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Proxy Wars

Saudi Arabia's Shrewd Gamble

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The government of Saudi Arabia has been roundly criticized for its brazen attempt to retain oil market share while driving the price of oil into the ground, its beheading of the Shi'ia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, and its war in Yemen.

The Simmering Rivalry Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have challenged each other for greater influence across the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Awakening began by placing bets on different horses.

UN Continues to Sacrifice African Lives for Political Expediency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.17.2013 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

The grim month of April is here once again. Nineteen years ago the world stood by and watched the unthinkable become reality. Are we willing to force change?

Obama's America: Waiting for Blowback

Nicolas J.S. Davies | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Nicolas J.S. Davies

The current expansion of U.S. special forces to conduct covert and proxy warfare sacrifices U.S. long term interests in peace, stability and the rule of law for short-term political gain, just as when U.S. "advisers" were sent to Vietnam.

Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War

Nick Turse | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Nick Turse

While the United States is currently engaged in just one outright proxy war -- Somalia -- it's laying the groundwork for the extensive use of surrogate forces in the future, training “native” troops to do the fighting (and dying) it doesn't want to do.

Next Administration Must Address Conflict in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

The humanitarian crisis in Congo has worsened, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It is time for world leaders to take on this issue and contribute to bringing an end to the conflict.