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Post-Conflict Terrorism in Nepal - [Posted with Permission from Dr. Thomas A. Marks]

Any number of works have sought to explore "how terrorism ends." The challenge, though, is that terrorism comes in two varieties: that used instrumentally by insurgents, and that used as an end unto itself by stand-alone terrorists. Insurgents build a new world to challenge the existing world; terrorists build nothing save whatever is necessary to make violence against the innocent their political Ends-Ways-Means.

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Memorandum For: - [Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany]

From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

Subject: Ukraine and NATO

We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on September 4-5.

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Russia Annexing Crimea is the Cost of US/EU intervention in Ukraine

One wonders how deep a hole the United States and the EU are going to dig for themselves in Ukraine. It was, of course, U.S. and EU leaders — and their media acolytes — who caused the problem we face today by intervening on behalf of self-styled "democrats" in Kiev who without foreign intervention could not have overthrown the Ukrainian president.

Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute

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Balochistan - Land of Fear

by Agha H. Amin

What the Mongols, Iranians or the British could not do was done by a naive usurper in a day. Balochistan was transformed with the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti.

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World Security Network reporting from Islamabad in Pakistan, February 27, 2011

Dear David Osinski,

Gen (ret.) Ehsan ul Haq, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pakistani Military and director of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and now a member of the International Advisory Board of WSN, discussed with WSN President Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann the current political difficulties in Pakistan and Afghanistan, explained his top priorities for the ISAF mission in Afghanistan, negotiations with the Taliban, as well as domestic Pakistani politics, the safety of its nuclear arsenal and the Kashmir conflict with India.

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Riders of the Centauri Range - [by William Stroock]

The Centauri wind swept across the Range sending ripples through the tall grass. Thinking like most 17-year olds that he was invincible, Tom Provost’s only response to the gust was to button his fur-lined jean jacket and tighten the string of his broad-brimmed hat over his chin. He did not want to give up his spot atop the ridge.

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Operation Gideon: The Israeli Strike on Iran - [by William Stroock]

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