Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jul 29 2010

A puzzling scenario? UNITAS exercises in Peru

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By Guy Burton Last weekend the UNITAS naval exercises between the US and several South American navies, including 1300 from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, and soldiers from Canada, came to an end. This regional event … Continue reading

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Jul 26 2010

A new low for Colombian-Venezuelan relations?

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By Guy Burton Relations between Colombia and Venezuela appear to have hit a new low. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were severed by Venezuela’s government following the Colombia ambassador’s presentation before the OAS last Thursday (22 July) that Venezuela … Continue reading

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Jul 13 2010

The Lebanese Civil War: 20 Years Later

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By Hannes Baumann There is a temptation to emphasise the constants of instability when analysing Lebanese politics: divisive sectarianism, spill-over of regional conflicts, and clientelism. The political crisis of 2005 to 2008 with its outbursts of violence seemed to confirm … Continue reading

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