Monthly Archives: February 2010

Feb 27 2010

Colombia: potential directions in foreign policy after Uribe

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By Guy Burton What implications will the Colombian constitutional court’s decision to deny President Alvaro Uribe’s bid for a third term have on the fate of the country’s foreign policy?  The decision now means that Colombia will have a new … Continue reading

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Feb 26 2010

Afghanistan: Can the troop surge be effective?

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By Karl Sandstrom The surge and connected strategy are logical when viewing the situation through Westernised lenses but pose a number of issues. General McChrystal explained the strategy of expanding bubbles of security that the surge will support in a … Continue reading

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Feb 23 2010

The poisoned bases. Reflections on the new US-Colombian military agreements.

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By Vanni Pettinà Madrid is not the Paris of the late 1970’s, the city where the Argentinean Julio Cortazar, along with a copious group of Latin American intellectuals, took shelter form the shocking bloodshed rocketing the Southern Cone in those … Continue reading

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