Category Archives: Adam Brown

Nov 3 2010

Secret affairs with radical Islam: why covert Western foreign policy needs to change

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Earlier this year the case of Binyam Mohamed resulted in the severe condemnation, by one of Britain’s most senior judges, of Britain’s Security Service, finding that they had “failed to respect human rights, deliberately misled parliament and had a “culture of … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2010

Winning Afghan ‘hearts and minds’? Time to leave Afghanistan

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‘We try to help them … but it just seems pointless’ one British solider says, referring to the battle for ‘hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan. The biggest problem, says another, is “convincing the locals to help themselves.” Next year marks … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2010

Global ‘war on terror’ and the battle for a dissenting civil society

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Shortly after 9/11, President Bush announced that “we do not fight Islam, we fight against evil.” The defeat of communism had left an ideological void and only through the events of 9/11 would a new ideological war be possible. The … Continue reading

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