Dec 16 2011

Global war on terror blog weekly round-up 16 December


Gary Schmitt and Richard Cleary believe that the NATO coalition in Afghanistan is starting to collapse.


Michael Rubin argues that unless the US takes a tougher stance, it will continue to pursue nuclear weapons.
Barry Rubin
(no relation) argues that Obama’s policies towards Iran have failed.


John Bolton argues that the War in Iraq was justified and that Obama’s decision to withdrawal all remaining troops is a mistake.


Chris Leppek looks at how the Israeli Defence Force applies ethics during combat operations.

Middle East

Dov Zakheim argues that Islamists have coopted the Arab Spring.


The Washington Post call for Western intervention in Syria.
So does Max Boot.
Ammar Abdulhamid continues to provide coverage of the Syrian revolution.


Kate Doyle looks examines the question of what to do with the archives of the Tunisian Secret Police.

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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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