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What a surprise drone and a soccer brawl reveal about the Balkans

The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade between Albania and Serbia was cut short earlier this month. Initial scuffles between players ended with a field invasion by angry Serb fans and hard objects flying across the stands. 705 more words

Distant heroes

By Chalani Ranwala


Let us not be distant heroes

For our voices will not be heard.

The desire for credibility does not

Guarantee it

It is your presence that must gain respect … 94 more words

Ethnic Conflict

Thinking Aloud: “Russia’s War, Ukraine’s History, and the West’s Options,” Part I

Oct. 28, 2014 by Darius 

Yesterday, I attended a very interesting talk by Yale University professor Timothy Snyder entitled “Russia’s War, Ukraine’s History, and the West’s Options.”  I’ll share Snyder’s remarks more fully over the next day or two, but today I’ll share one of his incisive bits of analysis that is a preview of things to come. 163 more words

Thinking Aloud

Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan civilians struggle to survive

A young girl smiles on August 1, 2014 as she plays next to flooded housing in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. 705 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "New Afghan Government Faces a Clash of Cultures"

“New Afghan Government Faces a Clash of Cultures”

The Washington Post, October 18, 2014, p.A4


“Mohammad Mohaqiq thinks he’s owed a lot for throwing his support behind Afghanistan’s U.S.-brokered coalition government.   260 more words

Thinking Aloud: Turkey Bombed Who?

Oct. 14,  2014 by Darius 

Earlier today, the Turkish military conducted two airstrikes against Kurdish guerrilla forces near the Turkey-Iraq border.  The strikes, which were the Turkish military’s first in two years, have sent tensions between Turkey and the Kurds to new heights, greatly complicating the effort against ISIS.  562 more words

Thinking Aloud

News You Really Need To See: "South Sudan Hangs on Rebel's Next Move"

“South Sudan Hangs on Rebel’s Next Move”

The Wall Street Journal, September 27-28, 2014, p.A9


“Riek Machar earned a doctorate from a British university and in 2011 became vice president in South Sudan’s first democratic election.   285 more words