June 16, 2016
Contradictory facts and impressions about Omar Mateen, the murderer of 49 people in Orlando, Florida, continue to circulate. Any consistent...
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April 14, 2016
On April 9, 1948 a series of important events occurred in Bogota, Colombia. On that day, one of the meetings establishing the Organization...
Opinion
December 7, 2015
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November 24, 2015
They called your apartments and gardens guerrilla strongholds. - June Jordan, Apologies to All the People in Lebanon (1989) On the evening...
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November 16, 2015
Since covering my first conflict in Chechnya in 1999, I have been aware that violence never keeps to a given territory. Violence seeps like...
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December 4, 2014
Recent beheadings of foreigners held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have prompted several major media outlets...
Opinion
December 1, 2014
Soon after last Saturday’s gruesome bus attack in northeastern Kenya—an ambush that left 28 people dead—al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab issued a...
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October 27, 2014
This past week, Al Jazeera America published a piece by Musa al-Gharbi in which the author argues that Mexico’s drug gangs, who have...
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October 2, 2014
The well-known US security expert, Brian Jenkins, famously declared in 1974, that “ terrorism is theatre ”. And over the last few weeks,...