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Why Libya Matters: The 2014 Uprising

Oil and Corruption: Map of Libya’s Oil Fields and Exporting Ports Across Libya, militias like the Petroleum Defense Guard are currently occupying the country’s key ports and oil fields. The Petroleum Defense Guard alone is estimated to control 17,000 fighters, or...

Five things to know about the intervention in Mali

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust wrote for PBS Need to Know about the French military intervention in Mali. Over the weekend France launched an assault on northern Mali, part of an operation to unseat the extremists who have occupied half the country since last year’s coup....

UK Islamists and the Arab Uprisings

A much longer piece that has been percolating for a while with James for the Hudson Institute’s Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, returning to my UK Islamist connection research. Some more longer pieces on the situation in the UK in the pipeline ahead of the...

The Difficulty of Definitions

by Steven R. Corman  Writing in the CT Blog, Jeffrey Imm argues that “any blueprint strategy for national security must define Jihad, must address it within the national security threat, and must also define a national policy on the ideology of political...