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Insider and Outsider: Israel’s Demons in the New Millennium

Insider and Outsider: Israel’s Demons in the New Millennium

As Israel consolidated its place in the Middle East, few anymore questioned its right to exist – but many questioned its right to exist within its expansionist borders.

African Diplomacy and the Development of Self-Awareness

African Diplomacy and the Development of Self-Awareness

African diplomacy has not only come of age, but brings something new of benefit to the continent and possibly to the wider world.

The Fallacies of the Cyprus “Problem”

The Fallacies of the Cyprus “Problem”

If anyone wants genuinely to find a solution to the Cyprus “problem”, they should start where all negotiations should have had started since 1974: Turkey.

The ICJ As An Effective Conflict Prevention Tool in Latin America

The ICJ As An Effective Conflict Prevention Tool in Latin America

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been successful in Latin American affairs but the sea access case will monitor how countries react to future rulings.

Washington’s 2-level-game

This past weekend, Carol Browner, Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy proclaimed that the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade climate bill (which passed the House this summer) is not going to become law prior to the upcoming climate negotiations.

What’s the baseline?

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change dates to the June 1992 Earth Summit. The overwhelming majority of nations are parties to this agreement — even the United States, which did not ratify the followup Kyoto Protocol. Essentially, for 20 years the world has been negotiating reductions in greenhouse gas emissions based on reductions from a 1990 baseline.

Kosovo: misreading the lessons for Iraq – and now Iran

Kosovo: misreading the lessons for Iraq – and now Iran

According to a widely-accepted myth, NATO’s military intervention over Kosovo, bear-led by the US and UK, was a grand success. This misperception helped to encourage the blundering attack on Iraq four years later, and may yet lead to further blunders over Iran. So it’s important to learn the true lessons of the Kosovo events if mistakes made then are not to be repeated yet again.

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