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Thinking Aloud: “America’s Invisible Wars,” Part III

April 21, 2016 by Darius  [I recently saw a panel discussion at the CATO Institute on “America’s Invisible Wars.”  The discussion focused on some of America’s lesser-known interventions: Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  The panelists who presented on each of these … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Worry Over the World’s Biggest Refugee Camp”

“Worry Over the World’s Biggest Refugee Camp” The Washington Post, April 29, 2015, p.A12 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/assads-regime-at-increasing-risk-amid-a-surge-of-rebel-advances/2015/04/26/c2742e22-ec32-11e4-8050-839e9234b303_story.html “The Kenyan government is threatening to dismantle the world’s largest refugee camp, setting off a panic among the nearly 350,000 people who live here and the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Al Shabaab Kills at Least 147 at Kenyan University; Siege Ends”

“Al Shabaab Kills at Least 147 at Kenyan University; Siege Ends” Reuters, April 2, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/03/us-kenya-security-college-idUSKBN0MT0CK20150403 “Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “What Is the What”

Mar. 1, 2015 by Darius I recently read What Is the What, the (lightly fictionalized) autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, written in collaboration with American author Dave Eggers.  The haunting story is Deng’s; … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “The Franchising of Al Qaeda”

“The Franchising of Al Qaeda” The New York Times, Jan. 26, 2014, p.SR4 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/sunday-review/the-franchising-of-al-qaeda.html?_r=0 “In formal prose and numbered lists, Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Al Qaeda, directed one of the group’s affiliates in Syria to withdraw to Iraq and leave operations … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “In Stable East Africa, Journalists and Their Freedoms are Under Fire”

“In Stable East Africa, Journalists and Their Freedoms are Under Fire” The Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2013, p.A14 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-stable-east-africa-journalists-and-their-freedoms-become-targets/2013/11/21/957d903c-508b-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html “ In Kenya, one of the continent’s bastions of democracy, a new bill threatens to impose stiff penalties on journalists for articles … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Africa’s Generals Turning to Drones”

“Africa’s Generals Turning to Drones” The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28-29, 2013, p.A8 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304795804579100944028167308.html “Taking a cue from the U.S., more African governments are spying from the skies.  From Kenya to Nigeria, African air forces are acquiring surveillance drones—often made … Continue reading

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