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A failed state on NATO’s frontline
Kees van der Pijl

-​rattling polemics of NATO generals’.44 Let me review the main arguments that can be raised against the DSB final report. One: the missile particles. The new version of the Buk missile (9M38M1) is charged with one part bowtie-​or butterfly-​shaped shrapnel; according to the Russian producer of the system, Almaz-​Antey, the older version does not have bowtie-​shaped shrapnel. The DSB’s conclusion that the plane was downed by a Buk rested on two bowtie-​shaped particles, out of a potential two-​and-​a-​half thousand such pieces in a Buk missile warhead (the others are cube

in Flight MH17, Ukraine and the new Cold War
Carla Konta

the Music Biennale Zagreb (founded in 1961) became major channels for US classical performers. USIS was there to organize, manage, finance, and give press support. 18 Between May and June 1955, Eleanor Steber, Metropolitan Opera soprano, performed in Zagreb, Belgrade, and Osijek, making an ‘extraordinary effective work.’ 19 It was one of the first high-class performances financed by the President’s Fund. 20 The New York Times reported, ‘she let her temperament show a bit’ when she refused to sing Madame Butterfly at Belgrade’s Theatre because ‘they didn

in US public diplomacy in socialist Yugoslavia, 1950–70
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Charles T. Hunt

-Kelly ( 2003 ). 5 Connectivity is defined by tight and loose ‘coupling’ – i.e. the degree of ‘epistatic interaction’. 6 This phenomenon is often depicted by Lorenz's ‘butterfly effect’ whereby an event, seemingly trivial in size or importance (e.g. a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil), can lead to a

in United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory