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What the war on terror could have been like

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Andrew Noakes of the Labour Campaign for Human Rights asks a pertinent question: what if the war on terror has turned out differently?

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Syria debate – poisoning the well and dragging into the gutter

The Syria debate shows that since the Iraq War politicians and the public have become less inclined to accept the word of those in authority.

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“Dear George…” – a reminder to Galloway of his support for “brutal Arab dictators”

Carl Packman writes a letter to George Galloway, reminding him of his record as, to quote the the prime minister, a supporter of “brutal Arab dictators”.

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Comment: 2013 – ever changing dynamism in the Middle East, part one

TweetPeter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of […]

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Comment: Iran, nukes, Ahmadinejad… What is to be done?

What is the Iranian threat? Daniel Wickham looks at the validity of Israel’s fear of Iran, the possibility of nuclear weapons and the parallels with Iraq.

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Lessons from North Korea: There is a safer way to engage Iran

CND’s Kate Hudson assesses the lessons we can learn from North Korea engagement with the West after the accession of Kim Jong-un.

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Why haven’t we intervened in Syria? Is Iraq to blame? Is Libya?

Ben Mitchell argues that the examples of Iraq and Libya are scaring western governments from intervening in Syria – and maybe that’s a good thing, he says.

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Liberal intervention shouldn’t be confined to the West

The Fabian Society’s James Hallwood argues for a worldwide responsibility for liberal intervention.

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Egypt: A vindication for liberal interventionism?

Liberal Democrat blogger Daniel Furr looks at whether the Blair/Bush doctrine of liberal interventionism has been vindicated by the revolutions sweeping the Middle East.

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Long term, cablegate will harm intel-sharing and US counter-terror efforts

As bloggers, foreign diplomats and freedom of information evangelists revel in what twitter invariably named #cablegate, concern should also be expressed for the long term consequences of the leak by a disillusioned US military officer.

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