Monthly Archives: April 2015

Reuters on how U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria are fighting alongside ‘Al Qaeda’.

As here: Hardline Islamists fighting side-by-side with groups backed by the United States have made gains in northern Syria in recent weeks while showing rare unity, which some fear may be short-lived . . . . . . The alliance, … Continue reading

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Hamish de Bretton Gordon calls for Syria ‘no-fly zone’ in The Guardian.

Hamish de Bretton Gordon is currently Chief Operating Officer of SecureBio Ltd. According to his blurb on the website MilitarySpeakers.co.uk, he was previously ‘Commanding Officer of the UK CBRN Regiment and NATO’s Rapid Reaction CBRN Battalion’, whose ‘operational deployments have … Continue reading

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A complicating factor in Libya: Libyans.

This little snippet from Stars and Stripes magazine, on ‘what went wrong’ in post-regime change Libya: While the U.S. was eager to hand off much of the post-intervention responsibility to the Europeans — France was a prime advocate for the … Continue reading

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A brief review of some of the foreign policy pledges in The Green Party’s 2015 General Election manifesto.

On Tuesday 13th April, The Green Party, which is now the the 3rd biggest party in the U.K. in terms of membership, released their manifesto for May’s General Election. The remit of this blog is to cover issues around the … Continue reading

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A brief review of some of the foreign policy pledges in Labour’s 2015 General Election manifesto.

On Monday 12 April, the Labour Party, which is one of the two major parties in British politics, released their manifesto for May’s General Election. The remit of this blog is to cover issues around the wars currently being fought … Continue reading

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