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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally?

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally? Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 7 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation A schism emerged among Syrian jihadist groups after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced on February 3 that al-Qaeda has “no connection” to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) […]

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Malaysia Flight MH370: Blowback from Support of Terrorism, Internal Issue or Mystery?

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Malaysia Flight MH370: Blowback from Covert Support of Terrorism, Internal Issue or Mystery? Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mystery of Flight MH370 continues and the length of time and shoddy investigation all points into the direction of something more murkier. Of course, it is essential to be sensitive because so […]

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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed

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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) and international meddling in several nations often ends up with peculiar results and this most notably applies to Afghanistan and Haiti. Yet, while Afghanistan was caught up in the Cold War […]

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 6 By: Prashanth Parameswaran The Jamestown Foundation For almost two years, Malaysia and China have been making elaborate preparations to commemorate the historic 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in 2014 (The Star, August 29, 2012). Yet the first […]

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Iraq Blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for Terrorism: Re-run of Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Iraq Blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for Terrorism: Re-run of Afghanistan and Pakistan Salma Sribi and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Nouri Maliki of Iraq denounces Qatar and Saudi Arabia for supporting terrorism and sectarianism against Iraq. Maliki made it abundantly clear that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are involved in the destabilization of […]

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Policing Urban Violence in Pakistan

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Policing Urban Violence in Pakistan International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Endemic violence in Pakistan’s urban centres signifies the challenges confronting the federal and provincial governments in restoring law and order and consolidating the state’s writ. The starkest example is Karachi, which experienced its deadliest year on record in 2013, with 2,700 casualties, mostly […]

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Afghanistan to Syria: Hezbollah leader Nasrallah rebukes Takfiri Jihadists

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Afghanistan to Syria: Hezbollah leader Nasrallah rebukes Takfiri Jihadists Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times    The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is one of the most powerful individuals within the entire Middle East despite his power base being firmly entrenched in the Levant. Indeed, the continuing evolution of Hezbollah under Nasrallah […]

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Bangladesh Court Establishes BNP-JAMAAT Fountainhead of Terrorism

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Bangla Court Establishes BNP-JAMAAT Fountainhead of Terrorism Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies A special court in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, sentenced (Jan 30) 14 to death. They were the principals in illegally importing 10 truck loads of arms, ammunition and explosives on April 01, 2004 by sea. The court ruled that […]

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Bangladesh under Continuous Siege

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Bangladesh under Continuous Siege Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies (China’s official stand on the post-election situation in Bangladesh has so far been cautious. Notable is Beijing’s focus on the need for a dialogue between political forces in Bangladesh. The spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry said on 9 January 2014 that as ” […]

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US and UK are implementing a pro-Saudi and Gulf agenda: Balkans to Afghanistan

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US and UK are implementing a pro-Saudi and Gulf agenda: Balkans to Afghanistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective if people support the Syrian government or are against the political leaders of this nation, it is abundantly clear that past interventions lead to chaos and failed states. Either political elites in […]

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