The Hybrid War on Hybrid War in Pakisan
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The Hybrid War on Hybrid War in Pakisan

Part of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (“Pashtun Protection Movement”, PTM) is working with foreign powers to wage Hybrid War on Pakistan in parallel with the complementary Hybrid War dismissively mocking the state’s accusations by portraying them as a self-interested overreaction by the military, with this Hybrid War on Hybrid War representing a very dangerous development…

Israel Again Bombs Gaza – But Is It “In Response”?
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Israel Again Bombs Gaza – But Is It “In Response”?

Since Friday noon a fire exchange between besieged Palestinians in the Gaza strip and Israel escalated into heavy bombing and missile fire. The reporting thereof in U.S. media again proves that these are unable to fairly cover the conflict. Jeff Bezos’ blog headlines: More than 200 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza; Israel responds, killing…

US Global Power: The Trump Period: An Assessment
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US Global Power: The Trump Period: An Assessment

Introduction US global power in the Trump period reflects the continuities and changes which are unfolding rapidly and deeply throughout the world and which are affecting the position of Washington. Assessing the dynamics of US global power is a complex problem which requires examining multiple dimensions. We will proceed by: Conceptualizing the principles which dictate…

Of Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa
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Of Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa

“Al-Shebab,” said my student Jerry early in the fall 2010 semester. “We’re calling our small group al-Shebab. It means ‘The Youth.’” From his name alone, I wouldn’t have guessed his background, but he was proud of his family’s Egyptian roots and had convinced his classmates to give their group an Arabic name. As usually happens…