Monthly Archives: June 2007

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June 30, 2007

The long road to victory

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    It is now conventional wisdom in policy circles that American efforts have failed in Iraq with the result that efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear program are hamstrung. In fact, the latter has little to do with the former. …

Posted in Uncategorized
June 29, 2007

Towards the tipping point?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    The coalition has achieved some measure of success in each of the campaigns it has launched in Iraq since 2003 and they can in no way be described as abject failures, as critics of the Western presence there …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Towards the tipping point?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    The coalition has achieved some measure of success in each of the campaigns it has launched in Iraq since 2003 and they can in no way be described as abject failures, as critics of the Western presence there …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Iraq, Opinion Editorial, War in Iraq
June 26, 2007

Orwellian ‘New-Speak’, Iranian Style

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
&bull An examination of the Iranian curriculum under former President Mohammad Khatami, considered a moderate and reformer, demonstrates that there has been no change in the values taught in Iranian schools since the time of Ayatollah Khomeini.
&bull The indoctrination …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

The Hamas takeover in Gaza: A historic opportunity?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Hamas-led Gaza is increasingly turning Islamist, while the Fatah-led West-Bank remains secular Arab nationalist. This has implications for both the citizens of these areas and the policies Israel might employ with these diverse entities.
•    Three obvious approaches Israel …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
June 25, 2007

Advice for Mr. Blair: Stop patronising the Palestinians

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    In taking the position of “international peace envoy” for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Mr. Blair will need to change the basic political parameters in order to avoid another catastrophic failure.
•    Most importantly, this will require abandoning the widely held …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
June 16, 2007

Britain and the tradition of liberal intervention

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    The British role in abolishing the international slave trade was not only one of the first liberal interventions, but also entirely illegal. The British Parliament judged that morality should be allowed to take precedence over international law.
•    The …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
June 15, 2007

The Al-Yamamah affair: Corruption and an ethical foreign policy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    The revelations of a ‘slush fund’ behind the Al-Yamamah arms deal between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia raise potentially crucial matters of policy.
•    International initiatives against bribery in international business are measures that must be taken seriously, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
June 10, 2007

The boycott we must fight with Israel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Forty years after the brilliant victory of the Six Day War established that the Jewish state could not be physically strangled out of being, Israel faces a serious and growing existential threat to its future.
•    The self-defence campaign …

Posted in Defence, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Opinion Editorial

The boycott we must fight with Israel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Forty years after the brilliant victory of the Six Day War established that the Jewish state could not be physically strangled out of being, Israel faces a serious and growing existential threat to its future.
•    The self-defence campaign …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
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