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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: “Curfew in Indian State After Rebels Kill 63”

“Curfew in Indian State After Rebels Kill 63” The Washington Post, December 24, 2014, p.A8 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/rebels-in-northeast-india-kill-34/2014/12/23/11658668-8b15-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html “Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Schmitz on Yemen

Nov. 28, 2014 by Darius  Towson University professor Charles Schmitz spoke about Yemen post-Arab Spring at last week’s annual conference of the Middle East Institute. According to Schmitz, Yemen has been undergoing very rapid social changes.  In the past, Yemen … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Bloodbath in Syria Ignored, Tribe Says”

“Bloodbath in Syria Ignored, Tribe Says” The Washington Post, October 21, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syria-tribal-revolt-against-islamic-state-ignored-fueling-resentment/2014/10/20/25401beb-8de8-49f2-8e64-c1cfbee45232_story.html “The cost of turning against the Islamic State was made brutally apparent in the streets of a dusty backwater town in eastern Syria in early August.  Over … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “South Sudan Hangs on Rebel’s Next Move”

“South Sudan Hangs on Rebel’s Next Move” The Wall Street Journal, September 27-28, 2014, p.A9 http://online.wsj.com/articles/south-sudan-hangs-on-rebel-chiefs-next-move-1411774229 “Riek Machar earned a doctorate from a British university and in 2011 became vice president in South Sudan’s first democratic election.  He now commands 100,000 … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Sunni Future in Iraq?

Sept. 23,  2014 by Darius  As the US continues gathering allies to fight ISIS, several prominent people have mentioned the importance of getting Sunni Arab tribes in western Iraq to fight ISIS.  These tribes are currently either (a) allied with ISIS … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Libya, An Unforced Error

July 29, 2014 by Darius Libya is not doing well these days.  Ok, that’s something of an understatement.  Libya’s capital, Tripoli, is currently best described as a warzone.  Supporters of the rogue former general Khalifa Hifter and militias from the city … Continue reading

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