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Pakistan and Central Asia greet 2012 in a stark landscape minus U.S. strategic dominance

Pakistan and Central Asia greet 2012 in a stark landscape minus U.S. strategic dominance

Gregory Copley, Global Information System By the start of 2012,  the U.S. had seen a precipitous decline in its real strategic dominance of the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf, and in its ability to reach and influence Central Asia. It had taken less than two decades for the U.S. to lose […]

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2012: What a year and it's just starting!

2012: What a year and it's just starting!

By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to peer into the foggy crystal ball and try to decipher the future political trends and events. Indeed, after the roller-coaster year of 2011, it’s hard to imagine that 2012 could hold some equally disquieting social, political and economic turmoil. But few predicted the […]

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Eight strategic factors bearing on 2012, the year of 'Great Power Impotence'

Gregory Copley and Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Rarely in the past six decades has global context counted for as much in strategic forecasting trend analysis as it does at the dawn of 2012. Reliance on stove-piped analysis of strategic sectors such as economic and financial issues, security issues, politics, geopolitics, resources and energy, sociology […]

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Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

By Alexander Maistrovoy Political commentaries about the events in the Middle East resemble mythological plots written by an experienced censor. Myth doesn’t need facts. It adjusts the facts to its own paradigm. And ideological mythology is not an exception. Western journalists’ commentaries on Middle East problems, give me a sense of deja vu ́. It feels […]

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Vietnam War scars fade as Seoul and Hanoi celebrate commercial, energy and strategic ties

Vietnam War scars fade as Seoul and Hanoi celebrate commercial, energy and strategic ties

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The image of South Korea’s highly conservative, arch-capitalist President Lee Myung-Bak waving happily in a sea of little paper flags featuring a gold star in a red field was just another ceremonial photo for the Seoul media. The picture, Lee smiling as he and Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang and wife […]

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Fierce rhetoric and a growing strategic disconnect from the West reveal all is not well with newly Islamist Turkey

Fierce rhetoric and a growing strategic disconnect from the West reveal all is not well with newly Islamist Turkey

Global Information System correspondents The Turkish Government of Prime Minister Reçep Tayyip Erdogan has demonstrated that it becomes more politically and verbally aggressive — to the point where it generates incredulity among non-Turkish analysts — when it faces, or prepares to face, major challenges. It also tends to state arguments which reflect the opposite of reality on these […]

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With friends like Nicholas D. Kristof of the N.Y. Times, Israel doesn't need enemies

With friends like Nicholas D. Kristof of the N.Y. Times, Israel doesn't need enemies

By Ed Koch  I read the op-ed of Nicholas D. Kristof in The New York Times of Oct. 6th with its headline caption, “Is Israel Its Own Worst Enemy?”  I concluded on finishing that article that it is Nicholas Kristof who is truly an enemy of Israel. As is fashionable nowadays, Kristof blames Israel for […]

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Hello? Is anyone noticing that the world's leaders are behaving irrationally?

Hello? Is anyone noticing that the world's leaders are behaving irrationally?

By Sol W. Sanders Could more conspiratorial environmentalistas’ interpretations of our times be correct, that is, someone has been putting something in the water and we are all being lobotomized, even without major brain surgery? You could make the case this week. Much of the world’s leadership, even though presumably suckling their bottled water, exhibits […]

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Will U.S. stand by if Egypt or Turkey attacks Israel?

Will U.S. stand by if Egypt or Turkey attacks Israel?

By Ed Koch  Israel is now surrounded by Arab and other Muslim nations who believe this is the moment when they can finally destroy the Jewish state.  They tried and failed to conquer Israel in five different wars since 1948.  They are still trying. Since the “Arab Spring” revolts in the Arab heartland of Tunisia, […]

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General concerned new Arab populist leaders will spark 'all-out war'

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military envisions the prospect of a regional war in 2012 that could include such countries as Egypt and Turkey. Military sources said the General Staff has been drafting assessments that included a forecast of rising Israeli military tension with such countries as Egypt, Iran, Jordan and Turkey. They said Arab […]