Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jan 28 2011

Al-Qaeda’s renewed focus to inflict terrorist atrocities on British soil reflects a pervasive weakness in their strategy

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Britain, Europe and the US can expect an increase in attempts by al-Qaeda to attack their interests.  However, these efforts should be understood as part of al-Qaeda’s pervasive weakness rather than its strength.  Al-Qaeda’s leaders, particularly in Yemen, know that … Continue reading

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Jan 17 2011

Elections, mass media and short-termism in foreign policy making: the case of Afghan war

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On 16 December, President Obama claimed that U.S. Afghan strategy is “on track” and that U.S. can embark upon a “responsible” troop withdrawal by July 2011. This has already made a vast number of Afghan observers, particularly from within Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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