Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thinking Aloud: Terrorism Is (Still) Terrorism

Nov. 29, 2015 by Darius  Yesterday, a man opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, killing three people and wounding more than 10 before being taken into custody. The motivation for the shooting by all accounts was an … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight”

“Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight” The New York Times, November 26, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/world/middleeast/emirates-secretly-sends-colombian-mercenaries-to-fight-in-yemen.html?_r=0 “The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: What’s in a Name? A Fight for the Past

Nov. 19, 2015 by Darius  Over the past month, students on college campuses across the US have protested continuing racism. The protests have been sparked by a variety of local incidents and have resulted in few concrete changes or even … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Molenbeek, Belgium’s ‘Jihad Central'”

“Molenbeek, Belgium’s ‘Jihad Central’” The New York Times, November 19, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/opinion/molenbeek-belgiums-jihad-central.html “The shocking and bloody attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, left a trail leading to France’s small northern neighbor, Belgium — more precisely to its capital, Brussels, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Riedel on Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Nov. 14, 2015 by Darius  Last week, I saw Brookings fellow Bruce Riedel talk about the unique role of Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in spearheading the fight against jihad in the Middle East. Known as … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “India, Facing Climate Change, Also Desperately Needs More Energy”

“India, Facing Climate Change, Also Desperately Needs More Energy” The New York Times, November 11, 2015, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/11/business/economy/india-is-caught-in-a-climate-change-quandary.html?_r=0 “India is home to 30 percent of the world’s poorest, those living on less than $1.90 a day. Of the 1.3 billion … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Saudi Arabia’s (Still) Abysmal Rights Record

Nov. 1, 2015 by Darius  Since 1988, the Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after a Soviet dissident, has been awarded by the European Parliament to a democracy activist. In practice, receiving the Sakharov Prize generally means that … Continue reading

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