Center for Strategic Communication

Beware the Al Qaeda phantom in Syria

As Hafez al Assad stares down at the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria from that special place in heaven for Syrian dictators, surely the thought that a Libyan styled intervention happening in Syria would have crossed his mind. As much … Continue reading...

Car Bomb: from Belfast to Baghdad

Belfast on 21st July 1972 will always be remembered as a black day for those covering the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland, for it is the day that the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) set a precedent which … Continue reading...

GWOT bi-weekly round-up February 26

Afghanistan Paul Miller questions Obama’s policy towards Afghanistan. Qatar Harry’s Place looks at Qatar’s decision to host a conference of anti-semites. Saudi Arabia The Arabist looks at protests in Saudi Arabia. Syria J.E.Dyer looks at Obama’s “active” support for...

GWOT bi-weekly round-up February 13

Afghanistan The Economist’s Clausewitz blog discusses Pakistan’s role in supporting the Afghan Taliban. Democracy Jay Ufelder looks at the survival chances of democracies in the Middle East. Egypt Barry Rubin looks at the evolving allegiances of Egypt’s army. Iran The...