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Lessons from our friends in the North

Lessons from our friends in the North | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
The European Union’s southern member states – Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal – have become the sick men of Europe, helping to turn the EU into one of the sicker regions of the world.
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A Clash of Civilizations on the High Seas

A Clash of Civilizations on the High Seas | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
(Editor's Note: Our Naval Diplomat, James Holmes, continues to share his experiences at Duke University.
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India Executes Lone Survivor of Mumbai Attacks

India Executes Lone Survivor of Mumbai Attacks | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
On the morning of November 21, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government executed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman in the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
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Israel's Iron Dome

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"For Israel, the chorus of cheers about Iron Dome risk muting the smart strategic reason why it was put in place: to ensure that a huge number of Israeli fatalities did not force the government's hand in launching a land war in Gaza.
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The Post-Petraeus Era

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"So it turns out that the top brass at the CIA had an inbox of secrets of the all-too-human, sexual variety. Titillating, unquestionably. But what about the other secrets – the intelligence secrets that are the agency’s reason for existence?
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The Never-Ending War in the Middle East

The Never-Ending War in the Middle East | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
"The most depressing aspect about the latest Gaza war is that it dramatizes this 'no-exit' aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Wars recur every four or five years, but they never seem to settle anything.
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Understanding the IAEA's Mandate in Iran: Avoiding Misinterpretations

Understanding the IAEA's Mandate in Iran: Avoiding Misinterpretations | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
November 27, 2012Much attention has focused on Iran's advancing nuclear program, on the peace and security concerns which that program has raised, and on the international policy debate over how to respond to that program.
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Human Rights Declaration Falls Short

Human Rights Declaration Falls Short | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
The document is a proclamation of governmental powers disguised as a declaration of human rights.  This was the scathing reaction of more than 50 human rights groups in Southeast Asia to the recent unveiling of a Human Rights Declaration drafted by...
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'We Must Have the Greatest Immorality, and We Must Have the Greatest Morality'

'We Must Have the Greatest Immorality, and We Must Have the Greatest Morality' | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
"Hugh Cunningham, the schoolmasterish Director of Training, who presented us a formula which, though it has a certain starry-eyed quality of the early CIA, has stuck in my mind ever since: 'We must have the greatest immorality, and we must have the...
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Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues

Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues...
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Syria conflict intensifies

Syria conflict intensifies | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
In a conflict dragging on into its twentieth violent month, today was an especially deadly day in Syria, where rebels are fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad.
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Canadian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

The outbreak of mass popular protests against the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad in the spring of 2011 and the country’s rapid descent into an increasingly brutal civil war following violent repression by state security forces and...
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China and the ICC

China and the ICC | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
As the international advocacy community considers how to improve and strengthen the International Criminal Court (ICC), including a potential role for the ICC in Syria, attention must be paid to China’s position.
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Don't Waste Draghi

Don't Waste Draghi | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi's Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) gives the populists' opponents a new weapon: support while structural reform takes hold.
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Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis

Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
Mystery still surrounds the circumstances of  Iran’s attack on an American surveillance drone operating above the waters of the Persian Gulf on the first of this month. Exactly who ordered the attack and why, remains unclear.
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Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?

Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong? | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
Last week we kicked off the winter term in the Naval War College’s Intermediate Level Course, dubbed Strategy & War. We spend the first week of seminars with the giants of strategic theory, namely Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and Mao Zedong.
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The Petraeus Affair’s Resulting Witch Hunt

The Petraeus Affair’s Resulting Witch Hunt | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
"When you look at the various scandals entwined around leading national-security figures, they have a common feature, which is that they were all driven to the surface by the fear of political exposure.
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BRICS: The World’s New Banker?

BRICS: The World’s New Banker? | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc has begun planning its own development bank and a new bailout fund which would be created by pooling together an estimated $240 billion in foreign exchange reserves, according to...
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A Global Energy Shift

A Global Energy Shift | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency (IEA) made headlines recently with the release of its annual World Energy Outlook report in which it predicted a monumental shift in global energy production through 2030.
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Foreign policy still not a priority in China

Foreign policy still not a priority in China | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
Thursday, 29 November 2012Flickr/United Nations - Geneva
Foreign affairs does no...
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Temporary Workers or Permanent Migrants? The Kafala System and Contestations over Residency in the Arab Gulf States

Temporary Workers or Permanent Migrants? The Kafala System and Contestations over Residency in the Arab Gulf States | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
The Arab Gulf is the third largest receiving region for global migrants (after North America and the European Union).
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Spy Chips Guiding CIA Drone Strikes, Locals Say | Danger Room | Wired.com

Spy Chips Guiding CIA Drone Strikes, Locals Say | Danger Room | Wired.com | Who is in charge here ? | Scoop.it
It sounds like a tinfoil hat nightmare, come to life: tiny electronic homing beacons, guiding CIA killer drones to their targets.
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