Category Archives: foreign policy

“Tunisia: That ‘Wikileaks Revolution’ meme”

Dan Murphy questions a fashionable view of what triggered what is already being referred to as the Jasmine Revolution: The theory goes that private US diplomatic cables from the Tunis embassy released via Wikileaks on December 7 revealed to Tunisians that Ben Ali was an authoritarian despot, that his family was supremely corrupt, and that […]

“Why Tunisia’s Revolution Is Islamist-Free”

In Foreign Policy, Michael Koplow offers his background view of the dark irony behind the sudden fall of Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali—a history of ruthless suppression of Islamist opponents—and a warning for those dreaming of a domino effect: Unlike in Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, and most other secular Arab autocracies, the main challenge to […]

Conference: Mid East WMD-free zone

Dan Plesch at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) writes to notify Euston Manifesto site readers of a conference in London UK next week about “The Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone“. This is jointly sponsored by the centre and Pugwash. Full details are […]

Generation 9/11

Generation 9/11 wants to marry national security with progressive, internationalist values, argue US Democrats Rachel Kleinfeld and Matthew Spence. What are the lessons for European social democrats?

Free Politics won’t necessarily follow free markets in China

How the West handles the emerging Chinese superpower will define foreign relations in the 21st century, argues Greg Pope MP