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Don’t know Shiite from Shinola ILANA MERCER

*+-Don’t know Shiite from Shinola ILANA MERCER wonders why people are surprised by Iraq’s tragic fate Almost unanimous on the right is the mystifying notion that a reduced American footprint in the world, President Barack Obama’s doing, has brought about … Continue reading

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Remembering Russia’s Vietnam

*+-Remembering Russia’s Vietnam FRANK ELLIS remembers the tortuous Soviet attempt to subjugate Afghanistan Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89 Rodric Braithwaite, Profile Books, London, 2011 “This film is dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan” (Rambo III, 1988) Afgantsy is … Continue reading

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Mali misadventures – are we following the French into folly?

*+-Mali misadventures: are we following the French into folly? Guest article by ALASTAIR PAYNTER “History does not repeat itself,” Mark Twain is reported to have said, “but it does rhyme.” When it comes to recent Anglo-French intervention in Africa, there … Continue reading

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Tory revolutionaries: the unconservative foreign policy of the Conservative Party – guest article by Alastair Paynter

*+-Tory revolutionaries: the unconservative foreign policy of the Conservative Party Guest article by ALASTAIR PAYNTER The reaction to the ongoing development of the so-called “Arab Spring” has demonstrated with abundant clarity that the Conservative-led coalition’s foreign policy is anything but … Continue reading

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