Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sep 30 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 30)

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Yemen Danger Room’s roundup of coverage related to the reported death of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen Jason Burke argues that al-Awlaki’s death is a significant victory, but not a death blow for Al-Qaeda. The American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats … Continue reading

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Sep 23 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 23)

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Afghanistan Danger Room suggests that there has been a major breakthrough in dealing with the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices. Terry Glavin argues (via Harry’s Place) that attempts to make peace with the Taliban are counterproductive and morally bankrupt. My … Continue reading

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Sep 16 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 16)

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Israel/Palestine Writing in Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog, Michael Magan suggests that Cameron should follow Obama’s lead in threatening to veto Palestinian attempts at UN recognition. Hussein Ibish and Yossi Klein Halevi answer questions from Guardian readers on the Palestinian … Continue reading

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Sep 14 2011

Moving on from the ‘War on Terror’

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Ten years have passed since the tragic events of September 11th 2001. Over 3,000 people died in the brazen assault on New York’s Twin Towers. Lives were shattered, families torn asunder and a nation lay shocked in the debris of … Continue reading

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Sep 11 2011

9/11: an intelligence failure and its consequences

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On the tenth anniversary of September 11, Professor Anthony Glees reflects on the intelligence failures and their consequences that led to 9/11. Within a few minutes of the attacks on the Twin Towers on the morning of  11 September 2001, … Continue reading

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Sep 9 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 9)

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September 11th According to a RAND report, Al-Qaeda has been generally unsuccessful in recruiting terrorists from the United States over the past ten years. Slate’s Jeremy Stahl investigates what happens when a 9/11 conspiracy theorist changes his mind (related articles … Continue reading

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Sep 8 2011

Securing the State and Liberty: Reflecting on 9/11

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Joseph S. Nye, writing on the most recent asymmetric threat to the state, that of cyber war, has echoed what has become the pre-eminent challenge faced by a democratic state; how to remain free and secure. Threats from the cyber … Continue reading

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Sep 6 2011

Counterfactual history suggests that the last ten years of American foreign policy has made us safer

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With the ten-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon only days away, a debate still rages over whether Britain and America are now more secure now than on September 10th 2001. Critics complain that … Continue reading

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