Tag Archives: iraq

  1. “AfghanistanandIraq” is no more – all we can do now is watch and hope

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    October 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sunday’s final withdrawal from Afghanistan brings to the end one of the most controversial chapters of Britain’s modern foreign policy, …
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  2. The beheading of Alan Henning…a sign of fear or a piece of kamikaze?

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    October 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Alan Henning was watching TV one day and saw a piece on the news about Syrian children who had been …
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  3. UK votes to join airstrikes in Iraq – but at what cost?

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    September 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So the vote on whether to join in the air strikes on Islamic State (ISIL) was carried out on Friday …
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  4. The Puzzling Politics of Foreign Policy (non)-Intervention

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    August 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Anyone really know what to do about the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS)? As they continue to advance …
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  5. If you think nothing was gained from invading Iraq, remember the purple finger

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    June 25, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ll never forget the minute Moussa (not his real name) walked into my classroom with a smile on his face …
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  6. Iraq shows what happens when democracy is overrun by the Tyranny of the majority

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    June 23, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the situation in Iraq escalates, it is useful to see what we can learn about how it has come …
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  7. How do you solve a problem like Tony Blair?

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    June 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The problem with Tony Blair is that for a number of reasons people aren’t prepared to actually listen to anything …
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