Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oct 28 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (October 28)

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Afghanistan Spencer Ackerman discusses allegations of direct Pakistani involvement against US troops. Iraq Michael Totten argues that the Iraq war was a success. Libya The Washington Post reveals that Gaddafi may have stashed $200bn from the Libyan people abroad. Jay … Continue reading

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Oct 24 2011

U.S. Material Support Laws: The Next Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell?

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In late September the United States formally ended its “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy for gays and lesbians in military service, ending a policy criticized for many years as discriminatory and leading to unequal enforcement. But the DADT concept appears … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (October 21)

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Drones & Cyberwarfare Tim Maurer argues that cyber-warfare has the potential to save live, especially compared to conventional conflicts. Robert Prescott criticises the use of drone strikes. Libya Barry Rubin discusses Gaddafi’s death. Rolling Stone magazine looks at the events … Continue reading

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Oct 14 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (October 14)

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Economics and Foreign Affairs William Oremus of Slate uses the Gilad Shalit deal to examine the economics of exchanging terrorists for hostages. Michael Moynihan reviews The Dictators Handbook, a look at how game theory interacts with foreign policy and international … Continue reading

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Oct 7 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (October 7)

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Afghanistan Ahmad Majidyar analyses Karzai’s decision to suspend talks with the Taliban. China Foreign Policy dissects some common assumptions about US-China policy. Cyberwarfare & Drones Wired suggests that terrorists and insurgent groups may be developing the capacity to use robots … Continue reading

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Oct 5 2011

Washington’s ‘different kind of war’ raises again difficult legal questions for British politicians

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Following the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki in Yemen and the continuing use of military commissions to prosecute alleged terrorists, Jason Ralph analyses the evolving character of the War on Terror as it enters its second decade. The killing in Yemen … Continue reading

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