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Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
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Slap, The first link now in better format...

Slap,

The first link now in better format did work for me a moment ago (left unread).
Forum: Europe 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,890
Views: 94,901
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator asks

I have been asked by regular poster to reorganise the threads on the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. This should keep it more accessible and organized.

My plan:


move all the Ukr...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,890
Views: 94,901
Posted By davidbfpo
Local volunteers? None here says rebel's leader

This article's theme is President Putin -v- Stelkov, but IMHO this admission is more important:
...
Forum: International Politics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 5,969
Posted By davidbfpo
His latest short column: ...

His latest short column:

Link:http://www.londonstani.com/blog/2014/7/26/information-and-conflict-case-study-israel-2014
Forum: Historians 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By davidbfpo
The unknown royal meeting demanding war

A fascinating, if quirky piece of history has come to light, prompted by the centenary:
...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 5,071
Posted By davidbfpo
One of the better press articles on why three...

One of the better press articles on why three Britons left for Syria. A complex and unpredictable...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
We are losing legitimacy and the room to operate is no longer great...

Awhile ago there was a thread on an Israeli documentary, The Gatekeepers, which interviewed a number of Mossad / Shin Beth directors. Posts about the film are on the Israel COIN & CT...
Forum: International Politics 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 5,969
Posted By davidbfpo
Public opinion can no longer be ignored

A reflective look at Syria and the wider region, one that is optimistic - not for today, but for the future:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amil-khan-/in-syria-the-peoples-dema_b_5617178.html

The...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
Asymmetric warfare: change where you want to fight

A short, good article in The Weekly Standard; it refers to the North Koreans and reminds us only four of the twenty-one suspected tunnels under the DMZ were found (Cites SWC member David Maxwell...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,237
Posted By davidbfpo
Snatching defeat from victory

A long detailed report on the mistakes made in Helmand, that predated the current fighting around Sangin, from the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), the full title is:
...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
Tunnels were a'coming

An IDF map of some of the tunnels; ignore the measurements - which as Rex Brynen on Twitter points out are hopelessly...
Forum: Africa 3 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 5,837
Posted By davidbfpo
The CAR ceasefire: a (very) small step towards stability

With the MSM focus being elsewhere I doubt few outside Africa noted diplomacy has ended with a multi-faction ceasefire agreement in...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 3 Days Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 48,470
Posted By davidbfpo
Equal treatment for foreign fighters

One aspect of the current Gaza conflict is the role of foreign nationals serving with the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). Two US nationals died last week, IIRC both had dual nationality. It is an issue...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
Gaza's tunnels

An Al-Jazeera article, with multiple...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 654
Views: 59,352
Posted By davidbfpo
Bashir Assad: a canny, ruthless player

A short article by a Syrian diplomat who has defected. Maybe nothing new for SWC readers, but IIRC not written by a Syrian who was an insider.

Here is one passage:
...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 8,431
Posted By davidbfpo
Tools of protest: Disobedient Objects

Art sometimes appears on SWC, so this current exhibition in London, at the V&A, fits in:http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/23/tools-of-protest-disobedient-objects-vanda

First:

...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
I don't follow the Israeli press, nor do I know...

I don't follow the Israeli press, nor do I know theditorial stance of Haaretz, but this opinion piece is pretty savage, especially over the wilful blindness of the drone camera operators when...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 4,168
Posted By davidbfpo
Vice News scores again, with a short nine minute...

Vice News scores again, with a short nine minute report; it includes footage from the scene, the OSCE statement and that of the Donbass leader, who quickly "shoots himself in the foot". Why do I say...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
Firn, Your post reminded me that North Korea...

Firn,

Your post reminded me that North Korea (DPRK) at various times has been found to have dug tunnels across the DMZ with South Korea (ROK). A border which one would expect a lot attention to...
Forum: Law Enforcement 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By davidbfpo
FAST (Families Against Stress and Trauma)

A private group whose sons have left to fight in Syria:


Link to website, the 9 minute video is there:http://www.familiesmatter.org.uk/
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
A useful information source are the regular...

A useful information source are the regular reports from the Israeli 'Terrorism Information Center'; this is to their latest bulletin:http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20679
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By davidbfpo
Mowing the Gaza lawn

SWC often finds discussions around Israel / Palestine heated, but what is happening cannot be ignored.

The title is adapted from the first article I read today. 'Mowing the lawn' IIRC comes from...
Forum: Intelligence 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By davidbfpo
Al Jazeera Investigates - Informants

Just started to watch this 48 minutes long documentary, the focus is on FBI informants:

Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMRns4ViuEY&feature=youtu.be and the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 1 Week Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 50,505
Posted By davidbfpo
I think Jim Storr's book 'The Human face of War'...

I think Jim Storr's book 'The Human face of War' has been mentioned elsewhere; it looks at many modern aspects of modern war, not IIRC the weight of combat kit, certainly command & control. A...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 7,357
Posted By davidbfpo
Indian kith & kin in the Middle East: Part 2

An Indian columnist on India's dependence on remittances:

I note he cites the Phillipines too:

Link:http://www.asianage.com/columnists/out-sight-out-mind-047
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