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Does al-Qaeda Control Its Affiliates?

Al-Qaeda’s affiliates’ activities represent autonomous bodies being merely affiliated with al-Qaeda by name.…

Amid Attempts to Seek Indictments Against Rwanda’s Regime, Spain’s Pursuit of International Criminals Under Threat

Amid Attempts to Seek Indictments Against Rwanda’s Regime, Spain’s Pursuit of International Criminals Under Threat

A Spanish court reveals that it sought an indictment against Kagame’s former spymaster, now dead.…

Intelligence Needed to Combat Terror in Nigeria’s ‘Home of Peace’

Intelligence Needed to Combat Terror in Nigeria’s ‘Home of Peace’

NIGERIA stands at the doorstep of dynamic change. It is the principal oil producer in Africa and the world’s fourth largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. In fact, it hosts…

The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup

The Libyan Bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the Unfinished Coup

On Friday, February 14, ninety-two prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. Nineteen of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with…

Mutabazi’s Last Stand: An Inside Look at Rwandan-Style Justice

Mutabazi’s Last Stand: An Inside Look at Rwandan-Style Justice

Kagame’s former bodyguard Joel Mutabazi faces terrorism charges and endures torture to claim his innocence.…

Imperiled Polities: Egypt and Turkey—Two Visions of Democracy

Imperiled Polities: Egypt and Turkey—Two Visions of Democracy

The Meaning of a 98.1% Vote In mid-January, there was a vote in Egypt as to whether to approve a constitution drafted by a 50-person committee appointed by the interim government…

USA vs. China in South Sudan

If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the only beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South…

Nigeria’s War on Terror: New Developments, Revitalized Efforts and a Questionable Goal

Nigeria’s War on Terror: New Developments, Revitalized Efforts and a Questionable Goal

As the international community watches conflict and violence continue in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, it is still worth monitoring Nigeria’s continuing terrorist problem. For the United States,…

Tyranny in America: Of the IRS, Syria, and South Sudan

Tyranny in America: Of the IRS, Syria, and South Sudan

Tyranny in America is coming in small steps for which both Republicans and Democrats are responsible.…

Dictators in the Classrooms

Dictators in the Classrooms

American universities school numerous individuals who go on to become totalitarian leaders their respective countries.…

The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Case closed?

The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Case closed?

When the anniversary of the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103 occurred, I was fully expecting the usual repetitions of the false accusation against Libya.…

Nigeria United: Sport as a National Priority and Model in Turbulent Times

I consider sport to have a tremendous impact on national unity and exist as a model in doing so country to country. …

Ethiopian Hand in South Sudan

The USA is the real hand behind the civil war in South Sudan, for Ethiopia is Pax Americana’s local enforcer in East Africa.…

Beholding 2014: Looking Ahead for the Cause of Peace and Justice

Beholding 2014: Looking Ahead for the Cause of Peace and Justice

2013 was not a happy year in the chronicles of human history, yet there were a few moves in the directions of peace and justice. …

Can We Save Our Coral Reefs?

There is a rising need to save our coral reefs from rising water temperatures and carbon dioxide absorption acidifying the oceans waters.…

US Policy Fueling Violence and Oppression in Egypt

US Policy Fueling Violence and Oppression in Egypt

US policy towards Egypt is helping to fuel the violence, oppression, and social upheaval that could spiral even more dangerously out of control.…

2013: Assessing the Conflict in Syria and Egypt – The War Continues

2013 has expectedly been a terrible year for several Arab nations. It has been terrible because the promise of greater freedoms and political reforms has been reversed, most violently in…

Is South Sudan A Failed State?

Back in July 2011, after a long civil war, South Sudan split from Sudan to become an independent country. However, even though statehood was achieved and a new country was…

Barack Obama, David Cameron, and the NSA/GCHQ Issue

Barack Obama, David Cameron, and the NSA/GCHQ Issue

Obama and Cameron in their desperation have used universal electronic surveillance of citizens that will inconvenience the Islamists but gradually destroy the civil liberties of Americans and Britons.…

Answering the Call of Higher Duty: Nelson Mandela and Edward Snowden

Answering the Call of Higher Duty: Nelson Mandela and Edward Snowden

Two individuals who have unquestionably dominated the 2013 agenda are Nelson Mandela and Edward Snowden. …

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