Andrew Gawthorpe
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Andrew is a teaching fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He writes about American foreign relations and international politics in British and international media.

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Thank EU: Why Ukraine Means We Must Re-energise the European Union

(0) Comments | Posted 6 April 2014 | (01:28)

A menacing geopolitical presence is extending across Europe. Heedless of national autonomy and personal rights, it remorselessly centralizes power in a grim and faceless bureaucracy. Many in the United Kingdom regard it as the greatest threat to their freedom since Hitler's Germany.

This menace isn't Vladimir Putin's Russia - it's...

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One-Off Strike on Syria Is Worst of Both Worlds

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2013 | (03:26)

If newspaper reports late Sunday night are right, then the U.S., Britain and France are heading towards the use of force in Syria. According to the reports, the countries are planning a "one-off" strike which is intended to demonstrate to the Assad regime that portions of...

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Analysis: Of Red Lines and Shadow Wars

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2013 | (11:37)

Shortly after Israel carried out its biggest attack on Syria since the Yom Kippur War, a former high-ranking IDF official spoke to the media. "Iran is testing Israel and the US's determination to uphold 'red lines'", said Amos Yadlin, whose views can be taken as representative of many...

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The Geopolitics of the Cyprus Crisis

(4) Comments | Posted 23 March 2013 | (20:16)

Europeans were shocked last week to learn that Eurozone financial chiefs were thinking the unthinkable: confiscating funds from the deposit accounts of ordinary Cypriot savers as part of a bail-out deal. The money in such accounts is supposed to be guaranteed by governments even in the case of...

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Chronicle of a Downfall Foretold: Syria After Assad

(12) Comments | Posted 22 December 2012 | (16:20)

In Gabriel García Márquez's classic novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the protagonist is the last person in the story to know that he is about to be killed, while those around him meet the news of his impending death with disbelief and confusion. This could be a parable of...

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As Morsi Pleases West, He May Clash With Hamas

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (14:08)

Ahmed Jabari almost definitely didn't see the airstrike coming.

On 14 November, the man in charge of Hamas's Qassam Brigades was driving through the streets of Gaza when the missile came. Although one of his henchmen described Jebari as a "martyr in waiting", he was no fool, nor...

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