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News You Really Need To See: “After 22 Years of Work, Mozambique Is Free of Land Mine Peril”

“After 22 Years of Work, Mozambique Is Free of Land Mine Peril” The New York Times, September 17, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/world/africa/after-22-years-of-work-mozambique-is-free-of-land-mine-peril.html “Once contaminated with tens of thousands of land mines from a legacy of war, Mozambique was officially declared cleansed of … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Iran Nuclear Deal: Satirical Website The Onion Accidentally Breaks Story About the US Offering Missiles to Israel”

“Iran Nuclear Deal: Satirical Website The Onion Accidentally Breaks Story About the US Offering Missiles to Israel” The Independent, July 22, 2015 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-nuclear-deal-satirical-website-the-onion-accidentally-breaks-story-about-the-us-offering-missiles-to-israel-10404684.html “A satirical website has accidentally broken a real news story – by revealing that America offered Israel ‘a … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Ramadi, a Turning Point?

May 21, 2015 by Darius  Earlier this week, the Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to ISIS.  Now that more information, including survivor statements and satellite data, has come in, it is being reported that the breakthrough in the assault came … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Attention Deficit Disorder on Yemen?

Apr. 19, 2015 by Darius In a rather under-reported development, fighters of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula overran a major arms dump in the region of Hadramaut, Yemen, seizing dozens of tanks as well as artillery and small arms. Al-Qaeda … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: A Farewell to Arms?

Apr. 15, 2015 by Darius Right now, warships from 15 nations, including the US, are combing the waters of the Persian Gulf.  Their mission: to interdict Iranian arms shipments to Houthi rebels in Yemen.  The only problem so far?  They … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Syrian Rebel Group Aided by U.S. Collapses After Losing Its Headquarters”

“Syrian Rebel Group Aided by U.S. Collapses After Losing Its Headquarters” The Washington Post, March 2, 2015, p.A7 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syrian-fighter-group-that-got-us-missiles-dissolves-after-major-defeat/2015/03/01/286fa934-c048-11e4-a188-8e4971d37a8d_story.html “The first Syrian rebel group to be given U.S. weapons collapsed Sunday after losing control of its headquarters to Syria’s main … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Hackers Use Old Web Lure to Help Assad”

“Hackers Use Old Web Lure to Help Assad” The New York Times, February 2, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/02/world/middleeast/hackers-use-old-web-lure-to-aid-assad.html “To the young Syrian rebel fighter, the Skype message in early December 2013 appeared to come from a woman in Lebanon, named Iman Almasri, … Continue reading

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