Archive for September, 2013

Lebanon Tenders Encroach on Israeli Waters

Lebanon Tenders Encroach on Israeli Waters

| September 29, 2013

Lawyers say Israel could lose territory if it does not object to the Lebanese energy exploration tenders in court, or even militarily.

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The Weakened West

The Weakened West

| September 21, 2013

The deal over Syria’s chemical weapons marks a low for those who cherish freedom.

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Russia’s Muslim Future

Russia’s Muslim Future

| September 20, 2013

Some analysts foresee Muslims becoming a majority in the 21st century — a demographic revolution that would fundamentally change the country’s character.

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Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

| September 13, 2013

The Arab Spring has recalibrated the regional system by ushering in a tri-axial Middle East: a Turkey-Kurdish-Muslim Brotherhood axis; an Iran-Shiite axis; a Saudi Arabia-pro-status quo monarchies axis.

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Obama Is Lost in the Mideast Bazaar

Obama Is Lost in the Mideast Bazaar

| September 12, 2013

Amid the Syrian fiasco, the president finds a Russian eager to steer him safely home.

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The Putin Doctrine

The Putin Doctrine

| September 12, 2013

To build up Russia, he’s trying to tear down the United States

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The Muddle East

The Muddle East

| September 11, 2013

  Every idea President Obama had about pacifying the Muslim world turned out to be wrong.

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Putin Didn’t Save Obama, He Beat Him

Putin Didn’t Save Obama, He Beat Him

| September 10, 2013

With the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.

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Syria, America and Putin’s Bluff

Syria, America and Putin’s Bluff

| September 10, 2013

Putin is bluffing that Russia has emerged as a major world power. In reality, Russia is merely a regional power, but mainly because its periphery is in shambles. He has tried to project a strength that that he doesn’t have, and he has done it well.

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2008 Financial Crisis: Could it Happen Again?

2008 Financial Crisis: Could it Happen Again?

| September 9, 2013

Five years since the great collapse, the US financial system looks healthier — but problems persist.

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