Opinion

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Lessons in Counterinsurgency

In the former base of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Muslim secessionist group that has been fighting the government in the southern Philippines for decades, Lt. Col. Francis Alauri... Read More...
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Down the Hatch

“Hatch for unwanted babies.” It is a headline over the kind of weird story that sometimes seems to be a Japanese specialty. But it actually could mean a lot about the ex... Read More...
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The Threat to the Wall Street Journal

If diversity and freedom are inseparable, beware the big-name Western media. With ownership of Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal and owner of newswires and other electronic media, no... Read More...
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China has an Africa Problem

The killings of nine Chinese oil workers last month by separatist rebels and the capture of several others in a remote area of eastern Ethiopia has come as a great shock to the Chinese. &... Read More...
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China’s Values Vacuum

For a nation whose cultural values were more or less destroyed by the Cultural Revolution, greed and corruption have become the name of the game in China. Manipulation of others to achiev... Read More...
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Journalism Loses an Icon

David Halberstam was killed Monday night in a car wreck south of San Francisco. The headline on the website for ESPN, the US sports channel, read “Famed Sports Author Halberstam Dies in Car Crash.... Read More...
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The insanity of America’s gun culture

A loner, isolated and strange, with odd ideas and few friends. He stays to himself, writes disturbing stories, but never breaks the law.  The “question mark kid,” some of his classmates call ... Read More...