Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nov 26 2011

Global war on terror blog weekly round-up

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Afghanistan Andrew Exum believes that demands for greater power for Afghan forces is good for America’s negotiating position. Freelance consult Jay Ulfelder looks at what anthropologists think about Afghanistan. Counter-insurgency Arda Bilgen compares Mao and David Kilcullen’s thoughts on insurgency and … Continue reading

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Nov 18 2011

Global war on terror blog weekly round-up

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Iran J.J. Hodari argues for action against Iran. Andrew Sullivan is pessimistic about the prospects for stopping Iran getting a nuclear weapon. Foreign Policy looks at China’s negative role in the Middle East. Mehdi Hassan argues that Iran’s desire for … Continue reading

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Nov 17 2011

Book review: The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

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Manuel Almeida is in LSE’s Department of International Relations. Here he reviews the latest book from LSE’s Professor Fawaz Gerges entitled The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, published by the Oxford University Press. On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Nov 11 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (November 11)

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Egypt Issandr El Amrani discusses US policy towards Egypt in The Arabist Iran Jennifer Dyer discusses the latest IAEA report on Iran. Juan Cole believes the IAEA report is flawed. Wired’s Spencer Ackerman and Noah Schachtman disucss Mitt Romney’s shifting … Continue reading

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Nov 4 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (November 4)

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Counter-terrorism The FBI revises its training on terrorism. Iran & Israel Juan Cole is sceptical about reports of a possible US/Israeli attack on Iran. Barry Rubin agrees with him. Tony Karon suggests that it is unlikely, but not impossible. The … Continue reading

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