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The Face That Launched a Thousand Drones?

The much talked about August 9 Time magazine cover, unabashed in its aim to shore up support for the war effort in Afghanistan, has left many still shaking their heads […]


Propaganda Wars and the Gaza Offensive

by Anne Holmes Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who is working to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza said yesterday that slanted coverage of the war mocks world opinion. […]


Updated: The Cockroaches Take Over

Giles Ji Ungpakorn, professor of political science at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, has kindly allowed us to publish his analysis of the current political crisis in Thailand. See below. (Update: Mr. […]


EUFOR in the Chadian Theatre

by Anne Holmes When the sun comes up in eastern Chad, the dawn of a new day brings with it a host of daunting challenges. Soon the temperatures will rise […]


Burning the Master’s House

by Onyango Oketch Now let the blame game begin. Schools in Kenya are going up in flames, together with the ideologies they espouse. We might say nothing new in these. […]


US Foreign Policy and the Kenya Peace Deal

by Anne Holmes Before Kofi Annan enters the history books with merits on a job well done in Kenya, before you buy into the propaganda of American goodwill in this […]