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Boko Haram as a political means

A terrorist group has kidnapped over two hundred schoolgirls and threatened to sell them off as slaves or under-aged wives. It’s sensational. It captures headlines and stirs the emotions of outside observers, prompting calls for Western governments to “do something”. … Continue reading

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Politics: Where West Meets East

    Today I heard a lecture from a speaker share his experiences as a POW for six years during the Vietnam War. What was most striking, involved the very brief reaction to a question about the largely ineffectual raid … Continue reading

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Stratfor on Insurgency

Protracted War: “The insurgent strategy of fighting a long, protracted war means that insurgents’ recent withdrawals from cities and towns in Yemen, Syria and Somalia do not necessarily mean that the wars in those regions will end anytime soon.” “One … Continue reading

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