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Addressing global terrorism on a day when it was everywhere

Addressing global terrorism on a day when it was everywhere

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Hydra-headed challenge of global terrorism continues as the multi-faceted threat changes and mutates in response to increasingly effective counter-measures. Few countries have been in the cross hairs of violence as has been Pakistan, so it should come as no surprise that in the Security Council’s urgent meeting […]

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Meanwhile in Africa: A secret nuclear facility in Algeria and a looming jihadist threat in northern Mali

Meanwhile in Africa: A secret nuclear facility in Algeria and a looming jihadist threat in northern Mali

Global Information System The Army’s arrest and forced resignation of Malian Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra (announced in a 04.00 am televised broadcast from Bamako on Tuesday, Dec. 11) and the appointment by President Amadou Toumani Touré of a new Prime Minister — former Administrator of the Presidential Palace Django Sissoko — did nothing to […]

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Desecration of cultural sites at Timbuktu: Does France care? The world?

Desecration of cultural sites at Timbuktu: Does France care? The world?

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The name Timbuktu conjures up mystery and the magic of a far off place seemingly untouched by modernity, lest  alone violence. But the ancient city of Timbuktu, lost in the remote reaches of the Sahara has sadly been thrust into the headlines as an Islamic fundamentalist group has […]

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Morality and foreign policy: Once again, the U.S. is asked, 'for God's sake, do something!'

Morality and foreign policy: Once again, the U.S. is asked, 'for God's sake, do something!'

By Sol W. Sanders A perennial American foreign policy debate sets “realism” against “idealism”, national interest versus morality. The dichotomy is often overstated. The two currents divide and merge incessantly in the flow of implementation of any concrete overseas policy and tactics. American statesmen have argued — contemporary politicians still do as did The Founding […]