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Vladimir Putin: Rationalist?

http://northwesternbusinessreview.org/putinbusiness/   Below is a statement made by President Vladimir Putin of Russia. I think that everyone should read this . There are a number of extremely relevant and interesting points made in relation to the ongoing debate on Syria.

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Iraqi Jailbreak Has Regional Implications

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23416952 Unfortunately, BBC does not allow for their videos to be copied to other pages (to my knowledge) but the above link is to a video that provides some interesting analysis , on the regional instability in the Middle East. The

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The People of Syria

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22847540   The above link is to a BBC article/series of videos. These videos are brief interviews with people who live in Syria, and there are 6 short videos in total. Watching these videos is an excellent way to see

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The Dangers of Freedom: Civil Unrest in Burma

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22565267http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/images/uploads/2013/march2013/myanmar_race-mosque130322.jpg Burma has long been known as one of the most repressive autarkies in the world, with a long history of military dictatorship. However, over the past three years, there has been a loosening of the restrictions that the country

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Obama Administration Admits Drone Attacks Killed 4 US Citizens | Common Dreams

Originally posted on Indiĝenaj Inteligenteco:
In a letter to senior members of Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder writes that in addition to the targeted assassination of cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, since 2009, three other U.S. citizens—Samir Khan, Abd aI-Rahman Anwar…

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Amnesty International Refugees Article

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/report-2013-world-increasingly-dangerous-refugees-and-migrants-2013-05-23 Continuing my recent theme of Human Rights and refugees, I have attached a link from Amnesty International. This is a really interesting piece regarding the difficulties refugees faced in 2012 and will continue to face in 2013. The article

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Syrian Civil War Update

Syria’s Protracted Conflict Shows no Sign of Abating By Paul Danahar The above link is to an article which gives some of the best analysis on the Syrian conflict that I have seen to date; It outlines the growing futility

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