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  • ...and now for a world government

    12/08/2008 8:41:52 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Financial Times ^ | December 8, 2008 | Gideon Rachman
    I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible. A “world government” would involve much more than co-operation between nations. It would be an entity with state-like characteristics, backed by a body of laws. The European Union has already set up a continental government for 27 countries, which could be a model. The EU has a supreme court, a currency,...
  • The new world devised by Maurice Strong and George Soros

    11/24/2008 5:59:36 PM PST · by blackrobe · 17 replies · 1,613+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 24, 2008 | Judi McLeod
    Have you ever wondered how capitalism was pushed over the edge of the cliff just six weeks before the American presidential election? According to financial experts, the world, as we know it will change dramatically by the year 2012. People, who provided for their families only three years ago, will be desperately searching for food. The story of the economic meltdown of 2008 begins and ends with the United Nations and its carefully managed One World Order.
  • Amid economic slowdown, signs of new world order

    06/05/2008 11:41:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 83+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 02 June 2008 | Mark Trumbull
    <p>The world economy is cooling this year thanks to a slowdown in the United States, but something new is playing out: This slowdown is serving to amplify a shift in financial power toward Asia and developing nations.</p> <p>Countries such as China and India are now big enough to help guide the global economy. In the past, a sharp downshift in the US and Europe would decisively slow the rate of global growth.</p>
  • A new world order as US sinks

    04/14/2008 7:59:20 AM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 60+ views
    The Australian ^ | 04 Apr 2008 | Marcus Walker, James Hookway and James T. Areddy
    Heres's a big lesson of the first international financial crisis of the 21st century: some old-fashioned economies are weathering the storm better than those that borrowed big to spur growth or those that bet heavily on debt-strapped American consumers. The US, the economy at the centre of the turmoil, is dragging down world growth. On Wednesday, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke gave his most pessimistic assessment to date of the US economy's outlook, strongly suggesting that a recession was likely. In testimony before Congress, he also said the Fed projected slower global growth over the coming quarters. How the other...
  • The New New World Order

    09/30/2001 11:00:51 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 2 replies · 42+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | 10/01/01 | Anne Applebaum
    The New New World Order By Anne Applebaum AMERICAN troops have landed in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Russia's post-communist satrapies. The Indian government has agreed, for the first time ever, to let American planes land on its soil too. The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority have been dragged back to the negotiating table. The Northern Alliance, the anti-Taliban Afghan opposition, which has been of almost no concern to the United States, are now its vital allies. Behind the scenes, the United States is negotiating with Iran. Three weeks ago, each one of these developments would have seemed improbable, even impossible. ...
  • Mark Steyn on WCTC 1450 AM to discuss "America Alone" (Today - 1/19)

    01/19/2008 7:20:02 AM PST · by shoptalk · 21 replies · 10,150+ views
    WCTC 1450 AM Radio ^ | January 19, 2007 | Keith Rasmussen
    Mark Steyn will join Loud & Clear (Central Jersey 1450 AM WCTC) to discuss his book, "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It " today (Saturday, January 19th). Mr. Steyn will be the guest of Keith Rasmussen and Maggie Glynn who host Loud & Clear on Central Jersey 1450 - 5 pm to 7 pm Eastern. He will join Loud & Clear at 5:05 pm (Eastern). Listen live on WCTC: WCTC streams live at (the *Listen Live* button is near the top left of the page). Call in toll free at 888 545-9282 (888 545-WCTC)....
  • US diplomat regrets freedom fries and French-bashing

    11/01/2007 2:04:49 AM PDT · by Republicain · 30 replies · 200+ views
    PARIS (AFP) — A top US diplomat said Wednesday he regretted the French-bashing that took place in the United States over France's refusal to join the US-led war in Iraq. Nicholas Burns, number three in the US State Department, called a decision to rename French fries as freedom fries in the US Congress foolish and he welcomed a new closeness between France and the United States. "I surely hope that those Americans who renamed French fries into freedom fries, and those Americans who poured perfectly good French wines down American drains, I hope that they realise what foolishness that was,"...
  • Continuity, not Change [Isolationism in America]

    11/01/2007 11:19:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 131+ views
    Security Affairs ^ | 11-1-07 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Continuity, not Change Mackubin Thomas Owens Robert Kagan, Dangerous Nation (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006), 544 pp. It is generally accepted today that George W. Bush’s foreign policy—especially his doctrine of preemptive war and his emphasis on the promotion of democracy—represents a radical break with the American past. According to the conventional narrative, U.S. foreign policy was originally based on the principle of non-intervention; the American Founders are often invoked in support of the claim that the default position of U.S. foreign policy is isolationism. Who has not heard the argument that Washington’s Farewell Address counsels opposition to...
  • The New New World Order

    06/17/2007 8:47:21 AM PDT · by fangle · 71 replies · 1,136+ views ^ | March/April 2007 | Daniel W. Drezner
    Controversies over the war in Iraq and U.S. unilateralism have overshadowed a more pragmatic and multilateral component of the Bush administration's grand strategy: its attempt to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy and international institutions in order to account for shifts in the global distribution of power and the emergence of states such as China and India. This unheralded move is well intentioned and well advised, and Washington should redouble its efforts.
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #5

    09/30/2006 10:18:39 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,021 replies · 17,934+ views
    CIA ^ | Page last updated: 07/27/2006 | National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015
    "Global Trends 2015" Terrorism-Related Excerpts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following items are terrorism-related items from the National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts" report (December 2000). Transnational Terrorism (page 50) States with poor governance; ethnic, cultural, or religious tensions; weak economies; and porous borders will be prime breeding grounds for terrorism. In such states, domestic groups will challenge the entrenched government, and transnational networks seeking safehavens. At the same time, the trend away from state-supported political terrorism and toward more diverse, free-wheeling, transnational networks—enabled by information technology—will continue. Some of the states that actively sponsor...
  • War on terror 'could last 50 years'

    08/20/2006 3:57:51 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 56 replies · 1,222+ views ^ | 20 August 2006
    FEDERAL Treasurer Peter Costello has warned Australians to brace themselves for a war on terror that could exceed the previous 50 years of the cold war. Mr Costello told a Liberal Party conference in Melbourne today that Australians must "steel ourselves" and be clear about their values as they prepare for a long war on terror. "The cold war lasted over 50 years," he said. "The war on terror could last a lot longer." Mr Costello said a free society must be prepared to defend itself against the threat of terrorism. "There are, unfortunately, terrorists who would rather see Australia...
  • The New World Disorder

    08/17/2006 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 16 replies · 685+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, 17 August 2006 | By Michael Djordjevic
    Last in a three-part series. Addressing a joint session of Congress on Sept. 1, 1990, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed the advent of the New World Order. A new era of peace, prosperity, transnationalism and integration was ahead for long-suffering humankind. The new system was based on the notion that nation-states are destructive to the progress of humankind because nationalism, like cancer, spreads and causes conflicts. Therefore, dominant and enduring international institutions should be empowered to coordinate worldwide efforts in the political, social and economic realms. The collapse of communism presented the world with unforeseen problems. As the Cold War...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #4.

    08/07/2006 3:43:15 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,043 replies · 13,859+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 02, 2006 | Walid Phares on the Mideast
    Tehran & Damascus Move to Lebanon Lebanon-born Walid Phares is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Author of the recent book Future Jihad, he was also one of the architects of 2004’s United Nations resolution 1559, which called for the disarming of Hezbollah. NRO editor Kathryn Lopez recently talked to Phares about what’s going on in the Mideast, what happened to the Cedar Revolution, and this war we’re all in. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What is “Future Jihad”? Are we seeing it in the Mideast now? Walid Phares: “Future Jihad,” which has already begun, refers to...
  • The World’s New Order

    08/01/2006 6:45:39 AM PDT · by Curlyhead · 15 replies · 567+ views ^ | 8/1/06 | Tashbih Sayyed
    Events unfolding since the dismemberment of the Soviet Union indicate the emergence of a new world order - a world order in which non-state and militant entities like Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and Lashkar-e-Taiba, have come to play an influential role on the world stage. They have not only been able to influence the direction of the world events and the policies of the major world powers but have also forced the common man to bring about changes in his daily life. The world powers, despite their abhorrence of these entities, have found themselves compelled to enter into negotiations with...
  • Czech bid for US missile base

    07/19/2006 9:49:37 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies · 424+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/18/06 | BBC News
    American military experts have arrived in the Czech Republic to examine potential sites for a new missile defence base. During a week-long mission they will inspect three training military grounds. The United States is said to be considering either the Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary for the base. Its purpose will be to shoot down long-range missiles before they reach their targets in the US or Europe. The visit of the 22 American experts is the last stage in two-year long talks between defence officials of both countries, the deputy spokesman of the Defence Ministry in Prague, Jan Pejsek, told...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World.

    06/16/2006 2:08:19 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 4,622 replies · 13,190+ views
    the Middle East Quarterly ^ | SPRING 2006 • VOLUME XIII: NUMBER 2 | David Kennedy Houck
    The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution by David Kennedy Houck First in Europe and now in the United States, Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law. While the U.S. Constitution enshrines the right to religious freedom and the prohibition against a state religion, when it comes to the rights of religious enclaves to impose communal rules, the dividing line is more nebulous. Can U.S. enclaves, homeowner associations, and other groups enforce Islamic law? Such questions are no longer theoretical. While Muslim organizations first established enclaves in Europe,[1]...
  • Czech bid for US missile base

    07/18/2006 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 20 replies · 556+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2006
    American military experts have arrived in the Czech Republic to examine potential sites for a new missile defence base. During a week-long mission they will inspect three training military grounds. The United States is said to be considering either the Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary for the base. Its purpose will be to shoot down long-range missiles before they reach their targets in the US or Europe. The visit of the 22 American experts is the last stage in two-year long talks between defence officials of both countries, the deputy spokesman of the Defence Ministry in Prague, Jan Pejsek, told...
  • American Bases To Be Moved From Germany To Eastern Europe

    07/10/2006 1:06:23 PM PDT · by lizol · 85 replies · 2,816+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 7/10/2006 | Sam Vaknin
    American Bases To Be Moved From Germany To Eastern Europe Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 7/10/2006 Invited by a grateful United States, the Czech Republic sent in February 2003 a representative to meet with Iraqi opposition in Kurdish north Iraq. The country was one of the eight signatories on a letter, co-signed by Britain, Italy, Spain and the two other European Union central European candidate-members, Poland and Hungary, in support of US policy in the Gulf. According to The Observer and the New York Times, American troops in Germany - and the billions of dollars in goods and services they consume...
  • The New World ~ the Six Most Important U.S. Military Bases lists:

    05/21/2006 8:57:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 321+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | wretchard
    Foreign Policy's article the Six Most Important U.S. Military Bases lists: Andersen Air Force Base & Apra Harbor, Guam;Balad Air Base/Camp Anaconda, Iraq; Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria;Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory;Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba;Manas Air Base, Kirgizstan as the most vital installations in the world. There may be disagreements about whether or not these should be the Top Six US bases worldwide, but the list serves to illustrate the geopolitical transformation that has taken place since 2000. Or more accurately, it reflects the current administration's perception of what the geopolitical map the early 21st century looks like. Not...
  • US backs Albania, Croatia, Macedonia NATO bid

    05/07/2006 8:02:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies · 445+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | May 07 2006 | AFP
    DUBROVNIK, Croatia - US Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday voiced his country’s support for Albania, Croatia and Macedonia in their bid to join NATO, saying they would “help rejuvenate” the 57-year-old Alliance. “The Adriatic Charter countries have expressed the desire for joining the transatlantic community and we support that,” Cheney said before meeting the premiers of the three countries in the southern Adriatic town of Dubrovnik. “We understand the desire to join NATO and the European community. We also believe that it’s very important for both NATO and the EU to take in the new members,” Cheney said. He...
  • DoD to Set Up Joint Intelligence Operations Centers Worldwide

    04/12/2006 6:07:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 528+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – The Defense Department is moving to establish a worldwide group of joint intelligence organizations designed to rapidly gather, interpret and act on information to better meet 21st-century military needs, senior military officials said here today. On April 3, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a directive to establish a Joint Intelligence Operations Center at DoD's Defense Intelligence Agency, at each unified combatant command and at U.S. Forces Korea, Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, told reporters at a news briefing. "What we're trying to do is...
  • US planning bases across Middle East, Central Asia

    03/25/2006 7:03:57 PM PST · by voletti · 24 replies · 793+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | 3/26/06 | khalid hasan
    WASHINGTON: The United States is planning to build at least six bases across the Middle East and Central Asia in the next 10 years for “deep storage” of munitions and equipment to prepare for regional war contingencies. According to William M Arkin, author of more than 10 books on military affairs, and a former US army intelligence analyst and nuclear weapons expert during the Cold War, the plan came to attention this month through contracting documents that call for the continued storage of everything from packaged meals ready to eat (MREs) to missiles in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman, as...
  • Force Reduction in Iceland Reflects Focus on New Global Threats

    03/17/2006 2:42:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 50 replies · 668+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Mar 16, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 – The U.S. government has announced plans to remove its forces from Naval Air Station Keflavik, in Iceland, this fall, but reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to the island nation's security. U.S. Ambassador Carol van Voorst and U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns notified Icelandic Prime Minister Halldor Asgrimsson and Foreign Minister Geir H. Haarde of the decision yesterday, Terry Davidson, a State Department spokesman, confirmed. The State Department officials assured the Icelandic leaders the United States will continue to honor its agreement to provide Iceland's defense under the auspices of NATO and will work with the...
  • Poland to become the stronghold of US-led policies in Europe

    02/09/2006 10:00:04 AM PST · by lizol · 30 replies · 620+ views
    Pravda ^ | 09.02.2006 | Oleg Artyukov
    Poland to become the stronghold of US-led policies in Europe 09.02.2006 Source: Has the USA simply found a supporter in Europe or has Poland lost its notorious pride? This week Polish President Lech Kaczynski makes his first official visit to the United States as a head of state. He gave an interview to journalists last Friday and from this it is possible to deduce that Poland aspires to the role of being America’s main ally in Europe. Furthermore, Lech Kaczynski has given his transatlantic ally a "present" by promising that he wouldl leave a contingent of Polish troops in Iraq...
  • USAREUR announces details of force reduction in Germany

    01/26/2006 5:36:43 PM PST · by Cornpone · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 27 January 2006 | Charlie Coon
    HEIDELBERG, Germany — The reshuffling of U.S. Army Europe continued Thursday with the announcement that dozens of Germany-based units will be inactivated, changed or moved later this year. About 7,200 military positions and 11,000 family members will be affected, with about 4,800 positions being moved to the U.S. or elsewhere, and 2,400 being reassigned within Europe, according to Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, USAREUR’s deputy chief of staff for operations. In addition, 40 U.S. and 38 German civilians assigned to the units will be either moved or lose their jobs. The moves are part of the Army’s plan to establish four...
  • Libya sees swift removal from US terror list

    01/25/2006 3:37:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 333+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/06 | Barbara Lewis
    LONDON (Reuters) - Libya expects the United States to remove it soon from its list of state sponsors of terror, clearing a major obstacle to investment in some of the world's most coveted oilfields, a top Libyan official said on Wednesday. He was "positive and confident" the former pariah state would be wiped from the list, with the expected backing of the Oasis Group of U.S. oil firms that have just negotiated their return to fields they were forced to abandon in 1986. "I would expect logically they will be willing to put the right message across to the U.S....
  • US Moves Diplomats Out Of Europe

    01/18/2006 5:01:34 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,550+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-18-2006
    US moves diplomats out of Europe Rice said the US must be "where the action is" The US is to reduce the number of its diplomats posted to Europe, and will send more to other countries, including China, India, Nigeria and Lebanon. "America must begin to reposition our diplomatic forces around the world," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday. She said it was an anomaly that the US had the same staff levels in Germany as in India, more than 10 times the size. She said the redeployment would help foster democratic and economic change. Ms Rice told...
  • A Small Invasion - Romania opens four bases to U.S. troops

    12/12/2005 7:28:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 1,237+ views
    Transitions Online ^ | 12 December 2005 | Razvan Amariei
    BUCHAREST, Romania | “It took them more than 60 years – but better late than never!” This is how 82-year-old Dimitrie Balus greeted the news that the United States would soon station troops permanently in Romania. The Transylvanian villager is one of the many Romanians who after World War II hoped for American troops to come and liberate their country from Russian occupation. Sixteen years after the collapse of the Soviet bloc and three years after former Warsaw Pact member Romania joined NATO, it’s official: the Americans are coming. NO MORE COLD WAR U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and...
  • Shift in geopolitics has US linking Central Asia to the Subcontinent

    12/06/2005 8:01:55 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 18 replies · 947+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Monday, December 05, 2005 at 0112 hours IST | The Indian Express
    WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 4: In a bureaucratic reorganisation that reflects new geopolitical thinking here, the Bush Administration is all set to combine its engagement with Central Asia and the Subcontinent. Soon, the State Department and the National Security Council in the White House will pursue future diplomatic activity relating to the two regions together. Besides seeking to revive historic links between the regions, Washington hopes to embed Afghanistan in an enduring regional framework and create the basis for Indo-Pak economic cooperation, say analysts. India, which has nursed ambitions of a larger role in Central Asia, is expected to be the linchpin...
  • Rice signs US-Romania bases deal

    12/06/2005 11:34:26 AM PST · by wanderin · 11 replies · 558+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | 12-06-2005 | BBC News
    Rice signs US-Romania bases deal The deal marks a major shift in US strategy in Europe US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed a deal allowing the US to use military bases in Romania. It is the first such deal to be signed with a former communist country in eastern Europe. Ms Rice arrived in Romania from Germany, on the second leg of a European tour overshadowed by a controversy about CIA operations. She stressed that the US does not carry out or condone torture, but did not comment on alleged secret CIA prisons. She has defended the CIA...
  • United States to open military base in Romania

    12/06/2005 12:39:12 PM PST · by lizol · 27 replies · 629+ views
    Reuters Polska ^ | 2005-12-06 | Radu Marinas
    United States to open military base in Romania 2005-12-06 21:09 By Radu Marinas BUCHAREST, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Romania and the United States signed a deal on Tuesday to open U.S. military bases in the former Soviet bloc country, naming an airfield entangled in controversy over alleged CIA jails in Europe as one location. The new bases are part of a shift in the Pentagon's focus from Cold War European facilities towards smaller bases closer to hot spots such as the Middle East. But the deal comes at a sensitive time for both Washington and Bucharest, following allegations that the...
  • Walker`s World: A 4x4 coalition emerging? (US-UK-Japan-India)

    12/04/2005 10:10:26 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 65 replies · 1,585+ views
    M&C news ^ | Dec 4, 2005, 16:20 GMT | Martin Walker
    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- The Bush administration is quietly seeking to build with Britain, Japan and India a globe-spanning coalition system that can contain China, claims a leading neo-conservative thinker. 'Over the past six months, the Bush administration has upgraded its budding strategic partnerships with India and Japan. Along with the steady special relationship with Great Britain, what is beginning to emerge is a global coalition system -- it is too soon to call it a true alliance -- for the post-Cold War world,' argues Thomas Donnelly, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In a new essay...
  • The Big Four Alliance (The New Bush Strategy)

    12/04/2005 12:34:48 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 39 replies · 1,308+ views
    AEI ^ | Friday, December 2, 2005 | Thomas Donnelly
    The Big Four Alliance The New Bush Strategy By Thomas Donnelly Posted: Friday, December 2, 2005 NATIONAL SECURITY OUTLOOK AEI Online   Publication Date: December 2, 2005   December 2005Over the past six months, the Bush administration has upgraded its budding “strategic partnerships” with India and Japan. Along with the steady "special relationship” with Great Britain, what is beginning to emerge is a global coalition system--it is too soon to call it a true alliance--for the post-Cold War world. Much work remains to be done to translate the expressions of similar political interests and values into usable military strength. Still,...
  • US Repositioning Military Out of Spain

    11/29/2005 2:07:47 PM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies · 1,512+ views
    SeaWaves ^ | 11/29/05
    Coming upon the recent news that the US Navy is pulling the plug on Naval Station Rota, the US Navy has just announced the withdrawal of forces from La Maddalena as Part of "Transformation." In a move to adjust its forces to meet current and future readiness needs in the European theater, the United States and Italy have decided to remove U.S. Navy forces from La Maddalena, Sardinia. In a carefully worded announcement, the US claims that "the capabilities provided by the installation are no longer required due to the realities of the new century’s security environment." A cynic might...
  • Washington talking to Warsaw about possible U.S. missile base in Poland

    11/17/2005 1:13:40 AM PST · by twinself · 418 replies · 3,851+ views
    CNEWS ^ | November 16, 2005 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. and Polish officials are discussing building a base in Poland from which U.S. interceptors could shoot down long-range missiles as part of a global defence network, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. It would be the first American strategic missile defence site outside U.S. territory, and would be designed to defend all of Europe against intercontinental-range missiles - primarily those launched from the Middle East. No decision has been made to proceed with a missile defence base in Poland and alternative sites in Europe are a possibility. But the Pentagon official said Poland appears to be the...
  • A new paradigm

    11/15/2005 5:47:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 447+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-15-05 | BARRY RUBIN
    The world’s understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict seems to be entering a new period different from what it had been in the past 10 years. Call it the Third Paradigm era. A paradigm is a way of envisioning something, a guiding concept, a framework for definition. People may not be aware they hold such an underlying paradigm, but it guides their thinking. The Paradigm One Era: During this time, roughly from Israel’s creation in 1948 until well into the 1980s, the conflict was defined in terms of being aggression against a legitimate state. Israel, under attack by those who wanted...
  • U.S. Military Realignment Plans in Japan Face Strong Local Criticism

    10/30/2005 7:25:53 PM PST · by ncountylee · 6 replies · 410+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | Oct 30, 2005 | Hiroko Tabuchi
    TOKYO (AP) - Plans to realign U.S. military forces in Japan triggered protest rallies Sunday and drew harsh opposition from local officials and citizens' groups, who say not enough troops are leaving the country and the burden of hosting them is just being shifted from one community to another. On Japan's southern island of Okinawa - which hosts most of the 14,460 U.S. Marines in the country - activists staged a 5,000-strong rally to protest crimes, noise and pollution long associated with Marine bases and to demand that more U.S. troops be moved out of Japan than the 7,000 Marines...
  • Russia won't join any military blocs - minister

    10/16/2005 11:00:34 AM PDT · by Lessismore · 2 replies · 245+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 16/ 10/ 2005
    MAHAJAN (India), October 16 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will not set up any military blocs in the near future, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Sunday. "The era of blocs and unions is becoming a thing of the past in the 21st century," Ivanov said. Speaking of Russia's cooperation with India and China, Ivanov said it was mutually beneficial and developed in all areas, including culture, trade, and military technology. Ivanov also said Russia was happy with the progress India and China had recently made in their bilateral cooperation.
  • One More Time, All Together Now ..."It's only coincidence".

    10/09/2005 2:18:54 PM PDT · by cowdog77 · 43 replies · 1,561+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/9/05 | World Net Daily
    Pat Robertson, a former GOP presidential candidate and host of the "700 Club" daily Christian TV show, noted, "If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order. And for anybody who knows what it's like to have a wife going into labor, you know how these labor pains begin to hit. I don't have any special word that says this...
  • The New Order in New Europe

    09/26/2005 3:08:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 1,108+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2005 | MATTHEW KAMINSKI
    WARSAW -- In Mitteleuropa, the roles have reversed. The boring, steady Germans last Sunday opted for political chaos by failing to elect a government. A week later, the passionate but messy Poles expressed no ambivalence in picking a clean slate of leaders. Polish former communists were chucked out after a single term, keeping alive a losing streak for incumbents dating back to the birth of democratic Poland. The fresh Polish twist is found in the victor's camp. Two conservative parties built a majority around the very ideas that Angela Merkel and her center-right allies failed to sell Germans on. Law...
  • The Neoconservative Convergence - Charles Krauthammer

    07/21/2005 10:18:22 AM PDT · by USAFJeeper · 22 replies · 1,077+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | 21 July 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    Some once famously dissenting ideas now govern U.S. foreign policy, maturing as they go. BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT The post-Cold War era has seen a remarkable ideological experiment: Over the past 15 years, each of the three major American schools of foreign policy--realism, liberal internationalism and neoconservatism--has taken its turn at running things. (A fourth school, isolationism, has a long pedigree, but has yet to recover from Pearl Harbor and probably never will; it remains a minor source of dissidence with no chance of becoming a governing ideology.) There is much to be learned...
  • It's India Above China in New World Order (a prescient article)

    07/14/2005 8:22:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 1,022+ views
    Harvard Business School ^ | 07/28/03 | Martha Lagace
    It's India Above China in New World OrderHBSWK Pub. Date: Jul 28, 2003 Can India overtake China? That's the title of an influential new article in Foreign Policy magazine. A Q&A with authors Yasheng Huang of MIT and Tarun Khanna of HBS. by Martha Lagace, Senior Editor, HBS Working KnowledgeComparing India and China is to embark on an old puzzle that has fascinated smart people for centuries. The newer question of economic leadership, however?Which country will overtake the other in the foreseeable future?" —is an urgent and important one, according to a provocative article in the July-August issue of...
  • Get used to it - it's the new norm

    07/09/2005 3:45:26 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 304+ views
    The Age (Melbourne) ^ | 9th July 2005 | Andrew Lynch
    The state of emergency - or state of fear- is now how we live. The shocking terrorist attacks in London are a powerful confirmation of our times. While we can say that "the world changed on 9/11", the London strikes force us to realise that we are now living in that altered world - one that exists in a state of anticipated emergency. There are two central aspects to understanding the impact of the London bombings, beyond their tragic consequences for the many innocent people affected. The first is that, as a matter of national security, all liberal democracies must...
  • 'Old Europe' must reform or crumble, Blair warns leaders

    06/14/2005 3:53:56 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 827+ views
    The Times ^ | June 15, 2005 | David Charter, Philip Webster and Charles Bremner
    PEOPLE throughout Europe will carry on rebuffing their leaders unless the European Union changes its priorities and cuts agricultural spending, Tony Blair declared last night.After tough talks with President Chirac in Paris the Prime Minister raised the stakes before tomorrow’s Brussels summit by linking the two issues that have brought the Union into crisis — the budget and the constitution. Mr Blair, objecting strongly to the EU deciding collectively to put 40 per cent of its budget into agriculture where only 2 per cent of its people were employed, said that it was difficult to see how differences could be...
  • Franco-Euro-Flap: France is no longer master of Europe…

    05/26/2005 8:03:37 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 457+ views
    Prospect Magazine [UK] ^ | May 2005 | Tim King
    …and the scramble for a "yes" vote is nearing hysteria The question that most troubles French people about the 29th May referendum on the European constitution is whether it embodies the French vision of Europe. In the aftermath of the second world war, the French fifth republic and the new Europe were conceived simultaneously and along parallel lines. France, reconstructing its own political and administrative institutions, imagined and created with the same breath what became Europe's. France dominated the content as well as the form of European politics. "The major initiatives," as Larry Siedentop has written in Democracy in Europe...
  • Quickly, quietly the EU gains superpower status

    05/22/2005 3:41:56 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 60 replies · 1,339+ views
    Cox News Service ^ | Don Melvin
    QUICKLY, QUIETLY, THE EU GAINS SUPERPOWER STATUS: By DON MELVIN Cox News Service BRUSSELS, Belgium — Take a close look at that Coca-Cola bottle in your refrigerator. Ever wonder why this quintessentially American concoction is sold in containers that say "2 Liters" instead of "two quarts?" Blame it on the European Union. The EU says quarts are illegal, and bottlers — even those capping those ounces of liquid Americana — don't find it cost-effective to make two different sizes, one for Europe, the other for the United States. From dictating the size of Coke bottles to dissuading Iran from pursuing...
  • US military bases in Bulgaria may lead to changes in Russian defense policy: report

    05/18/2005 4:24:50 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 18 replies · 433+ views
    AgolaPress ^ | 05/17
    SOFIA, 05/17 - Russian State Duma defense committee member Nikolai Bezborodov has said Russia may readjust its defense policies if the United States sets up military bases in Bulgaria and Romania and send troops there from elsewhere, Bulgaria`s independent newspaper the Monitor reported on Tuesday. Bezborodov said the eastward redeployment of US troops stationed in Europe will impose serious threats to Russia`s national security. Russia should respond to the move and modify its own defense policies in view of the deployment of US troops in countries such as Bulgaria. Bulgaria will host US military forces in three bases, Bulgarian Defense...
  • Old Europe challenged by new stars in the East

    04/29/2005 9:44:50 AM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 390+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 29, 2005 | Anthony Browne
    Old Europe challenged by new stars in the East By Anthony Browne One year on, former Soviet countries are booming AROUND Tallinn, the Estonian capital, smart houses are sprouting amid an unprecedented rise in construction. People drive expensive cars. This is a boom town, not a depressed former Soviet city. Foreign investment is pouring into a low-tax economy that grew at 6.2 per cent last year. But even that left Estonia the slowest of the three Baltic Tigers: Lithuania grew at 6.7 per cent and Latvia at 8.5 per cent — as much growth in one year as the EU...
  • World Powers in 2030? a shift in the balance of power continues

    04/17/2005 10:44:32 PM PDT · by Destro · 123 replies · 3,075+ views ^ | Summer 2005 | Carlton Meyer
    World Powers in 2030? a shift in the balance of power continues Those who grew up during the Cold War may have trouble keeping up with shifts among major world powers. Some still think that Russia will reemerge as a superpower, even though it is not even one the world's top 15 economic powers. One may dismiss Japan as a major military power, not realizing that it is the world's second largest economic power whose military spending exceeds that of China. The respected Economist magazine recently published: "World in Figures, 2004." Data has been extracted from this book to provide...
  • Gorbachev wants a new world order

    04/16/2005 1:35:17 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 52 replies · 1,326+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | April 15, 2005 | Brady McCombs
    Gorbachev wants a new world order Brady McCombs April 15, 2005 FORT COLLINS -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev told a sold-out crowd at Moby Arena on Thursday that world leaders should focus on establishing a new world order that is more stable, just and humane. The ex-president of the former Soviet Union said the world shouldn't have such high levels of poverty and such a wide gap between the rich and the poor when superpowers such as the United States enjoy comfortable lifestyles. "The priority should be given to all mankind," Gorbachev said through a translator. About 9,155...