Sep 23 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 23)

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 review of Sherard Cowper-Coles’ Cables from Kabul is available at the Small Wars Journal blog.

Israel/Palestine

Andrew Exum (Center for National Security) criticises Rick Perry’s stance on Israel/Palestine.

Kori Schake explains why he think the Palestinian bid for statehood is so important.

U.S Foreign Policy

Martin Peretz of The New Republic criticises Obama’s overall approach to the Middle East.

Barry Rubin gives Obama grudging praise for promising to veto Palestinian statehood.

Terrorism and the Arts

Erich G. Simmers discusses how fiction can be used to teach counterinsurgency.

Terrorism, by the Presnyakov Brothers is on at the Bridewell Theatre until Saturday evening.

Russia

Amy Knight argues in the New York Review of Books that Cameron’s strategy of attempting to reach out to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is misguided.

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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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