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Asia-Pacific theatre Putin’s new stage

Earlier this month, Vladimir Putin scored a clear victory in the first round of presidential elections, securing more than 63 per cent of the Russian vote.

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Afghan a game of Russian roulette

THE US-led International Security Assistance Force has set a deadline to conclude the campaign in Afghanistan.

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Fateful choices, then and now

I’ve just finished reading Ian Kershaw’s Fateful Choices. It’s a compelling analysis of ten decisions by war leaders in Britain, the US, the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy and Japan during 1940 and 1941 (a comprehensive review here). It should be compulsory reading for statesmen, diplomats and generals in 21st century Asia.

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