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News You Really Need To See: “Why Iraqis Living Under the Islamic State Fear Their Liberators”

“Why Iraqis Living Under the Islamic State Fear Their Liberators” The Washington Post, April 11, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/11/why-iraqis-living-under-the-islamic-state-fear-their-liberators/ “While the Iraqi military and its allies may be slowly retaking cities from the Islamic State in the Sunni-dominated areas of Iraq, most … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Getting Fleeced in Karachi

Sept. 28, 2015 by Darius  As part of celebrations for the holiday of Eid al-Adha last week, thousands of animals were sacrificed across the Muslim world, including Pakistan. In recent years, though, in Pakistan another seeming holiday tradition has followed … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Syrians on a Syrian Peace Deal

Aug. 7, 2015 by Darius  It is an oft-repeated claim (and not necessarily false) that there is no military solution to the Syrian civil war, that the parties must ultimately agree on a negotiated settlement.  The people saying this, though, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Cause of All Nations”

July 20, 2015 by Darius  In his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, historian Don Doyle seeks to destroy the notion that the American Civil War was a purely domestic affair.  Instead, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: The Last Civil Rights Frontier?

July 2, 2015 by Darius  According to a 2012 poll profiled in The New York Times recently, more than 90% of Americans would be willing to vote for a black, female, Catholic, or Jewish president.  That’s a good thing.  However, there … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Darius’s Rules of International Engagement, #4

June 21, 2015 by Darius  [If you study international relations and political science, it’s impossible to avoid coming across Carl von Clausewitz.  While Clausewitz’s credentials may have been a bit thin in his primary specialty, military theory, he has given … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Gaza Public Opinion Poll

June 15, 2015 by Darius  Remember back in the immediate aftermath of the latest war (if you can call it that; “bombing fish in a barrel” isn’t as catchy) between Israel and Hamas, when despite the fact that more than … Continue reading

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