Of blood and song

[ by Charles Cameron — what carves memory? blood is spilled, song carries grief and anger across centuries ] , One hundred years ago, Irish blood was spilled in the Easter Uprising of 1916, as Sinéad O’Connor & The Chieftains call us to remember in The Foggy Dew: As down the glen one Easter morn […] Read more »

Christianity, culture, compassion, camels — and their shadows too

[ by Charles Cameron — by way of TS Eliot, Mario Vargas Llosa and others, and leading to a post on camels and their shadows ] . ** In the year I was born, 1943, TS Eliot published a series of essays titled Notes Toward the Definition of Culture in the New English Weekly. Mario […] Read more »

The Prospects of Reform in Sudan

This editorial was originally published on The Huffington Post Blog, by Daniel Wagner, CEO of Country Risk Solutions (CRS) and author of the book “Managing Country Risk,” and John Bugnacki, an Adjunct Fellow with the American Security Project (ASP) and a research analyst with CRS. The Prospects of Reform in Sudan In spite of declarations to pursue […]

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What’s in a Name?: Boko Haram renames itself the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP)

Boko Haram has recently declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and renamed itself the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Paris, in a DoubleTweet with Nigeria

[ by Charles Cameron — what’s the value of a human life in tweets, in column inches, in my attention span? ] . I really don’t have much to say — I’ve lived a year in Paris, have never been to Nigeria, am human. "Dead bodies are littered everywhere." Boko Haram has carried out a […] Read more »

What We Are Reading… December 5, 2014

International News MENA IS FIGHTERS BESIEGE CRUCIAL SYRIAN AIR BASE The Associated Press Muslim militants pushed forward in their offensive on a major military air base in eastern Syria Friday capturing a nearby village in an attempt to take one of President Bashar Assad’s last outposts in a province that borders Iraq, activists said. Inflating […]

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