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Hopeless But Not Serious: Austria’s Foreign Policy

Hopeless But Not Serious: Austria’s Foreign Policy

Last night I attended the New York Premiere Screening of Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace. Featuring interviews with Leon Charney, Back Door Channels reveals the unlikely confluence of events that produced one of the most significant diplomatic achievements of the 20th Century: the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt. The term […]

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Strategic Innovation And Contemporary Warfare: Where Have All The Mansteins Gone?

Strategic Innovation And Contemporary Warfare: Where Have All The Mansteins Gone?

Wired recently published this article entitled ” How Special Ops Copied al-Qaida to Kill it”. It outlines the work of General Stanley McChrystal and his efforts to defeat a Al Quaida, based on the realization that, “to defeat a networked enemy we had to become a network ourselves.”  The general set up a highly efficient […]

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‘The Truth’ and 9/11

‘The Truth’ and 9/11

As C.S. Lewis states in The Abolition of Man, once you step outside of the Tao, by which he means the world of objective value, you and your civilization fall ultimately down a slippery slope into the abyss of value indeterminacy and the rule of a Nietzschean will to power. According to Lewis, “A dogmatic […]

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9/11 and Attitudes Towards Muslims in the United States

9/11 and Attitudes Towards Muslims in the United States

The Voice of Russia published this piece today on U.S. perceptions of Muslims.  The article cites a recent study conducted by the Brooking Institution and The Public Religion Research Institute, which states that 30% of Americans believe that Muslims in the United States would like to establish Sharia law. The article clumsily  states that: According […]

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Cybersecurity and Cyberpower in the EU

Cybersecurity and Cyberpower in the EU

Back in April 2011, the United States and the EU agreed to strengthen their cooperation by redefining the goals of the EU-US Working Group on Cyber-Security and Cyber-Crime. This group was established at the EU-US Summit in November 2010. A couple of weeks ago, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Security and Defense […]

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Franz-Stefan Gady
Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady is a foreign policy analyst and world affairs commentator. Franz-Stefan has written for the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy Magazine, Foreign Policy Journal, Der Standard, American Diplomacy Quarterly, The National Interest, Small Wars Journal, and New Europe. Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/hoanssolo

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