Diplomacy

The more intelligence I read, the more conservative I become

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Despite the best efforts of some within the gullible self-loathing left and the anarcho-libertarian right to romanticise Edward Snowden, he’s not a folk hero. He’s a traitor. Jump to comments As is true of every generation, today the threats to freedom come from many sources. And there is none more pervasive and insidious than terrorism. It has become commonplace to ... Read More »

NATO’s part-time ally

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According to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s victory in local elections “will bolster the Palestinian nation and cause.” As the Afghan mission comes to an end, NATO should start weighing the merits and demerits of having Muslim Brothers inside the alliance. As it faces multiple challenges ahead as evinced, most recently, by ... Read More »

Indian voters kick off world’s biggest election

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The nine-phase parliamentary election ends on May 12 and the results should be announced four days later Indians began voting in the world’s biggest election on Monday which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. India’s 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a ... Read More »

Netanyahu blames Palestinians for collapsing peace talks

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JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke his silence on the collapsing peace talks Sunday by blaming Palestinian leaders for the current crisis and threatening retaliatory steps to punish the Palestinians. In remarks at his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that just as the parties were nearing an agreement last week to extend the U.S.-brokered negotiations through the end of ... Read More »

Women May Get Right To Fight On Frontline

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The head of the Army gives his strongest hint yet that women could soon be able to fight on the frontline for Britain. The British Army is “seriously considering” lifting its ban on women serving in combat roles in line with other countries such as the US, the chief of the general staff has said. General Sir Peter Wall told ... Read More »

Is Cypriot Reunification in Sight?

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Mapping the Negotiation Path that Lies Ahead Is Cypriot Reunification in Sight?: Mapping the Negotiation Path that Lies Ahead Featuring Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis Greek Cypriot Negotiator for the Cyprus Problem and Former Cypriot Deputy Minister of European Affairs Moderated by Ms. Heather A. Conley Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Program, CSIS Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:30 pm – 2:00 ... Read More »

Dubai fraud case: Emails suggest Alexander Downer was asked to lobby on behalf of Marcus Lee

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An email exchange obtained by the ABC has raised more questions about the involvement of former foreign minister Alexander Downer in the case of two Australian property executives jailed in Dubai. The ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program revealed on Tuesday night that Mr Downer, while working as a consultant for hire, had written to the country’s Crown Prince in 2009 seeking ... Read More »