Analysis

It’s the Guns – But We All Know, It’s Not Really the Guns

But here’s the difference between the rest of the world and us: We have two Auroras that take place every single day of every single year! At least 24 Americans every day (8-9,000 a year) are killed by people with guns – and that doesn’t count the ones accidentally killed by guns or who commit suicide with a gun.

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August 2, 2012

Al Qaeda Battleground

THE reported death of Abu Yahya al-Libi in the latest US drone strike may have dealt yet another blow to the Al Qaeda leadership operating from Pakistan’s lawless tribal region

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June 14, 2012

Is the Egyptian Revolt Continuing?

Analysis of a report by a local labor leader, Carl Finamore, on his U.S. labor delegation to determine the situation of their counterparts in Egypt, post-Tahrir

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June 14, 2012

Netanyahu Looks Increasingly Isolated on Iran

The former head of Shin Bet – Israel’s equivalent of the FBI – launched an unprecedented and astonishing attack on the integrity, honesty and judgement on Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and … Ehud Barak

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May 3, 2012

Severe Conservative Syndrome

Mitt Romney has a gift for words — self-destructive words. On Friday he did it again, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was a “severely conservative governor.”

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February 18, 2012

The Afghanistan Report the Pentagon Doesn’t Want You to Read

That assessment is essentially that the war has been a disaster and the military’s top brass has not leveled with the American public about just how badly it’s been going.

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February 18, 2012

Islam with Chinese Characteristics

China’s bold but chimerical quest for soft power in the Islamic world

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January 19, 2012

Arab Spring Raises Hope for Era of Cleaner Business

“I didn’t expect influential figures within the regime would take over the project because it was lucrative. I just hope the new Libya will not repeat the mistakes of the past…”

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November 10, 2011

“US Is Destroying Pakistan”

Imran Khan: ‘America is destroying Pakistan. We’re using our army to kill our own people with their money’

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September 22, 2011

Lurking Dangers to the Arab Spring

Arab revolutions are currently facing real dangers, which vacillate between lack of prioritisation, stagnation and foreign intervention.

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August 25, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik, Mystery Man

Never has a “lone wolf” had this much company.

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August 1, 2011

Terrorism in Norway: Connections to US Extremists Geller & Spencer

By Bill Warner Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store (R) addresses inside the World Islamic Mission Mosque as Crown Prince Haakon (L) looks on in Oslo, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton Anders Behring Breivik was was/is deeply involved with the “Counter-Jihad” blogosphere of Pamela Geller and her Atlas Shrugs website and Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch […]

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July 28, 2011

The Enemy is Washington: An Economy Destroyed

Recently, the bond rating agencies that gave junk derivatives triple-A ratings threatened to downgrade US Treasury bonds if the White House and Congress did not reach a deficit reduction deal and debt ceiling increase.

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July 28, 2011

Islam-Baiting Doesn’t Work

Anti-Muslim loudmouths lose elections

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July 21, 2011

Why the 21st Century Will Not Belong to China

China is not going to be the dominant power of the 21st century for three reasons: economic, political and geo-political.

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July 14, 2011

The Cost of One Man

Analysis of the economics of the military history of the US

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May 12, 2011

US Economy 101: Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts

The US dollar’s value is likely to fall further in terms of other currencies, because nothing is being done about the US budget and trade deficits. Obama’s budget, if passed, doesn’t reduce the deficit over the next ten years by enough to cover the projected deficit in the FY 2012 budget.

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April 7, 2011

Who Is Raymond Davis

Islamabad–By now journalists everywhere (except in the US) have come to the conclusion that there is far, far more to Raymond Davis than is being revealed by the US or by Pakistani officials.

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February 24, 2011

Why Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood isn’t the Islamic Bogeyman

Western fears of Islamist takeover in post-Mubarak Egypt are unfounded. During recent protests, the Muslim Brotherhood has demonstrated a commitment to peaceful political participation. The US now has an opportunity to support a truly democratic Egypt, including the Brotherhood.

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February 17, 2011

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