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Strategic Diplomatic Relations

Opinions and behind the scene activities New U.S President Donald Trump has backed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in casting doubt on intelligence alleging Russian meddling in the US election.   Mr Assange said Russia was not the source for the site’s mass leak of emails from the Democratic Party. Mr Trump has now backed...
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Strategic Diplomatic Relations

  Dr. R. Evan Ellis: Characteristics and Assessment of Russian Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean Introduction.  The following article assesses the challenge posed by Russian engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean to U.S. strategic interests in the region.  It highlights some of the most salient characteristics of that challenge, then examines...
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Ambassador ret.Yoram Ettinger: US-Israel ties and the next US president

The long-term trends of US-Israel relations do not hinge solely/mostly on US presidents, as has been documented since Israel’s establishment in 1948, and especially since the early 1980s, when – in spite of systematic presidential pressure on Israel – bilateral industrial, commercial, scientific, technological, agricultural, homeland security and defense cooperation have surged beyond expectations....
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Terrorist friendly Turkey what does it seek in Europe and Nato? Turkey’s president has told the EU it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel. “We’ll go our way, you go yours,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The EU says Turkey needs to narrow its definition of terrorism to qualify for...
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Ambassador ret. Yoram Ettinger: US investment in – not foreign aid to – Israel

In 2016, Israel is a major contributor to – and a global co-leader with – the USA in the areas of research, development, manufacturing and launching of micro (100 kg), mini (300 kg) and medium (1,000 kg) size satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as well as joint space missions, space communications and space...
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Ambassador ret. Yoram Ettinger: Islam and 820,000 forgotten Jewish refugees       The violent Islamic intolerance of the “infidel” was reflected by the highly-ignored and misrepresented persecution and expulsion of 820,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands, which exceeded the scope of the Palestinian Arab refugees, occurred well before the 1948-49 Arab war on Israel, and...
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Strategic Diplomatic Relations

Strategic Diplomatic Relations

Ambassador ret. Yoram Ettinger: What makes Donald run?   Donald Trump’s fortunes rise as the fortunes of the US seem dimmer, as the image of the US political establishment is deflating, and as the self-confidence of the US working and middle classes is eroding. In 2008, the US electorate was driven by a sense of urgency to...
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Ambassador ret. Yoram Ettinger: The Palestinian issue & the Arab-Israeli conflict                                                Part 6                                    ...
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SDR: Strategic Diplomatic Relations

Dr. R. Evan Ellis: Beyond the Zapata scandal: Outsourcing Bolivia’s National Development to China    As Bolivians prepare to go to the polls on February 21st to vote on a constitutional referendum that will permit President Evo Morales to run for a third consecutive term, a scandal is rocking the country. The affair not only...
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SDR: Strategic Diplomatic Relations – Italy

Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rome, Italy February 2, 2016 FOREIGN MINISTER GENTILONI: (In progress) we are now beginning this third ministerial meeting of the so-called Small Group of...
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                               EU NAVFOR Somalia: Counter Piracy News January 2016   Operation Atalanta’s Flagship Sees In The New Year With High Readiness Training Italian marines on board Operation Atalanta’s flagship, ITS Carabiniere, spent the New Year period conducting training to help...
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