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MEDIA ALERT: Car Bomb in Damascus, Syria leaves at least 53 dead Feb. 21, 2013

February 21st, 2013, Media Alerts

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Damascus, Syria – At least 53 people are dead and at least 200 are wounded after a car bomb exploded between the Syrian president’s headquarters and the Russian Embassy, Thursday afternoon. This attack comes three days after Syrian officials announced its willingness to conduct talks with armed opposition groups. (Sources: New York Times, BBC, CNN, CBS)

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MEDIA ALERT: Two dead after suicide bombing outside U.S. Embassy in Turkey

February 1st, 2013, Media Alerts

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MEDIA ALERT: Two dead after suicide bombing outside U.S. Embassy in Turkey Feb. 1, 2013   ANKARA, TURKEY –  One security guard outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey is dead after a suicide bombing attack in Ankara, Friday afternoon. The attack injured one other person and killed the suicide bomber. (Sources:BBC, AP, CNN)   Analysts [...]

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The Tyranny of Small Numbers

September 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


In the last few days we have seen violent demonstrations in the world from Nigeria to Cairo to Indonesia to even Australia. Some are thinking this is representative of the 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide. It is not.

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Conflict with Iran would send shockwaves across the world

April 11th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

As Friday’s nuclear talks with Iran approach, there are storm clouds in the distance. Global security would be affected by a conflict and the global economy remains in a risky, brittle state as it attempts to dig itself out of one of the worst recessions since the Second World War.

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Syria is in Defining Moment for Arab World

June 16th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Syria is once again one of those beautiful countries with a deep and fascinating history. If it were peaceful and more open to the world it could be a tourism paradise that could link its great sites to those of Turkey, Jordan, and more. The potential for tourism development in Syria is vast.

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Expert unveils special report on Sudan

June 25th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Sudan is the largest country in Africa and is facing an uncertain future. Its future could effect more than just its immediate region. In this special report for the United States Institute for Peace, Global Expert Paul Sullivan examines links between natural resources and effective statehood in both northern and southern Sudan, following the planned January 2011 referendum on southern Sudan’s potential secession.

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