Source: Le Monde diplomatique

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Special Ops at war

At around 11 o'clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani in...   [ continue reading...]

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Mapping a world from hell

He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, “shrouded in secrecy,” flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest Ame...   [ continue reading...]

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The ANG brigades

Establishing links between past and present is a priority for the Arab Nationalist Guard (ANG), so the names it has given to its four brigades have symbolic val...   [ continue reading...]

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Fabricating a war on Iran

US Secretary of State Colin Powell brandished a vial he claimed contained anthrax at the UN Security Council on 5 February 2003, and showed satellite photos of...   [ continue reading...]

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Women do the heavy lifting

France's last government promised hardship points so workers could retire earlier. But Macron has narrowed the criteria and risks for women are still ignored. B...   [ continue reading...]

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Jerusalem, whose city?

President Trump broke the international consensus on Jerusalem, ignoring most other countries, which have denounced his new obstacle to peace. The US Congress p...   [ continue reading...]

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The buzz fades

Honeybee colonies are gradually failing in most temperate regions. They are widely exploited for commerce, yet under-resourced, in an overworked agricultural sy...   [ continue reading...]

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Trickster, con man or artist?

A retrospective showcases Jimmie Durham's art works at the Whitney in New York – but are they authentic? Authentic what? The words ‘American Indian'...   [ continue reading...]

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Religious concessions in Saudi Arabia

Wahhabi clerics will adapt (a little) and work round Muhammad Bin Salman's intention to modernise his kingdom, as they have done in the past. Does the rapid ris...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria's rival utopias

Arab like western countries have to deal with returnees from the fighting in Syria, but some of theirs are Arab nationalists who have fought for the Assad regim...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump returns to the old isolationism

US foreign policy cycles often go between interventionist expansionism and retreat to disengagement. Trump is no different, except he doesn't conceal it. The co...   [ continue reading...]

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Home-grown jihadists

To combat radicalisation, it is crucial to prevent convergence between Salafism and jihadism. But French experts disagree on how far society, a colonising histo...   [ continue reading...]

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Germany alone within the EU

Germany has fallen out with the countries of central Europe, which are asserting national cultural identity to compensate for economic subservience to Germany....   [ continue reading...]

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Honeybees for hire

The reason why saving bees is a more popular cause than saving the crested newt is their role as crop pollinators. The calls for a ban on some pesticides are mo...   [ continue reading...]

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Food's Disneyland

Bologna has a new theme park promoting Italy's agribusiness and related industries. It's there to sell food, and embellished stories about food manufacture. FIC...   [ continue reading...]

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Shop closing hours

Small retailers have been going out of business fast across Italy since 2008, leaving shops, and even whole districts, looking blank and deserted. The newspaper...   [ continue reading...]

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Iranians have given up on reforms

When hundreds of people took to the streets on Thursday 28 December in Mashhad, Iran's second largest city, to protest against economic woes and government corr...   [ continue reading...]

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The most dangerous man on Earth

Let's start with the universe and work our way in. Who cares? Not them because as far as we know they aren't there. As far as we know, no one exists in our gala...   [ continue reading...]

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The president plays with matches

“I've just heard that my family home near Carpenteria is literally in flames at this moment,” a friend told me recently. She was particularly worrie...   [ continue reading...]

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A Harvey Weinstein moment for America's wars?

What makes a Harvey Weinstein moment? The now-disgraced Hollywood mogul is hardly the first powerful man to stand accused of having abused women. The Harveys wh...   [ continue reading...]

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