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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: “U.S. Financing Fails to Sustain Foreign Forces”

“U.S. Financing Fails to Sustain Foreign Forces” The New York Times, October 4, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/world/middleeast/uss-billions-fail-to-sustain-foreign-forces.html “With alarming frequency in recent years, thousands of American-trained security forces in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have collapsed, stalled or … 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: Fueling Insurgency in Somalia

Oct. 16,  2014 by Darius  The fact that Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabaab insurgency is supported and funded by wealthy citizens in the Gulf might not come as a surprise.  This time, though, the funding isn’t necessarily direct or intentional.  Instead, al-Shabaab profits … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Somalia’s Government Launches Postal Service”

“Somalia’s Government Launches Postal Service” BBC News, October 13, 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29606447 “Somalia’s government has launched its first postal service in more than two decades.  It has also introduced postcodes nationwide for the first time in the country’s history.  The postal service … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism,” Part II

Oct. 3,  2014 by Darius  [Earlier this week, I attended a very interesting panel discussion about “The Evolving Risks of Fragile States and International Terrorism.”  Yesterday, I shared some of the insights of Jean-Marie Guéhenno, who is currently the head of … Continue reading

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