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Somalia: Truly at World’s End
Geopolitical Monitor

The Straits of Malacca are losing their status as the world’s most dangerous waters in exchange for a stretch of water off one of the world’s most lawless failed states.  The past week has witnessed what has become the most dramatic naval standoff since the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

CIRA, cc Flickr William Murphy, modified,

MI5 & the IRA
Andrew G. Marshall

This report examines the role played by British intelligence and the British Army in collusion with the IRA and other paramilitary terrorist organizations; supplying weapons and explosives, allowing bombings to go forward and even committing murder in the name of “fighting terror.”

Security patrol, cc Flickr DVIDSHUB, modified,

Origins of Afghan War
Andrew G. Marshall

The purpose of this report is to examine the truth behind the October 2001 NATO invasion of Afghanistan, specifically relating to the politics of oil pipelines, the US' relationship with the Taliban, and war preparations taken against Afghanistan prior to 9/11.

Mushareff, cc Flickr OpenDemocracy, modified,

Pakistan’s Murky Future
Marsha Reid

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s decision to resign rather than face impeachment by parliament will have both domestic and international implications: a political power vacuum for a fractious Pakistan, and the loss of a once indispensible ally in the “war on terror” for the US.


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