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GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR
Terror in Lake Chad Basin and the Failure of the Humanitarian System
Terrorism Sets the World on Flames
University of Pennsylvania 15'
How can people become suicide bombers in the name of a religion they know nothing about? My inquiry led me to a single major answer: lack of education.
Libya's Descent to a Failed State
The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.
Africa's Rising Political Violence
Managing Director of Risk Cooperative / Co-author of "Global R...
It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.
Dear Hillary: 'Don't Do Stupid Stuff' Would've Kept Us Out of Iraq and Vietnam. Pretty Smart, No?
Author of 'Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our Nat...
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may (or may not) have hugged it out, but there is no mistaking that the former secretary of state is looking to create some distance between herself and the president she served.
The US Is Failing Its Friends and Allies
Co-Founder of No One Left Behind; Fellow at the Truman Project...
I was a guest in their country and they took incredible care of me. And this is how we repay them -- with continuous bureaucratic ineptitude.
A Rogue Superpower
In the years before 9/11, the U.S. focused its global attentions on what it then called "rogue states." The U.S. now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.
How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?
Journalist; Author, 'Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield'
No one can scientifically predict the future consequences of drone strikes, cruise missile attacks, and night raids. But from my experience in several undeclared war zones across the globe, it seems clear that the United States is helping to breed a new generation of enemies.
How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies Into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe
Had you been able to time-travel back to the Cold War era to inform Americans that, in the future, our major enemies would be in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, Libya, and so on, they would surely have thought you mad (or lucky indeed).
Picking Up a $170 Billion Tab
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University
How much does the United States spend each year occupying the planet with its bases and troops? How much does it spend on its global presence?
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Military Intervention in Mali: Military Logistics and Human Costs
Journalist; Writer; Broadcaster; and Human Rights Campaigner
Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.
Scoring the Global War on Terror
Author, 'America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military...
With the United States now well into the second decade of what the Pentagon has styled an "era of persistent conflict," the war formerly known as the global war on terrorism (unofficial acronym WFKATGWOT) appears increasingly fragmented and diffuse.
Six Things to Grieve on 9/11 Anniversary
Director of Human Security at Alliance for Peacebuilding; Rese...
Without any real public deliberation or contemplation, the U.S. rolled out the Global War on Terror playbook that instead of bringing security, has brought an expanded list of reasons to grieve and things to think about on this anniversary.
Terrorism Where We Least Expect It
State Representative, Massachusetts
President Bush used to say that terrorists hate freedom. Actually, terrorists use freedom, need freedom and have exploited freedom.
CIA Director Panetta Declares War
Richard H. Smith
I have reservations about the basic counter-terrorist strategy in Afghanistan and beyond, inherited from a disreputable Republican administration. Unfortunately, I haven't heard of a better alternative.
The Lies of Islamophobia: The Three Unfinished Wars of the West Against the Rest
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog; Author ...
This transformation of Islam into a violent caricature of itself comes at a somewhat strange juncture in the United States. All the elements seemed in place for us to turn the page on an ugly chapter in our history.
Sonic Peacemakers Go Where the Rest of Us Fear to Tread
Author; Professor, Middle Eastern History, UC Irvine & Cen...
Perhaps politicians could see the folly of borders if they rode the Baghdad Railway together. But until then, a diverse group of musicians are reestablishing that once-promised cultural interchange.
UK Law Should Recognize That Terrorists Aren't Just Criminals, They're Traitors
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Policy
A terrorist is not the same as someone trying to cause physical damage who does not know why. They are seeking very specifically to rupture British security as a nation.
Messages To Fallen Soldiers: Myspace Memorials (SLIDESHOW)
US-British Cooperations May Have Caught More Terrorists: Commentary
Blue Gold, Turkmen Bashes, and Asian Grids
Roving correspondent for the Asia Times
As in any game of high stakes Pipelineistan poker, it all comes down to the top two global players. Place your bets: will the winner be Washington or Beijing?
Getting Real on
M. Zuhdi Jasser
Founder and president, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Until Muslims are able to separate mosque and state, the slippery slope of Islamic supremacy will be a constant regardless of how deceptively modern \
FBI Terror Watch List Highly Flawed: DOJ
"Obama Effect" On Muslim World Falling As Terrorism Rises
Will Muslims Hear the Change in Tone in Obama's Counter-Terrorism Policy?
of the discussion signals a willingness to shift the paradigm, and such a signal could well find a receptive audience.
(Re-) Creating Anbar's Awakening
Gabe is a former U.S. Marine Captain and two tour veteran of O...
Describing the Anbar Awakening movement as a miraculous Sunni uprising blinds us to the lessons we ought to have learned.
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