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“In the end, we still depend upon creatures of our own making.” -Goethe, Faust On core matters of national security, American analysts should think in terms of intellectual and legal criteria. Ignoring the day-to-day banalities of national and international politics, these strategists and policy-makers ought continuously to bear in mind that such primary standards may [...]

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“It is clear, absolutely clear,” said President Biden at his first presidential press conference, “that this is a battle between the utility of democracies in the 21st century and autocracies.” Biden’s rhetorical flourish echoed a more famous one from his political idol, John F. Kennedy, who declared in his first inaugural speech in 1961 that [...]

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A Special Committee headed by Sir Tim Hitchens and appointed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in December 2019, has published its findings and recommendations on the early history of the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC). The Committee’s objective was to identify inequalities in IGWC’s commemoration of the deceased people of the British Empire [...]

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Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, Jordan’s former crown prince, was accused on Sunday of having links with foreign parties over “malicious plot” to undermine the country’s security and destabilize it. Jordan’s ruling family traces its lineage back to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. After the death of King Al Hussein bin Talal in 1999, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein was [...]

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Prosecutors in the trial of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Monday that Netanyahu used favors as “currency.” According to local media, Netanyahu is facing “charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in Case 4000, and fraud and breach of trust charges in Case 1000 and Case 2000.” He denies all charges and has [...]

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A Tunisian appeals court released activist Rania Amdouni from jail on Wednesday. Amdouni had been charged with “insulting police and abuse of morals,” which sparked concerns from human rights groups over suppression of free speech. Amdouni is the president of Chouf Minorities and a member of DAMJ, the Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality. She [...]

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Abstract: In principle, especially during a rare historical moment of extra-terrestrial exploration and immunological control, our species ought to render itself capable of managing nuclear threats. Prima facie, after all, the difficulties of transporting complex instrumentation to Mars and simultaneously fashioning effective vaccines against deadly pathogens should exceed even the most complex challenges of international peace. Nonetheless, [...]

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