Monthly Archives: February 2011

Save USIP Letters to Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb

Dear Senators Warner and Webb: This letter is in support of continuing to fund the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), the entire budget of which the House of Representatives voted to eliminate in the past month. I understand that the … Continue reading

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The Yin and the Yang of Japanese Militarism and Pacifism

Anyone wanting to experience both extremes of Japanese politics as they concern foreign policy and military affairs could hardly learn more than by visiting Hiroshima’s Peace Museum one day and the Yushukan museum on another day.  I just did that … Continue reading

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Nabil Al-Tikriti

Nabil Al-TikritiNabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history, gave a keynote address, “The State of Middle East Studies in the American Academy,” at the 5th Joint International Workshop held in Tokyo, Japan February 12-13.  Al-Tikrit also served as a discussant for the graduate student workshop ”Science, Institutions, and Identity in the Muslim Societies” organized jointly by Kyoto University and the Tokyo University of […] Continue reading

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Stealth Jihad, Saddam’s Turbe, Bank Heists, and Orientalism Today

Potpourri: 1) This is the level of discourse for many Americans. On this “Amerisrael” posting University of Mary Washington ‘Stealth Jihadist’ Faculty, a completely anonymous person (10-1 he’s male) goes after me and my colleagues at Mary Washington following a … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Provincial Border Changes

Here is an excellent interview with maps, covering the more significant of changes made in Iraq’s provincial borders over the 20th century, by an American PRT planning consultant. There are a couple of information typos by the blogger, but otherwise … Continue reading

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Feb 6 News Feed (Mostly on Egypt)

Today this came in from Tahrir: “They just had a priest lead a Christian prayer and they’ll have a Muslim one at noon followed by another Christian prayer at one. During the Christian prayer a Sheikh from Al Azhar was … Continue reading

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Egypt Revolution Analysis, from Day 12

In order to keep this blog from going silent, I’m going to try reverting back to what I used to do with truthtalkz, and summarize important news analysis every day.  It adds a step for me, but it might keep … Continue reading

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Nabil Al-Tikriti

Nabil Al-TikritiA University of Mary Washington expert on Middle Eastern history who studied in Egypt says yesterday’s violence in Cairo’s main square indicates that President Hosni Mubarak is still trying to cling to power. Continue reading

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