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Let’s All Calm Down about Russia

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I can understand why the ruling elite, broadly conceived to include the intel bureaucracy and military-industrial complex, has an interest in positing Russia as our enemy. The reasons are obvious enough. What I can’t understand is why common Americans would fall for it. They have everything to lose and nothing gain from swallowing this line.

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Gulf crisis: Surrender or dig in for the long haul

The demands are believed to include the muzzling if not closing of Qatar-backed media, including Al Jazeera, the Arabic version of The Huffington Post and London-based Al Araby Al Jadid and Middle East Eye.

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On Zbigniew Brzezinski: Geopolitical Mastermind, Realist Practitioner

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Personal Prelude

I never knew Zbigniew Brzezinski well, and was certainly not a friend, hardly an acquaintance, but we interacted on several occasions, directly and indirectly. We were both members of the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy magazine founded in 1970 during its early years, which featured lively meetings every few months at the home of the founding co-Chair, a liberal banker named Warren Damien Manshel (the other founding co-Chair was his Harvard friend from graduate school, Samuel Huntington).

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Greetings for Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu

A few days ago, a not so well-known Palestinian woman received an unusual honor. An article of hers was published on top of the first page of the most respected newspaper on earth: New York Times.

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The Labour Party has Regained Its Principles and Offers Hope to Millions

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After 20-plus years of being lost in the muddy centre ground of British politics, the Labour party now stands tall again as the party of social democracy, rooted in values of social justice, participation and unity.

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