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August 2008

Pushing Russia Into the Cold

Russia must get out now, adds Bush, for South Ossetia and Abkhazia belong to a sovereign Georgia. But when did Bush demand …

Palin: Big Oil’s new champion

For many, John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for presidential running mate came as a surprise. Political heavyweights such as Mitt Romney …

Biden’s record on US wars

Barack Obama’s choice of Joe Biden for his running mate presents a reassuring face to those concerned about Obama’s relative naivety. What …

The fall of Bush’s man in Pakistan

The Bush administration has made a regular practice of undermining democracy in places where local politics don’t play out to its liking, …

Iraq on Tenterhooks

No matter. The real issue is what’s happening on the ground in Iraq. Lots of crises are ready to boil over, and …

Blowback From Bear-Baiting

Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to kick the Georgian army out of Abkhazia, as well, to bomb Tbilisi, and to seize Gori, …

Kuwait: Tensions Escalate in Hormuz

The ongoing crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme, coupled with hostile comments last week from Iran’s deputy foreign minister Manouchehr Mohammadi, have reportedly …

To America, with Shame

Let’s talk about evil. The evil I’m talking about is not just the $29 billion taxpayer-funded bailout of Bear Stearns, about which …

Kuwait Readying for War in Gulf?

The small oil-rich emirate of Kuwait – situated between Iraq, Iran and an un-enviable geographic hard place on the northern end of …