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Sun Tzu and Afghanistan

February 2, 2010

In recently leaked memos, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry has taken a critical stance on a continued U.S. presence in Afghanistan. In the spirit of Sun Tzu and “The Art of War”, he asks Washington whether we really “know ourselves” or if our objectives are just fantasy…read more

The Terror Trap

February 2, 2010

The attempted airliner attack on Christmas Day demonstrates that the best antidote to terrorism is not military action but good intelligence, police work and appropriate security measures…read more

Nothing can erase Tony Blair’s failure

February 2, 2010

Robin Cook, the novelist, would have to stretch his imagination to create a plot which comes half way to matching that in which his namesake tragically featured…read more

US Speeds Arms Buildup in Persian Gulf

February 2, 2010

Obama Administration rhetoric against Iran is increasing fears of war in the region, and leading US allies near Iran to purchase growing numbers of US-made missile defense systems. The sales to states in the region total several billion dollars…read more

Iran and Obama´s State of the Union Address: Back to the Future?

February 2, 2010

In a State of the Union address that devoted less time or attention to foreign policy than any recent counterpart, President Obama provided disturbing evidence as to the ongoing strategic regression of his administration’s Iran policy…read more

Erdoğan slams French president over EU bid

February 2, 2010

The Turkish prime minister said some of the EU member states were not acting honestly during Turkey’s ongoing negotiation with the bloc…read more

Haiti’s Earthquake: Natural or Engineered?

February 2, 2010

Human activity can cause destructive harm. Columbia University geophysical hazards research scientist, Christian Klose, studies how, including from mining…read more