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Field of Nightmares | TomDispatch

As Washington launched its post-9/11 adventures, the neoconservative allies of the Bush administration, believing the wind in their sails, eyed the vast area from North Africa to the Central Asian border of China (aka “the Greater Middle East”) that they liked to call the “arc of instability.” The job of the U.S., they imagined, was to bring stability to that ...

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Western Sahara: The Last Colony – The Moroccan Occupation of Western Sahara | allAfrica.com

By Malainin Lakhal The UN has adopted around hundred resolutions reaffirming the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination. Yet Sahrawis are still denied the legitimate and fundamental right to vote on the fate of their homeland. The West often portrays itself as the champion of democracy, rule of law and human rights. Yet, when we look at Western Sahara, the hypocrisy ...

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U.S. intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising | AlertNet

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Thursday. The report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence said that areas including South Asia, the Middle East and North ...

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Al-Qaida leadership almost wiped out in Pakistan, British officials believe | guardian.co.uk

Senior British officials believe that a “last push” in 2012 is likely to definitively destroy al-Qaida’s remaining senior leadership in Pakistan, opening a new phase in the battle against Islamist terrorism. So many senior members of the organisation have been killed in an intense campaign of air strikes involving missiles launched from unmanned drones that “only a handful of the ...

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Arab revolutions: The limits of intervention | The Guardian

The conflict inherent between policy and principle continues to this day The international community has been compromised by the revolution sweeping the Arab world. In three uncertain weeks, the United States vacillated from urging stability to shore up a strategic ally in Hosni Mubarak to cheering his overthrow. France trod the same path in Tunisia. Happily, the foreign minister Michèle ...

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U.S. Peace Council supports opposition of the Cyprus Peace Council and the people of Cyprus to joining the “Partnership for Peace”

STATEMENT OF THE US PEACE COUNCIL The U.S. Peace Council firmly supports the opposition of the Cyprus Peace Council and the people of Cyprus to joining the “Partnership for Peace,” imperialism’s introduction to NATO. At this time, when the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, are heroically struggling for real people’s democracy and, in the course of that ...

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Sudan: A Roadmap for Peace in Darfur | allAfrica.com

In the aftermath of a successful referendum process in South Sudan which will likely lead to the emergence of two new states – North and South Sudan – from one, and against the backdrop of sweeping changes throughout the Middle East and North Africa, violence in Darfur appears to be on the rise. In this context, the vigorous diplomacy of ...

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