January 16, 2012

France, Turkey Compete in Mideast

Soner Cagaptay, Bangkok Post

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As Egyptians and Tunisians vote to replace ousted despots and the Syrian government teeters on the brink, two old imperial powers are competing to exert their political influence over Arab countries in upheaval.

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Why Is Europe a Dirty Word?
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January 11, 2012
Italy & France Team Up Against Germany
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January 10, 2012
Merkozy Rides Again
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January 14, 2012
Sarkozy's Election Hopes Downgraded
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January 16, 2012
Election Season Heating Up in France
Andrew Rosemarine, Jerusalem Post
How will the downgraded credit rating and DSK's fall from grace affect Sarkozy's electoral prospects? more ››