MEDIA ALERT: French troops in Mali prepare for first major ground operation against insurgents Jan. 16, 2013 French troops are moving north Wednesday for their first major ground operation in Mali alongside Malian troops, in an attempt to stop rebels, believed to be associated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda, from dominating a region that some fear [...]
In Europe, the public opinion – not really aware neither of the complicated historical relations, nor of the trade links existing between China and Japan – started to be moved by the turn of events when TV networks showed Chinese, Japanese and even Taiwanese navy vessels maneuver close to a miniscule and uninhabited archipelago.
By: Naveed Ahmad While looking for good news in Afghanistan, one rarely meets triumph. The 2014 withdrawal deadline underscores the need for visible success stories There may be occasional good news, but the most salient stories inevitably focus on shocking violence. For instance, three incidents of Afghans in uniform killing US servicemen in less than [...]
This Peace Brief is based in part upon a closed-door roundtable convened by the United States Institute of Peace which drew on the expertise of scholars, practitioners, U.S. government officials, and the policy community to discuss the implications of the burning of the Quran.
So, who should be frightened by Iran?