Observations of an Expat: Guns, Butter and Bridges

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Tom Arms

Donald Trump’s economic policy can best be described as guns, butter and bridges.

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Well done Mrs May?

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Hazel Speed

I think the people of the United Kingdom owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs May for representing us all as a Country whom she leads as our Prime Minister, for the dignity and diplomacy she portrayed during her visit to meet the President of The United States.

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Who are you friends with today?

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Siddhartha Rastogi

 

In Politics you don’t have friends or foes, you have only

Opportunity!

Opportunity!!

& Opportunity!!!

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Observations of an Expat: Trump’s First Major Diplomatic Faux Pas

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Tom Arms

It didn’t take long. Fortunately Donald Trump’s first diplomatic faux pas involved America’s closest and most forgiving ally. But Donald Trump’s tweet that Britain appoint UKIP leader Nigel Farage as British ambassador to Washington won’t be forgotten.

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Pakistan and India need to talk

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Javed Majeedano

India and Pakistan were born at the same time when, after the second world war, Britain decided to leave the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. But two countries celebrate their independent days on different dates with Pakistan on August 14, and India the next day.

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Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

The Middle East continues to be of major geostrategic importance. Global powers found, in recent developments, an opportunity to chart their way into the region; sending troops and reinforcements, rebuilding alliances and restoring old relations. Amidst this chaotic environment, a number of regional forces opted to adopt a different approach: soft power. It is obvious that such forces have found in soft power an efficient tool that can achieve what tanks and jets failed to do. In this article, four soft power models in the Middle East are assessed and analysed: Iran and Oman.

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African leaders call on UN and international community to end conflict in South Sudan

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Peter Louis

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus countries held its Second Extra-Ordinary Summit meeting on 5th August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and deliberated on the prevailing situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

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