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Falklands: Argentina Needs To Give Some Ground -- Or Get A Better Army

Op-Ed: In its renewed push for sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, Argentina is making some major waves three decades after its disastrous 1982 invasion of the British territory. But if it wants something, Buenos Aires must offer benefits -- or be prep

A Falklands War memorial in Argentina (Benjamin Dumas)
A Falklands War memorial in Argentina (Benjamin Dumas)
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SANTIAGO -- Argentina has been busy of late trying to attract allies to its cause. So far its tactical moves have had some success, as evidenced by the U.N."s offer to act as mediator in its long-running standoff with England over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).

The situation right now is in an initial or "positional" stage, with both sides still focusing on their competing visions, rather than on their interests.

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People walk by a mall destroyed by Russian shelling in Irpin, Ukraine. More than 300 civilians died in this city close to Kyiv. A month after the Russian troops’ withdrawal, its inhabitants are gradually returning to their devastated homes.

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