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What America Stood For

27/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 37 εμφανίσεις

“Where people are desperate, it is still America they count on, whether they love or scorn it, and America they blame when aid does not come.” TOM MALINOWSKI MAR 25, 2017 The Atlantic After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November, a foreign ambassador accosted one of my deputies at the State Department,…

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From Russia, With Oil

27/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 46 εμφανίσεις

Yonatan ZungerFollow Science. Politics. Economics. Ethics. Things blowing up. Forgotten history. We’ve got it all! Mar 25 Explosive Details in the Trump-Russia Investigation In the past week, there have been several startling revelations about the investigations into Donald Trump, his closest allies, and their ties to Russia. Not only has the existence of two investigations,…

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What Mike Flynn did for Turkey.

27/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 42 εμφανίσεις

By Nicholas Schmidle March 16, 2017 The New Yorker   New information about Flynn’s involvement with Turkey raises new questions about his judgment—and about the Administration’s handling of his entanglements.PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW HARRER-POOL / GETTY One Friday last July, as members of the Turkish military were staging a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Michael Flynn,…

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The innocent lives lost amid Trump’s war on terror

27/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 34 εμφανίσεις

By Ishaan Tharoor March 27    Though the incident is still shrouded in confusion, reports over the weekendindicated that the United States launched an airstrike on the Iraqi city of Mosul that may have killed more than 100 people. U.S. officials have confirmed that the coalition conducted the attack March 17 over the crowded neighborhood of Mosul al-Jadida,…

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Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay

27/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 38 εμφανίσεις

CARL BILDT MAR 21, 2017  Project Syndicate. Carl Bildt was Sweden’s foreign minister from 2006 to October 2014 and Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994, when he negotiated Sweden’s EU accession. A renowned international diplomat, he served as EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Special Env… READ MORE VISBY,…

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CHP report: 4,811 academics dismissed from 112 Turkish universities by gov’t decrees

26/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 46 εμφανίσεις

As Turkish government continues its purge in Turkish universities to cleanse critics, 4,811 academics were dismissed from 112 universities across the country through decrees issued during the state of emergency a failed coup in last summer, a report by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said. According to a report by CHP deputy chairs Selin…

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Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past

26/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 49 εμφανίσεις

Balfour Declaration in the Times of London, 9 November 1917, via Wikimedia Commons EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinians have launched a campaign calling for an official British apology and compensation. This effort illustrates the ways in which honor, internationalization, symbolism, and playing on Western guilt shape the Palestinian…

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Flynn discussed how to ‘whisk’ away cleric wanted by Turkey: report

25/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 71 εμφανίσεις

BY MEGAN R. WILSON – 03/24/17  © Getty Images Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, reportedly discussed ways to take a man wanted by the Turkish government out of the United States without going through the legal extradition process, according to The Wall Street Journal. The conversation, which took place during the presidential…

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How Aristotle Created the Computer

24/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 144 εμφανίσεις

Source: The Atlantic. The philosophers he influenced set the stage for the technological revolution that remade our world. The history of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In fact, it is better understood as a history…

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Can Europe be saved?

24/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 78 εμφανίσεις

Europe at 60 The Economist If it is to survive, the European Union must become a lot more flexible From the print edition | Leaders Mar 25th 2017  ON MARCH 25th 1957, with the shadow of the second world war still hanging over them, six European countries signed the founding treaty of a new sort…

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Exit strategyLeaving the euro would be devilishly difficult

24/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 77 εμφανίσεις

  THE ECONOMIST From the print edition | Special report Mar 25th 2017 Creaking at 60:  It would not, however, be impossible. ONE BIG QUESTION has lurked throughout the euro crisis: should one or more members quit? The most obvious candidate is Greece, the country where the trouble began. It never met the criteria for joining, but…

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Russia Moves to Supplant U.S. Role

24/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 76 εμφανίσεις

By Genevieve Casagrande Russian President Vladimir Putin is leveraging Russia’s position in Syria to further diminish U.S. influence in the broader Middle East and North Africa. Russia will increasingly constrain U.S. freedom of maneuver in the broader region by expanding its military footprint and its anti-access and area denial zone. Putin advanced his regional strategy…

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to skip Nato meeting and visit Russia instead

22/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 85 εμφανίσεις

Mr Tillerson is set to meet with Chinese officials at President Trump’s Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, the same time as the Nato summit and will travel to Moscow later in April Mythili Sampathkumar New York The Independent US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is skipping a summit with Nato allies Getty Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is…

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What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future

21/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 114 εμφανίσεις

Spanish essayist George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” but there is a problem with this famous and witty line. Studying history has little practical utility in averting past outcomes. We are doomed to repeat history whether we know it or not. The value in knowing history…

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Palestinians: Abbas’s Empty Promises

20/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 68 εμφανίσεις

Notably, these calls in favor of an armed struggle against Israel were coming from the streets of Ramallah and not the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Abbas can make all the promises in the world to the new US envoy. Fulfillment of any of them, however, is a different story altogether. Abbas knows anyhow that he would…

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Putin Is the Middle East’s New Boss

20/3/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 65 εμφανίσεις

Six years after the start of the Syrian civil war, an Assad victory now seems assured thanks to Russia’s military intervention. But Israel’s biggest concern is Iran’s increasing influence in the region. Snow falls as Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony marking the Defenders of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in…

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Το σχόλιο της ημέρας

    16/3/17 | (2 σχόλια)
    Ζαλισμένος από τα απανωτά χτυπήματα που δέχεται απο την πολιτική του Συριζα, και τον γκεμπελικό δημόσιο λόγο των προπαγανδιστών του, ο ελληνικός λαός αφήνει να περνούν απαρατήρητες καταγγελίες τεράστιας σημασίας που έχουν να κάνουν με την υπονόμευση της ...

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