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From afar, G8 seeks a handle on Afghanistan

June 25, 2009

Luke Baker- Luke Baker is a political and general news correspondent at Reuters. -

The mountains and deserts of southern Afghanistan are far removed from the elegant charms of Trieste in northern Italy, but there will be a link between the two this weekend.

UN resolution on women, peace and security: anniversary worth celebrating?

June 19, 2009

Donald Steinberg- Donald Steinberg, Deputy President for Policy of International Crisis Group, is a board member of the Women’s Refugee Commission and served on the UNIFEM executive director’s advisory council. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Germany’s political and economic phoney war

By Paul Taylor
May 1, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

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Killer robots and a revolution in warfare

By Bernd Debusmann
April 22, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

They have no fear, they never tire, they are not upset when the soldier next to them gets blown to pieces. Their morale doesn't suffer by having to do, again and again, the jobs known in the military as the Three Ds - dull, dirty and dangerous.

from UK News:

Iraq cabinet minutes remain secret

February 25, 2009

So we're not going to know the full details of what the cabinet thought about going to war in Iraq.