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Ukraine’s EU Policies All About Money, Power

Ukraine’s EU policies all about money, power

When Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych faces EU leaders at an Eastern Partnership Summit that kicks off in Vilnius Thursday, the prevailing mood will be decidedly sour. Yanukovych has made it…

VIEWPOINT: Drone War: Rage And Reaction

VIEWPOINT: Drone war: rage and reaction

Its opponents are after PTI for blocking Nato supply line until the US reneges on its drones policy causing indiscriminate killing of our citizens. If it continues, they warn, the…

Peace In Syria?

Peace in Syria?

THE Russo-American accord on the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, arrived at in Geneva last month, suggests three scenarios. The immediate one is covered by the agreed Framework for…

Peace In Syria?

Peace in Syria?

The Russo-American accord on the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, arrived at in Geneva last month, suggests three scenarios. The immediate one is covered by the agreed Framework for…

The Price Of Hyper-intervention

The price of hyper-intervention

The Syrian crisis dominated debate at an international conference last week in Stockholm that reviewed a range of global strategic issues. Organised by the London-based Institute of Strategic Studies, the…

Force Or Diplomacy?

Force or diplomacy?

President Barack Obama may well be able to secure Congressional approval for military action against Syria even if the vote appears too close to call now, as many lawmakers remain…

Dangers Of Military Intervention

Dangers of military intervention

The spectre of US military action against Syria has not diminished with the surfacing of divisions among America’s European allies and the resounding rejection of such intervention by the British…

The Secrecy Imperative Takes Its Toll

The secrecy imperative takes its toll

It can perhaps best be described as a failure of British intelligence. At more than one level. On Sunday morning, a 28-year-old Brazilian, David Miranda, was detained for almost nine…

The Truth Shall Not Set You Free

The truth shall not set you free

A Verdict in the military trial of Bradley Manning seemed imminent at the time of writing. The US army private, who has already been in detention for more than three…