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Friday
Jul192013

What's Next For Obama on Syria?

President Obama’s decision to begin providing arms to the Syrian rebels has rankled critics on both sides of the move.  Many believe it is too little too late while others warn that the decision has launched the United States

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Friday
Jul192013

Qatar's Game of Thrones

In June of this year, the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani’s (HBK), abdicated his throne, passing the mantle of power to his son Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. It is a rare act in the history of the monarchical

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Tuesday
Jul092013

The Pleasures of Surveillance

Interesting about the recent revelations of government surveillance in America and Britain has been the absence of public outrage in these countries. While commentators tend to attribute this to the real or imagined fears of terrorism that both states are said to promote among their citizens, I suspect

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Thursday
Apr252013

Call For Submissions: Middle East and North Africa Issue

Thesiger & Company ('Thesigers') invites prospective contributors to its flagship publication, Current Intelligence, to submit essays for consideration for the Summer 2013 issue.

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Monday
Apr012013

Cool Hunting: Mapping Arctic Stakeholders 

Arctic stakeholders have demonstrated their interest in peaceful, sustainable development of the region, but the real challenge is recognising local priorities and integrating them into natural resource management efforts.

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Thursday
Mar282013

Defining Arctic Coastal and User Interests

Why defining the interests of Arctic’s coastal and user states and avoiding conflict between them might be more straightforward than most people think

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Wednesday
Mar272013

Cold Rush: Exploring Arctic Myths and Misconceptions

Exploring the reality and the hype of Arctic boundary disputes, land grabs, resource races, and the transformation of global shipping

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