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The defence of the Falklands must take centre stage in Anglo-Chinese relations by Alex Calvo

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Alex Calvo is a guest professor at Nagoya University (Japan) who specializes in defence and security in the Indian-Pacific Ocean Region. His previous work on the connection between East Asia and the South Atlantic includes “Marines, Missiles, and the Iron Lady: The Military Leg in Japan’s Ocean Strategy” and “The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, […]

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Argentina Weekly Update powered by The Bubble

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The article is reprinted with permission of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.   For more great stories, please visit The Bubble. Happy Monday, everyone! I mean, if you survived last week, that is. Here’s a spoiler alert for you: nothing new […]

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Argentine Pope’s Attitude Towards Falklands Prompts Doubts by Alex Calvo

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Alex Calvo is a Professor of International Relations and International Law, and guest professor at Nagoya University. An expert on Asian security and defense issues, he got his LLB from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) and is currently doing an MA in Second World War Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is […]

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Red Star, Southern Cross: Russia and Argentina Can Still Tango

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On August 13th, the last Mirage fighters of the Argentina Air Force (FAA) conducted a fly-by in the ceremony marking the 103rd anniversary of the establishment of that branch[1]. It also marked their fair well: the aging fighters had been in service for over 40 years and reduced to daylight, visual flying due to recurrent […]

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Tango a lo Ruso: Putin’s Opportunity in South America

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A recent article in Pravda’s English version indicated that the Russians were ‘returning’ to Latin America. “We will not allow the West to gain military superiority over us,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Mr. Shoigu spoke after visiting the region between 11 and 14 February, with stops in Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. Lamenting the […]

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Between the Rock and a Hard Place

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As I write this article, I am sitting on a 4th floor terrace in the Spanish port town of Marbella; close enough to see the Rock of Gibraltar on a clear day, but not close enough to see the hours long lines that form at the international frontier due to the recent row between Spain […]

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Argentina’s Sucker Punch

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The Bandwagon Argentina is in the news again, and not in a good way. Having already ratcheted up tension with Great Britain earlier this year over the status of the Falkland Islands (or Islas Malvinas), Argentina is now picking a fight with Spain over the oil field concessions granted to YPF-Repsol (1). Tomorrow, the governor of […]

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Argentina’s Paper Saber

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               Thirty Years Later… Argentina and Britain have been raising the heat on a long simmering dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. Having fought and lost a brief, but vicious, war with Great Britain over these same islands in 1982, the issue was laid to rest for […]

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John Adams

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