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iraq mess

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Johnson Jun 17. 3 Replies

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: The Islamic militants' advance into Iraq.Date: June 17th 2014.Is it “you reap what you sow”? The US electorate that voted twice for President George W. Bush should ask…Continue

africa going up

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Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Keeping Africa going up.Date June 3rd 2014. Black Africa long went deeply down. Now it is rushing headlong up. But “up” brings problems of its own. A country’s policy…Continue

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pakistan down the hole

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Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Pakistan is fighting for its very existence.Date: July 30th 2013.There is an “in” political word- “blowback”. Pakistan certainly has it. We can also call it “the chickens…Continue

threats are exaggerated

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Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: America over the top on threats.Date: July 23rd 2013.Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance this year of…Continue

 

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"A few articles that comment on our Western presumptions that the West can 'correct' the Middle East like teachers correct a bunch of school…"
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"the intention of oil moghuls like Cheney was to benefit from Iraq but the consequences have been a democratic dispensation and the fall of autocratic rule of Saddam Hussein. The bombing of the Holy Shiate Shrine inflamed the religious tensions and…"
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"This is a very interesting but critical piece. Like a number of others, I have come to enjoy your positions on issues as you post them. The international system has become as closer as ever and arms, men and effects have transcended borders with…"
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iraq mess

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: The Islamic militants' advance into Iraq.Date: June 17th 2014.Is it “you reap what you sow”? The US electorate that voted twice for President George W. Bush should ask itself the question. The growing strength of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, represents a grave threat to the future of the Middle East and the US has no one to blame but itself.ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham), it is being said, could eventually reconfigure the Middle East if it is able to seize…See More
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africa going up

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Keeping Africa going up.Date June 3rd 2014. Black Africa long went deeply down. Now it is rushing headlong up. But “up” brings problems of its own. A country’s policy makers have to work as hard in successful, speedy, times as they did when they moved painfully from the first rung of the ladder to the second and third. Take today’s news- According to the Financial Times, Kenya, one of the poster boys of the African revival, is now financially strong enough to make…See More
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pakistan down the hole

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Pakistan is fighting for its very existence.Date: July 30th 2013.There is an “in” political word- “blowback”. Pakistan certainly has it. We can also call it “the chickens coming home to roost” or the “sins of the fathers visited upon the children”. The question is can the new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, do anything about it? His predecessor wasn't able to do much and neither could the military government of General Pervez Musharraf which preceded him. Now we have…See More
Jul 30, 2013
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threats are exaggerated

Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: America over the top on threats.Date: July 23rd 2013.Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance this year of being killed by a terrorist than killed falling off a ladder. Is it really necessary to monitor the phone calls and e-mails of half the world in order to combat such a small threat (including countries such as Brazil which have never had a terrorist incident)?Why not monitor the use of ladders? Or…See More
Jul 23, 2013
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china's democracy

Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: Is China becoming a democracy?Date: July 17th 2013Last week, plans for constructing a nuclear processing plant in the Guangdong province in China were shelved after demonstrations. The people spoke and the authorities caved in. The demonstrators engaged in nothing more than what the organisers called “an innocent stroll”. Yet they defeated a project that would have provided enough fuel for 50% of China's atomic energy needs.Along with the growing power of village…See More
Jul 17, 2013
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angela merkel and hitler

Ex: Jonathan Power Subject: Mrs Merkel should read the history of Hitler's economy. Date: July 9th 2013.My family is in a bit of a crisis. My earnings are cut by 25%. Writers never did earn a lot and now we have this economic catastrophe. We've cut our expenditures severely.This is what happens to families in financial trouble. Cut. Common sense, eh? But when it comes to our country being in trouble we have to be counter-intuitive. Then a country must spend more. It has to grow faster to…See More
Jul 9, 2013
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putin should be high!

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Russia's power is not weapons, it's culture.Date: July 2nd 2013.Observers say that what drives President Vladimir Putin is to make Russia respected. But perhaps Putin overestimates how much power Russia already has. He has overlooked which trumpets to blow- it is not his “hang tough” policies in international affairs, especially vis a vis the United States. It is Russia's culture.These thoughts were prompted by watching the opening of the new, quite beautiful,…See More
Jul 2, 2013
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syndicated free lance journalist appearing in many papers including the international herald tribune, boston globe, the statesman of india. south china morning post, arab news of saudi arabia, jordan times, oman news, khaleej times of dubai, the nation of kenya, the citizen of tanzania, daily times of pakistan etc. ALL MY COLUMNS FOR the last 10 years can be read read on www.transnational.org

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sweden
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journalism
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http://www.transnational.org/Columns_Index_Power.htm
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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Development, Peacebuilding
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if you want to read any of my columns over the last 11 years go to the website of the transnational foundation for peace and future research based in Lund, Sweden- www.transnational.org
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• conundrums of humanity. the quest for global justice - brill, 2007
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• like water on stone. the story of amnesty international, penguin, 2001

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prime minister cameron of the uk! get a life!

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 4:30am 0 Comments

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Subject: Get a life! Terrorists are no big threat.

Date: August 21st 2012.

Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered the continuation during the Paralympics that begin next week of the deployment of anti-aircraft guns surrounding the Olympic Park. In a move that caused much outrage in Britain Cameron argued that the country must always be vigilant in case of a terrorist attack. Yet there was not one bit of evidence that international terrorists and certainly…

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Arrest war criminal Assad!

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:02am 0 Comments

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Subject: Hunting down the war criminals.

Date: August 14th 2012.

There can be no question that if President Bashar al-Assad of Syria falls the International Criminal Court will want to put him on trial for war crimes. The long arm of international law will reach him wherever he flees to. The ICC has an unblemished record in bringing to The Hague, the Court’s headquarters, the people they want. As the great heavyweight boxer, Joe Louis, once said, “You can…

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US Soft Power overwhelming us?

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 3:43am 0 Comments

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Subject: We should question US “Soft Power”.

Date: July 10th 2012.

Is the world being captured by what Harvard academic, Joseph Nye, has termed American “Soft Power”? This debate about American influence on the world at large is not a new thing. Charles Dickens, the great British nineteenth century novelist, on a visit to the US had no compunction in thinking America’s culture had little to offer the world. He said it was “a clamorous gang of fakes, fools…

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if it bleeds it leads

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:18am 2 Comments

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Subject: If it bleeds it leads!

Date: 12th March 2012.

 

 

If it bleeds it leads! The mantra of many a newsroom. In their new book, “Pax Ethnica” two great journalists, Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, argue that day in and day out ethnic conflict and tension along religious and cultural lines makes for reliable, if…

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