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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has united his country before the January 2013 election in a fight for security against its neighbours. The choice is between a last opportunity for Israel to settle its security problems with Hamas and Iran by military power and a changing political landscape that would require Israel to accept political compromises.
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
There are signs of a thaw in decidedly frosty relations between the US and Pakistan. Their respective spy agencies have opened a fresh phase of engagement and are considering joint counterterrorism campaigns against organisations operating in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. But a stumbling point in these efforts to curtail insurgent activity could be Pakistan’s own ...
Dr. Rameez Abbas
US combat troops pulling out of Iraq have left complex and far-reaching implications for stability in the country and the wider region. Violence and political instability in the country and the loss of deterrent power in the regional context are among the concerns. But despite the troop withdrawal more defence spending cuts may be needed. ...
Dr. James Jay Carafano