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Putin may never change but he must be contained

  • The largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history should not surprise observers. The reaction to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is not unprecedented; rather it is at last a sign that the West is responding to Russian activity, which in recent years has gone...
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Prospects for Maghreb mediation appear poor

  • Rarely in international relations do two states with relatively homogenous ethnicities, religious beliefs and cultural similarities have such tumultuous interactions as Morocco and Algeria. It had been hoped in some quarters that the global economic challenges of the last two years would facili...
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Probing of UK skies lays bare Russia’s sinister threat

  • Russian military aircraft probing UK airspace is a potent reminder of the very serious challenge that Moscow poses to not only the British Isles but to NATO more broadly. (AFP) The poisoning of the Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia last spring was indeed ...
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Pressure on May to nurture US-UK ‘special relationship’

  • When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, US President Barack Obama famously declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be his “closest international partner.” In a volte-face completely removed from the “special relationship” — the description made famous by Sir Winston ...
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Pressure mounts as Britain tires of PM’s comedy of errors

  • Just two months after the defeat of Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill, the British leader whose stubborn stoicism helped to galvanize the war effort, was voted out of office. The British public, grateful to their prime minister for seeing them through the conflict, felt that a Labour government w...
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Post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal critical for both sides

  • Shipping containers are stacked on a cargo ship in the dock at the ABP port in Southampton, Britain on Aug. 16, 2017. (Reuters/File) It was two British economists, Adam Smith and David Ricardo, who developed the idea of free trade in its modern and recognizable form in the late 18th cen...
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Peace talks should resume if Gantz dethrones Netanyahu

  •   Gen. Benny Gantz declared “We will never relinquish the Golan Heights” as his 6-foot-4-inch frame towered over his bodyguards on a visit to the Syrian border last week. The former Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces has been steadily rising in the polls ahead of...
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Peace may remain elusive despite Afghanistan talks

  • Abdul Ghani Baradar, leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Doha, Qatar, Feb. 29, 2020. (Reuters) As Afghan leaders this month descended on the plush confines of one of Doha’s leading hotels, many were surprised as long-term f...
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Peace at stake as US-Europe rift grows

  • A combined continental force of 65,000 servicemen and women is a constant reminder of America’s role in guaranteeing European security. The US’ commitment to European peace and stability was marked during the Cold War through the presence of approximately 2,500 nuclear warheads. This presenc...
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Orientalist art a window into majestic, vibrant Arab world

  • The biannual Islamic Art Week in London has become quite the feature for enthusiasts, collectors and vendors. This week’s sale was supplemented by a collection of orientalist works capturing the beauty of the Arab world through the eyes of European explorers and travelers. Given the troubl...
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