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    Make Peace in the South Atlantic
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    Written by: Anthony Barnett All articles by Anthony Barnett

    The author of Iron Britannia revists the arguments over the Falklands War to observe that what at the time seemed to be a mixture colonial throwback and nostagic re-enactment of the spirit of 1940 proved to be a harbinger of the post Cold-War hi-tech 'projections' of force. 

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    Orthodoxy is wrong: it can pay to default
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    Written by: Nick Pearce All articles by Nick Pearce

    In the 1990s, Argentina was an IMF poster boy, but it soon became a byword for the failures of the Washington Consensus. Tying its currency to the dollar, cutting public spending and selling its assets led to a deepening debt spiral from which it could not escape, until it defaulted.

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    Argentina: democracy by default
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    Written by: Celia Szusterman All articles by Celia Szusterman

    The successive presidencies of Néstor and Cristina Kirchner are marked by a determined effort to put the state and its capacity for co-option and patronage at the centre of Argentina’s political landscape. The fate of the human-rights group the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo casts light on how this ambition is being realised, says Celia Szusterman   

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    Another Falklands war unlikely but not inconceivable
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    Written by: James Lockhart Smith All articles by James Lockhart Smith

    Despite a tense exchange over the Falkland islands between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner, another war over the islands looks highly unlikely any time soon. Instead, argues James Lockhart Smith, the conflict will continue to take a diplomatic course, the outcome of which will determine whether military confrontation is likely in the long run.

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    Tomás Eloy Martínez and the Argentine dream
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    Written by: Ivan Briscoe All articles by Ivan Briscoe

    The work of the Argentinean writer Tomás Eloy Martínez is intimately bound with the country’s modern history of political delusion and personal liberation. Ivan Briscoe reflects on a fiction-reality fusion that made a unique contribution to “inventing Perón”.

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    Argentina y las Malvinas: in search of reality
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    Written by: Celia Szusterman All articles by Celia Szusterman

    The revival of Argentina’s dispute with Britain over the south Atlantic island territory owes much to the political character of Cristina Kirchner’s government. But it also reveals the distance travelled since the war of 1982, says Celia Szusterman.

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    Sudan and Darfur rebels sign ceasefire deal
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    Written by: Rukeyya Khan All articles by Rukeyya Khan

    Sudan and Darfur rebels sign ceasefire deal. Ailing Nigerian leader returns to Nigeria. Escalating dispute over Falklands Islands goes to the UN. Family of US activist to sue Israel. Turkish officers charged over coup plot. India reports border shooting ahead of talks with Pakistan. All this and more in today’s security briefing.

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    Breaking the silence: the Catholic Church in Argentina and the 'dirty war'
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    Written by: Horacio Verbitsky All articles by Horacio Verbitsky

    The Catholic church’s complicity in torture and murder in Argentina should be no surprise; it had, after all, long precedents in extreme doctrines that came to Argentina (and elsewhere in Latin America).

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