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The un-Islamic State
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aheram/445753122/in/photolist-FoASE-9tn1AZ-9LWcUJ-jvrfih-eDxTgx-25gDB-fgaYqE-7M2S25-boskJX-7UiMY6-8FEfv6-6FTeDT-5sCC7f-ffVMiZ-2CaFb-9tn1pD-7W3KYy-4yXbkp-9tCQEz-GULQh-zQnB4-u8AU8-31d6PE-f4LjfR-GefDM-5oewwy-au21Mv-au4GEm-8SgFrh-dpWF5B-4Td1CD-mLvQi-hat2WV-erhNrY-nbBwcF-gLo6YS-fyXMF4-GEL88-fgWAzJ-fyXNhT-8TFNSY-9viz5Q-9B31q7-9tn1sr-fzd6Qh-4bY7wg-9tn1Gr-8hNfUv-4RwcKo-6FAXsm/ Mouin Rabbani 8 September 2014
There are no quick or simple solutions to the challenges posed by the IS. Those being considered, particularly Western military intervention, are almost guaranteed to make a catastrophic situation worse, while a strategy that relies on disaffected Sunni tribes and sectarian Shiite militias is unlikely to succeed. more  
Turkey’s new focus on Africa: causes and challenges
https://www.flickr.com/photos/52845287@N07/4886366194/in/photolist-nb9jov-ndbGTi-nb9FjD-8m21HJ-72ccPo-8rMUr1-ogkPVj-7J5v7t-7FNuxJ-8L6C8-5pBsYW-cneDrm-cneJY3-cneyao-cneF9L-cneC5s-buerKo-bH9gpz-7EUT45-7EUSM7-7EUShs-7EUSJd-7EUTaf-7ER1Ln-7EUSXj-7ER2p4-7EUSuq-7ER2dF-7ER1Wn-7ER1HF-7EUSef-7ER1Pa-7ER22H-7EUSBJ-5y39Jf-6FzKoy-7J5pmk-cnfU3j-77nLgz-5xXLLM-5y38rf-5xXLhn-5y37Bh-5y3aCC-5xXM5x-5xXKni-5xXLsV-5y3aSo-5y3ajQ-5xXJV6/ Daniela Nascimento , Ali Bilgic 3 September 2014
Although Turkey had no past colonial involvement with African countries, there has been an increasing revival in Turkey’s relations with the continent since the end of the 1990s. more  
Russia’s development assistance, with a focus on Africa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/theroadtothehorizon/2177872721/in/photolist-4juqxW-9xLqSb-4jrE4g-4juoRQ-kJh9Mg-9mMHMq-4jsaFF-4ja7zP-dkNDqW-eiS5gH-7xk1qp-4jrySn-4juvEd-4jqso2-dkNCbG-dkNANr-dkNCum-dkND4Y-dkNCAS-dkNBfH-kJgwJM-7GGHV1-k38u2X-4rLKLd-nXwWmb-4jeiU7-3VafQM-4jwevW-4LYC62-4sFAdD-4ja7z8-4jrDnv-4jeaEJ-4jfdo9-4jfdrf-4jrGuT-kJh9zc-4jw1rb-4iMjy9-kJh978-kJiDKf-4iMjvq-4juqqC-3VaitR-3VakAF-4jrDzX-4jvGUf-eiXNfE-efsosS-k5sjWT Andrey Makarychev , Licínia Simão 29 August 2014
This policy brief explains Russia’s development assistance policy – mainly towards Africa – as an effect of the country’s global commitments and socialisation dynamics, on the one hand, and Moscow’s growing interest in exploring the potential of soft power as an indispensable element of its diplomacy, since both aspects are interrelate... more  
Israel's “big fears-big stick” syndrome
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelimage/532465369/in/photolist-P42pp-P42Qe-81JzLb-81EsMc-9XhZae-9XhZH2-9XkSsd-9XkSbm-9XkRVY-9XkSkJ-2Dumo-P44zK-P3zyS-81JAH3-81JzpW-81JA6w-P3sUy-83zxqq-P3Ziz-P41kx-NR2DQ-8369Jd-P3VgP-P3YqV-NR2VC-8367w1-P418R-LAJbw-P3YLF-81JCL1-81FrFK-81FtLe-MdpVk-P3tEY-NRwCe-P3tfN-NQZ6Y-P3WRt-P3wf5-MdpvR-MdaYq-P3VYF-P3Tpk-P3qms-LALsy-P3TSK-P3qEW-P43Ni-P3yFu-NRv38 Tamar Hermann 28 August 2014
This expert analysis points to three factors that account for Israel’s seemingly disproportionate reaction to Hamas's firing of rockets and missiles into its territory in July 2014. more  
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