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The geopolitics of the Ukrainian conflict: back to basics

The geopolitics of the Ukrainian conflict: back to basics

My Catbird Seat February 24, 2014 3

The EU needs them as slaves, the US needs them as pawns, and the only party which needs them prosperous is Russia. That is simply a fact of geo-strategy

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Distorting Russia

Distorting Russia

My Catbird Seat February 21, 2014 3

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine

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Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Priorities In Syria

Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Priorities In Syria

My Catbird Seat February 21, 2014 0

Covert Militarism and the “Lebanonization Strategy”

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Russia’s Right Turn

Russia’s Right Turn

My Catbird Seat February 19, 2014 2

Moscow has reclaimed its 19th-century conservative role

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Exclusive Interview with Sharmine Narwani. The Levant is all the richer for its diversity,Christians play a huge part in that.

Exclusive Interview with Sharmine Narwani. The Levant is all the richer for its diversity,Christians play a huge part in that.

Sharmine Narwani February 16, 2014 0

I don’t think it is right to extrapolate from the actions of a few thousand extremists and plunge straight into a war-of-civilizations discourse. There is a real danger of exacerbating conflict by ‘framing’ the

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Fifth Citizens arrest attempted on war criminal Tony Blair

Fifth Citizens arrest attempted on war criminal Tony Blair

My Catbird Seat February 15, 2014 2

Twiggy Garcia attempts to place Tony Blair under Citizen's Arrest

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Turkey PM: No reconciliation with Israel until end of Gaza siege

Turkey PM: No reconciliation with Israel until end of Gaza siege

My Catbird Seat February 13, 2014 1

Erdogan says Israel answered several Turkish demands in negotiations, but he will not agree to normalization of ties without lifting of Gaza blockade

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Putin Takes an Olympics Pounding

Putin Takes an Olympics Pounding

My Catbird Seat February 9, 2014 3

Yes, there’s a lot of money involved, but it is only one piece of a relatively under-covered aspect of this circus: the economic stakes

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Rouhani and the 1914 remix

Rouhani and the 1914 remix

My Catbird Seat January 27, 2014 3

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is at the moment the hardest-working man in (geopolitical) show business. He has just stepped into the lion's den - or goldfish bowl; the World Economic Forum at Davos.

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The Fragile Process for Engaging Iran

The Fragile Process for Engaging Iran

My Catbird Seat January 24, 2014 0

The diplomatic fracas over inviting and disinviting Iran to the Syrian peace talks only makes sense if you factor in President Obama’s fragile consensus for engaging Iran over its nuclear program--

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Iran curbs nuclear activities; EU, US to lift sanctions

Iran curbs nuclear activities; EU, US to lift sanctions

My Catbird Seat January 21, 2014 1

In return for Iran’s compliance, the EU and the U.S. have agreed to lift all sanctions on trading with Iran in petrochemical products, gold and precious metals. Companies will again be able to provide

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Iran is on the rise in 2014, but dangers abound

Iran is on the rise in 2014, but dangers abound

Sharmine Narwani January 8, 2014 0

A historic compromise in Geneva between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic recognized Iran’s nuclear aspirations, rolled back some sanctions and replenished the country’s coffers

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Friends of yours, Mr Cameron?

Friends of yours, Mr Cameron?

Stuart Littlewood January 4, 2014 4

Israel's appalling crime­sheet for 2013...Killed 56, injured 1385, carried out 8636 raids and attacks, demolished 172 homes

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BBC Comedy Sketch The Israeli Embassy’s Extension

BBC Comedy Sketch The Israeli Embassy’s Extension

My Catbird Seat January 3, 2014 3

A hilarious comedy sketch done by the BBC on the Israeli Embassy Extension in London, England

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Walled in by Zionist ugliness

Walled in by Zionist ugliness

Stuart Littlewood December 29, 2013 0

London's Christmas was made gloomier this year ­ and rightly so ­ by the appearance in the courtyard of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, of a replica of the hated Israeli annexation Wall that threads

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