamed Fahmy’s theme at his press conference will be that “journalism is not political activism” (The Independent) Al Jazeera’s position […]

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Canada (Politics) in 2015
May 21, 2015  //  No Comments
ThreeHundredEight.com Canada: Anti-terror Bill C-51 Bruce Anderson: If Trudeau had power, what would he do with it? The ...
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Wednesday Night #1733
May 20, 2015  //  No Comments
The week’s news ranges from the deadly serious to a  particularly eclectic if not downright bizarre collection th ...
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Singapore
April 25, 2015  //  4 Comments
Singapore on Bloomberg Singapore on the Establishment Post Truefitt & Hill, Singapore Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015 Singapo ...
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Oil spills and leaks
May 21, 2015  //  3 Comments
California investigates nine-mile oil slick (BBC) Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into ...