What We Are Reading

ASP: In Case You Missed It… 12 February 2015   International News Coverage   Middle East, Terrorism and Counterterrorism   Islamic State interview claims widow of Paris attacker sheltered in Syria Griff Witte and Brian Murphy / The Washington Post The partner of one of the assailants from last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris says […]

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Four Maps that Explain Islam in Asia

Islam transcends the Middle-Eastern corridor with which most Westerners associate it, stretching from the western coast of Africa to the Pacific Ocean. It contains an incredible variety of different sects, beliefs, and traditions, most of which firmly reject the violent, intolerant, and jihadist tradition that groups like al Qaeda, al Shabaab, and ISIS represent. In […]

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What We Are Reading… June 04, 2014

ASP ICYMI #Bergdahl #Kyrgyzstan #Obama #Poroshenko #Energy #Sustainability #Immigration #Tiananmen #Asia #Russia #Ukraine #DOE #Fusion

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What We Are Reading

ASP ICYMI: #NorthKorea #Syria #Russia #Sudan #Asia #Trade #Space #NationalSecurity #Energy #ClimateChange #ITER #Japan #Egypt

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What We Are Reading

ASP ICYMI: #NorthKorea #Syria #Russia #Sudan #Asia #Trade #Space #NationalSecurity #Energy #ClimateChange #ITER #Japan #Egypt

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Aftermath of a Buddhist Shrine Bombing in Indonesia

by Chris Lundry On Sunday evening, August 4, a small bomb detonated at the Ekayana Buddhist shrine in West Jakarta, Indonesia (story here). The blast injured three people and damaged the building, although if the second bomb found at the scene had detonated the toll likely would have been higher and the damage worse; the bombing was timed to coincide with well-attended sermon. Immediate speculation centered on the act as retaliation for the Burmese treatment […] Read more »