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More trouble in Nigeria, potentially a lot more

Boko Haram has apparently set its sights on Maiduguri, assaulting the city on Sunday in an attack that killed at least 200. At the same time, they were… 182 more words

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Ukraine's non-ceasefire is officially over now, right?

Without suggesting in any way that Ukraine’s civil war ever really stopped, because it never really did, it seems clear now that it’s back on in a big way. 545 more words

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Yemen seems a little more chaotic than usual today

Now this is how you do a political catastrophe. Yemen’s entire cabinet apparently tendered its resignation to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi earlier today, followed quickly by Hadi himself tendering his resignation to parliament. 638 more words

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Strange bedfellows, or maybe not so strange

Last week a Syrian writer named Khaled Atallah (a pseudonym) wrote a piece for Al-Monitor’s “Syria Pulse” blog speculating that Israel and the Al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra… 759 more words

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Ukraine is teetering on the brink of war again

The September 6 ceasefire that supposedly halted the war in eastern Ukraine has never actually been implemented in practice, but the low-level violence that’s been ongoing since then is now threatening to escalate back into full-scale war. 340 more words

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I'm sure this is central to his point

Remember the other day when we looked at a delightful “bomb, bomb Iran” piece from Dick Cheney’s former National Security Adviser, John P. Hannah? Well, we need to revisit that piece briefly. 338 more words

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Bad all over

Without minimizing what’s happening in France, let’s also note that Boko Haram may have just killed 2000 people in a sustained assault on the northeast Nigerian town of Baga: 263 more words

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