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On the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court last week, the deputy prosecutor traveled to Nigeria to hear evidence against four Central African states. Cases of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity are generally referred to the ICC by states or state-serving institutions like the UN Security Council. Generally speaking, this is a [&hellip... more →

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Key Battleground

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Culture, as a component of social power, refers to the entire panorama of conventional beliefs and practices. One cannot talk intelligently about culture if one does not also introduce the dynamics of social power. In the sociopolitical struggles of this world, culture is a key battleground. —Michael Parenti... more →

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Ecosystem Restoration

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On Water looks at the Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Project, an historic undertaking to remove dams in Olympic National Park in order to save the Elwha River chinook salmon. A blog of the Water Resources Center at UC Berkeley, On Water is affiliated with the Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information... more →

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The Anbar Solution to al Qaeda in Pashtunistan

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Six months before the “American Surge” in Iraq…that escalation of troops in Baghdad that many credit for reducing violence in Iraq…Sunni tribal forces became the real reason for removing groups sympathetic to al Qaeda gangs from Anbar Province. There is a lesson here for defeating al Qaeda: support the local indigenous leaders to stabilize and [&hellip... more →

American Afghan Escalation–Russia’s Mistake

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The American Democratic Party presidential nominee Barak Obama urges increasing US troop deployments in Afghanistan by two or three divisions. US Pentagon officials also suggest such an escalation. Such an increased commitment will be a serious mistake. Just as the US occupation in Iraq is primarily a political problem and not a military problem, so [&hellip... more →

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