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Al Qaeda branch in Syria issues ultimatum to splinter group

Al Qaeda branch in Syria issues ultimatum to splinter group | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it

ThAl Qaeda militia in Syria gives radical splinter group five days to end infighting and accept arbitration from Sunni clerics or face expulsion from the region.

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Things can only get worse

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A Government to Fill the Void in Lebanon

A Government to Fill the Void in Lebanon | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
If the creation of a cabinet does indeed result in intensified efforts to “disassociate” Lebanon from Syria, it may grant Lebanon some well-earned breathing space-but tightening the border could also increase the pressure within Syrian borders.

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Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, February 20, 2:59 AM

Useful primer on Lebanon.

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A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko

A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.

Evaluating U.S. foreign policy starts with the tricky task of understanding what U.S. foreign policy actually is. Analysts endowed with great forbearance can listen to the question-and-answer sessions with spokespersons from the White House, the State Department, or the Pentagon. These folks have the unenviable task of putting forward the best case for administration policies, while providing as little newsworthy information as possible.

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Oh, George, George! Where are you when we need you?

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Saudi Arabia to hit back at US in Syria

Saudi Arabia to hit back at US in Syria | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Tensions between the two countries have grown sharply in recent months
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More "Politics by Sulking"

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