It seems incredible that OBL had time, not only to lead one of the largest terrorist organizations in the world and to resist international attempts to identify and capture him, but incredulously, he also had time to father 5 kids!… Read More ›
Archive for March 2012
As mentioned in my post Islamic Mosaic, Kofi Annan’s success in ensuring the implementation and respect by Syria and by other regional powers with stakes in Syria will depend upon a complicated set of religious minorities and majorities spread throughout… Read More ›
Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member, PLO Talks About the Status of Peace Negotiations between Israel and Palestine
Today I attended a discussion at IPI (New York) with Hanan Ashrawi who used to a member of the negotiation team at Camp David. She is a formidable speaker and updated us on her views concerning the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process…. Read More ›
This brief is really lacking any strategic recommendations or the observation that ISI under the new leadership of General Islam should be controlled and bought into civilian oversight. For too long this organization has supported the rise of extremist terrorist… Read More ›
One of the largest massacres in recorded human history occurred in Zaire between 1994 and 2004, when as many as 5 million Congolese were killed in a regional war. One of the most violent theatres of conflict was in Kisangani… Read More ›
Complex is not exactly the right word for the current political situation in Kinshasa surrounding the formation of the new Government (after hotly contested elections) and the installation of the newly elected National Assembly (one of two houses of Parliament)…. Read More ›
I have been in Kinshasa, the illustrious capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for a few days as part of a one week mission. On arrival, I immediately started to call my old political contacts some in the President’s… Read More ›
This is the official summary verdict of the judgement passed on Thomas Lubanga after six(6) years investigation: Lubanga_Judgment_Summary_14_March_2012
The Obama Doctrine – By David Rohde | Foreign Policy. A great analysis of what has actually transpired during the 3+ years of the Obama rule. I highly recommend reading the entire FP “war issue” magazine; it is one of… Read More ›
My Drone War – By Pir Zubair Shah | Foreign Policy. This is a superb piece of insight that supports my blog post on Obama’s new war strategy written a month or more ago! Shah provides credible information in this… Read More ›
See the majesty of Gorillas in the wild … South Kivu Kausie Beiga National Park!
These were taken during the carnival in Bafata town!
Please see attached document for the full ICC indictment list and associated information: ICC List
The Geneva Conventions were conceived in the 19th century as a response to centuries of war in Europe, and to the birth of the humanitarian imperative in the minds of man. They gave birth to the spirit and body of… Read More ›
The young love him; the old need him; and the opposition fear him. Putin has now 6 years, fair or foul, to lead his beloved Russia back to glory. His election has a huge impact on international geopolitics and for… Read More ›
How Far Does Israeli Military Strategy Concerning Iran Necessitate An Automatic Military Response From the USA?
Today Israeli Prime Minister met with President Obama concerning Iran. Preceding and following the official meetings, The President and the Prime Minister gave important press conferences in which each nation’s national security interest was outlined. For Israel, it is important… Read More ›