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Forum: Africa 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 29,137
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Some here I expect will dismiss this NYT report,...

Some here I expect will dismiss this NYT report, so here are two comments via Twitter that might persuade you. Professor Bruce Hoffman:

Professor Daniel Byman:
Forum: Law Enforcement 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 47,529
Posted By davidbfpo
How school shootings catch on.

One of the better articles I have read since the latest shooting and the author is Malcolm Gladwell; he does not refer to the latest shooting.

He ends with:...
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 29,623
Posted By davidbfpo
Violent English-speaking separatists

Not exactly a surprise, this report indicates there is a level of violence, bitterness over the government's response, refugees and Nigeria extraditing dissident leaders back to the Cameroon....
Forum: Politics In the Rear 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By davidbfpo
Id'd by Bruce Hoffman and his comment via...

Id'd by Bruce Hoffman and his comment via Twitter:
Link to the NYT article:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/justice-isis-trial.html
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 203,646
Posted By davidbfpo
From a London "foxhole"

A Q&A with the UK's most senior police CT officer, the Met's Neil Basu, in 'Sentinel' CTC's e-journal, conducted by RUSI's Raffaello Pantucci....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 26,540
Posted By davidbfpo
UAE covets Socotra: for the military and tourists

Thanks to a footnote in the latest Sentinel I found this report and the expansion of the UAE's role, if not de facto occupation of Socotra....
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 123,646
Posted By davidbfpo
Two commentaries

A lengthy comment on European relations on the 'southern front line', alas only about Morocco and Tunisia....
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 47,529
Posted By davidbfpo
Why Lone Wolf Attacks Are So Hard To Predict

A good article after this week's shooting in Florida:
Link:http://www.defenseone.com/business/2015/07/why-lone-wolf-attacks-are-so-hard-predict/118279/

Now it does not help when the FBI get a...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By davidbfpo
Justice moves slowly

A NYC court case that amply illustrates why criminal prosecution can take a long time, here the indictment was for combat in Afghanistan in April 2003 and an undated plot to bomb the US Embassy in...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,304
Posted By davidbfpo
A short review of a book published in October...

A short review of a book published in October '17:
Link:https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180216-tribes-and-politics-in-yemen-a-history-of-the-houthi-conflict/#.WoewLrcIXOE.twitter
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 23,114
Posted By davidbfpo
"There's trouble ahead"

An update within a broader regional article and what happens when the price of bread goes up? No, not rejoicing, often it is public...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 3,441
Posted By davidbfpo
Truth is the first casualty

Eliot Higgins aka Bellingcat via Newsweek on chemical weapons use in Syria and the information war. He opens with:...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 37,695
Posted By davidbfpo
The Cruz Report

The Cruz Report by a Brazilian General with experience with the UN in peacekeeping has caused a few ripples and this previously unknown website has several commentaries. ...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 37,695
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

Today I needed to find a thread for the following post and found there was no consolidated thread on United Nations / UN peacekeeping, even if that function has somewhat changed of late to a more...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 3,441
Posted By davidbfpo
The nearly-impossible in explaining Syria's complexity

Twelve hundred words in WaPo landed this plaudit by Charles Lister; judge for yourself....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 142,288
Posted By davidbfpo
Terrorism and the new disorder

A short commentary by John Raine, ex-UK diplomat now @ IISS; which is painful in places:Link:https://www.iiss.org/en/events/events-s-calendar/terrorism-disorder-c0ee

Link to underlined link, which...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By davidbfpo
What Fate for Captured Islamic State Terrorists?

The Lawfare blog weighs in and a short article ends with:Link:https://lawfareblog.com/what-fate-captured-islamic-state-terrorists-0
Forum: Asia-Pacific 5 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 124,203
Posted By davidbfpo
Extremists still flourishing in Indonesia’s prisons

A WaPo article and the theme is familiar to...
Forum: Africa 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By davidbfpo
Targeted Terror: The Suicide Bombers of al-Shabaab

A CTC report which in summary says:
Link:https://ctc.usma.edu/targeted-terror-suicide-bombers-al-shabaab/
Forum: South Asia 5 Days Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 71,302
Posted By davidbfpo
Meantime the insurgency continues, not...

Meantime the insurgency continues, not stone-throwing, an armed assault on an army camp last Saturday, with three soldiers killed and families threatened....
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 27,323
Posted By davidbfpo
1848 spread faster than the Arab Spring

Recently had an opportunity to listen to Scott Atran speak and amidst the content was this observation, which I don't recall being made before:
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 34,590
Posted By davidbfpo
The Right to Protest

The link is to a collection of articles, from around the world, which present alternative viewpoints and are explained as:Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/protest?

I have clashed with the lady...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 34,590
Posted By davidbfpo
Gene Sharp obituaries

This thinker on non-violence appears in several posts here, so it is fitting to add two obituaries:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/12/gene-sharp-obituary and...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By davidbfpo
Mattis to try diplomacy

Link:https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180212-foreign-militants-need-to-face-justice-in-home-nations-insists-us/#.WoHFSBNlG44.twitter
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 8,364
Posted By davidbfpo
A new book with very mixed reviews: you choose

In the summer of 2017 a new book was published ''African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918' by Robert Gaudi and was savaged in a British review. Here is a...
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