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We are living in the era of supranational integration and regionalism: EU and beyond

Today we are living in the era of a supranationalized and regionalized world with, for example, the European internal market, the North American Free Trade Area, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or Southern Common Market. With the help of regionalism and supranationalism, the members of these organizations come together to act as a unified voice. They compete with the rest of …

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4 Gulf States Shun Syria as Turkey Warns Citizens to Leave

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria’s diplomatic isolation deepened on Friday as four more Persian Gulf states moved to close their Damascus embassies in protest of the violent suppression of a year-old uprising. At the same time, Turkey advised its citizens in Syria to evacuate and announced that it would soon suspend consular services there, a possible prelude to the closure of its …

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No Talks With Syria Opposition, Leader Tells U.N. Envoy

BEIRUT, Lebanon — High-level diplomatic efforts to stop the fighting in Syria yielded mixed results on Saturday as President Bashar al-Assad shut the door on any immediate negotiations with the opposition and escalated a new military assault on the city of Idlib. Mr. Assad told the United Nations envoy Kofi Annan that such talks would be fruitless as long as “terrorist groups” were operating …

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The League of Arab Societies

It’s high time for a new Arab League — one that reflects and supports the rising (and struggling) wave of liberals across the Middle East and North Africa. Amid disheartening news from across the Arab world, one of the few pleasant surprises has been the reinvigorated Arab League. Since the outbreak of revolution last year, the league has conferred legitimacy on the NATO-led …

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Save Us from the Liberal Hawks

Syria’s a tragedy. But it’s not our problem. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of (humanitarian) war. That, at least, is what much of the U.S. policy elite seems to be pushing for these days in Syria. That many of the “permahawks,” like Fouad Ajami, Max Boot, and Elliott Abrams, who championed the George W. Bush administration’s decision to …

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Why Russia Supports Assad

Two senior Russian officials, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Mikhail Fradkov, the director of Foreign Intelligence, have just been to Damascus. Their mission was not to nudge Bashar al-Assad from power and offer him exile in Russia. Rather, the talk was about dialogue with the opposition, offering a referendum on a new constitution, and the Arab League resuming its “stabilizing” …

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Solution on Syria Remains Elusive for White House

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, dismayed by the escalating violence in Syria and the blocking of tougher action against the Syrian government by Russia and China over the weekend, vowed Sunday to “redouble efforts” to push President Bashar al-Assad out of power. Doing so without the force of a United Nations Security Council resolution, though, could mean having to look the other way as other countries arm the …

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