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Barcelona : Is Islam ''a religion of peace''? A Historic Bombshell: Britain Leaves the European Union France: Academics and Journalists who Criticize Islam Need Police Protection The Dragon’s Tail at the Horn of Africa: A Chinese Military Logistics Facility in Djibouti Israel, the West, and the Migration Challenge Will the US Criminalize Free Speech ? The Slaughter in Paris: Motives and Implications The Refugee Crisis : a different view. The Arab States and the refugees Quebec "Hate Speech" Proposal Threatens Free Speech One Year since the Establishment of the Islamic State: Al-Baghdadi’s Successful Gamble, Thus Far Confronting Spontaneous Terrorist Attacks Europe vs. Hizbollah's Military Wing The Revolution in Egypt: Recommendations for Israel All in the Family: The Changing of the Guard in Qatar Israeli or U.S. Action Against Iran: Who Will Do It If It Must Be Done? Canada. Troubling new anti-terror provisions pass into law Early March 2013 Update: The Iranian Situation The United States and Israel: A Shared Strategy for the Challenges of the Middle East The Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean: Exercise or Military Operation? The Israeli Elections: Indications and Implications Mali. France's intervention just beginning With Resolve, Good Judgment and Deliberate Speed Inspired by the "Arab Spring": Saudi Arabia's Volatile Shiite Minority Afghanistan : Karzai more interested in perpetuating his own power Turkey: The PKK and a Kurdish Settlement Ethiopia After Meles Changes in the Balance of Power in Egypt Syria’s Chemical Weapons: A Risk Assessment Syria. The Opposition threatened from within The terrorist attack in Bulgaria. Israel should adopt a restrained policy Egypt and Iran: Will the Two Walk Together? Egypt: An Era of Uncertainty. The view from Israel Tunisia. Corruption, discontent and indignation Sudan and South Sudan. UN Security Council should exert pressure for an immediate ceasefire Syria. Priority today must be de-escalation Will the tragedy in Toulouse unite France? Afghanistan: Toward a Political Settlement Kofi Annan’s appointment. Now or Never: A Negotiated Transition for Syria Lebanon’s Palestinian Dilemma: The Struggle over Nahr al-Bared Iran’s Nuclear Program. The Risk of War and Lessons from Turkey Myanmar: A New Peace Initiative The Syrian crisis enters its most dangerous stage Syria. Every effort should be made to maximise the chances of success of the the Arab League's proposal Turkey: Ending the PKK Insurgency Curb Your Enthusiasm: Israel and Palestine after the UN Yemen. The risk of a full-scale civil war Tunisia's way What’s in store for US-Pakistan relations post-bin Laden? International Women's Day. Amidst chaos, let us not forget Bahraini women Non-violence, key for change in Egypt Non-violence, key for change in Egypt Is this the start of an Arab renaissance? Egypt’s Copts increasing bitterness is fast becoming politicised Hamas committed to respecting ''any peace deal'' with Israel Wikileaks confirms growing threat posed by rogue states Cementing deals with the insurgents will not help Afghans African Union peacekeepers, especially in Somalia, ill-equipped for task Iran to Sell Defence Equipment to Bolivia Measures needed to stop Islamist radicalization in Canadian prisons Lebanon heading toward an impasse Myanmar's elections. China likely to accept any poll result that does not involve instability Turkey and Israel need to work to restore strained relationship Palestinian Authority's Challenge: Bringing an end to occupation and reversing divisions Indonesia. An area that needs more attention: the regulation of the popular “airsoft” guns Sudan. Expectations running high in advance of January 2011 referendum Israeli-Lebanese border: Tensions are mounting Indonesia. The jihadi project has failed The Thai government should immediately lift the state of emergency Kyrgyzstan's Provisional Government should focus its full attention on security concerns Flotilla Attack. Policy toward Gaza in need of urgent thorough re-examination Kosovo. International community must fight corruption Somalia. The government must improve its military capabilities and win the hearts of clan leaders War Crimes in Sri Lanka. An international inquiry is essential Thailand. The political system has broken down: What should be done now Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. The U.S. should take steps to maximise odds of success Turkey's ability to improve regional peace will grow Somalia’s Puntland State to Strengthen Anti-Piracy Operations Haiti UN Conference. To make reconstruction work, the process must uphold democracy Sudan. A legal environment for free elections does not exist North Korea's internal problems could have unanticipated implications Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh remains a potent threat March 7 Iraqi Elections. The international community should intensify its electoral monitoring Iran Nuclear Impasse. Beijing would negotiate for weak sanctions Russia Boosts its Naval Capabilities with French Mistral-class Vessels Burundi: Ensuring Democratic Elections Romania Accepts US Ballistic Missile Defence Basing Plans China reacts Strongly to US-Taiwan Multi-Billion Dollar Arms Deal To counter piracy, large-scale coordinated effort required Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups and Criminal Activity Sri Lanka : Reforms are crucial Central Asian States. Efforts required to create functional economies, eradicate corruption and improve social services Six actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and none improved The Philippines. Three Urgent Tasks for the Government Colombia. Four more years of Uribe’s rule would weaken democratic institutions U.S. looking for evidence that Syria is prepared to cooperate Sudan. Democratic transformation, a key goal A productive process is needed in US-Syria relations Central Asia. Tough policy on political Islam increases violence Vietnam Releases White Paper on National Defence US-built fighter aircraft operating next to Chinese combat jets Thailand. Government should pursue political solutions and explore governance arrangements Top U.S. Political and Military Leaders Spell Out Obama's Strategy Somaliland. Politicians must uphold the constitution and abide by electoral laws Afghanistan. Obama announces surge of 30,000 troops and beginning of pull-out in 2011 The UN should hand over formal control of the Timor-Leste police Indonesia intends to buy 96 additional patrol boats Afghanistan. Institutions facing Credibility Crisis International Community must stay committed to Anti-Piracy Mission Palestine: Fatah needs to review its agenda, modes of action and political alliances Venezuela. Chavez has abandoned democratic principles China does not want North Korea to have nuclear weapons Afghanistan. Widespread fraud deeply undermined the credibility of Karzai’s government Piracy off the Somali coast resumes after Monsoon intermezzo Pakistan. Military operation in South Waziristan unlikely to succeed without political reforms Guinea. Risk of a civil war China’s Leap in Unmanned Aircraft Development Assessing the Iranian Missile Threat US Senate approves $325.6 billion FY2010 defence budget Nagorno-Karabakh. Status Quo Increasingly Untenable Israel Aerospace Industries’ kamikaze UAV in the loop for India and Germany France, Largest World Arms Exporter Iraq. Arabs and Kurds must urgently agree to a power-sharing deal Obama to restructure anti-ballistic missile shield in Europe Battle for Rafale Are we losing the public opinion war? Nepal's Deteriorating Political Situation Israeli Settlements and the Increasing Role of the Religious Right Sudan: International partners should increase Pressure on the NCP Congo: A Comprehensive Strategy to Disarm the FDLR Iraq. Increasing Tensions Between Kurdistan Authorities and Baghdad Federal Government Regional Tensions will intensify if UN and OSCE Missions leave Georgia Thailand. Bangkok Government needs to refocus Attention in the South North Korea. UN Security Council Resolution should be accompanied by Strong Measures, says International Crisis Group Lebanon’s Elections. Foreign powers should recognise the Legitimacy of Results U.S.-Iranian Engagement: The View from Tehran World Conflicts: No improvements Yemen: Defusing the Saada Time Bomb Indonesia: How Radicalisation takes Place Turkish Cypriots Serve Notice on Peace Talks