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Photo: A memorial at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was reportedly show down while flying over Ukraine on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Ukraine: Downed MH17 Marks New Phase in Crisis

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison A week of increasing tension between Ukraine and Russia was given a terrible cap on July 17 when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), a Boeing 777 bound for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, was ... Read More


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The Lying Game: Failing in Gaza

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick We’ve all seen it in movies and television shows. A man with a gun is pointing at an innocent, making demands of the “good guys.” When our heroes do not deliver, the man shoots the innocent and ... Read More


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Iran Plays a Waiting Game in Afghanistan

Published on July 19th, 2014 | by Sumitha Kutty

by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty It has been a worrisome few weeks for Iran. The negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program are seeing significant differences, there is chaos in Iraq to Iran’s west, and more recently, ... Read More


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Lidice and Its Like

Published on July 19th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Lidice was a town in German-occupied Czechoslovakia that not too many people will remember now. It was there early in World War II that partisans assassinated the local Nazi commander, Reinhard Heydrich. In ... Read More


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Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill

Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe ... Read More


Analysis

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A Tale of Two Ceasefires

Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The two ceasefire proposals aimed at ending the accelerated violence in Gaza and Israel also offer one of the best illustrations of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The circumstances and the content of each proposal ... Read More


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