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From Afghanistan to Yemen: How the US is trying to destroy ISIS

Following the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by a group of ragtag militants and rebels the term “lead from behind” entered the lexicon for a brief time. Here for a short moment, it seemed to … Continue reading

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American Commandos Use Niger for Training and More

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The Pentagon is looking to open up a new gas station for its planes in southern … Continue reading

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US Marines Go to Italy as Libya Edges Toward a New Civil War

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. This article was published on his website “America’s Codebook: Africa” at first. Libya appears to be … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Ein Gastbeitrag von H. Ebert Da der Administrator immer noch im Ausland weilt und deshalb den letzten Sessionsrückblick ausgelassen hatte, habe ich mich entschieden, die Sommersession der Eidgenössischen Räte vom 30. Mai bis zum 17. Juni 2011 für den Administrator … Continue reading

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Muammar Gaddafi – Grössenwahn und Pragmatismus

Vor 40 Jahren übernahm Oberst Muammar Gaddafi die Macht in Libyen. Dies und der Umstand, dass die diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Libyen und der Schweiz seit rund eineinhalb Jahre, nach der Festnahme seines Sohnes Hannibal Gaddafi im Juni 2008 durch die … Continue reading

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