Leo Janjgava tells us a bit about the history and the relevance of the French Foreign Legion.
The last attack on ‘Western’ soil by Al Qaeda was the 7/7 bombings in London. Since then, the elusive Osama bin Laden has been assassinated,…View More Al Qaeda: A Threat of the Past?
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The city of Juarez, nestled on the border between Mexico and the US, would not at first glance appear to be one of the main…View More A War on All Fronts: The Drug Wars in Mexico
Kashmir has been a source of tension between India and Pakistan since the 1947 partition, after Hindu Maharaja Hari Singh, ruler of the Muslim majority…View More Kashmir and the Indus Dilemma: A Rivalry over Water?
When Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC joined Robert Mugabe and ZANU (PF) in a unity government, Tsvangirai said it was to bring an end to…View More Morgan Tsvangarai: Zimbabwe’s Mandela or Just an Encumbrance?
Moscow’s refusal to extend the Cooperative Threat Reduction Treaty (CTR) calls into question the future of U.S.-Russian nuclear weapons disarmament efforts. Moscow’s recent announcement that…View More Disarmament Disarmed
As far as conventional wisdom goes, the Mafia has disappeared from the criminal underground of the United States. But has it? In 1963, Joseph Valachi…View More “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse”
At the recent SNP conference Alex Salmond addressed his Party and massed supporters, bombastically stating, “Friends, what a parcel of rogues in a nation. Westminster…View More 2014: A Journey to the Unknown
Post-revolution Libya has been confronted with profound challenges in successfully replacing Gaddafi’s dictatorship with an effective democratic government. Muammar Gaddafi left the country behind in…View More One Year since the Death of Muammar Gaddafi: how has Libya fared?