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Foreign Policy

Afghanistan: no time-table, no peace

Though barely reported in the mainstream press, evidence continues to mount that US, not Taliban, intransigence is the real barrier to a peace deal to end the war in Afghanistan.

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Killing the patient

US officials have secretly advocated that NATO take steps to ramp-up Taliban violence and extremism in Afghanistan, a leaked document has revealed.

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Break the Libya stalemate

Milan Rai examines the diplomatic record of peace initiatives over Libya.

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Libya and bin Laden

Ray Davis, CND Cymru

ImageYet another war in the Middle East is materialising in front of o

The long game

Britain to stay in Afghanistan after 2014, playing

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Brutal amnesties

Given the West’s insistence that Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi face exile and war crimes prosecutions, here’s a quick look at some other toppled dictators (list compiled by Mark Bowery):

Mixed messages

Reports that the Obama administration is about to get serious about peace talks in Afghanistan are belied by plans for long-term bases

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Why Britain arms Arab dictators

As we go to press, the British government’s systematic, sustained and deep-rooted support for repressive Arab regimes is being exposed by the wave of grassroots pro-democracy movements in the Middl

Teutates: The Anglo-French Nuclear Treaty

Joanna Bazley examines the Cameron-Sarkozy treaty

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The Avoidable War

Even as the current US-led escalation in Afghanistan continues to shut-down the still-live option of a negotiated end to the war, a new report has confirmed that the US blocked Taliban efforts to r