Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is America Truly on the Decline?

http://cnngps.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/aircraft-carrier.jpg   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22319136 The above link is to a BBC News article that discusses the relative decline of the United States. The article ranges from nuclear deterrence to fracking and energy independence. This is really an interesting piece and I

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The Arab Spring: Continued Unrest in Libya

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22331562 When examining the phenomenon that scholars have labeled the Arab Spring, Libya provides a unique case study for policymakers trying to understand the best options for handling the violence, ethnic tensions, and fledgling democracies that have accompanied it. The

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Book Review: To End A War by Richard Holbrooke

 http://i43.tower.com/images/mm100074227/end-war-richard-holbrooke-paperback-cover-art.jpg Richard Holbrooke was the lead negotiator during the Dayton peace talks that ended the Bosnian conflict during the mid 90’s. The book describes both the shuttle diplomacy process and the Dayton talks in great detail. This unparalleled point of view

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The Syrian Civil War: A Paradox for the International Community

http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2012/07/19/289187-syria-civil-war.jpg The Syrian National Coalition’s president, Moaz al-Khatib, has resubmitted his resignation to the Coalition. He cites increased fragmentation within the SNC and a continued lack of support from the international community as reasons for his resignation. The SNC now

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Excerpt from Informal Debate between Dayton Tondre and Ricky Schneider over the Lockdown in Boston

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads21/ClintonBinderFullofWomenReverie1350564061.jpg The lockdown was a good idea. He was already shown to be violent and Boston is small. He had already killed innocents and if there were more bombs out or a car chase started, it would have been awful.

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Preeminent Terrorist Expert Bruce Hoffman Weighs in on Boston Marathon Bombing

http://www18.georgetown.edu/data/images/faculty/1716.jpg Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown university was asked to weigh in on the attacks in Boston. He makes several interesting points, including the ramped up international presence of Chechen linked terrorists. Terrorism can be an extremely effective way of drawing

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Boston Marthon Bombing Suspect Taken into Custody

http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston/image/suspect-2-higher-res It has been confirmed that the gunfight last night was indeed linked to the Boston Marathon Bombing. The two suspects who the FBI released images of yesterday in relation to the bombings have been identified as Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and

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