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Thinking Aloud: Fool Me Once, Shame on You…

April 27, 2016 by Darius  President Obama recently wrapped up a trip to Saudi Arabia.  In a piece written just prior to Obama’s trip, Bruce Riedel of Brookings made the case for why the US must continue to invest in its … Continue reading

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

April 18, 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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Thinking Aloud: Yemen’s Miserable Year

March 20, 2016 by Darius  In a few days, we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen.  Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states intervened to prevent a complete takeover of the country by the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight”

“Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight” The New York Times, November 26, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/world/middleeast/emirates-secretly-sends-colombian-mercenaries-to-fight-in-yemen.html?_r=0 “The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “From Deep State to Islamic State”

Oct. 12, 2015 by Darius  I recently read From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and Its Jihadi Legacy by French Middle East scholar Jean-Pierre Filiu. The book is an up-to-date analysis of why the Arab Spring crashed … 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: “UAE, Bahrain Say 50 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Attack”

“UAE, Bahrain Say 50 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Attack” Reuters, September 4, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN0R40V720150904 “At least 50 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed in Yemen on Friday in the deadliest attack on Gulf Arab troops in … Continue reading

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