Tag Archives: government

What Sadr’s rise to power in Baghdad might mean for Iraqi Kurdistan

by Paul Iddon The results from this month’s Iraqi elections have made it indisputably clear that Muqtada al-Sadr is a powerful figure in Baghdad who cannot be dismissed. While it’s not yet clear what this will mean for the autonomous … Continue reading

Posted in English, Iraq, Paul Iddon, Politics in General | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is the Department of Homeland Security Hoarding Ammo?

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance writer and researcher. He is also a contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on February 12th, that showed ammunition purchases by … Continue reading

Posted in English, Joseph Trevithick, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Former Somali Insurgent Speaks Out

by DAVID AXE U.S.-backed government troops are on the move in Mogadishu, bolstered by an expanded African Union peacekeeping force. Insurgent terror group Al Shabab is losing ground. With Somalia’s 20-year-long civil war entering a new phase, I spoke to … Continue reading

Posted in David Axe, Somalia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment