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Startfor : Syria, Iran, and the Balance of Power in the Middle East

November 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Quite complex . .  and risky ! Syria, Iran, and the Balance of Power in the Middle East November 22, 2011 By George Friedman U.S. troops are in the process of completing their withdrawal from Iraq by the end-of-2011 deadline. We are now moving toward a reckoning with the consequences. The reckoning concerns the potential for a massive […]

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Iraq – success ?

November 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Geopolitics

An update, not tobe found with the “ole media”.  The report is here. 3. THE BOTTOM LINE: a. The United States is now clearly in the end game in Iraq to successfully achieve what should be our principle objectives: The withdrawal of the majority of our US ground combat forces in Iraq in the coming […]

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Barnett: Develop Iraq to cut deals with world

September 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Insight into the developments in Iraq – the big message is that it takes time to build anything worthwhile Barnett: Develop Iraq to cut deals with world By Thomas P.M. Barnett Sunday, August 31, 2008  With American combat troops now slated to depart Iraq by 2011, our intervention moves into its final phase, with the […]

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Building Nations . . .

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Something I love to do . . learn/build/nurture . .  career, staff, business, family, plants, garden, pets, home, younger generation . . . . . here is a nice story from Iraq in the same vein : “There was so much stuff to learn about,” Lieutenant Bibler said. “Generator power, water treatment plant filtration. One of our […]

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