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Iranian nukes

@Jason Lam I agree that the Iranians have a justified fear of the Americans especially since they invaded its neighbors Afghanistan and Iraq. At times Iran was certain it was next. But the US withdrawal from Iraq left Iran in control, the quagmire in Afghanistan is debilitating US foreign policy to this day. And yet …

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Without intervention in Syria, Assad will win.

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2013/05/gains-and-countergains-where-things-stand-after-the-latest-advance-of-the-assad-regime/ “Britain, France and the US now have to do a lot of thinking about what will happen if the Geneva process collapses. ” Without intervention, the Assad regime will win, its allies have shown their willingness to see to that. Iran extended a line of credit worth over $4b to Syria, assets that it …

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My take on the UK’s trident debate

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2013/05/the-great-british-nuclear-conundrum/ Seems to me that unnamed US official is more representative than assumed, but they probably don’t want to taint the debate too much. Having Americans say no to something lead many recalcitrants in Europe to want it just for that reason. Trident is based on the UK seeing itself much more divorced from the …

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