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“Libya was able to take down the regime of Qaddafi but has not been able to substitute it with another one?”

  Political Analysis Report Assessing the post-war Libya situation is not easy. Understanding all the factors implicated in such a context is very difficult. Forecasting Libya’s future is almost impossible. Nevertheless, the end of 42 years of capricious regime would … Continue reading

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OBAMA’S LIGHT FOOTPRINT STRATEGY

      Would Jackson Diehl have preferred to land 130,000 U.S. troops inside Libya? That seems to be the upshot of his column today:   But ultimately the disaster in Libya derived from Obama’s doctrine. Having been reluctantly dragged by … Continue reading

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Diplomats still in Benghazi say they had long questioned U.S. reliance on local militia

  Even before the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, diplomats from other nations and Libyan security officials had questioned the wisdom of a U.S. decision to rely primarily … Continue reading

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The State Without A State

  Analysis Report Long-time Libyan dictator Moamar Kaddafi was deposed and killed a year ago but his legacy fights on. Kaddafi used tribal loyalties to maintain power and favored certain tribes, and some of the pro-Kaddafi tribes are still fighting. … Continue reading

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Ansar al-Sharia emerges in Morocco

  Intelligence Report Radical Islamists are shifting focus toward the Maghreb, but it remains to be seen whether their message will find receptive grounds in the region. A group calling itself the “Co-ordination of Ansar al-Sharia in Morocco” is using … Continue reading

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Preview of the Next Four Years?: Obama Administration Doubles Down on Middle East Policy Errors

  Intelligence Analysis Report    There are two problems with current U.S. policy toward the Middle East: both the analysis and response are not simply wrong, but rather make the situation in the region much worse.   The White House … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Planning Pre-Election Attacks on US

      Intelligence Report   Just five weeks before America’s presidential election, US intelligence reports signs that al Qaeda leader Ayman Zuwahiri is preparing a string of terrorist attacks as the sequel to the murders of US ambassador Chris … Continue reading

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Anti-American Autumn Follows Arab Spring

Analysis The brutal assassination of the American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three US diplomats in Benghazi, the cradle of anti-Qaddafi uprising in Libya, suggests an extremely improvident foreign policy of the United States in recent years. The commentators and experts … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda’s “Fourth Generation Warfare”?

    Intelligence Analysis Report   http://www.hamdancommunications.com   This year, the anniversary of the al-Qaeda 9/11 attacks on the United States was marred by a series of demonstrations against American diplomatic missions, beginning in Egypt and quickly spreading to Libya, … Continue reading

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Post-Arab Spring economies: where is the growth?

Post-Arab Spring economies: where is the growth? Nearly two years have passed since the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia set off a wave of protests and revolutions throughout the Arab World. The repercussions of the Arab Spring have been … Continue reading

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