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Tomgram: Patrick Cockburn, How to Ensure a Thriving Caliphate

Think of the new “caliphate” of the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's gift to the world (with a helping hand from the Saudis and other financiers of extremism in the Persian Gulf). 1,294 more words

Crimes Against Humanity

All in the Timing: The Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East - Patricia Mary Lewis

The Helsinki Conference process established by the 2010 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference is the most significant opportunity to increase stability and prevent nuclear catastrophe in the Middle East that has presented itself in recent years. 582 more words

National Security

Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play

Russia’s decision to go ahead with the sale of Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan, even in the face of official Indian concerns, is being seen by some quarters as evidence of a “major” regional re-alignment in the wake of the American drawdown in Afghanistan. 1,205 more words

United States

Arms Control at it's Worst

On Monday, the United States formally accused Russia of violating the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which bans ground-launched missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. 613 more words

American Politics

Meet Daniel Mack from Instituto Sou da Paz (Brazil)

Daniel Mack, Brazil

Daniel Mack is Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for Arms Control at Instituto Sou da Paz, a violence prevention NGO from São Paulo, Brazil. 179 more words

Raising Peace Project

Small Arms, Big Problem

Apparently, we’re missing a lot of guns in Afghanistan and have no idea where they are:

“We’re not talking just handguns and M-16s and AK-47s,”  told TIME correspondents over lunch on Friday.

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