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The country now faces slowing economic growth, a depressed ruble, and runaway inflation estimated to be up to 150 percent on basic foodstuffs.
by Andrew Topf - 30/01/2015 - 2 comments
The events in Yemen represent a spectacular collapse of President Obama’s policy for similarly countering Islamic State in Iraq by training supplying and using Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State on the ground.
by David Singer - 29/01/2015 - 7 comments
Our approach to developing countries in the face of population growth, climate change and corruption is entirely inadequate.
by Guy Hallowes - 21/01/2015 - 34 comments
It should go without saying that not every Muslim is a terrorist or a murderer, but by the same token it apparently needs spelling out that globally there is only one religion in whose name unabated violence is routinely committed.
by Chris Ashton - 19/01/2015 - 73 comments
Soon, maybe in a few weeks, maybe longer, the Republic of Indonesia will execute two Australian heroin traffickers, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 19/01/2015 - 19 comments
It is an entirely different matter to use the occasion to call on French Jews to immigrate to Israel to avoid anti-Semitism and 'live secure and peaceful lives.'
by Alon Ben-Meir - 19/01/2015 - 8 comments
Between 2006 and 2008, dozens of tribal entities were actively involved in the Anbar Salvation Council (ASC). This regional coalition successfully opposed Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the former incarnation of the Islamic State.
by Romain Quivooij - 16/01/2015 - 2 comments
Potentially, India and China have the most to gain – and the most to lose – from the defeat of long-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa by his former ally and Cabinet Minister, Maithgripala Sirisena.
by Graham Cooke - 15/01/2015 - 4 comments
The US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs has featured a map on its website - which both rejects and corrects the misleading use of the terms '1967 boundaries' and '1967 borders'.
by David Singer - 15/01/2015 - 12 comments
There is a struggle for the soul of Islam. How is Islam to be reconciled with the modern world?
by Keith Suter - 14/01/2015 - 77 comments
As a result, the psychological response of both the occupiers and the occupied has led to fear, loss of trust, helplessness, anger, and grief, as well as indiscriminate rage and brutalization.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 14/01/2015 - 2 comments
Every year Australia effortlessly pumps out an enormous cohort of potential trade envoys to the region and with no cost to the Australian taxpayer.
by Oliver Theobald - 13/01/2015 - 2 comments

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