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Posted by AD Brown

September 16th, 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 16)

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted by AD Brown

September 16th, 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 16)

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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 bid for statehood.

Drones/Cyberwarfare

Anne-Marie Slaughter argues that drones are making ground troops redundant (for the opposite perspective, see my earlier article in the main blog).

Andrew “Abu Muqawama” Exum (Center for National Security) compares NATO and the Taliban’s use of Twitter.

Russia allegedly creates a team tasked with stopping any attempts to use the internet to start an anti-Putin uprising.

Turkey

At Radio Free Europe, Michael Weiss worries about Turkey’s regional ambitions.

Jennifer E Dyer is also concerned about the implications of Turkey’s decision to make it easier for its forces to target Israeli planes and ships.

However, Juan Cole points out that Erdogan has been repeatedly criticised by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Despite its previous rhetoric, Alan A at Harry’s Place suggests that the Turkish regime may now be co-operating with Assad to the extent of handing over senior officers who defected from the Syrian army in protest at the regime’s suppression of political dissent.

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Posted by AD Brown

Adam Brown is editorial manager for the War on Terror blog series at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a BA in International Relations and a MSc in Human Rights with a focus on cyber security and rights.

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