Archive for November, 2011

  • After the fall of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, attention has now turned to whether or not the Assad regime can retain control in Syria. The Syrian uprising started at relatively the same time as the other Arab spring...

    The Uprising in Syria

    After the fall of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, attention has now turned to whether or not the Assad regime can retain control in Syria. The Syrian uprising started at relatively the same time as the other Arab spring...

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  • By Jose Martinez-Flores On October 20th, the Basque separatist group ETA declared that it would cease its armed activity once and for all. Despite renunciations of violence in the past, the organization has never followed through, it now seems that a...

    ETA’s Laying Down of Arms: What Now for Spain?

    By Jose Martinez-Flores On October 20th, the Basque separatist group ETA declared that it would cease its armed activity once and for all. Despite renunciations of violence in the past, the organization has never followed through, it now seems that a...

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  • By Jordan McGillis After more than eight years and the loss of nearly 4,500 American lives, the polarizing Iraq War is at last coming to a close. Despite a full year of negotiations with the Iraqi government seeking to ensure...

    As America Exits Iraq, Iran Readies to Enter

    By Jordan McGillis After more than eight years and the loss of nearly 4,500 American lives, the polarizing Iraq War is at last coming to a close. Despite a full year of negotiations with the Iraqi government seeking to ensure...

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  • By Mark Edwards On October 20, 2011, former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi was killed while his envoy was fleeing the city of Sirte. The National Transition Council (NTC) conducted an autopsy and determined that the cause of death was a gunshot to...

    The Death of Muammar Gaddafi: What’s Next?

    By Mark Edwards On October 20, 2011, former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi was killed while his envoy was fleeing the city of Sirte. The National Transition Council (NTC) conducted an autopsy and determined that the cause of death was a gunshot to...

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  • (This article was originally published in the World Policy Blog) By Christopher Bartolotta  2011 marks the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, but instead of celebrating as a nation, the country is coming apart at the seams. On October 15, what was...

    Don’t (Just) Blame Berlusconi

    (This article was originally published in the World Policy Blog) By Christopher Bartolotta  2011 marks the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, but instead of celebrating as a nation, the country is coming apart at the seams. On October 15, what was...

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