Publication: National Interest

First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

How to Stop the Sale of France's Mistrals to Russia: NATO Should Buy Them

Fast forward to November 1st of this year, just four days before US mid-term elections.  The top news story begins, “Just weeks after crash investigators determined that the Malaysian Airliner was shot down in Ukraine by a missile supplied by Russia, ... [Published National Interest - Aug 01 2014]
Entities: NATO, France, Russia
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

The MH17 Tragedy: "Outrage Is Not a policy"

As the horror of the July 17 downing of Malaysian Air flight 17 (MH17) settled in , leaders around the world demanded a full inquiry into what happened. This kind of investigation is necessary. But we should understand that it likely will not provide ... [Published National Interest - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

The National Interest

Despite some stumbles, the Iran nuclear talks resuming in Vienna this week may yet yield an accord that could end the prolonged crisis. But the promise of success could turn into colossal failure, particularly if both sides cling to equally dubious preoccupations ... [Published National Interest - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Syria and Iraq: Different Nations, Same War

The astonishing victories won by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have illuminated the incoherence in U.S. policy toward Iraq. Washington is understandably alarmed by ISIS’s progress across northern and western Iraq, reflected in the swift ... [Published National Interest - Jun 18 2014]


The logic of this terrifying descent is as old as Thucydides’ account of the revolution in Corcyra and as new as each day’s headlines . "In a hard-fought civil war, especially one without a single well-organized opposition movement, “ noted Paul Pillar last year, “success goes to the most ruthless and dedicated elements, which also tend to be the most extreme in their views. We are seeing such a process in Syria today.” One would think that the contemplation of this dynamic in Iraq, Syria, and Libya should give pause to Washington’s support for the overthrow of sitting governments. But there is no sign of that."
...Even Pierre Goldschmidt, a former deputy director of the IAEA Safeguards Department, admits that [28]the organization "doesn't have the legal authority it needs to fulfill its mandate. [28]"

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