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Victor Bout’s network still operating…

“The former U.N. arms investigator was able to track down the illicit activities of this network led by two main actors who once were Bout’s top lieutenants: Sergey Denisenko and Andrei Kosolapov.” “…the illicit activities took place in Mauritius, an … Continue reading

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Drone Campaign & the Metastasis of Al Qaeda

“Nine years into the drone program, it is now clear that while drones are useful in keeping al Qaeda and its affiliates off-balance, the assassination of operatives by unmanned aircraft has not led to the demise of the organization or … Continue reading

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Somalia, Puntland and Oil

NightWatch for 16 May 12: Hope for Somalia? “Range Resources Limited…and its partner, Horn Petroleum Corp have found oil off the coast of the Horn of Africa.” Comment: Over time, a profitable oil industry should transform the economics of this … Continue reading

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